Update: Another race in NASCAR's "Chase" was run in Kansas City and, when the smoke cleared, and the checkered flag finally waved, local native Brad Keselowski remains narrowly ahead of the always formidable Jimmy Johnson in the quest for this year's championship. Go Brad. Running a limited schedule in this year's series of races, the always lovable Danica Patrick was amongst the competitors.
Prediction: Hard to say. Keselowski has top-notch gear and crew, and has certainly quickly proven in the last couple years that he's matured to the point where he's as good as anybody else out there when it comes to on-track racing, from super-speedways to bumper cars on the short tracks. But who dares count out the wily old vet JJ, a former 5 year in a row champion? He's got the experience and a top-flight team behind him as well.
The usual: Danica was driving another brand new green car -- and Danica totalled another brand new green car. Apparently, she experienced another one of her hissy fits after another driver, far behind the race leaders as well, had the unmitigated gall to make incidental contact with her own car a few laps before. The NERVE of that guy -- so she tried to wreck him. She wound up wrecking her own car. It's about $300,000 a pop to build such cars, and the lovely Danica seems to have no qualms over throwing them away like last week's beef stew. I'm thinking if this trend continues, those "Go Daddy" folks that sponsor her might be crying for their "mommies" before long when they read the financial bottom line of the destruction she continues to wreak. Yours truly has long thought there was something else going on with that particular Go Daddy logo on her car, but could never tell for sure as that car was speeding around. If so, it's in the fine print. Between the words "Go" and "Daddy" in big letters, I suspect there are very tiny letters that have always said "Sugar".