Here is the closest thing to being a Redneck race I’ve ever seen in NASCAR in the past 15 years….1.
A fight breaks out
between Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton, 2.
Kyle Busch giving a NASCAR official the middle finger, and 3.
Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew was sat down while Jeff Gordon’s pit crew finished their day in the #48 pits.
There is a change for the point’s lead with just two races to go in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
If you missed the AAA Texas 500, you missed some serious Texas Heat! After battling 500 miles on the TMS mile and a half track, Denny Hamlin finds himself in great shape winning the race and leaving Texas with a 33 point lead over Jimmie Johnson in first place for the Chase for the Championship. Matt Kenseth driver of the #17 Ford Fusion had a strong day with a 2nd
place finish, #5 Mark Martin was 3rd
, #20 Joey Logano was 4th
and #16 Greg Biffle was 5th
. The #29 of Kevin Harvick finished in 6th
and still holds third spots just 59 points out of the lead. Highlights of the race were the #31 of Jeff Burton getting into the #24 of Jeff Gordon and wrecking both cars, but it wasn’t over just yet. With a burst of Amp Energy Juice in his system, Jeff Gordon went after Jeff Burton and was throwing some punches and passing some words about Jeff Burtons driving skills. Then they both got into the ambulance and sang Kum-by-ya and the day went on. Both cars were out for the rest of the race, and to make things worse, the #24 pit crew wasn’t done for the day. Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew struggled all day and then in a quick move by Chad Kanus, brought the #24 pit crew over to finish the day for the #48 team. That’s right, bring in the second string. The #18 of Kyle Busch wasn’t having the best of day’s either, frustrated a lap down decided to fly the middle finger at an official and got penalized 2 more laps. Not the Best of times for him! I’ve said it all along; everything is bigger in Texas, even the tempers!
Looking back at Saturdays O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Challenge find Carl Edwards driver of the #99 you winner, stopping the #18 of Kyle
Busch from setting a record 6 wins in a row at one track, as Kyle finished in 2nd
place. The win for Carl was over shadowed by the crowning the Nationwide Series Champion Brad Keselowski driver for Roger
Penske in the #22 Discount Tire Dodge. This is Roger Penske’s for NASCAR Championship and Brad’s first year as a Penske driver. Congratulations to both owner and driver for this huge accomplishment. Brad finished 3rd
in the race, the #20 of Joey Logano was 4th
and the #99 of Martin Truex Jr wrapped up the 5th
spot. The racing isn’t over for the Nationwide Series, they’re back for two more races this season and a chance for new winners at Phoenix and Homested Miami.
The Camping World Series rolled into Texas Motor Speedway Friday night giving us a great night of racing. The #18 Kyle “Rowdy” Busch pulls off another victory as he blew past Todd Bodine on a restart and never looked back. This is Kyle’s seventh victory in fourteen starts in the Camping World Truck Series and he is now just two races away from the owner’s championship in the series. The #13 of Johnny Sauter finished 2nd
, #88 Matt Crafton was 3rd
, Series point leader #30 Todd Bodine was 4th
and Elliot Sadler in the #2 Team Realtree Chevy finished 5th
. The truck head out west to Phoenix and wrap up their season at Homested Miami.
Todd Bodine showing us his new head wear.
A fitting tribute to two very special NASCAR family members, Jeff Byrd & Jim Hunter
know I sound like a broken record, but this Championship is going to come down to the final laps at Homested Miami. This is what
NASCAR was thinking about when they introduced the Chase format. What an incredible season it has been and I believe the next two races will be more of the same…beating and banging until the last man is standing…In victory lane. Stay tuned, this is getting good!!! Next up, the Kobalt 500 at Phoenix Internation Raceway on Sunday.
Tune in Wednesday night at 6pm for the WING Racing Show, Eric the Great and I will break it down and set you up for a wild race in the Phoenix desert. Who will win the race? Who will get snake bit? Tune in and find out.
Brian “BC” Casey