Can things can get any crazier in NASCAR?
So far, this week alone:
- Kyle Busch won his fourth Sprint Cup race of the season;
- Brad Keselowski likely got knocked out of a chance to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup and defend his series championship;
- Max Papis got slapped by a road-course ringer's girlfriend;
- Tony Stewart made his first public appearance since breaking his leg a month earlier;
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a new sponsor;
- Jeff Burton announced he won't be back at Richard Childress Racing next year; and
- Juan Pablo Montoya visited the Furniture Row Racing shops with an eye on possibly joining that squad next season.
And it's only Thursday.
The real fun hasn't even begun yet.
No, the real fun begins Friday at Richmond International Raceway, coming to a rousing crescendo on Saturday night with the running of the Federated Auto Parts 400, the 26th and final race in NASCAR's long regular season.
Heading into RIR, seven drivers are already in the Chase field...