Welcome to the fourth 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!
Patrick VS Gilliland: It was abundantly clear when listening to Danica Patrick’s radio that she was frustrated with David Gilliland last weekend at Kansas Speedway. The two of them have had their issues since Darlington last season and it has carried over to other tracks since. Gilliland responded to Patrick’s radio comments by saying that she needs to “shut up and race.” This little “altercation” has been blown WAY out of proportion. These two aren’t the only pair of drivers with issues on the track, but because of Patrick’s celebrity, it has been brought to the fore front. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big supporter of Danica and have been for many years, but the media tend to make things Danica related into a story that really shouldn’t be. This would be one example of that.
Matt Kenseth’s Illegal Engine: When news broke that Kenseth’s Pole and race winning engine was found to have an illegal part, my heart sank. Kenseth is probably one of the most honest drivers in the garage and the same can be applied to his Crew Chief. I truly believe that they had no idea the connector was light and neither did Joe Gibbs. I really hope they can all overcome this penalty and come out stronger on the other side.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr: This two-time Nationwide Series Champion sure knows how to wheel a race car. Stenhouse had his best start of his Sprint Cup career at Kansas Speedway when he sat on the provisional pole throughout most of qualifying and ended up taking the green flag starting P3. He ran up front for a majority of the race and even led multiple laps but a late race caution after his green flag pit stop put him a lap down. He ended up finishing 11th and on the lead lap and although it wasn’t the finish he deserved, it was still an impressive run. I think Stenhouse is Sprint Cup Champion material. He definitely knows what he is doing out on the track and improves each and every weekend. I can see him holding that Cup trophy high in just a few short seasons.
That will be it for the fourth edition of Katie’s Komments and remember, if you don’t like mine, feel free to leave your own!