So it was a rough week for some of the top contenders, including Jeff Gordon, who blew a right front tire and ended up in the wall with flames shooting out of the back of his car.  Kyle Busch blew an engine with fire spewing out of his car as well.   The most shocking thing to me is that Tony Stewart, who led most of the race, didn’t win.  He had arguably the best car out there, but in the end, Carl Edwards was victorious and did his signature flip from the window of his car.  You could hear the emotion in Tony’s voice as he asked his crew chief to explain how they lost.  In his interview with the Fox Sports you could see he was almost in tears.  I wish he had won, but an air wrench being dragged along put him back at the end of the lead lap. 

Dale Jr. had a decent week and is staying consistent so far as he racked up another top-ten finish, leaving him in 10th place for the chase.  Two top ten finishes out of three races is good.  After a 90+ dry spell though, he really needs a win.  Another person having a good year is A.J. Allmendinger.  He is a driver for Petty Motorsports and being a long-time Richard Petty fan, I am happy to see the King’s team back in contention.

I have been trying to follow-up on a story that I have heard concerning Robby Gordon and another driver.  There is some bad blood between the two and an altercation broke out in the garages in the days leading up to the Vegas race.  I read that NASCAR was putting Robby on probation for the altercation.  Hey NASCAR, at some point you have to let these guys be guys.  If they aren’t killing each other out on the track then let it go.  How about letting two men figure out the situation on their own…maybe someone needed their ass kicked.

Well, nothing too exciting from me this week.  Stay tuned, this week is Bristol Tennessee and it is time to hit the short track, baby!  See you there!