You Say ‘Kyle Busch,’ I say ‘Megan Fox’

So, I'm over at Jayski's this morning, cranking through today's Articles/Columns/Story/Blog Links Page. After calling my therapist to work through my disappointment at once again finding no links to ALT, I realized I was still quietly suicidal. And then it hit me ...If it weren't for the Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs to fire his cousin stories, or the Racing at Bristol sucks stories or the Kyle Busch doesn't suck stories, there wouldn't be much to talk about today. Or maybe ...

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Never Let Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story

An off-week four races into the season tends to strain even the most inventive editorial mind. Of course, members of the media aren't generally credited with much in the way of creativity, so I suppose it should come as no real surprise that we've been beaten with Look who's on the bubble and Don't look now, Kurt Busch is back and What's up with Hendrick? stories.And, really, editors can be a bitch, so I have endless sympathy for writers who are trying to feed the proverbial bea ...

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This Week’s Nominee For ‘Stat Least Likely To Mean Anything’

In a 21st-century world overwhelmed by data and numbers and all manner of superfluous information, this one, this one right here, is at least a nominee in the category of Statistics Least Likely To Mean Anything In The Real World.  According to a pearl at Jayski.com, Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads all Sprint Cup drivers with 1,468 points over the last 10 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. That's 50 more than Kevin Harvick has earned over the same span!Obviously, this nugget is ...

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Junior Moves in the Right Direction

That collective sigh of relief you heard Sunday night at about 8:35 on the east coast? That would've been Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his legion of fans finally exhaling. And if 10th place is the kind of result Jimmie Johnson normally spits on, it constitutes sweet relief for Junior.After a controversial and thoroughly unnecessary 27th at Daytona, when he undid himself with two inexcusable pitroad mistakes, and a disappointing 39th in week two at California (the result of a blown eng ...

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Brian Vickers Fires Another Shot

You've got to hand it to Brian Vickers. Not only does he block the crap out of Dale Earnhardt Jr. last Sunday -- too aggressively, I thought; and still think -- and ignite The Big One, but he comes out of the Infield Care Center and calls out Junior. Flat-out ballsy. Vickers' willingness to suggest the emperor has no clothes is a bit like suggesting back in 2003 that Saddam Hussein didn't have weapons of mass destruction, wasn't linked to September 11th, and posed zero ...

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