Friday, July 11, 2014

New Hampshire "News" and Notes

--It's a triple-header weekend for Nascar, with a crucial Cup race at New Hampshire, a competitive Truck race in Iowa, and a pointless Nationwide race at NHIS.

--Morgan Shepherd makes his bi-annual journey to relevance this weekend, competing in the Cup race for the second-straight year.  Morgan also competed in the first Cup race at New Hampshire, when he was merely "old", and not yet "too old".

--The #41 team of Kurt Busch has been fined and docked 10 points for failing post-race inspection.  No doubt this elicited a calm, measured response from Kurt.  No, seriously, I'm sure it did--then, a few weeks from now, he'll explode on Brad Keselowski for blocking.

--On the Nationwide side of things, Matt Kenseth picked up Interstate Batteries as a sponsor for Saturday's race.  Finally, it's good to see a young up-and-coming Nationwide Series driver get a fair shake.

--Don't worry about any "lack-of-action" in the Truck Series--John Wes Townley's attempt to run the full schedule should be good for at least one caution per race.