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    Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-Hour Energy Benefiting Avon Foundation for Women Toyota, celebrates with team owner Michael Waltrip after Bowyer won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-Hour Energy Benefiting Avon Foundation for Women Toyota, and his team celebrate on the finish line after Bowyer won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Nik Wallenda walks a tight rope during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, and his wife Samantha stand on the grid during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)

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    Joey Logano, driver of the #20 GameStop/Call Of Duty Black Ops II Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. (Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. ( Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Elliott Sadler, driver of the #2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award and his mother Bell Sadler after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet, is interviewed in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    The helmet of AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 51 Phoenix Construction Chevrolet, sits atop his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 11 in Charlotte, N.C. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images)

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    (left to right) Jacquelyn Butler, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Wendy Venturini share the podium for the Better Half Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Credit: HHP)

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    David Ragan with his fiancee, Jacquelyn Butler. (Credit: HHP)

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    Patricia Driscoll, Kurt Busch's girlfriend prepares for the Better Half Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Credit: HHP)

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    David Gilliland stands with his wife, Michelle Gilliand, during practice for the Better Half Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Credit: HHP)

clint bowyer wins but never gets to do a burnout

Good job, Clint Boywer, good job. :)

There are five races left in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series Championship and I’m wondering exactly how much can change in that time. Can Brad Keselowski… Wait, wait, wait. I’m NOT doing that. I’m not going to start asking questions about what could happen, it’s pointless. Let’s just watch what happens (smart tagline, Bravo!) and let it be. :)

Also, about the whole concussion thing. Here’s what NASCAR should do, they should EDUCATE the drivers on what the symptoms of a concussion are and ENCOURAGE them to see a doctor if they have them. Good god. From the transcriptions I read on Friday from the drivers it seems like a bunch of them don’t see to think concussions are that big a deal, even though they say they are I get the strong impression that they wouldn’t do what Dale Earnhardt Jr. did. And I’m not saying that as a Dale Jr. fan I’m saying that as someone who completely understand how much staying in their car means to them. But they need to get over it. This stupid “man up” mentality is stupid. The drivers also didn’t seem to really know what the symptoms of a concussion feel like, so education and information can only help.

In other news…

– Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the second annual Better Half Dash, a 25-lap race benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities and Motor Racing Outreach. In the end it was Travis Pastrana’s wife, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, who walked away with the win. Jacquelyn Butler, David Ragan’s fiancĂ©, came in second, with NASCAR personality Wendy Venturini taking third.

Samantha Busch, wife of Kyle Busch, won Toyota Racing’s “Racing for Awareness’ T-shirt design contest. Samantha’s design beat out Mackena Bell (Rev Racing driver), Janet Bodine (wife of Todd Bodine), Jordan Fish & Mary Lou Hamlin (girlfriend/mother of Denny Hamlin), Danielle Logano (sister of Joey Logano), Sara Peters (wife of Timothy Peters), Lorra Podsiadlo (girlfriend of Clint Bowyer), Sherry Pollex (girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr.) and Cortney Sauter (wife of Johnny Sauter) by receiving the most votes from fans. The shirt will be available for purchase at the Toyota PitPass display through the rest of the season and on ToyotaRacing.com.

“I am absolutely so excited that I won,” said Busch, following the announcement. “When Toyota approached all the wives, and girlfriends and moms to be a part of this event, it was such an honor just to support such a great cause — for breast cancer awareness and to help benefit the Carolina Breast Friends. As soon as we heard about the competition, I instantly was putting it on Twitter and Facebook and telling people at autograph sessions. I just want to thank all the fans and everybody for voting every day and making it possible that my shirt gets to be sold and that it will raise funds for such a great cause.”

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