Brad Keselowski reminded us Sunday that 2019 would not seem to go down as the Kyle Busch Show. The aforementioned Busch, Chase Elliott, and Ryan Blaney attempted to make things interesting, but it was Special K’s race to lose. In true Keselowski form, he did not. Martinsville is not an easy place to put a beating on the field, but such was not the case Sunday.
That pulls Brad Keselowski even with Rowdy with dose victories on the campaign. If this trend holds, it will be one heck of a battle between two old arch-rivals. The two personas are variations on the same theme. Both have something of a “checkers or wreckers” mentality. Both have their share of fans and critics. Both are past champions. Both are uber talented. Busch may have the more decorated resume, but Brad’s does not suffer by comparison either.
Can you imagine the smack talk? The “American” make nameplate versus the “Foreigner?” The Captain’s (Roger Penske) team versus that of the Coach (Joe Gibbs)?
You know it would be a dream for the NASCAR brass. It will get NASCAR followers something to talk about besides the new package that really hasn’t delivered. Fans love rivalries, and this is one that delivers. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch are either drivers you love…..or hate.
Others will ultimately get into the fray. Stewart-Haas will break through. Chase Elliott will find victory lane, and Joey Logano is not one to be discounted. I would even count out Busch the Elder or Kyle Larson. There are others.
A lot can happen, and will. Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are the flavors of the week, making for tasty speculation.