The Final Word – Pocono was Fun, Fun, Fun for Keselowski as he decides to Do It Again

The Final Word – Pocono was Fun, Fun, Fun for Keselowski as he decides to Do It Again
August 8, 2011

With a grandstand and trees
there’s a place called Pocono.
That’s where Brad wanted to go
and wound up winning it all.
An ankle in a cast,
some didn’t think he would ever last.
Maybe it was a labor of love,
as he drove that Dodge pretty fast,
Down in Pocono.

Gordon, Logano, oh they tried, we know.
The Busch boys and Jimmie, were also in a hurry.
Labonte, Montoya, wanted to get ya
Down in Pocono.
You drove very fast
Or the others were slow
Down in Pocono.

American Muscle

Hey, some folks get carried away, as Brad Keselowski was earlier in the week after he lost his brakes during a Road Atlanta test session that tested just how tough the young man was. With his second victory of the season, the limping lad with the busted ankle moved into the Top 20 and, for the moment, a place in the Chase. Denny Hamlin, who usually rules at Pocono, had some lug nuts fly off in the pits as they had to pick up the pieces, or nuts, to settle for 15th. At least they continue to hang on to that second wild card position as Paul Menard drops out. Meanwhile, those who were among the Top Ten remain so, at least for now.

[media-credit name=”CIA Stock Photo” align=”alignright” width=”216″][/media-credit]Joey Logano could have won if the rains had come and stayed. Instead, after more than an hour cooling their heels and tires, the boys returned to the track to complete the event. While Keselowski beat out Kyle Busch, brother Kurt was beating and banging with Jimmie Johnson coming to the stripe to finish third and fourth respectively. Then they had a discussion as to who was an idiot. In a way, it was something of Hallmark moment, if the card read…

“Hey, BFF, Forever ended Saturday” or…
“Bang on the drum all day, but leave my damn car alone” or…
“Don’t come a knockin’ and cause my car to be a rockin'”

You can send a card to Carl Edwards, who is a happy man. So is Jack Roush and Ford as the soon to be 32-year old signed a new deal to stay just where he is for years to come.

In watching the 43 cars come and go, I was reminded that this season we have had 76 drivers make a Cup start in 55 cars, with another car that made an attempt. With all that talent and all those autos, there are only 30 entries that really have any hope each and every week, and that includes those driven by Trevor Bayne and Bobby Labonte. Yet, 41 drivers have more than $1 million in winnings in 2011. Mike Skinner hasn’t exactly been tearing up the track this year, but he probably has more money than you.

When it comes to wins, Tony Stewart is the man as they leave the tri-oval that thinks it is a road course to the real McCoy at Watkins Glen. Five times Stewart has won there over the past nine events, including in 2009, and he might think it is his turn again. 2010 winner Juan Pablo Montoya might disagree. In fact, he could be having some Good Vibrations himself. Okay, I’ll stop now. Enjoy your week.

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