So another eventful run of NASCAR on FOX comes to an end.
A word on this before I begin: being British, we don?t get our own pre-race show, or own commentators, so the sudden change in broadcaster, for most of the British fans, is an oddity. But I must say I enjoy the FOX broadcast the most of all chosen broadcasters, even if they do dumb it down a bit. Mike Joy, Larry Mac and DW are, in my view, the best people to call these races, and I always enjoy watching their light-hearted chit-chat and they never miss any of the action. TNT, however, have Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and Kyle Petty. Two drivers who had shoulda-woulda-coulda careers in NASCAR, and for me, that says it all.
But anyways, back to action, and once again, we find ourselves, funnily enough, with another fuel mileage race. I bet you Dale Jr. wishes he could have these races every week, because he has them (almost) down to a T. Conspiracy theorists will clogging message boards saying that NASCAR are trying to fix it Junebug to win, but anyone could see that Brad K definitely had the best (and right) strategy at the end of the day, earning him a fully deserved second win.
He joins Reutimann, Montoya and Vickers in the Sprint Cup two win club. (Arguably, they all deserve more that that.) You can research the stats for yourself, but it?s taken Keselowski two full seasons (and a half) to get his two wins, where as the aforementioned three took four or more years. That's full seasons of 36 races. Based on that alone, Keselowski would be the better driver here, but all four of them have racing credentials and more than enough talent to boot. But they all have the same problem: inconsistency.
Montoya and Vickers have both made the chase once, Reutimann lost out in 2009, but they all need to cut the mediocre finishes, and start racing. That?s what Keselowski is starting to do. He and a small group of midfielders are starting, albeit slowly, to make headway into the very top of Sprint Cup success. Whilst drivers like Johnson, Stewart and Edwards have years left in the sport, time is calling for drivers like Martin, Labonte and Burton. And it?s time for drivers like Ambrose, Menard, Ragan and the aforementioned Keselowski and co. to start creating their NASCAR legacy.
And if they don?t, there?s always NASCAR on TNT?
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