Monday Morning Link Dump

A quick survey of some of the more interesting stories about the sport this morning … 

No, Sunday’s Auto Club 500 didn’t produce a finish as exciting as the one engineered by Richard Petty and David Pearson at Daytona in 1976 (above); in fact, Sunday’s finish rather sucked. But, the race did give rise to some interesting stories. Here’s a quick roundup of some of them this morning:

* The dearly-departed and apparently-resurrected Daly Planet affirms our sense of what we witnessed on TV Sunday.
* Veteran reporter and eminence grise Mike Mulhern wonders what NASCAR can do to improve racing at Auto Club Speedway. 
* Kyle Busch isn’t such a dick after all! No, seriously!
* The King is Dead … no, not that one. General Motors, or at least so says Larry Van Zandt.