Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 4/18/2018

All the comics available this week can be found on ComicList, and any comic book news is on CBR.

BOOM! Studios
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #26

Amazing Spider-Man #799
Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #18
Infinity Countdown #2
Star Wars Poe Dameron #26
Venomized #3

Kyle Busch Wins Rain-Delayed Race at Bristol

Originally written for CLNS Media.

Kyle Busch won the rain-delayed Food City 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday afternoon for his second-straight victory.
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The race, originally scheduled for Sunday, was postponed after 204 laps due to rain.  The race was restarted on Monday afternoon, and Busch led 117 laps on his way to victory lane.

Busch said he knew his team had a strong enough car to win no matter when the race was run.

“I knew we had a really good car,” Busch said.  “Once we got into the long runs…we were running them down.”

Busch had to run Kyle Larson down in the closing laps, and Busch used his bumper to move Larson with six laps to go.  Busch said he and Larson’s cars were equal in the closing laps.

“With as good as we were, Larson was just as good,” Busch said.  “But our car was fast enough that Larson never had a shot to get back to us to repay the favor.”

Larson led over the final run, but he said his car got loose in the closing laps.

“I just didn’t expect to get that loose that run there,” Larson said. “I knew it would be hard to get back to [Busch].  I knew I would need a lapper to kind of hold him up on exit and kill his momentum to allow me to…get to his back bumper.”

Unofficial results:
1. Kyle Busch
2. Kyle Larson
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
5. Alex Bowman
6. Aric Almirola
7. Kevin Harvick
8. Clint Bowyer
9. Joey Logano
10. Ryan Newman
11. Daniel Suarez
12. David Ragan
13. Paul Menard
14. Denny Hamlin
15. Austin Dillon
16. Darrell Wallace Jr.
17. AJ Allmendinger
18. William Byron
19. Jamie McMurray
20. Landon Cassill
21. Matt DiBenedetto
22. Kurt Busch
23. Brad Keselowski
24. Trevor Bayne
25. Corey LaJoie
26. Erik Jones
27. DJ Kennington
28. Ty Dillon
29. Chase Elliott
30. Martin Truex Jr.
31. Gray Gaulding
32. Reed Sorenson
33. Chad Finchum
34. Kasey Kahne
35. Ryan Blaney
36. Chris Buescher
37. Harrison Rhodes
38. Michael McDowell
39. Ross Chastain

Jerry Markland/Getty Images

Monday, April 9, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 4/11/2018

All the comics available this week can be found on ComicList, and any comic book news is on CBR.

Back to the Future Tales From the Time Train #4

Ben Reilly the Scarlet Spider #17
Despicable Deadpool #298
Spider-Man Deadpool #31
Star Wars Darth Vader #14
Thanos #18
Venomized #2

Busch Claims Victory in Texas

Originally written for CLNS Media.

Kyle Busch won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 from Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon to pick up his first win of the season.

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Busch led a race-high 116 laps on his way to victory lane, but he still had to hold off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick over the final 25-lap run.  Busch has three runner-up finishes this season, and he was finally able to pick up one more position to get to victory lane.

Busch said he was excited to finally get his car to victory lane.

“So cool to be in victory lane…finally this year,” Busch said.  “After Daytona we’ve just been on a roll of finishing really good, and we were really pumped and excited about that, but frustrated at the same time.”

Harvick was catching Busch in the closing laps, but he couldn’t overcome multiple pit road issues that plagued his team throughout the weekend.

Busch said he knew he had to be perfect in the closing laps to hold off Harvick.

“They were probably a tick faster overall, so I just had to do everything I could to hit all my marks,” Busch said. 

Harvick said his car didn’t handle well in traffic once he got back in the pack.

“Kyle’s car was just fast enough that I had to go a whole run to make up that ground that I needed to win,” Harvick said.  “We just didn’t turn as well in traffic.”

“We were just fortunate our Busch Light Ford was as fast as it was to cover up what was just an absolutely pathetic two days on pit road.”

Unofficial results:
1. Kyle Busch
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Jamie McMurray
4. Erik Jones
5. Ryan Blaney
6. Joey Logano
7. Kurt Busch
8. Darrell Wallace Jr.
9. Clint Bowyer
10. William Byron
11. Chase Elliott
12. Trevor Bayne
13. Ty Dillon
14. Michael McDowell
15. Chris Buescher
16. Matt DiBenedetto
17. Kasey Kahne
18. Ross Chastain
19. Cole Whitt
20. Gray Gaulding
21. Landon Cassill
22. Harrrison Rhodes
23. David Ragan
24. AJ Allmendinger
25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
26. Austin Dillon
27. Ryan Newman
28. Alex Bowman
29. Daniel Suarez
30. Paul Menard
31. Reed Sorenson
32. Aric Almirola
33. Brad Keselowski
34. Denny Hamlin
35. Jimmie Johnson
36. Kyle Larson
37. Martin Truex Jr.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 4/4/2018

All the comics available this week can be found on ComicList, and any comic book news is on CBR.

Amazing Spider-Man #798
Spider-Man #239
Star Wars #46
Venom #164
Venomized #1

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 3/28/2018

All the comics available this week can be found on ComicList, and any comic book news is on CBR.

BOOM! Studios
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #25

Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #16
Despicable Deadpool #297
Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #302
Spider-Man Deadpool #30
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #18

Bowyer Snaps Winless Streak with Martinsville Victory

Originally written for CLNS Media.

Clint Bowyer won the STP 500 on Monday afternoon from the Martinsville Speedway.

The race, originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon, was postponed due to a snow storm in the Virginia area.  That forced NASCAR to run most of the Truck Series race and the entire Cup Series race on Monday.
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Bowyer’s victory snapped a 190-race winless streak that dated back to his victory at Charlotte in October 2012. 

Since Bowyer moved to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2017, he has seen his teammate Kevin Harvick run up front every week while Bowyer ran mid-pack.  Bowyer said watching his teammates succeed helped light a fire within him and his team.

“It’s hard to watch your teammates…have all that success,” Bowyer said.  “It still fuels that fire, and it can either be a detriment or a positive attraction, and for us, it just made us want to get to Victory Lane.”

Bowyer dominated on Monday, and led a race-high 215 laps.  Bowyer said he knew his car was fast from the beginning of the weekend.

“Something just felt right about today,” Bowyer said.  “Our weekend, all four cars were fast.”

Kyle Busch had a strong car and ran up front throughout the race, but he couldn’t get to Bowyer to make a move for the win.  Instead, he collected his third second-place finish of the season.

Busch said he was starting to get frustrated with running so well without a victory.

“We’ve been that close each and every week, so we’re right there, we’re knocking on the door,” Busch said.  “We’ve been the closest thing to everybody each and every week.”

Unofficial results:
1. Clint Bowyer
2. Kyle Busch
3. Ryan Blaney
4. Martin Truex Jr.
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Joey Logano
7. Alex Bowman
8. AJ Allmendinger
9. Chase Elliott
10. Brad Keselowski
11. Kurt Busch
12. Denny Hamlin
13. Paul Menard
14. Aric Almirola
15. Jimmie Johnson
16. Kyle Larson
17. Erik Jones
18. Daniel Suarez
19. Ryan Newman
20. William Byron
21. Michael McDowell
22. Ty Dillon
23. Chris Buescher
24. Kasey Kahne
25. David Ragan
26. Jamie McMurray
27. Cole Whitt
28. DJ Kennington
29. Ross Chastain
30. Austin Dillon
31. JJ Yeley
32. Matt DiBenedetto
33. Trevor Bayne
34. Darrell Wallace Jr.
35. Harrison Rhodes
36. Gray Gaulding
37. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
38. Landon Cassill

Jerry Markland/Getty Images