This season keeps cruising along, one great race after another. But... why were there tens of thousands of ass free seats at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend? Once known as the toughest ticket in NASCAR, Bristol had more empty seats on Sunday than this year's three previous Cup races did... combined!
Oh well, all those missing fans have probably already seen Kyle Busch win at BMS anyway. Sunday he won his fifth consecutive race, two Cup, two Nationwide, one truck, at Bristol. It was also his fifth Cup win, of his twenty total, at the world's fastest half mile track.
Somehow, Matt Kenseth was never on my TV screen, yet finished fourth? Paul Menard is RCR's top dog so far this year. He was up front all day, led 35 laps, and had a fine fifth place finish. Kurt Busch continued his string of top-10's with a seventh place run. A special green flag to BMS for honoring long-time Bristol exec, Jeff Byrd, by naming Sunday's race after him.
It seemed as if cars slowing due to flat tires caused a few wrecks, but Fox didn't bother investigating, or following up on it.
Nationwide driver, Jennifer Jo Cobb refused to start and park in Saturday's race, five minutes before starting time. She says her car owner, Rick Russell, told her 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time. Russell says he told her on Friday that, after wrecking two cars in two races, they had to start and park at BMS. 99% of the fans are buying her side of the story.
Danica's attitude. It's bad enough in the Indy series (where she has done next to nothing), but it's unbearable in the Nationwide series, where she has done nothing, period. I would say no one likes a whiner, but, apparently, lots of people do.