Monday, May 21, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 5/23/2018

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

Spider-Man Deadpool #33
Star Wars #48
Star Wars Annual #4
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #20
You Are Deadpool #4

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Harvick Wins Monster Energy All-Star Race

Originally written for CLNS Media.

Kevin Harvick won the Monster Energy All-Star Race on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway to win the $1 Million prize.

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Harvick was fast throughout the night, and led 36 of the 93 laps run.  But after getting caught back in traffic early in the race, Harvick said his car struggled to regain the speed he had when the green flag dropped.

“We got a little behind on the first pit stop, and traffic wasn’t our friend,” Harvick said.  “I was not very good on the bottom; I would push and slide.  In a straight line, this thing was a rocket.”

NASCAR implemented a new rules package for the All-Star Race that slowed the cars down and promoted more side-by-side racing.  Restrictor plates, normally seen at the much larger Daytona and Talladega, bunched the field up into a pack and created more drafting.

Harvick said his team has run well on the restrictor plate tracks leading into this non-points event.
“These guys…put a lot of effort into a lot of restrictor plate racing,” Harvick said.  “Our car was super fast…this is just unbelievable.”

Daniel Suarez transferred into the All-Star Race after winning the second segment of the Monster Energy Open, the last-chance race for all those not already qualified for the main race.  Once in the main event, Suarez drove to the front with a fast car.

Suarez said his car was slow to get going, which hurt him on the final restart.

“I feel like we had a car actually capable to win the race,” Suarez said.  “For whatever reason, on restarts my car was taking one lap to go.”

“It hurts to be close and not get it.”

Unofficial results:
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Daniel Suarez
3. Joey Logano
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Chase Elliott
6. Jimmie Johnson
7. Kyle Larson
8. AJ Allmendinger
9. Kyle Busch
10. Kasey Kahne
11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
12. Austin Dillon
13. Jamie McMurray
14. Matt Kenseth
15. Ryan Blaney
16. Ryan Newman
17. Martin Truex Jr.
18. Kurt Busch
19. Clint Bowyer
20. Brad Keselowski
21. Alex Bowman

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 5/16/2018

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 #27

Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #18
Punisher #224
Star Wars Poe Dameron #27
You Are Deadpool #3

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Harvick's Dominance Continues with Kansas Victory

Originally written for CLNS Media.

Kevin Harvick won the KC Masterpiece 400 from Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.

Harvick led 79 laps on his way to victory lane on Sunday to continue his dominant season.  The victory was Harvick’s fifth in just 12 races this season.
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Even after running up front for most of the race, Harvick said his car struggled with handling.

“Wasn’t really happy with it,” Harvick said.  “I think we can make it a lot better when we come back.”

Harvick restarted sixth on the final restart with 10 laps to go, but he was able to run down Martin Truex Jr. to take the lead with two laps to go.  Harvick said he knew he would have to change his racing line if he wanted a shot at Truex.

“I was tight on the bottom, so I just started driving it up top,” Harvick said.  “I was either going to drive it into the wall or win this race.”

Truex didn’t run up front throughout the day, but a strategy call by crew chief Cole Pearn got him to the lead late.  Truex said his team overachieved on a night when the car’s handling wasn’t very good.

“Good strategy call by Cole, just…a hell of an effort by our team,” Truex said.  “We definitely had to fight hard, we were awful to start the race.  We definitely over-achieved, so that’s always good.”

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

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 5/9/2018

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 #5

Despicable Deadpool #300
Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #304
Spider-Man Deadpool #32
Star Wars Darth Vader #16
Venom #1
You Are Deadpool #2

Monday, May 7, 2018

Harvick Dominates at Dover

Originally written for CLNS Media.

Kevin Harvick won the AAA 400 from Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Harvick led a race-high 201 laps on his way to a dominant victory on Sunday.  After two of Harvick’s Stewart-Haas teammates finished in the top five, Harvick said the finishes were a testament to the organization’s strength.
Robert Laberge/Getty Images

“The first thing I had to do was just thank everybody on my team…for just continuing to put the effort that they put into these cars,” Harvick said.  “Three cars in the top five says a lot about where we are as a company.”

Rain halted the race with 80 laps to go, but the race restarted after NASCAR was able to dry the track.  When the race resumed, Harvick raced Clint Bowyer for the lead before pulling away by seven seconds.

Harvick said he enjoyed racing for the lead with his teammate.

“It’s fun racing your teammate; that says a lot about our company,” Harvick said.

Bowyer said he didn’t know how his car would handle in clean air over the final run after running in traffic for the most of the day.

“The biggest thing was if we had a chance to adjust our car in clean air like [Harvick] did; he had that luxury all day,” Bowyer said.  “It’s fun to be running like this again and be competitive.”

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

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 5/2/2018

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

BOOM! Studios
Go Go Power Rangers #9

Astonishing X-Men #11
Infinity Countdown #3
Spider-Man #240
Star Wars #47
Venomized #5
You Are Deadpool #1