Nascar Recap: Bank of America 500

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[caption id="attachment_685108" align="aligncenter" width="520"]Credit: CMS/HHP photo Credit: CMS/HHP photo[/caption] The Bank of America 500 really happened. Kevin Harvick won the race, talked about how stressed out everyone is, saw his boss crash into someone on purpose and watched Matt Kenseth pull a WWE sneak attack on Brad Keselowski on a TV monitor before climbing out of his winning car. Where to start in this Nascar recap of the Bank of America 500? Win: Joe Gibbs Racing Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth have as many wins as AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola this 2014 Sprint Cup season. Joe Gibbs publicly announced plans to reshuffle crew chiefs. It's been a year to forget. In spite of all those issues, there's a real chance three JGR  drivers could be in the final eight of the Sprint Cup playoffs. There's also a real chance only one Rick Hendrick car will make the field, even though the team won five times as many races as JRG in the regular season. Football is known for teams making late runs to a title; Joe Gibbs may take that playbook to another title in Nascar after Homestead. Lose: Tony Stewart  Tony Stewart shouldn’t be allowed to run another Sprint Cup race this year. At best, Stewart was involved in an accident that killed another driver and admits to dealing with the trauma every single day. After a media firestorm and some terrible PR for Stewart Haas Racing, Stewart got back in the car and has had minimal impact on the races. Now, Stewart intentionally hit Brad Keselowski after the race ended. I have no clue what the unwritten rules of Nascar are. More than 90 percent of the sporting world does. All they see is a person investigated by a grand jury using his car to hit another car. This isn’t a demolition derby. This is a massive black eye on the sport. I have defended Tony Stewart and did so on the radio this past Friday.  At minimum, Tony Stewart should not be allowed near a Sprint Cup track the rest of this year. Draw: Brad Keselowski Nascar needed a polarizing figure. Brad Keselowski is officially that guy, with a sponsor and owner willing to let him be enough of a renegade to make things interesting. For a sport in need of character, Keselowski seems to love the role. There is another side to that coin. Keselowski needs a win Sunday at Talladega, the type of track where Nascar drivers need help to win. Other than Joey Logano, name a driver who is going to help the Blue Deuce Sunday after what happened at Charlotte. I can't either. All those wins down the drain. Brad Keselowski thrives under the "Me vs. the world" mantra. He's got that going for him in the second biggest race of his career on Sunday. If Charlotte was this intense, imaging what Talladega holds in store for Sprint Cup fans Sunday