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Kasey Kahne’s worst two finishes of 2013 (36th & 42nd) are courtesy of Kyle Busch who got into the back of Kahne the wrong way knocking him out of both the Daytona 500 and Talladega last week. Kasey is a relatively nice guy and has a good relationship with Busch off the track so he simply shrugged the incidents off as accidents which they obviously were.
NASCAR’s Nationwide Series needs to be fixed. A lot of people in and out of the series probably do not believe that the series is broke but with Cup drivers and teams dominating race after race week after week, it is apparent to me that the series serves no purpose other than to boost the egos for Cup drivers while hoarding talent for the premiere teams in NASCAR.
Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari stormed to a resounding victory at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona today in front of his adoring home fans. The Spaniard was unmatched in pace and looked totally in control throughout the race as he took the lead from Nico Rosberg after the first round of pitstops. After that, he controlled the race and won by a margin of over 9 seconds from second placed Kimi Raikkonen in the Lotus. Felipe Massa completed the podium by running a strong race, moving up from 9th on the grid. It was Ferrari’s race to lose and Alonso grasped the opportunity to take victory by leading a full charge to the finish line.