Welcome to the fourteenth edition of Katie’s Komment’s, a place to find the latest NASCAR news and my opinion on it! All comments are my views only but feel free to leave your own!
Trucks on Dirt: I have one thing to say about the Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora: MORE PLEASE! It was the first time in more than 40 years that one of NASCARs major series took to the dirt and the drivers who were part of this historic race out on a great show. There were dirt track ringers, truck series regulars, past champions and more out on the track on Wednesday night battling for the first NASCAR dirt track win since the King Richard Petty. 2011 Camping World Truck Series Champion Austin Dillon tore through the field and has a gold shovel and a trophy to show for his Victory Wednesday night. There were so many notable drivers and moments throughout the race that if I were to name them all, this article would be four pages long. If you haven’t had the chance to watch this race yet, you definitely need to. It is one you don’t want to miss!
Brickyard 400: It is one of the biggest races of the season; ranking just behind the Daytona 500. The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway marks the middle of the 2013 race season and after a weekend off from racing; teams and drivers are ready to get back out on the track. There are a few notable drivers to watch when the series comes to Indy. Jimmie Johnson, last year’s Brickyard 400 winner, has four wins at the track and four wins this season. He could easily make it five and five this weekend so keep an eye on the No.48 team. Jeff Gordon, who won the inaugural event in 1994, also has four wins at Indy, but hasn’t visited Victory Lane since 2004. Could he come back to win this season? Another driver to watch is someone who probably won’t see the front of the pack, but at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, they welcome her with open arms. Danica Patrick makes her first start in the Brickyard 400 at Indy this weekend, the very place that turned her from an unknown in 2005 to motorsports biggest star. The Brickyard 400 is a historical event and one you won’t want to miss.
Who Will Make the Chase?: With just a few races left until the Chase starts, there are a number of drivers on the brink of missing out. With just 47 points separating 8th through 16th in points, one bad race could drop a driver multiple positions in the standings. Drivers like reigning champion Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, and Jeff Gordon sitting on the brink of missing the Chase, it’s do or die time for these drivers. With few points separating the positions, it is going to take wins to secure a spot in the Chase. Currently, Biffle, Keselowski and Kahne round out your top 10 in points with Martin Truex Jr. and Stewart holding the coveted Wild Card spots but with one bad race, that could all change. So who will make it in and who will be looking in from outside? Stay tuned to find out.
That will be it for the fourteenth edition of Katie’s Komments and remember, if you don’t like mine, feel free to leave your own!