This week is dedicated to NASCAR. One of the best races at the greatest venues took place last week and we are two checkered flags away from the Chase. Things are getting interesting! Because most of America doesn’t even recognize NASCAR as a sport, shame on you, we decided to spice our chase out look up a little bit.
I’ve boldly stated that the original “Batman” from 1966 featuring Adam West, (yes that Adam West from “Family Guy” – blew my mind too I know right?), is the greatest movie ever. And now you will get a slight dusting of why that is true, with my 12 drivers making the Chase, as told by “Batman”.
Earlier this week Nick O. gave you his 12 drivers making the playoffs with the help of “How I Met Your Mother.” Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Check it out – it was quite good. Luckily we have great minds and we don’t always think alike. Here are my last 6 drivers making the Chase, with a little help from Adam West and friends.
12. KURT BUSCH
“Penguin, Joker, Riddler… and Catwoman, too! The sum of the angles of that rectangle is too monstrous to contemplate!” – Commissioner Gordon
“We’ve been given the plainest warning. They’re working together to take over…” – Batman
“Take over ‘what’, Batman? Gotham City?” – Chief O’Hara
“Any ‘two’ of them would try that!” – Batman
“The whole country?” – Commissioner Gordon
“If it were three of them, I would say yes, but ‘four’? Their minimum objective must be… the ‘entire’ world.” – Batman
Phoenix Racing has been a blessing for KURT BUSCH. He just signed on to be the 4th driver with at Stewart-Haas racing. He’s done just about as good as he can this year racing with a one car team, who knows how things will go when he teams up with Smoke, Happy and Danica. It will be one heck of a good show to say the least.
11. MARTIN TRUEX JR.
“Are you sure you didn’t hurt your head in that fight, Batman?” – Robin
“I’m sure. Here, swallow this pill.” – Batman
“Thanks.” – Robin
MARTIN TRUEX JR. took one heck of a lick last week at Bristol. He’s also one heck of a driver. Seems like he will dust it off and sneak his way into the chase. Some boxers just need to take a few licks before they get going right? He better get going soon though, time is running out.
10. JOEY LOGANO
“You and your trained, exploding shark!” – Riddler
“How was I to know they’d have a can of shark- repellent Bat-spray handy?” – Penguin
Just when you think this guy is out of contention, he finds a way to prove us all wrong. A lot of people may think otherwise, cough Denny Hamlin, cough – but JOEY LOGANO can drive the wheels off a car. And he’s still pretty darn young. He’s got the car driving down, but he may want to work on his right hand jab if he keeps poking these veteran drivers and expects to get away with it.
9. GREG BIFFLE
[referring to Batman and Robin, of the Penguin] “They’ve already been through one of his fishy explosions, and yet they’re still very much alive!” – Riddler
GREG BIFFLE is just one of those guys. Not up front too often, but you can never count him out. Sometimes he gets overshadowed by teammate Carl Edwards, but his dude is one heck of a driver and should never be counted out. It sure would be hard to win the Championship coming in 9th, but you better keep your eye on this guy.
8. DALE EARNHARDT JR.
“Confound it, the batteries are dead!” – Batman
“Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb.” – Batman
Such a polarizing figure, he gets two quotes! DALE EARNHARDT JR. just can’t catch a break. You probably won’t hear the words, “I feel bad for the guy,” about Dale Jr. too often. Money. Fame. Levi’s commercials with Brett Favre. But after every race he blows a tire or a pit strategy goes ary, he looks so bummed. The dude cares, and he wants to win. Not too sure it will be this year though.
7. KYLE BUSCH
“The Riddler is loose to plague us with his criminal conundrums.” – Batman
This guy is just good. If I had to pick any driver to come out of nowhere and rattle off wins in 10 races, KYLE BUSCH would be that guy. If he can go without pissing off too many drivers, and or stay off the walls in qualifying – he could do some damage. Kyle is on the loose, and he could do a lot more than plague the other 11 drivers in the chase.
Come on back tomorrow for the Top 6 drivers heading into the Chase!
- Race to Chase Update. (thasportsjunkies101.wordpress.com)
- Drivers, with eye toward Chase race, can get defensive on track (jacksonville.com)
- NASCAR power rankings: Bristol win moves Matt Kenseth to top spot (sbnation.com)