Sunday, August 2, 2015

Matt Kenseth wins on a Wacky Sunday Afternoon

Matt Kenseth won Sunday in the Pocono Mountains at the Windows 10 400. A race that began wacky and weird ended in the same fashion as one of the first Fuel Mileage Races in a while. Brad Keselowski, after locking his brakes on pit road and ran into 2 crew members, finished 2nd.Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle,  Jimmie Johnson, AJ Allmendinger, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards rounded out the Top 10!

Wacky Moments


The Domination comes to an End.

The Streak will end at 3 with Kyle Busch running out of fuel along with Joey Logano and many others. Busch's teammate Matt Kenseth would pass and take the checkered flag while Busch ended the day 21st and in 32nd position in the points,


String of Bad Luck for Stenhouse Jr Continues 

Sam Hornish Jr slowed down because of an internal issue and miscalculation came in Ricky ran into Sam ending his day.


The Terrible 2's

As Brad Keselowski brought his no. 2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Fusion down Pit Road he slid through his pit box hitting 2 of his team members. Both who Continued their Job and got Brad to a second place finish.


Wall Troubles?

When Kasey Kahne went to do his own personal field goal (Which was good by the way) He hit the pit wall slinging helmets and material like that flying like a fowl ball at a baseball game into the crowd behind. A piece of Kaseys car was lodged inbetween a crevice in the wall causing track officials to have to repair the wall before the Wacky Racing Action could continue.


Anything Else Wacky??????


OH YEAH LANDON CASSILL FINISHED 14TH IN JUST A PLAIN BLACK CAR WITH YELLOW NUMBERS! EXPLAIN TO ME WHY YOUR BUSINESS HASN'T EXPANDED TO BE WITH IRON CASSILL????


Finishing Order

1 20 Matt Kenseth
2 2 Brad Keselowski
3 24 Jeff Gordon
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr
5 16 Greg Biffle
6 48 Jimmie Johnson
7 47 AJ Allmendinger
8 15 Clint Bowyer
9 14 Tony Stewart
10 19 Carl Edwards
11 27 Paul Menard
12 42 Kyle Larson
13 3 Austin Dillon
14 40 Landon Cassil
15 1 Jamie McMurray
16 10 Danica Patrick
17 55 David Ragan
18 43 Aric Almirola
19 78 Martin Truex Jr
20 22 Joey Logano
21 18 Kyle Busch
22 11 Denny Hamlin
23 31 Ryan Newman
24 51 Justin Allgaier
25 7 Alex Bowman
26 46 Michael Annett
27 35 Cole Whitt
28 13 Casey Mears
29 83 Matt DiBenedetto
30 23 J.J. Yeley
31 34 Brett Moffitt
32 32 Travis Kvapil
33 38 David Gilliland
34 98 Reed Sorenson
35 26 Jeb Burton
36 62 Timmy Hill
37 41 Kurt Busch
38 33 Alex Kennedy
39 9 Sam Hornish Jr
40 6 Trevor Bayne
41 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr
42 4 Kevin Harvick
43 5 Kasey Kahne

Next Race



 

Brad Keselowski - Driven 2 Win

From Rochester Hills, MI  and son to Bob Keselowski, Brad Keselowski is a truly one of a kind driver. His attitude and never give up attitude is something that has gotten him to where he is today. Brad is many peoples favorite driver and to many he is their favorite person to hate. Brad has been driving a NASCAR since 2004 and since then has won 51 NASCAR Races, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Title in 2012 and a NASCAR Xfinity Series Title.

Brad made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in 2008 in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway driving for Hendrick Motorsports where he would finish in 19th position. His first win would come at NASCAR’s largest track, Talladega, in 2009. On the last lap Brad was pushing Carl Edwards to what would look as Carl’s first win at a restrictor plate track but as they were coming to the line Brad went beneath Carl. Brad was underneath Carl as he came back down and Brad caught Carl’s left rear sending his car flying into the catch fence. Brad would win his first NASCAR race surrounded with hate from the NASCAR Fans. The Nickname “Bad Brad” would brew and has stuck with him since that accident.

 In 2012 Brad Keselowski broke his ankle in a testing crash at Road Atlanta. The following weekend Brad would win Pocono. At Watkins Glen, After spinning Kyle Busch around, it would set Brad up with the Aussie Marcos Ambrose to have toe to toe race to the Checker. This finish was one of the best ever  at a Road course. Both ran through the grass both gave it their all but Marcos Ambrose would come out on top and Brad would finish second but its one of those finishes that one, will never be forgotten and two gained Brad many new fans.  Brad would end 2012 defeating the number 48 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title.So far in 2015 Brad has one win at Auto Club, 4 top five’s, and 12 top ten’s.






Brad made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in 2006 with Keith Coleman Racing driving the no. 23. His first race was at Fontana (Now Auto Club) where he finished 37th. Brad would drive for this team until July in 2007 when the team ceased operations. At the end of 2007 Brad was called by team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr to replace Shane Huffman in the no. 88 for JR Motorsports. In 2008 Brad would become the full time driver of the no.88 sponsored by the US Navy. Nashville was where Brad got his first career win and then a couple weekends later in another Tennessee town called Bristol, Brad would get his second career win, a race I was in attendance for.
 Brad was slated to drive the no. 5 for Hendrick Motorsports in the Cup Series but after Mark Martin announced he would drive that car Brad’s opportunity would go away. Despite his relationship with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Hendrick Motorsports, the team did not have a car for him to drive full time as each of their four regular teams had established drivers under contract. Keselowski began looking elsewhere and left the Chevrolet camp to drive a Dodge for Team Penske. Brad would stay with the 88 for another year before he would leave for Team Penkse. Brad would go on to win numerous races with Team Penske and also win a couple Owners Championships with drivers like A.J Almindinger, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, etc.



In 2004, Brad Keselowski would make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for the Family Race team of K-Automotive Motorsports. Brad made his debut at Martinsville starting 26th and finishing 33rd! Brad’s best finish was at Mansfield of a 16th. In 2005 Keselowski began competing in the Truck Series full-time in 2005 with backing from SUBcrews.com and Samson Stone. He started the season with a 7th place finish driving for K- Automotive Motorsports in the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona, which was his only top-ten finish of the year. He would end up finishing 21st in points. He ran the first two races of 2006 for K-Automotive before a lack of sponsorship caused the team to temporarily suspend operations. Keselowski then drove the No. 02 Chevrolet at Kentucky and Memphis, filling in for the injured Kelly Sutton, and drove the No. 63 Ford F-150 for MB Motorsports at Bristol and in the season finale, the Ford 200 at Homestead. Since that season Brad hasn’t competed in a full season because of prior concerns. In 2007 Brad opened his own NASCAR Camping World Truck series team called Brad Keselowski Racing. Believe it or not Brad Keselowski had never won a NASCAR Camping World Truck series race until 2014 at Bristol. Brad would take advantage from Kyle Busch scraping the Wall and having to pit to win the UNOH 200. A special win in a series that had meant so much to his family. 

Brad is Definitly a one of a kind driver and a lock for a future Hall Of Famer! But dont count him out just yet! Brad isn't done yet. He'll prove to you that he is driven 2 win. (Koelle, 2015)

Brad's Sprint Cup Stats

Year     Races     Wins     Top 5     Top 10     Poles
2008        2             0           0              0             0
2009       15            1           1              4             0
2010       36            0           0              2             1
2011       36            3          10            14            1              
2012       36            5          13            23            0                  *CHAMPION*
2013       36            1           9             16            1
2014       36            6          17            20            5
2015       20            1           4             12            0                   *AS OF POCONO AUG.*
8 Yrs.     217         17         54             91           8                     TOTAL

Brad's Xfinity Series Stats

Year     Races     Wins     Top 5     Top 10     Poles
2006        7            0          0              0              0
2007       27           0          0              5              0 
2008       35           2         11            20             1
2009       35           4         22            28             2
2010       35           6         26            29             5
2011       29           5         14            21             4
2012       21           3         11            14             1
2013       16           7         10            10             1  
2014       11           5         10            11             5
2015       5             1          4              5              0                 *AS OF IOWA AUG.*
   9          221        33       108          143            19                  TOTAL

Brad's Camping World Truck Series Stats

Year     Races     Wins     Top 5     Top 10     Poles
2004        8             0            0             0             0
2005       25            0            0             1             0
2006        6             0            0             0             0
2007        3             0            0             0             1
2008        1             0            0             1             0
2009        1             0            0             0             0 
2010        4             0            1             2             0
2011        0             0            0             0             0
2012        6             0            3             4             0
2013        5             0            2             3             0
2014        3             1            3             3             0
2015        4             0            1             1             0                        *AS OF POCONO AUG.*
   11         66           1            10           15           1                         TOTAL

US Cellular 250 at Iowa in Review!




The NASCAR Xfinity Series corned through Iowa on Saturday Night! Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney lead the field to green! Daniel Suarez won his second pole of his rookie season! He won the pole that only had one Sprint Cup Series regular in the field(J.J Yeley)!

Ryan Blaney lead 252 of 260 laps after 2 G.W.C attempts. Tempers also flared after the race! Ryan Reed and Ross Chastain got in an argument after Ross turned Ryan into the wall during one of the Green White Checkered! Bubba Wallace also got into a tussle with Chris Buescher's crew chief! Green White Checkers have definitely proven this season that Boys Have At It is back! 

Ryan Blaney took home the Gas Tank after last weekends disappointment in Indy!

Kenny Wallace Final Start

Kenny Wallace started 7th in his final start but after a spin he fell to 15th! Great end to a career and we wish him the best in the future!

Finishing Order

1 22 Ryan Blaney
2 7 Regan Smith 

3 2 Brian Scot
4 3 Ty Dillon
5 62 Brendan Gaughan
6 18 Daniel Suarez 

7 54 Erik Jones
8 1 Elliott Sadler
9 9 Chase Elliott 

10 4 Ross Chastain
11 6 Darrell Wallace Jr

12 39 Ryan Sieg
13 60 Chris Buescher
14 42 Brennan Poole
15 20 Kenny Wallace  

16 43 Dakoda Armstrong
17 25 Dylan Lupton 

18 28 J.J. Yeley 
19 16 Ryan Reed
20 33 Brandon Jones
21 51 Jeremy Clements 

22 44 David Starr 
23 14 Cale Conley
24 8 Blake Koch 

25 26 Matt Wallace
26 24 Eric McClure
27 97 Johanna Long
28 15 Anthony Kumpen
29 74 Mike Harmon
30 88 Ben Rhodes 

31 70 Matt Frahm 
32 01 Michael Self
33 90 Jimmy Weller III 

34 52 Joey Gase
35 0 Harrison Rhodes
36 13 John Jackson

37 89 Morgan Shepherd