As I write this, I was browsing through social media news topics of NASCAR and stumbled upon Joey Logano's page with his car added in with a message "22 days to Daytona" meaning the July race. My week has had its ups and downs from family matters, work issues and just trying to breathe in the summer air. Being halfway through already I've noticed myself grow as a fan for the past few years. Up until this week I've noticed a changed in myself since the Dover truck race. Yes before question it I do follow the sport regularly listening weekly in and out on Sirius XM NASCAR. Since then I used to just listen like it was background noise. I say it as I knew what was being said and comprehended and such, but the change I noticed was that I was able to finally understand the format for the first time. I've always aspired to be on time with the up to the minute news of what was going on in the sport but was never with it as it came out. I feel in sync I guess one could say. 21st century media is a great thing where you can get anything at anytime. So with being in tune instead of being a fan at NASCAR I feel I'm now a fan with NASCAR. Now on the morning of June 10th 2017 I tweeted the Racing Guy Pat Patterson who is the host of "The Front Stretch" on SiriusXM NASCAR where the topic was about the caution lights that Keselowski went angry face emoji on after the Texas truck race. Him and another host were briefly discussing the Dover overtime line and I tweeted to Pat "Just use some red spray paint" now he mentioned me on the air saying "always listening but that was last weeks topic" I think to myself, "Pat, it was the brief subject you mentioned, I was listening to the main subject" but any who I didn't get upset about it like others do regularly because Pat has a show to run and I don't fraternize with him personally nor do I work with him so I wasn't upset with him, but knew I was on topic at the right time, just not his ;). Furthermore as you know I read and collect comics as a hobby. I sometimes visualize writing these blogs as weekly issues. Looking to Pocono we saw Keselowski tweet in professional anger I shall call it when he called NASCAR's officiating side out for the caution lights coming on during the final lap as Christoper Bell and Chase Briscoe were neck and neck crossing the finish line as the caution came out. Keselowski owns the 29 truck that Briscoe was driving. In short : Keselowski did not agree with the caution lights and the position of the 29 prior to the caution lights as seen on TV. Steve O'Donnell who is NASCAR's Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer quote "Exact time of caution-4 is in front. Very close. Tv did not show correct shot prior to going off the air-This is how call was determined" unquote. Basically NASCAR decided that this is how it was determined Christopher Bell as the winner fair and square. It was confirmed by a freeze frame Bell was ahead of Briscoe. The only thing that made it confusing was the lights not syncing up with the flag stand and TV. In the end NASCAR did its job officiating correctly. Keselowski on the other hand it's understandable the frustration that ensues because he finds the 29 and when TV is your best perspective and your money is on the line you bet he's gonna be upset. Which is fair, but human error is something that will happen from time to time. Pocono, the Tricky Triangle brought us an entertaining Xfinity race with regulars Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski. Dealing with the frustration of last nights Call he managed to win the first two stages with falling back late in the race he managed to charge ahead and beat Larson on the last lap as Larson made an error hitting the wall. The past two weeks I've seen the entertainment value NASCAR provides me. I think as a human being to see the great parts of life being the small things they call it. You have to embrace loving life and you will see the value in them to where you appreciate them more.
All photos used with permission by Nascar Media.