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Published on May 19th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple


Kasey Kahne? WOW!

NASCAR's Kasey Khane 
This past Saturday’s race was an interesting race to say the least.  In my previous post I stated it was going to be one hell-uv-a showdown with some aggressive driving and some crazy personalities.  Unfortunately it was none of this… It was a fun race to watch because it was unknown as to who was going to be the victor, but it definitely wasn’t a showdown like I was expecting. From the very beginning, Kyle Busch shot out and dominated the race by almost a quarter of a lap, until the second segment when his motor blew up.  (Obviously the Gibbs team tested the Toyota package they had from the beginning of the year because almost everyone on the team blew a motor.)  But Kyle Busch did some serious domination with Carl Edwards not far behind him.  The first two segments weren’t all that exciting with most of the battling taking place in the 12th and 13th positions.  Once Kyle Busch’s motor blew up at the end of the second segment, it looked like it was going to be a Carl Edwards race since he had the fastest car on the track.

 I was comletely taken back when the third segment started and Carl Edwards lost four positions in the first couple laps.  It looked as if making no changes to his car in between segments was not such a good idea.  The third segment was dominated by Biffle, with a number of different drivers working their way up to the front.  Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth, and Dale Earnahrdt Jr. were a number of racers that were working their asses off to get to the front.  All were running strong but it seemed as though none of them had enough because in each segment there was only ONE car that led most of the laps.

 The Fourth Segment was where all the hard work and strategy paid off.  In between the third and fourth segment, the teams had a decision to make.  “Take two tires, take four tires, or don’t take any tires at all.”  There were a few drivers that took “No tires’ and these driver’s ended up on top.  Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne were two of those drivers that decided to take no tires and these guys came out of the pits the fastest.  Greg Biffle, who was the fastest car for a majority of the race decided to take two tires and I can guarantee he’s regretting it now.  Kasey Kahne who was the “Fan Vote” jumped up to the front position and was tough to get around.  Greg Biffle who took the two tires was on his tail the whole segment and admitted he only had once chance to pass and couldn’t take advantage of it.

I think it’s huge a driver who wasn’t even supposed to be in the race took home $1,000,000.  The fans wanted to see him race and boy did he give them a show.  He passed a ton of cars to make it to the top 10 and when it came down to making a decision about tires, he made the right one and that’s all that counts.  He didn’t crawl his way up to the front and techinically “EARN” the #1 position, but his team made the right decision and they took advantage of it.  Kasey Kahne won the race and took home the money.  Congratulations to him!

Even though I’m a huge Tony Stewart fan, I was really hoping for a Dale Earnhardt Jr win.  He was in the top 5 throughout the whole race and looked like he was going to be a player at the end.   I guess the Hendrick Motorsports team just had nothing for them at this race.  I was extremely disappointed with Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson… two racers that were supposed to OWN this track.  The only reason why Jimmie Johnson was in the top 5 was because he took no tires. 

 Overall I have to admit it wasn’t the most aggressive driving or exciting race I’ve ever seen.  There were no wrecks, no bumping, no fighting, and no drama.  This was supposed to be a race where the driver’s would let their hair down and do things out of character.  It was almost as if they were all being gentlemen!  I was shocked!

 What do you think about the race?  Obviously nobody won the contest from my previous post because Kasey Kahne was voted in last minute.  But look for a new contest maybe for the 600.  I like to see who people vote for.

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I'm Ron Ripple, Featured in Forbes Magazine as NASCAR's Biggest Fan, I'm 3 time Junior Mr Olympia. When I'm not drinking beer and watching NASCAR, you can find me in the local gym doing squats. Let's go racing!

9 Responses to Kasey Kahne? WOW!

  1. Craig says:

    Great to see a Dodge win. It was a crazy race night at the sports garage.

  2. Johnny says:

    I thought it was a good race to watch. Shocked the Hendrick boys did so crappy.

  3. Jerry2times says:

    great website

    I wanted to coment on kasey kanes win. i chose him in the fan vote and couldnt be happyer that he came from dead last to the top to win the million dollars

    i’m sick of hearing about the dumb idiots and there cocky ways and there stupid coments and glad to see a true blue humble racer come and show the so called “all stars” how to make the right decisions and steal the win that he deserves.

    Jerry two times

  4. Ian Long says:

    Great to see Khane take the win! Keep up the great articles Ripple

  5. Ron Ripple says:

    Jerry2times… I couldn’t agree with you more that Kasey Khane is a ture gentleman. I don’t know if you got to see the press conference but I was kind of frustrated with some of the comments the reporters were making to Kasey. Some of them were rude enough to tell him he didn’t earn the win and it was right after he was saying this win is helping him with his confidence.

    Ian Long… Thanks for the compliments. Keep checking back! We love discussions and I’m going to start posting contests to start rewarding “the True fans.”

  6. Jason says:

    Kasey sucks… he got lucky!

  7. Sarah says:

    FYI it’s KAHNE. Kasey deserved to be in the race the easy way but just had horrible luck with crappy equipment. He could have easily been in the race by winning if he wouldn’t have been held off by Michael Waltrip at Bristol last year.

  8. Tim Zaegel says:

    I’m not a huge Kahne fan, but I’ve got to admit that it was pretty cool the way that he snuck into the race – and then won it!

  9. Ryan says:

    Kasey ran strong all race. And his pit strategy by only taking a splash of fuel. I guess the fans know best.

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