Friday, August 28, 2009

Speedlinking: Brad Keselowski, NFL vs. NASCAR, Cash for Clunkers & WWE RAW Guest Hosts?

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, for this edition of speedlinking, I have lined up four of this week’s hot topics in my eyes from the free agent of Brad Keselowski, Speedweeks in Daytona, WWE RAW Guest Hosts and of course the widely talked about Cash for Clunkers for you to read and me to talk about, blogging is giving your opinion, otherwise just reporting news, so let’s get started.

1. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski, one of the hottest talents currently running in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports has made it known that he wants to move up to the Cup Series in 2010, however the question is, where? Rumor has it Brad is going to Penske Racing, but what about Hendrick or other options?

Personally the idea of Brad going to Penske Racing doesn’t sound too good to me, yes Penske is big, but that’s in IndyCars, not NASCAR. Brad needs a veteran driver to coach him a little bit like Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Tony Stewart or Ryan Newman, but at Penske while they have the resources, they lack that professor driver. The only options I see is one, run part-time in Cup while running full-time in Nationwide, two, Stewart-Haas Racing, three, Harvick leaves RCR and Brad into the #29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevy.

In my eyes, the same that I said for Penske is the same for Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing (EGR), yes the #1 car is open, but no real help. I hope if Brad goes to Penske which is still unconfirmed, he gets the time he needs to succeed.

(Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images for NASCAR via NASCAR PR)

2. Speedweeks in Daytona is already too long as is for this tough economy, let along any economy, however due to a conflict with the Superbowl in Miami, NASCAR has moved its NASCAR qualifying back one day to create a triple header on Saturday, NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, ARCA Series and Budweiser Shootout. That should be some day on television.

3. Cash for Clunkers is over, the government program ended this past Monday night and according to Autoblog, “The final numbers are in and the program resulted in 700,000 sales totaling $2.877 billion in $3,500 and $4,500 vouchers handed out at dealerships across the nation.” Was Cash for Clunkers good or bad? I want to hear from my readers on that subject, I will be writing on this program next week.

4.. I’ve been a WWE fans since my days in college, about nine years ago and while I am not too much on some of it, I do enjoy Monday Night RAW and it’s rare for me to miss an episode. The fan base for the WWE is huge, so you can imagine that when the WWE introduced weekly guest hosts, celebrities are lining up to be one of them, so far Shaq, Entourage's Jeremy Piven and ZZ Top among others have guest hosted and it’s been a hit, at least in my eyes.

According to the TV Squad article, WWE unveils unlikely list of guest hosts for RAW which includes Bob Barker, Rev. Al Sharpton, Nancy O'Dell and LeBron James. LeBron James doesn’t both me nor does even Bob Barker, but Rev. Al Sharpton, that should be an interesting night as I don’t have a clue as to what hit he could make (with all due respect and no fun intended.)

What do you think?