You Gotta Play Hurt

Geez – Jimmie Johnson cuts a finger near the end of the 24 Hours of Daytona and you’d think Bambi had been hit by a frickin’ car or Buckwheat had been shot. Stories are written, press releases are issued, updates are provided.  Look, I get it – the three-time defending champion injures himself a few weeks before the start of what could be a historic season, it’s news. And, happily, NASCAR’s poster child is and will be fine for the upcoming season, ...

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Kyle Busch: The Gift That Keeps on Giving!

Lordy, but Kyle Busch makes me happy. Last week, his people alerted the world that in six short months, Busch's No. 18 Toyota will feature a "Transformers 2" paint scheme at Infineon. In so doing, I've been given a legitimate reason to plaster Megan Fox's photo all over this site at least 1,978 times between now and June 21st. Infreakingexplicably, my short-sighted, narrow-minded, hypocritical bosses read me the riot act when I informed them of my plan to go All Megan, Al ...

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Thank You, Kyle Busch. Thank You.

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. And these, obviously, are extraordinary times. Tough times demand that we all pull together and work toward the common good -- in this case, the health and well being of NASCAR. And given the bleak economic reality, I feel duty bound to swallow my disdain for things like sponsor announcements and the latest news about who's running what color scheme at what race and do whatever I can to help teams weather this difficult period. If that ...

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Kelly Bires Looks on the Bright Side of Life

I want some of whatever it is Kelly Bires has. Seriously. Just about the same time the kid cobbles together a deal that gives him a shot to qualify for the Daytona 500, Bires finds out he's lost what he thought was a fairly solid Nationwide Series deal with JTG Daugherty Racing. Penthouse, meet Outhouse.If this is me, I'm going home and kicking the crap out of my dog. And the 24-year-old Bires? What does he do? Apparently, he doesn't kick the dog. Instead, the still-wet-b ...

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Eddie Gossage Being Eddie Gossage

You've got to love Eddie Gossage (pictured), President of Texas Motor Speedway and all-around rabble-rouser. Buried deep in this story by ESPN.com's Terry Blount, coming well after Gossage's not-unreasonable suggestion that Jimmie Johnson start punching people, there's this:"I saw [NASCAR president] Mike Helton last week," Gossage said. "I told him, 'Times are tougher. NASCAR needs to have some thick skin because I'm going to get a little crazy. I don't want to get a phone call ...

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