Dale Earnhardt Jr. questions what type of message NASCAR could be sending if it doesn’t further penalize Austin Dillon a week after not punishing Kyle Busch for swinging at Joey Logano. Earnhardt spent about 10 minutes on the topic, which branched out to how he would punish Dillon and NASCAR’s fluid enforcement of such issues through the years. “This isn’t nothing against Austin or Kyle for that matter,’’ Earnhardt said on his podcast. “The only thing that I worry about really isn’t what the fans think about the penalties or to penalize or not to penalize, (or) whether the sponsors have a problem with their car getting penalized or not penalized, what I worry about is what do you want to happen
Let’s face it: Big events are terrible. More than 100,000 people descending on a destination laughably unfit for the attention. Bursting at the seams of its infrastructure and mobility. Anything you attempt to do will be greeted by a line. A line to move, a line to eat, a line to see, a line to pee. Always in a line. And lines are awful. The Daytona 500 should be no different. But it is. Because most events attract 100,000-plus people because everyone wants to be there. The Daytona 500, on the other hand, has commentators, writers, outsiders and other sports aficionados telling you that no one wanted to be there. The problem is they were there – the forgotten, post-majority, God-fearing Trump
More than a month later, Kurt Busch still is basking in his Daytona 500 victory. Busch has been lugging around his Harley J. Earl trophy on his “Where’s Earl?” tour, taking the hardware to his Las Vegas high school, the Chicago Cubs’ spring training camp and other stops. The ultimate destination for the trophy is Haas Automation’s headquarters in Oxnard, California. Busch has continued to document his tour on Twitter as the Stewart-Haas Racing driver has made multiple TV appearances and taken the trophy for a long walk on the beach. Here’s a look at all the stops Busch and Earl have made this week ahead of the Cup Series race weekend at Auto Club Speedway.