As always, Bristol was an eventful race and weekend. With rumors swirling that Brad Keselowski may be moving to Penske racing and Kyle Busch breaking what some thought to be a slump, this week was anything but boring.
First thing's first. Rumors emerged late Friday afternoon that Brad Keselowski will be joining Penske Championship Racing for the 2010 season. Neither the 25-year-old driver or team have confirmed the rumors yet. Here is what Rick Hendrick had to say about the situation at HMS: "I'm not saying he's going to be with us next year and I'm not saying he won't be," Hendrick said at Bristol Motor Speedway. "But wherever he goes, he'll always be close enough for me to get him and bring him back" Hendrick then said, "Make sure all the other car owners know i said that."
Next on the agenda is Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is he making a come back or not? It's a little too early to be certain, but I feel confident that he will win at least one race this season and carry the momentum over to next season.
Now for Busch. You have a few bad races and then the ESPN race broadcasters say you're in a slump. Busch's win Saturday night has got some people talking, but now their not debating over whether or not he was in a slump.
More driver-team switch rumors, and this time it's Jamie McMurray. Rumor has it McMurray will be driving the No. 1 car in 2010, which will be left vacant by Martin Truex Jr. who will be driving the No. 56 car for MWR in 2010
One Busch wins, and the other is wrecked and manages to finish seventh! Kurt Busch has been a victim of someone else's mistake for the past two weeks. The difference is, at Michigan he finished 36th, but at Bristol he finished seventh. Talk about a driver.
What about Marcos Ambrose? The driver of the No. 47 car finished third. He was originally a road racer but is now competing for wins on short tracks. He has proved a lot of people wrong, myself included.
Jimmie Johnson was running an amazing race, never letting the leader get too far away. That all changed with one pit stop. The jackman let the jack down before the rear tire changer had a chance to finish putting on lugnuts. Despite having the opposite side of the car jacked, the tire changer continued to screw on lugnuts, this left the tire at an angle. This move cost Johnson the race. Johnson recovered to finish 8th.
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