Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting

Brad Keselowski has been chastised by the boys in the hauler.

Denny Hamlin is mad and loaded for bear.

And Saturday, viewers of the Nationwide Series race will get to see if these two will turn what might otherwise have been a foregone conclusion of a championship into the most entertaining spectacle of the weekend.

NASCAR marketers could not have scripted a better sendoff to the season.

If Hamlin backs up his talk (and his tweets), he'll move the feud from Twitter to the track as he's "first to the pay window" to collect on the debt that Keselowski owes him for those Phoenix dustups. Besides, as Hamlin told reporters "Let me tell you something, the one thing he ain't got is more talent than me."

Whether that boast is true or not remains to be seen. But one thing Keselowski isn't is running scared. After all Denny's mouthing off during the week, Keselowski arguably has a score to settle of his own. And no matter what kind of scolding Brian France and co. put on Keselowski behind closed doors, something tells me Brad isn't gonna sit there and let Denny retaliate all over his bumper.

So let's get ready to rumble - because at Homestead, the fight moves from Twitter to the track. And if either driver's day ends with a wreck, there just might be a Saturday night fight in the pits.

Oh yeah, this is gonna be good.


  1. I'm thinking that I would be very surprised if either of these two do anything because with this being the last weekend, do you think NASCAR will have officials in hovercraft, smothering these two, smothering the flames?

    Or will NASCAR possibly let the feud fly and help their season closing ratings?

    Eh, NASCAR has never impressed me with letting drivers settle their disputes their own way. Despite NASCAR saying in the recent past they're going to be more hands off and let drivers settle things amongst themselves.

    Smother is my choice for the weekend.

  2. Yeah, I agree with Bruce. Nothing's gonna happen. Denny doesn't want to risk getting a penalty that would be assessed at Daytona. Brad has just been "talked to."

    I will be watching the race, but mostly to see if the champ speaks afterwards. I love Kyle, but it will be interesting to see if he a) wins the race and is happy; or b) finishes anywhere but first and has a hissy fit instead of a celebration.

  3. Maybe Brian France should bring in World Wrestling consultants and have girlfriends fighting it out on the track. With up and comers like Denny out there I seem to be watching more football.

  4. denny had god on his hood and was compelled to crash into kes at 160 mph. i think denny has some kind of personality disorder.