So I know everybody is putting a lot of thought into Carl Edwards actions this weekend at Atlanta. Was he justified in bumping Brad “I Have No Friends” Keselowski into flight or should he have found him after the race and gently slapped him across the face with a white glove?
I’m in two minds about it, but I know for sure that it was fun to watch. I’m glad Brad was OK after the wreck (and we should never take the strides they’ve made in keeping the drivers safe for granted), but we know that Carl didn’t intend for him to flip around like that.
Now let’s talk about the other disaster in this race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets the pole and then proceeds to lead not a single lap in the ENTIRE race. How is this possible? Holy crap, I love you Dale. I really, really, really do, but what the heck?
Big shout out and congrats to David Gilliland for putting on a great show on Sunday! He led laps and ran up front a whole heck of a lot. Good things are coming for that No. 38 Charter Air Transport / Taco Bell team! It’s so nice when you support a driver and they do good things to remind you why you pull for them in the first place. Seriously, I cannot WAIT till David wins a Sprint Cup race. It’s going to be AH-MAY-ZING.
Fellow Toyota drivers Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers talk in the garage during Friday’s practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.(Credit: Tom Whitmore/Getty Images for NASCAR)
NASCAR Drive for Diversity drivers (from left) Jason Romero, Ryan Gifford, Darrell Wallace Jr., Michael Cherry pose with daughter of NASCAR legend Wendell Scott, Sybil Scott, after a press conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A decal featuring Wendell Scott’s image was revealed during the Saturday press conference. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Tony Stewart straps in with a smile during practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Bronze medalist members of the U.S. Olympic woman’s bobsled driver Erin Pac, poses along with team brakeman Elana Meyers, NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine, head of the Bodine bobsled project, gold-winning men’s bobsled team pilot Steve Holcomb and pushman Steve Mesler in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after winning Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series E-Z-GO 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
I will say this about the Lowe’s team, I love their firesuits. Veddy nice.
Jimmie Johnson talks with crew chief Chad Knaus before the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500. (Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)