QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE
Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers
Did Denny douse the flames?
Partially. His tweeted apology to the masses Sunday night was both gentlemanly and a smart publicrelations move, given Chase Elliott’s popularity with those masses. During the late free-for-all at Martinsville, Hamlin also got into Ryan Blaney. It’s as if he was becoming a one-man wrecking crew on the next generation of NASCAR stars. Somehow he missed Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez.
Will the “Bubba Factor” be a big boost for NASCAR?
However you define big, the possibilities of a boost increase if Richard Petty Motorsports can somehow put the pieces together. You know, if the Furniture Row team, based in Colorado and with a mere fraction of the history connected to Richard Petty, can be a championship favorite this year, you’d think RPM could make it happen. It’s a matter of spending the money in the right places.