I have so much to tell you and I’m late on all of it! Grr. Last weekend I went to the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma and then there was this whole Miss Universe pageant where Miss USA wore a NASCAR-inspired outfit. I have a lot to discuss, but first my thoughts on Bristol.
Bristol was basically like Britney Spears‘ supposed “comeback” performance at the MTV Video Music Awards a couple years back. Everybody was all excited leading up to it and then it happened and it was a complete FAIL.
Bristol was friggin’ boring. Well not entirely but still a vast majority of it. So much so that I was actually sad I couldn’t take a nap to get through it. The Nationwide race was far more entertaining because when crashes happened it wasn’t just one car spinning out, it was one car veering into another and causing mayhem.
Yes there were crashes in the Sprint Cup race, they were just sad, not so much entertaining. There’s a difference, a fine line.
Watching Kyle Busch on Friday and then again on Saturday, I found him to be, dare I say it, almost endearing?? I mean, after the kooky collision with Chase Austin took him out of the Nationwide race he took a moment before speaking to the media and he sounded mature. And then on Saturday after he won, he gave a crying fan his checkered flag AND seemed genuine in his post-race interview. He didn’t even do that annoying whining while winning thing that he’s done in the past. Did he see a therapist in the past week? Or maybe it was the idea of not making The Chase that got to him? I dunno, but I dug it.
Kyle Busch gives the checkered flag to a fan after winning the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
So this is what you look like when you’re Scott Speed’s crew chief. Hehe. Just kidding.
Crew chief Jimmy Elledge analyzes data from Scott Speed’s practice session. Speed qualified third for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
David Ragan celebrates winning the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway, his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Hellooooo, Casey! Hotness.
Casey Mears helps push his No. 07 Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet to grid before qualifying for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Kyle Busch spins after making contact with Chase Austin on Lap 52. (Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images)