Sunday, March 22, 2009

Kyle Busch Steals Bristol Thunder

At a track known for some of the most exciting racing on the circuit, the dominant Kyle Busch stole the thunder right out of the valley, in what may have been one of the dullest Bristol races in recent memory.

Though Busch engaged in a few battles for position with champ Jimmie Johnson and teammate Denny Hamlin, he eventually pulled away from the pack and never looked back. Throughout the race, I found myself flipping to CBS to catch the latest college hoops scores, as the on-court battles were far more entertaining than what was taking place at the world's fastest half mile.

Not that there wasn't some bumping and banging back in the field. Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick tangled early on, ending Kurt's hopes of winning two in a row and also Harvick's dream of a Bristol sweep. And Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray got into a racing altercation, ending with McMurray spinning into the fence. But the incidents were few and far between and the drama was practically non-existent.

Hopefully, the rest of the teams will step up their game and figure out how to compete with Kyle Busch in the top three NASCAR series. Because if Busch continues to be such a dominant force weekend after weekend, I may have to start watching Formula One.

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