FENWICK: Spinning Wheels

Josh Wise got to race in his first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race after winning the fan vote on Saturday. (NASCAR Photo)

Josh Wise got to race in his first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race after winning the fan vote on Saturday. (NASCAR Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. — We thought we would share some of our thoughts, comments and observations from the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway…

– If we weren’t paying closer attention, we’d have thought the ARCA Racing Series was competing Friday night instead of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Crashes were plentiful, but it didn’t bother Kyle Busch as he cruised to his third Truck victory of the year.

– Speaking of the minor league master, how many NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races will Busch win this year? He already has three in as many attempts.

– It seems like some drivers — Ron Hornaday Jr., Darrell Wallace Jr. and Ryan Blaney among others — have had nothing but bad luck lately.

– While we have no idea what in the world Dogecoin (some type of Internet currency) is, it was awesome to see the pure joy on the face of Josh Wise when he found out he was in the All-Star Race.

– To those who say Wise didn’t deserve to be in the All-Star race, the fact is no one else in the Sprint Showdown deserved to be in the All-Star Race. That is why they were in the Sprint Showdown. Instead of being upset because Danica Patrick or Austin Dillon didn’t make the race, fans should have been thrilled for Wise and Phil Parsons Racing.

– Kasey Kahne essentially blamed NASCAR after he bounced off the wall twice late in the Sprint All-Star Race, saying they didn’t clean up oil left on the track from a previous crash. Whatever happened to taking responsibility for one’s own actions?

– There is just something about Charlotte Motor Speedway that Jamie McMurray likes. Saturday’s victory marks his third victory at the speedway, including his first career Sprint Cup victory way back in 2002 and another win in 2010.

– Overall Saturday’s All-Star Race was one of the better All-Star events in recent memory. Maybe that is because Jimmie Johnson didn’t walk away with it in the final laps?

– Kyle Busch has failed to finish in five of his nine appearances in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race — four times as a result of crashes and once because of an engine failure. Who knew a winner-take-all style race was Busch’s Achilles heel?

Posted by on May 20 2014 Filed under Columns, Opinion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


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