What’s News In NASCAR on Friday

See what some of the rest of the Internet world is saying about NASCAR as we steam toward this Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

At least a few Websites and otherwise reputable media outfits continue to reflect on all things California. Enough! Let’s turn the page and look toward Las Vegas.

* Doggone it, DW liked the California race, but even he’s a bit surprised by who is currently in the top 12.
* An opinion from the Frontstretch: FOX’s Digger, and the gimmickry that he represents, is bad for NASCAR.
* Is it getting late early for Junior? Probably not, but he sure could use an uncommonly good showing this weekend, argues SI.com.
* Can Matt Kenseth make history in Las Vegas? He’s no lock, says USAToday, but don’t go hard against.
* Would you believe it? Jimmie Johnson finds himself needing a good run this weekend, says SceneDaily.com.