Welcome to the ninth 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!
Danica vs Ricky: I have one word for this… SERIOUSLY? We all knew that it was going to happen eventually. Drivers get into each other on the track, it’s called racing for a reason! The media made this into something bigger than it should have been. Taking it three wide on a restart is always a recipe for disaster. I want to commend Brak Keselowski for taking the fall for the wreck during his interview. I am not the biggest Keselowski fan but my respect for him grew for that. It definitely isn’t something he usually does.
Brad Keselowski: Speeding of the reigning champion, ever since the penalty and suspension of his crew chief, he has been in a major slump. He hasn’t really finished above 30th since the penalty was put in place and the wreck on Sunday just added to his horrible May run. It isn’t like he hasn’t been performing; he has just had rotten luck. His crew chief will be back and you can bet Keselowski will be back to his old self as well. There is just something about him and Paul Wolfe that just click. Look for them to kick it up a notch this summer and try to reclaim the Cup for the second year in a row.
Jimmie Johnson: After the devastation in Oklahoma, Johnson and his wife Chandra, who is from the Sooner State, partnered with sponsor Lowe’s to donate $1 Million and lots of goods to the areas with the most damage. Johnson also donated his race winnings from Sunday’s Coke 600 to the Red Cross as well. It always puts a smile on my face when drivers and teams come together to help those in need. NASCAR wouldn’t be what it is without its fans and when those fans are hurt and in need of help, NASCAR drivers are always right there to offer what they can. Thanks Jimmie, Chandra and Lowe’s for your help in the Oklahoma disaster relief.
Bad Luck Busch: That meme called “Bad Luck Brian” should now be called “Bad Luck Busch” with a picture of the eldest Busch Brother on it. Kurt Busch and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team have been THISCLOSE to Victory Lane this season and the Coke 600 was no different. Busch led laps and ran up front for a majority of the race until a battery issue put a damper in his day. Busch went on to finish 3rd but if it wasn’t for his team having to change the battery in the middle of the race, I really think we would have seen him in Victory Lane. Kurt has really turned his attitude around this season and is the perfect driver for the single car team. I am 100% sure he will visit Victory Lane this season in the No. 78, it’s just a matter of when. When will things finally fall into place for Kurt Busch?
That will be it for the ninth edition of Katie’s Komments and remember, if you don’t like mine, feel free to leave your own!