Nascar 2014: Las Vegas

March 9, 2014
by Lee
Credit: 295964NASCAR Via Getty Images The US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images
The US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I have not gotten the chance to write since after the Daytona 500. I have to say over the last two weeks there has been some good racing. Congratulations to Kevin Harvick for winning Phoenix, and to Brad Keselowski for winning at Las Vegas. Two very interesting races with a little bit of drama involved in each of them. 

Harvick took the win last week without having much competition to battle. Do not get me wrong, there were 42 other cars that were on the track, but Harvick had a car that was in a different time zone and could not be touched no matter what. 

This week at Las Vegas, it looked like Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the win. Steve Letarte made a call to fuel early and try to make it to the end of the race on a thin margin of fuel. Unfortunately for Jr. there was just not enough fuel in the tank to take the win. Maybe a quarter of a cup more fuel in the tank, and Twitter’s servers would be burning up with tweets about Jr. winning his second race of the season. Instead Jr. gets his second second place finish of the season. Not a bad average though for the 88 crew, they are showing they are a true contender each week. 

Now on to the fans. Good crowds so far through the first three races of the season. I hate to say this, but be prepared for roughly have the seats at Bristol to be empty next Sunday. It is sad that one of the best tracks on the circuit will not see the crowd that should be in the seats to see all the action. 

One last tid bit for this week. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I feel on this aspect no one is right or wrong. It amazes the number of fans on Twitter who say the races are boring when there are no cautions. Although the race today was light on cautions and no cars were involved in major accidents, the race was exciting to me. Remember that we are fans of racing. Sometimes a team is going to hit the setup and win the race hands down. I am for all kinds of racing that we see in NASCAR. Always interesting to see how it will play out. 

I will be in Bristol next weekend for the race. Cannot wait, and looking forward to a fun weekend away. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @Troublinturntwo .