bristol breeds drama

Approximately 160,000 fans packed Bristol Motor Speedway for the track's 30th night race. It was the 53th consecutive sellout at the track. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)Ha! That’s what I have to say about Carl Edwards bump & run move on Kyle Busch at the end of the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. It was awesome.

To be totally honest with you, I didn’t want either of them to win. I’m still jonesin for new winner to step up this season.

But back to the end of the race, and Kyle losing after leading for 415 laps, I have to say it’s a bit of karmic justice. I mean, I’m sorry but the guy is a freaking tool. See, I didn’t forget what happened back at Richmond this year. I don’t feel sorry for him. He’s won 8 friggin’ races this year. Yes, it sucks to lead all of those laps and have the race taken away but such is life.

I’m glad Carl didn’t apologize. He made it clear that he meant to do what he did. It makes things more interesting I think in the long run and more specifically for the Pepsi 500 on Sunday (yippee!). I’m so glad I’m going to be there.

I really, really, really want to go to Bristol next year. It looks like so much fun and because of the lack of space in the infield, you’d get to really be in the middle of it all.

Kasey Kahne's crew works on his No. 9 Budweiser Dodge after a seven car accident on Lap 216. Kahne finished 40th and dropped from 11th to 14th in the standings. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kasey Kahne’s crew works on his No. 9 Budweiser Dodge after a seven car accident on Lap 216. Kahne finished 40th and dropped from 11th to 14th in the standings. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Carl Edwards celebrates winning the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The win was Edwards' third in the last four races and secured his spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Carl Edwards celebrates winning the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The win was Edwards’ third in the last four races and secured his spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrate winning the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway, their second victory of the season. (Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrate winning the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway, their second victory of the season. (Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

1 Comment

  1. August 25, 2008 at 1:11 PM ·

    Yeah I didn’t really want either of them to win either. I wanted Kasey to win, since he had the fastest car all weekend, but apparently Casey Mears thought differently. And yes, a new winner would be good. How about a different winner, one who has, lets say one or two wins? Would that be alright. It is your birthday, so let’s hope it is good for you!

    I am so proud of Carl being mean, it made me grin really large.

    PS Thanks for magazine!

    PS What is the weather like in October/Novermber?