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Nationwide Saturday Night did not have the normal amount of Cup drivers. Must have went on vacation. There was 3 Kevin Harvick , Carl Edwards and Brad K.  that are top line Cup drivers. Kevin basically took himself out trying to push the wall down which left our favorite drivers who seam to have a past.

You know the race had to come down to them. Brad gave Carl a little rub and backed off and let Carl gather it in. Then went hard at it. Announcers half way tried to say they Carl had thought he was clear of Brad and tried to do a crossover pass. Hmmmm Brad was right there in front of him , do you need a spotter to tell you the car in front of you is clear? Maybe you do and if someone has experience please let me know if I am wrong. End result Brad K hit the wall and took out a allot of cars because there is not much room at gateway between the walls.

Now I am not gonna takes sides on this one .... ok Carl needs glasses but other than that those 2 guys walk away and go to their Cup cars. I will say there was at least 3 totalled Nationwide cars and few more with good damage. It is one thing to lose a car because  of your own driving but the 2 bozos do not need extra practise for their Cup teams in the Nationwide series. They are established drivers and in the end get too walk away with pockets full of cash.

What about ..... collateral damage?

Some of those teams are on shoe string budgets , are Brad K and Carl gonna walk over give them cash to replace the cars they wrecked?

Is this gonna be a nail in the coffin of Cup drivers running Nationwide?

Brad K and Carl are running 1 , 2 in the series.

They are using the Nationwide series as their own sandbox to carry on and screw everyone else.

Personally I think they need to take it outside of the track.

Carl was not even a little bit apologetic afterwards and basically said Brad K rubbed him earlier and could not let Brad K win.

In interviews afterwards I am not sure if it was Brad K's father , owner or crew chief but he was pretty worked up and was saying he was gonna put on a fire suit and go out on the track and finish it because he was not gonna let Carl kill his boy.

Makes for great TV and makes viewers want to see the race but ....... this seams to be a escalating war and NASCAR might regret their

let the boys race"

If someone does get hurt who is to blame?

NASCAR?

Brad K?

Carl Edwards?

Owners for not stepping in?

What about the small teams losing out equipment and not having the ability to continue to run because of the boys playing?

Round 3 or 4 next ... lost track of where we were.

 

 

July 18, 2010  07:25 AM ET

looks like I picked the wrong night for one too many 24 oz cans of Bud. Fell asleep in the recliner and woke up to the screen saver on the the TV. Will have to watch the replay this week. sounds like it was an interesting finish.

July 18, 2010  07:25 AM ET

and good morning

July 18, 2010  07:35 AM ET

Good Morning to you too Pond and the everyone else.
I went to sleep early as well and had to see replays on puter on

www.nascar.com

There is 3 or 4 clips of the wreck , after the race interviews and after the race victory lane.

I guess Rusty was saying afterwards NASCAR will have a hard time with this one.
I guess this was round 3.
Carl wrecked Brad in Atlanta and NASCAR gave Carl 3 race probation.
So Carl is up 2-1 in wrecking the other driver

July 18, 2010  10:42 AM ET

carl needs to shut his trap.

July 18, 2010  10:55 AM ET

sounds like going to be another sit down between Penske - Brad K. and Jack - Carl again...was one after Atlanta.

and then the question for NASCAR...does it make for good racing...NO

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July 18, 2010  11:27 AM ET

Classic "let em race" finish. Could Edwards have gotten by Kes without bumping him? Probably. Did he leave a message by taking him out? Definitely! Kodiak brought up the point about the collateral damage to the smaller teams on a shoe string budget. I wonder if one of those teams would "tap" Edwards sometime just to let him know that it wasn't just between him and Brad. If I were on one of those teams, I'd definitely think about it.

July 18, 2010  11:47 AM ET

LOL, rubbins racing...

July 18, 2010  12:18 PM ET

The thing is, with this kind of feud, you have to clearly show that you won't take no krap from anyone.....if you don't show that, you will always be bumped and pushed......one way of looking at it, is that Brad bumped Carl and he "handled" his car well, so nothing happened to Carl....but when Carl bumped Brad, he lost control.
If you look back on any racing "taps", one thing is for sure, you never know how they will end up....
Regardless of your opinion on this, it was a darn good race in the last 30 laps....and a great finish.

July 18, 2010  12:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Golly Gee... I saw that final few laps last night, and considered the final lap to be typical "Back in the Days" racing. How many times did we see Earnhardt Sr. do the very same thing?

As for the aftermath ... so be it!

I can of remember Earnhardt, Rusty & others doing bump n run "back in the days"....but not causing muli car wrecks doing it...like Carl.... maybe Carl is in the "****" class

July 18, 2010  12:32 PM ET

My boy Carl was just showin them who's the boss. Good to see some aggressive drivin. Glad no one hurt. Brad needs to grow up and quit thinkin he is a vet on the track. His dad needs a good swift kick,for sayin such bull that Carl was tryin to kill his son. It was just racin.

July 18, 2010  12:34 PM ET

Earnhardt, Rusty and others, back in the day, could handle their cars better. Brad is still a rookie by comparison.

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July 18, 2010  02:26 PM ET

I loved this finish! Absolutely loved it! Again, this is Nascar's problem with "have at it boys". Yeah, I got you, someone could have been seriously injured...but this time, and I stress this time, nobody was. What a finish. I agree with all of you saying darn it, they used to do this ALL the time...crazy part is, they did this all the time with little safety inside that vehicle. Anybody see the view from inside Kez's car? Kid hardly moved. Yeah, I am sure it didn't feel good but all is well. Shoot, if Carl and Kez hopped out of their cars and started to throw down like Cale and Donnie, there would have been hell to pay. I love it...GET SOME BOYS! That's all NASCAR has to say next as opposed to ""have at it". We need R. Lee Ermey to run NASCAR for a little while.

July 18, 2010  07:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Golly Gee... I saw that final few laps last night, and considered the final lap to be typical "Back in the Days" racing. How many times did we see Earnhardt Sr. do the very same thing?As for the aftermath ... so be it!

young'uns need to stop flappin their gums

July 19, 2010  11:58 AM ET

Brad k could have kept on the gas and knocked the egotistical one out of the race. It wasn't that he handled the bump, Brad let off the gas. There isn't any driver who could have saved the 22 car after it was completely turned sideways on the front stretch by I love myself so much Carl.

July 19, 2010  05:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Brad k could have kept on the gas and knocked the egotistical one out of the race. It wasn't that he handled the bump, Brad let off the gas. There isn't any driver who could have saved the 22 car after it was completely turned sideways on the front stretch by I love myself so much Carl.

brad k is no angel... all im sayin lol

 
July 19, 2010  06:23 PM ET

Not sure any of them are

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