Keselowski Dominates in Bluegrass Country

skid marks, jason hildebrand, beaverdamusa.comLast Saturday night, from start to finish, the #2 Penske Miller Lite Ford dominated the bumpy Kentucky Speedway. Brad Keselowski wound up leading 199 of the 267 laps around this Tri-Oval track in the Northern Part of Kentucky.

If you were looking for a lot of action in this race, you were very disappointed.  Aside from the early accidents that involved Denny Hamlin — who by the way, finished dead last — and Kyle Larson, there wasn’t a whole lot of other stuff that happened. Long green flag runs. In fact, I went in and out of the house constantly to grill and everything on the TV looked the same as before I went out.

Nevertheless, it was Saturday night racin’ and it sure beats the heck out of watching soccer. Finishing 2nd was Kyle Busch, followed by Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth, Dale Jr, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano, and rounding out the top 10 was Jimmie Johnson.  So, all in all, a good showing for some, not so good for others.  Now let’s get to what is in store for us this week.

Resctrictor Plate racing in Daytona

For the 2nd time this 2014 season, the boys of NASCAR will be running at Daytona International Speedway.  This time, though, will be under the lights in the summer heat.  The first was finished under the lights in February, due to crappy weather that plagued most of the tracks at the beginning of the season. Hendrick Motorsports has claimed the last 2 races at Daytona, with Jimmie Johnson winning last summer and Dale Jr winning the 500, earlier this year.

Picking a winner at a restrictor plate is about as a sure thing as winning the Powerball drawing. I’m gonna go out on a limb and pick Kyle Busch to win this week. As stated earlier, he finished 2nd last week, and he runs pretty darn well down there in the summer. We’ll see how that plays out this Saturday.

Until next week, keep ‘em clean, folks.


About Jason Hildebrand

Jason Hildebrand was born in Cleveland, Tenn. and has lived his entire life in Bradley County. Jason started playing baseball at a very early age and went on to play at Cleveland High School where he graduated from in 1992. After graduation, Jason attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville before graduating from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
An avid sports fan, Jason’s is a season ticket holder at the The University of Alabama. He has been fortunate enough to be a part of the last two Crimson Tide National Championships (’09 BCS game in Pasadena, CA and ’11 BCS game in New Orleans, LA). Though he primarily cheers, “Roll Tide Roll!,” he keeps up with all Collegiate football, regionally and nationally.
He is currently a co-host on the Sports Drive and the sideline reporter for Cleveland High School. He has been blogging for since 2014.
In Jason’s spare time he enjoys playing golf and cooking (outdoors). Jason is the son of Terry and Diane Hildebrand, from Cleveland, TN. His birthday is October 3rd , and he is also the husband of Emily Beaty.

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