Saturday, July 16, 2011

2011 NASCAR Nationwide: Steven Wallace wrecks Jason Leffler, but Wallace says Leffler wrecked himself as Kyle Busch wins again.

As the NASCAR Nationwide Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the New England 200, but during the race at around lap 100, #38-Jason Leffler was racing hard for position with #66-Steven Wallace and they made contact.

However coming off turn 2 and down the backstraightaway, Steve Wallace on the high side and Jason Leffler on the inside were both racing, but Wallace lifted and turned down right into Leffler’s right rear quarter panel and turned Leffler into the outside wall and put him in the garage for repairs.

But leave it to Steve Wallace to not only NOT take responsibility, but instead say this on his radio: “I don’t know why that 38 car kept hitting me. He then turned right up in front of me and wrecked himself.”

Now in watching several angles of the wreck on ESPN’s TV broadcast of the race, clearly Steven Wallace turned his wheel into Leffler’s right rear quarter to blatantly wreck him. If a driver is going to go to all that trouble of wrecking another driver, he should at least have the guts to admit it that he dumped him.

If that wasn’t enough, Steven Wallace also send #20-Joey Logano in the late stages of the race for a ride collecting Trevor Bayne and Wallace also had words for other drivers as well. Someone needs to park Wallace to come him down. Of course Rusty Wallace in the booth said that the Logano crash was his son Steven Wallace’s fault. I don’t know, I guess that Wallace being an announcer, not a team owner at that moment.

As for the rest of the race, while several fans for one reason or another say that this race along with other races up at New Hampshire are boring, this race was fair from being boring. I was actually quite entertained. I mean this is a technical track, but the reconfiguration in both turns 1 & 2 and turns 3 & 4 made for some good racing and passing for position.

But in the end, it would come down to a green-white-checkered finish as Kyle Busch would win again in the Nationwide Series after complaining about the lack of passing early on in the race and making kids noises over the radio.

Boy does it suck seeing Cup Series drivers, especially Kyle Busch win in the Nationwide Series and here comes the latest talk about NASCAR wins and Nationwide wins, notice I didn’t say anything about Sprint Cup wins because this isn’t a Cup Series race.

Wins:
49 in NNS
29 in NCWTS
22 in NSCS

By the way, in order to compare Kyle Busch’s numbers to David Pearson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt and of course the king Richard Petty’s numbers, Kyle Busch needs some NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins and championships which is at 22 wins and 0 championships, not NASCAR wins.