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.

 

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