Well, we know who sung "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" better at Wrigley "Stadium." But who threw it better? We'll go with Kurt Busch's casual toss over Jeff Gordon's teeth-gritting heave.
We're talking Chicago Cubs' baseball so that must mean NASCAR is in (or near, anyway) the Windy City. What's going on at Chicagoland Speedway? Well, stick with is right here and we'll fill you in on all the details.
Hare a few notes to get us started:
11:34 a.m. ET: Jeff Burton on changes to the Chase: "I believe whatever NASCAR says is the points system ... that's the champion." He says the pressure on the drivers has never been higher, which he thinks should make watching the sport better.
He also said he doesn't think a one-race, winner-take-all scenario works in NASCAR, saying it should take a whole body of work to win a championship.
11:51: Kurt Busch stands by his contention that Carl Edwards wrecked him following last weekend's race at Daytona.
Noon: Busch said Danica Patrick should hold a one-hour, primetime special if and when she decides on her next move. Hilarious.
12:18: Danica Patrick, next up in the media center, is currently 19th in the second Nationwide practice.
12:20: Patrick wound up 19th on the speed charts in the second practice, quite an improvement from the first practice in which she was 39th.
1:05 p.m. ET: Most interesting note of Danica's press conference so far: She says there are no comparisons to driving an IndyCar and a stock car on the same track.
2:00: First Cup practice is underway and after just three laps Joe Nemechek is done, having clocked the fastest lap, in qualifying trim mind you.
Others who are quick: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Juan Pablo Montoya. Those who aren't: Joe Gibbs Racing, Dale Jr. and everyone at Roush not named Ragan. Wow.
On another note, Jeff Burton is trying to run the entire trace today. He's already logged 60 laps and counting.
2:35: First Cup practice is over and Joe Nemechek sits atop the board, which may come as a surprise, but he, along with the other go-or-go-home drivers were all in qualifying trim. Rounding out the top 10 were Casey Mears, Dave Stremme, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Max Papis, Mike Bliss, Juan Pablo Montoya, AJ Allmendinger and Kurt Busch.
Still slow on the speed chart are all three Joe Gibbs drivers, as well as Roush Fenway Racing.
2:44: What's missing for Roush Fenway? Well, maybe they're taking Jenna Fryer's advice, because Carl Edwards said they are starting to lean on Kasey Kahne. As for the answer, they don't have one. Edwards did say, however, that he "feels good about our chances" this weekend.
2:49: Edwards on potential changes to the Chase: "IDo you want the championship to be the driver and team to be the ones who performed best over the whole season or do you want a dramatic final race?"
Edwards makes great point - racing is unique in that every week the drivers are ranked.
"To me, the true way to crown a champion is whoever performed best over the entire season," Edwards said.
2:53: On the Daytona incident with Kurt Busch: "I think we were both just racing hard." Edwards said he doesn't see the issue persisting.
4:05: The second and final Cup practice is over and Juan Pablo Montoya topped the spead chart. Rounding out the top 10 are Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, AJ Allmendinger, Martin Truex Jr., Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano and Paul Menard.
4:11: Do Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick compare popularity notes?
"No," Junior said. "I haven't talked to her since New Hampshire. She's got a crew chief; I don't need to talk to her. I've got my own set of damn problems to deal with."
4:13: Some folks questioned the legitimacy of Junior's Nationwide win at Daytona, saying it was all too convenient that he won. Well, here's what Junior has to say about that:
"I heard that stuff when we won in 2001, you know. I heard that it might have been a conspiracy, this, that and the other. I don't know man; this sport has too much to lose pulling tricks like that. I believe, as far as on our end, with everything we knew about it, it was pretty legit."
4:17: Matt Kenseth sounds like a wounded dog talking about his own struggles, saying he has no clue what's going on or how to make things better. And he says he hasn't for about two years.
4:40: Greg Biffle says they are using a different suspension package this weekend and so far the cars are running better.
4:45: Biffle, responding to comments he made in Sports Illustrated about Pocono, said it's only a matter of time before someone gets hurt at the track. In particular, he is critical of the grass on the backstretch, saying when the cars get into it they are impossible to control.
5:07: Jimmie Johnson said they still don't have a name for their daughter, who was born Wednesday, but said the clock is ticking. They have to have a name for the baby by the time she's ready to come home, which is Sunday.
Johnson will actually fly home Friday night, spend the night in Charlotte with his wife and daughter, then fly back to Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.