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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Driving 128 mph is fine, Kyle Busch ... just do it on the racetrack

OK. So Kyle Busch got busted driving 128 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone.

Some people are saying he should have been arrested, as most everyday Joes would have been. But honestly, I’m not surprised he wasn’t – celebrities rarely get the same treatment as us.

And if you’re really surprised that a NASCAR driver was going way too fast in a sportscar … you’re just being silly.

Sure, he could have hurt someone, but it’s pretty likely this is the last time this will happen. Once Coach Gibbs has a talk with him (not to mention Samantha), he’ll probably realize what a dumb move his joyride was.

My advice to Kyle: Keep it on the track, buddy. You don’t need to give anyone another reason to dislike you.

NASCAR The Game 2011 comes to Nintendo Wii
NASCAR The Game 2011 is now available for the Nintendo Wii System. It is already available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
You can compete as a real driver, or create your own character.
“We’ve heard firsthand from the fans that they were very eagerly awaiting the launch of NASCAR The Game 2011 on the Wii,” said Blake Davidson, NASCAR vice president for licensing and consumer products. “I don’t think they’ll be disappointed at all. The same non-stop, thrilling racing action that can be found in the other console versions is also available in the Wii release. Having this entertaining new game on the Wii strongly bolsters our move to reach a younger demographic and introduce them to a new experience in NASCAR.”

Racers will have continual spotter feedback to adjust them to the drafts, blocks and slingshot maneuvers used on the track. Split-screen racing lets players take on any challenger.

NASCAR The Game 2011 is available on the Wii for $49.99 and for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $59.99. It is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more info visit

Time has come for Iowa to get a Cup race
With so many cookie-cutter tracks on the Cup series schedule, I say it’s high time that we saw some more variety. Iowa Speedway put on a great show this past weekend, as the track always does. This short track is full of excitement, and blows away some of the tracks that have Cup races (Pocono being the first one that comes to mind: they could easily lose a race, and few people would complain.)

The sold-out crowd this weekend should be a sign that the track is ready to move up to Cup. And while I’m not holding my breath, if this were to happen I’m sure fans would be better served.

“Iowans have a long-standing passion for auto racing,” said Newton Mayor and Green Flag Alliance President Chaz Allen. “With a quarter million people coming to the Speedway last season, we generated an economic impact of more than $34 million for our state and undoubtedly captured the interest of NASCAR representatives.
“We are looking to build upon this success, continue to generate sellout crowds and hopefully lure a Sprint Cup race to Iowa,” he added.

Congrats to Stenhouse
Amazingly, on a weekend that featured an All-Star race, the highlight was a Nationwide race – which actually featured Nationwide regular winning – IMAGINE THAT!

Off the heels of the boring All-Star race, which was barely worth watching, Stenhouse put on a great battle with Carl Edwards and beat the Cup star to the checkered flag, and hopefully started a trend of Nationwide regulars winning, though if history holds true it might be the only time it happens this year.

Looking at Stenhouse’s story, it’s pretty amazing. Less than a year ago, both he and Colin Braun were on thin ice at Roush, and the arrival of Trevor Bayne meant they both were on the hot seat. Braun fell by the wayside, never settling in well at Roush, but Stenhouse turned his season around late in 2010 and picked up where he left off in the beginning of 2011. He is now a future Roush star in the making, and is the best comeback story of the season. The young man has great potential (and rumor has it he might get to start the Coke 600 in the #21 car is Trevor Bayne is still ill and unable to drive).

As they say, when you’re hot you’re hot – and that’s definitely a good way to describe Stenhouse right now.

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