Monday, June 30, 2014

Kentucky Weekend+ an update from my world

Hey folks! Here's my take on the Kentucky race weekend.  I had to rely on the Internet this time for info. They were all night races.

Thursday was the Truck race. Kyle Busch won  from the polewith 91 laps led, followed by Darrell Wallace, Jr. with 34 laps led, Ryan Blaney, Timothy Peters and Brad Keselowski with 22 laps led.  Rounding out the top-10 were Matt Crafton, Austin Dillon, Ron Hornaday, Jr., Johnny Sauter with 3 laps led and rookie Ben Kennedy.

Friday was the Nationwide race. Kevin Harvick won with 14 laps led, followed by pole-sitter Brad Keselowki with 138 laps led, Kyle Busch with 38 laps led, Paul Menard with 4 laps led and Ryan Blaney. Rounding out the top-10 were Brendan Gaughan, rookie Ty Dillon, Brian Scott, Kyle Larson and Elliot Sadler with 4 laps led. Trevor Bayne, who was 15th ran in the top ten until Chase Elliot hit him late in the race. Regan Smith led 2 laps before he finished 28th. This race was the third time a rookie wrecked Trevor. Dylan Kwsaniewski and Ty Dillon wrecked him the previous two races. I hope he has better luck next race.

Saturday was the Cup race. Brad Keselowski won from pole with 199 laps led, followed by Kyle Busch with 31 laps led, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  Rounding out the top-10 were Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano  with 37 laps led and Jimmie Johnson. Joey Logano lost a cylinder late in the race, otherwise he would have a result closer to his teammate Keselowski, as he could keep up with  him better before that issue.

Come back next week to see my take on Daytona. Happy Fourth this weekend. My mom's checkup on Thursday was good. She was having an allergic reaction to one of her meds, but her new meds to replace that one helped her.


  1. When they race at night, do they race when it's dark? That must change the way the drivers plan.

    Glad your mom is doing better on her new med.

  2. They race under lights. The race starts in the evening hours and when the sun sets enough, they have to turn the lights on. The track's cooler at night, so they have to plan for that.

    1. It's so interesting to hear about how athletes in different sports prepare and participate.

    2. Some people don't see NASCAR drivers as athletes. How can what they do be a sport if all they do is drive?, What's so athletic about driving around in a circle? they say. They say it's an activity. I know it's not like ball sports, but it's still a sport, a motorsport actually, so they're athletes, just in a different form than football players. I don't like football, but a one-time quarterback once denied they're athletes in motorsports. They do tend to be athletic, with drivers working out and many do triathlons and such.