The Sprint Cup Championships has now had its first race. Brad Keselowski kept up his winning form by coming first and he now will definitely be going through to the next stage of races. Jeff Gordon came in second followed by Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray and Matt Kenseth. It is still rather early to be making predictions as to who might win this season but at the moment Brad Keselowski certainly seems like he will be the one to beat.
On Saturday the Nationwide Series saw a win for Kevin Harvick. He was followed by Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Ryan Planey, Trevor Bayne, Elliott Sadler, Ty Dillon, Regan Smith, Brian Scott and Chase Elliott. At the moment the season scores see Chase Elliott ahead of Regan Smith, Ty Dillon, Elliott Sadler and Brian Scott. However, there are still plenty of races to go and so this could get a bit of a shake up, although it is unlikely now that someone outside of the top ten would take the title.
Kyle Busch had a very good weekend with a top finish in the Camping World Truck series and so had a top ten finish in every race. Matt Crafton came second followed by Austin Dillon, Tyler Reddick, Jeb Burton, Darrell Wallace Jr, Ben Kennedy, Joey Coulter, Joe Nemechek and Bryan Silas. Matt Crafton now leads the points race with Johnny Sauter, Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace Jr and German Quiroga pushing up behind him. The points are all pretty close so it would be a tough one to try to call.
Also this week it has been announced that the details of Tony Stewart’s accident in early August will be put to a grand jury so that they can decide whether he will be charged. There is no date for this and so it means that Stewart will have to just keep waiting. Despite the death of Kevin Ward Jr always being described as an accident and Stewart confirming this, there is the fact that Ward was unhappy with Stewart bumping his car during the race and some have even said he may have hit him on purpose. But in the night time conditions, the speed that he was driving and the fact that Ward put himself at risk by climbing out of his car, it is hard to say how the jury will look at it. They may feel that Stewart was reckless and if they do they could rule second degree manslaughter which faces a 15 year prison sentence.