After a week off, Latemodel driver Chris Siebert is back with us this week to discuss the biggest issues in NASCAR coming out of Fontana, and heading into Martinsville:
Ben: Hey Chris, let’s get started. First off, what did you think of Kevin Harvick’s pass on Jimmie Johnson on the final lap? As good as advertised, better, or a bit overrated?
Siebert: I liked i. I’m a JH(Jimmie Hater), so I’m thrilled with it! I think he really stuck it in there and pulled out to win a race. That’s how it outta be; no giving up when your 2 cars back on the white flag. Wreck him or something. Checkers or wreckers man! I’m probably wrong by that, but they’ve made it to NASCAR and they have nothing to prove to anyone. Use that bumper or door to move someone. I thought it was good stuff man!
Ben: Who’s hotter right now: Kyle Busch or Carl Edwards?
Siebert: Sprint Cup – Carl. Nationwide – Kyle. That’s how I feel it is. Because Kyle can lead a lot and then fade back or win. Not super consistent with it. I just think Carl is hotter because he’s got good cars and he’s always there. Kyle is a good driver but I just think Carl will sustain the year and Kyle will flicker as the year goes on
Ben: 5 races in, who are the biggest surprises and disappointments so far? You can include Nationwide and Truck Series drivers if you’d like.
Siebert: Ahhhh man, that’s a tough one right there. Every driver this year has really stepped up there game this year and really is doing well. Other than like T. Bayne having a hard time with stuff early in the season every driver has been great! Harvick winning last week, and Menard in the top 10, Junior up there, and Edwards getting consistent. Oh! I got it. Hamlin! What happened? Went from hero to zero!! Had a great car then just blew up and it’s been like that all year. So we will see how it goes man.