I hope the track can prosecute this clown for trespassing, and I hope he gets a nice fine and a lot of community service hours for that stunt. Actually, I wish he would have refused to come down so they could have tasered him, and I am not a big fan of law enforcement tasering anyone.
Obviously with Brad Kesolowski’s dominating win, the “drunk” caution did not change the outcome of the race. But think what might have been-that caution could have been the difference between a driver making or not making The Chase. Millions of dollars won or lost because of a clueless, classless drunk. Wow.
The opening round of The Chase will feature three of my least favorite tracks-Chicagoland Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Dover International Speedway. September will be a grind, though after these three races, I do like the last seven tracks hosting a Chase event.
Tickets can still be had for Sunday’s race-ain’t that a surprise? In fact you can purchase tickets for as little as $30.00 each. Of course these aren’t good seats. Good seats will cost you $150-$180 each. For that you will get 400 miles of the best drivers in the business trying to race around a 1 ½ mile oval for about three hours. Seven of this year’s Chase drivers have won in Chicago, including Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Keselowski, and Matt Kenseth.
All three of the big NASCAR series will be in action in Chicago this week. The Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 will be held on Friday night-put a W in Kyle Busch’s resume, the Nationwide Series Jimmy John Freaky Fast 300 will be run on Saturday-give this one to Brad Keselowski for a little variety and the Sprint Cup MyAFib.com 400 will go on Sunday. I’ll figure out who to jinx with my pick later in the week.
One thing about the new Chase format that I like is that if you mess up in a race, if someone takes you out, if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, it will not destroy your chances at a championship. Finish 43rd in two of the three races of the first three elimination rounds, but win the other race and you will advance to the next round.
Of course being of the temperament I am, I always enjoy seeing someone rain on the parade, in this case someone outside The Chase winning one of the final ten races. I will be rooting for Jamie McMurray or Tony Stewart to steal one from the contenders.
More tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.