The SideSh@w recaps Richmond and looks ahead to Dega. All in their own words...
@TheOrangeCone - Penalties and Pit Road Punts
I am not so offended at the fight on pit road as I am at the fact that I am no longer at pit entrance on the short tracks! Kyle Busch had a questionable pit penalty that wasn't a pit penalty, and why? Because there was no cone there! How do you know there is a pit entrance violation? Because I go flying! That's the first clue! No gray area there, NASCAR - only orange!
Now as for the fight, all is fair in love, war, the last lap and fighting on pit road. Since most drivers wear their helmets when they fight now anyhow, the only way they can actually injure one another is to kick below the belt. I, for one, am fine with it. And besides, they can come and kick me all they want. I'm made of rubber and technically not even alive anyhow.
@NASCARCASM - The following is a list of the Brian-Scott-kicked-square-in-One-Eyed-Charlie-And-The-Stink-Twins jokes that haven't been made yet.
Apologies - all of them have already been made. Eventful weekend at Richmond to say the least. On Friday, we had Nelson Piquet Jr. and Brian Scott single round of roshambo on pit-road after Brad Keselowski's win in the Nationwide race.
On Saturday, we had some intense late-race action in Cup, as Harvick grabbed the win while Kurt Busch did everything he could to lose Facebook friends. Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart were all upset with the typically mild-mannered Kurt - especially Stewart.
During the cool-down laps, the two traded paint, and wound up having words in the garage area. It took Kurt three moves to get just three drivers really hacked off. The theory is that Stewart was merely wondering why Kurt didn't just wait until this week at Talladega. "I know how to piss off about 30 drivers in JUST ONE poorly-executed move there," Tony bellowed. (Not really)
What will we see at Talladega? Will it be the single-file "Dear God, give me a kidney stone so I can actually see something pass" freight trains we saw during Daytona? Or are drivers now more comfortable with the Gen-6 car, and willing to take more risks? I'm hoping the latter. If I want to see just one lap of actual racing, I'll just turn on the Kentucky Derby.