Bristol Music Notes

There have been tons of posts this week about the different songs chosen by drivers for their intros at Bristol. Some were creative while others lacked imagination. There were even some that had me scratching my head wondering what the heck was going on, but to each his own I suppose. Personally I think this is something all tracks should do. I know at Lowe's Motor Speedway they play a special song for each driver while they qualify, but those songs are picked by the speedway, or at least I assume they are. Some of those songs are just too obvious. Carl Edwards qualifying to the Flipper theme song. Yikes.

Since only a few of the intros were featured on the radio and TV broadcast I had to wait until someone posted a list of the songs before I could comment on them.

The Best Choices:

  • Kyle Busch - Amazing - Okay, so I am not a Kanye West fan...not even in the slightest. It's not surprise that I actually had to look up the words to the song, but it was the perfect choice for him.
  • Kevin Harvick - Party Up - DMX might not be your choice but again this song fits Harvick for some reason though we do miss those days when he "lost his head" more often.
  • Matt Kenseth - The Enemy - I would and often have jammed to Godsmack but they aren't a group I can picture Matt Kenseth listening to. It doesn't fit the image of him I have in my mind. Still excellent song choice.
The Worst

  • Dale Jr, Jimmie Johnson, and David Ragan - Thunderstruck - Okay I get this song for Dale Jr and maybe even Ragan but Jimmie? Plus there needs to be a rule about not using a song more than once for something like this. Granted other drivers doubled up on songs but this one was just waayyyy overdone.
  • Joey Logano - East Bound and Down - I don't even have the words...what an odd choice.
  • Clint Bowyer - CC Rider - I don't even know what this song is but I don't like it because it's Elvis...enough said.
  • Reed Sorenson - Billy Jean - Yes, please let's encourage the Michael Jackson is the greatest man in the world attitude. Sorry, great song but that's got to be the only reason this song was chosen.
What are your thoughts?


Hi Roger, I'm Brad.

Nothing has been confirmed as of yet but it looks like David Stremme won't be behind the wheel of the #12 next year. Seem like that guy just can't catch a break. First he looses his ride at Ganassi when Dario Franchitti decided to try his hand at NASCAR. (That worked out great...where is Dario these days?) Now it looks like Roger Penske is considering letting Stremme walk for Brad Keselowski. Poor David.

Earlier in the week it was reported that Penske had requested a meeting with Keselowski regarding his options for the 2010 season. Keselowski's dreams of driving for Rick Hendrick in 2010 were put to an end when Mark Martin decided to race full time in the #5 again next year. I'd rather see Mark than Brad anyway. There was speculation that JR Motorsports would go cup racing next year or that Keselowski might have home in a third team owned by Tony Stewart. I guess that's not gonna happen.

Personally I am of the opinion that Keselowski won't really fit in at Penske with Kurt Busch and Sam Hornish Jr. Sure Brad has some Nationwide wins and a Cup Series win to his name but I wonder what he will be like without a Hendrick engine under the hood. Is he destined to become a great driver as many have promoted him to be? Or will not having the support of Rick Hendrick and Dale Jr behind him show that he is just a regular guy?

What do you think?

What's Your Opinion on Keselowski Going to Penske for 2010?(opinion)

FYI - If there seem to be some S's missing in my words I apologize. My S key only works about half the time!


What Does the Future Hold for LMS?

Here at The Biff Files we are huge fans of the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. It's the track I always dreamed of going to as a teenager. It's the place where Jenn and I saw Casey Mears and David Reutimann get their first wins. It's also the place where we attended our first race back in the summer of 2007.

Next year when we head for our favorite place on earth we won't be heading to the Lowe's Motor Speedway. By then it will have been renamed something else. It was announced this week that following the current season Lowe's Companies Incorporated will not renew their sponsorship of the 1.5 mile track in the heart of NASCAR country. After an eleven year relationship with the speedway Lowe's will continue to sponsor Jimmie Johnson but not the track where he has won a number of races. This announcement comes just days after Allstate decided to pull it's naming rights from the 400 at the Brickyard and DeWalt decided to cease it's sponsorship of Matt Kenseth and his Roush-Fenway team.

If companies keep pulling out what will we have left?

Regardless of what LMS is renamed to it's still going to hold a special place in our hearts. Personally I'm hoping they go back to the original name of Charlotte Motor Speedway, but that's just me.


Brother Knows Best

You might already know that both Jenn and I are hard core when it comes to the Busch brothers. Sure we follow other drivers but when we are at the track you will usually find us wearing one or both of them on our clothing. Last year we didn't have a lot to cheer about when it came to Kurt. It seemed like every time we turned around Kurt was careening into a wall. It wasn't a pretty sight. On the other hand Kyle was kicking butt in everything he drove.

Kurt Busch signs autographs for waiting fans at his souvenir hauler prior to the Coca-Cola 600 - May 2009 - Credit: The Biff Files

This year it's the other way around. Kurt is doing great in the cup series while Kyle seems to be finding the wall more frequently than any other driver. He's still got three wins to his credit which is nothing to be ashamed of. But, where is the Kyle from last year? I'm pretty sure he's in the Nationwide garage. Kurt even agrees with me.

When asked about Kyle this week Kurt pointed out ..."I think if he could focus more on the 18 Cup car, rather than on the Truck and the Nationwide deal, that would help him in the long run."

I couldn't have said it better myself! It never hurts to listen to your older brother!