As NASCAR, the media, SMI, NASCAR fans in Kentucky and the Waltrip Brothers celebrate the fact that the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is in the record books. The fact is while I hate to rain the everyone’s parade, this race simply wasn’t all that entertaining to watch live on TNT, even with a few late race restarts thrown into the mix.
But that wasn’t even the big story neither, as the race progressed, the talk on Facebook and Twitter wasn’t all about the race, but rather the nightmare traffic jams that faced NASCAR fans coming and going from the race at Kentucky Speedway. And that NASCAR was the only one’s apologizing for the traffic mess.
Well NASCAR fans, this is the racing that replaced Atlanta Motor Speedway’s racing, but at least for 2011, they did it in front of 107,000 fans (sell out), second largest event in Kentucky from what I read, behind the famous Kentucky Derby.
1. David Reutimann shows his strengths as he comes home in the 2nd place, beating Jimmie Johnson to the line.
2. Brad Keselowski leads several laps and comes home in the 7th spot. Another good run for the blue deuce. Now he is 21st, -1 point out of 20th.
3. Kyle Busch leads the points.
4. At least the Kentucky Cup race will go down in the record books as real racing, opposed to last weeks racing at Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400 which wasn’t even racing nor entertaining.
And NASCAR, record lead changes and leaders during the Firecracker 400 doesn’t mean it was a good race, because it certainly didn’t mean it was entertaining.
Good night ladies and gentlemen and good luck to the NASCAR fans who are leaving the Kentucky Speedway, I hope everyone gets home safely and in a reasonable amount of time.