“We’ve got to win this race three times, maybe even four times,” a frustrated Busch said on his radio. Not to worry. Busch survived a couple of overtime restarts and 16 extra laps to win again Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a race marred by accusations that Carl Edwards purposely wrecked Brad Keselowski's car, sending it hurtling toward the main stands upside down.
Busch won the spring race at the 1.54-mile trioval for the second year in a row, beating Matt Kenseth to the line by nearly half a second in the Kobalt Tools 500. Juan Pablo Montoya was third, followed by Kasey Kahne and Paul Menard.
The race went 341 laps instead of its scheduled 325 because of two big crashes near the end. The first one drew the most attention.
Edwards, running 156 laps behind, clipped Keselowski and caused his car to spin, then lift into the air at around 190 mph. It smashed into the barrier in front of the stands roof-first, then flipped back onto the track right side up. Keselowski was OK, but NASCAR ordered Edwards to park his car and summoned him to its trailer. NASCAR put off a decision on whether to discipline Edwards until at least today.
On the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, another crash took out seven cars coming through turns three and four. Finally, they got in two clean laps, and it was Busch all the way for his third career win in Atlanta.
The obviously intentional move by Edwards to spin Keselowski was a dangerous move and could have injured drivers and spectators alike. But Keselowski has not made too many friends in his Nascar Sprint Cup career making many stupid and careless moves and crashing out several drivers in both Sprint Cup and Nationwide series events, namely Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin.
Although I don't condone Edward's move in the race, I must admit I thought it was a fitting lesson to be learned by the upstart Keselowski. He needs to show a little more respect to other drivers. Payback is hell!
A man is getting on a flight and he hears that the Pope is on the flight. He thinks, "Wow, great! What a safe place to be today." As he boards, he doesn't see the Pope and figures that maybe the other passengers were wrong. He takes his seat and is thankful that there is an empty next to him. Just before the flight closes on walks the Pope and sits next to him. The man thinks, "I am surely blessed. Here I am a good Catholic on a flight and the Pope is sitting next to me."
So the plane takes off and after a few minutes the passengers take off their seatbelts and the man looks sideways and sees the Pope reaching into his bag and takes out a crossword book. He thinks, "Not only am I blessed with the Pope next to me, but he does crosswords and so do I. Maybe he will ask for help."
The flight continues and the Pope is working his way through the puzzle and the man notices that the Pope is tapping his pencil thinking. The Pope turns to him and asks, "I usually don't talk to others on flights but I wonder if you can help me. " The man says, "Anything for you, your eminence. What is it?" The Pope says, "Do you know a four letter word for 'woman' that ends in u-n-t?"
That's it for now my little lug nuts. More Soon.
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