Homestead-Miami Speedway might want to ask Texas Motor Speedway if they can borrow that “Tale of the Tape” graphic for this weekend’s season finale. I am SO looking forward to it. Who do you think will prevail? I have entirely selfish reasons for why I want Tony Stewart to win the Championship over Carl Edwards. I have yet to interview Carl and I’m thinking that there’ll be less people gathered around him during the media session in Las Vegas so I’ll have a better chance of finally talking to him. Hehe.
Congratulations to Kasey Kahne and the No. 4 Red Bull team! I’m really happy for them. They truly deserved a win especially if this is to be their last year as a team.
Overall it was a great weekend filled with first-time winners, with Ryan Blaney, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dave Blaney’s son, winning his first race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, and Sam Hornish Jr. finally winning in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Lots of emotion, which I love, love, LOVE.
Which is exactly what I want to see from Carl or Tony next weekend. I want tears! (Sidenote: That’s also the name of a great song by Michelle Branch that has nothing to do with racing.)
(Left to right) NASCAR on ESPN pit reporter Jamie Little, former NASCAR Vice President of Western Operations Kenn Clapp and NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick speak during the PIR West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Fundraiser at Frank & Albert's Restaurant at the Arizona Biltmore on Thursday in Phoenix. (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images for Phoenix International Raceway)
Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Cole Whitt qualifies for his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Left to right) The cars of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick are parked in the garage next to each other during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday in Avondale, Ariz. (Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
(Left to right) Roush Fenway Racing teammates Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. get together on the grid before the NASCAR Nationwide Series Wypall 200 on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Sam Hornish Jr. celebrates his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ryan Blaney celebrates with his team in Phoenix Victory Lane. (Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)
The No. 4 Red Bull Racing Team celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)