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    Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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    Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 15, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 The Home Depot/Husky Toyota, and Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, joke on pit road during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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    Kyle Larson, driver of the #32 Cottonelle Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Justin Allgaier, driver of the #31 Brandt Chevrolet, poses in Victory Lane after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

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    Kevin Harvick, driver of the #33 Armour Chevrolet, puts his son Keelan in his car on the grid prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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    Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 NAPA Filters Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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    Kasey Kahne, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS celebrates his victory in the Food City 500 Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)

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    Kasey Kahne (right), driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS celebrates his victory with Crew Chief Kenny Frances after winning the Food City 500 Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)

kasey kahne is cuter than usual

I was watching Kasey Kahne in victory lane at Bristol on Sunday. I listened to him talk and I couldn’t help but feel like something was different about him. He seems more manly. I’m not saying that he wasn’t manly before but he seemed more… something.

Confident, maybe? Assertive? It made him seem even more attractive to me. I know, you’d think that wouldn’t be possible for the guy that’s won the Hottest Driver Tournament for the past two years but apparently it is!

While I loved Denny Hamlin walking out to “Big Poppa” with his itty bitty baby daughter, Taylor strapped to his chest — she’s such a cutie — I wasn’t ask thrilled with his incident with Joey Logano during the race. I guess I’m not on anyone’s side I just thought the back & forth between the two on Twitter was weird. Not bad or silly, just weird. Why not just talk about it in person? Why didn’t Denny just get out of his car and talk about it with Joey? It’s weird especially since they used to be teammates.

Although, is it really? I have co-workers I’d rather not talk to and we’re all on the same side in terms of a “team” but still if I left and we had a argument I probably wouldn’t be calling them to work it out. So maybe I do get it after all, even if I think it’s strange to be sending silly high school-style messages over Twitter.

In other news…

So it turns out that I’m NOT going to Auto Club Speedway this week like I’d planned. It sucks big time, but there’s just nothing I can do about it. Que sera, sera!

2 Comments

  1. Kim
    March 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM ·

    My thought for the last few months was “Kasey’s grown up.” I know that sounds odd to say about a 32-year-old man, but there is a look, an attitude, a maturity that was not there before.

  2. Lisa
    March 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM ·

    Sorry you can’t go to fontana, but come to Stockton 99 racewayFriday night and watch Tony Stewart race with the world of Outlaws. I think that is close enough for you right? Can’t wait to see Smoke in the Dirt.