Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Weekly Pull List: 10/18/2017

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 #4

Deadpool Vs. Old Man Logan #1
Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma #4
Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #5
Spider-Gwen #25
Star Wars Poe Dameron #20
Venom #156

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Keselowski Survives Wild Talladega Finish

Originally written for CLNS Media.

Brad Keselowski won the Alabama 500 from Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon in his 300th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start.

Keselowski had to survive a wild finish, one that saw three major accidents collect most of the field in the final 17 laps.  With the field cut to about only 10 cars, Keselowski was able to pass Ryan Newman on the final lap to pick up his fifth victory at Talladega.

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Keselowski said he was excited to survive and move on to the next round of the Playoffs.

“What a special day…I survived,” Keselowski said.  “We haven’t been as good as we’ve needed to be on the [1.5 mile tracks], so we knew we had to come to Talladega and get it done.”

Keselowski said a late block on his teammate Joey Logano helped propel him past Newman on the final lap.

“I just had to make all the right moves…right at the end I put the block on my teammate…and it was just enough to get the momentum to win at the start/finish line,” Keselowski said.  “You’ve got to have a little bit of luck to win these races…we got through some big wrecks there.”

“To be able to win and get to the next round of the Playoffs and not have to deal with any of that…this is one we really needed.”

Newman finished second, but said he was disappointed he couldn’t close out a victory while leading late in the race.

“When there’s only that many cars left running, you want to be the guy…I’m really disappointed we didn’t win,” Newman said.  “I don’t think there was a car out there that didn’t have any damage.”

“We’ll take it for what it’s worth and we’ll keep digging.  Wish we were still in the Playoffs, but we’re not.  We’ll keep moving our way up if we can.”

Unofficial results:
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Ryan Newman
3. Trevor Bayne
4. Joey Logano
5. Aric Almirola
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
8. Kasey Kahne
9. Gray Gaulding
10. David Ragan
11. Ty Dillon
12. Paul Menard
13. Kyle Larson
14. Matt Kenseth
15. Daniel Suarez
16. Chase Elliott
17. Chris Buescher
18. Ryan Blaney
19. Brandan Gaughan
20. Kevin Harvick
21. Danica Patrick
22. AJ Allmendinger
23. Martin Truex Jr.
24. Jimmie Johnson
25. Kurt Busch
26. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
27. Kyle Busch
28. Landon Cassill
29. Austin Dillon
30. Michael McDowell
31. Matt DiBenedetto
32. Joey Gase
33. DJ Kennington
34. Cole Whitt
35. Clint Bowyer
36. Erik Jones
37. Jamie McMurray
38. Jeffrey Earnhardt
39. Mark Thompson
40. Justin Marks

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Weekly Pull List: 10/11/2017

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

Back to the Future #23

Amazing Spider-Man #789
Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #12
Despicable Deadpool #287
Gwenpool the Unbelievable #21
Rocket #6
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #13

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Truex Continues to Dominate, Wins at Charlotte

Originally written for CLNS Media.

Martin Truex Jr. won the Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon for his sixth victory of the season.

Truex led 91 laps on Sunday on his way to victory lane, but had to hold off Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick in the closing laps after two late cautions set up an overtime finish.

Truex said his team came through in the clutch with fast pit stops at the end of the race.

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“Everybody on this team is amazing,” Truex said.  “The pit crew was flawless; got us track position and we were able to keep it.”

Final practice was cancelled on Saturday due to rain, so teams had very little on-track time to prepare for Sunday’s race.  After qualifying 17th, Truex and crew chief Cole Pearn had no following track time to work on their car.

Truex said he and his crew chief did a good job working on the car to prepare it for Sunday.

“It’s one of those weekends with a lot of pressure,” Truex said.  “We qualified poorly, and I was mad about it and Cole was mad about it.”

“This time of year you want to click on all cylinders, and today we did.  We just did everything right with no mistakes.  We just never gave up on it, and we just kept digging.”

Harvick finished third after challenging late for the lead, but he couldn’t catch Truex on the final restart.

Harvick said his car was good, but that he couldn’t compete with how fast Truex was.

“It’s about where we were going to run, second or third,” Harvick said.  “I would get close and then I would get loose…kind of lost what I had at the beginning of the race.”

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

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Weekly Pull List: 10/4/2017

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

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #11
Astonishing X-Men #4
Journey to Star Wars the Last Jedi Captain Phasma #3
Spider-Man #21
Spider-Man Deadpool #22
Star Wars #37
Venom #155
Venomverse #5

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Busch Wins at Dover in Round 1 Finale

Originally written for CLNS Media.

Kyle Busch won the Apache Warrior 400 from Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Busch capped off the first round of the Playoffs with his second victory of the round, after passing Chase Elliott for the lead with two laps to go.
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Busch said he gave his everything in the final run to try and run down Elliott.

“That was hard fought…that was everything I had,” Busch said.  “I was trying to get there, and I got stuck for a few laps.  I wasn’t sure if I would make it all the way, and then I had to try the top.”

Elliott, who is still looking for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory, dominated the final stage of the race, but lost the lead after getting slowed down by lapped traffic.

Busch said he could understand Elliott’s frustration with the runner-up finish.

“I know Chase is hungry…he’s been trying a couple years to get his first Cup Series win,” Busch said.  “Fortunately we had a little bit fresher tires than he did and it drug us right to him.”

“I saw that carrot hanging out there, and I wanted to go get it.”

Elliott led a race-high 138 laps, but he was visibly disappointed after coming so close to his first victory.  Elliott said it was his fault that he couldn’t get to victory lane.

“I’m so disappointed in myself; couldn’t have had it any easier,” Elliott said.  “Appreciate our team and their efforts today; our pit stops were great and it kept us in the ballgame, and I didn’t.”

“When you look back, I obviously would have done something different, but I didn’t.”

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

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Weekly Pull List: 9/27/2017

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 #19

Justice League Power Rangers #6

Ben Reilly the Scarlet Spider #8
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #5
Generations Miles Morales Spider-Man and Peter Parker Spider-Man #1
I Am Groot #5
Spider-Gwen #24
Star Wars Jedi of the Republic Mace Windu #2
Thanos #11
Venomverse #4