Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weekly Pull List 4/29/2015

All the comics available this week can be found on Comixology, and any comics news is on Comic Book Resources.

Invincible #119

Batman #40

Daredevil #15
Fantastic Four #645
Inhuman #14
Moon Knight #14
New Avengers: Ultron Forever #1
Nova #30
Princess Leia #3
Silk #3
Silver Surfer #11
Spider-Man and the X-Men #6
Superior Iron Man #8
Wolverines #16
X-Men #26

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Busch Dominates in Richmond

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kurt Busch picked up his first victory of the season in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond International Raceway.  
Photo courtesy Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

Busch dominated the race, leading 291 of 400 laps.  Busch said this win was what his team was working towards all season.

“It’s a total team effort, and the way that everything came together, it just seemed like we were building…towards a great finish like this,” Busch said.  

Busch clinched a spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup with his victory.  Busch missed the first three races of the season while serving a suspension for a domestic violence incident.  He said it was an incredible feeling to be in victory lane after a rough start to the season.

“I have this opportunity because of [co-owner] Gene Haas,” Busch said.  “Everyone that’s a part of our family at Stewart-Haas, it’s an unbelievable feeling when you pull deep from within and to go through troubles.”

“Your personal life doesn’t need to affect your business life, and I’m here in victory lane and it feels great to do it in Richmond.”

Busch’s teammate Kevin Harvick finished second, and said he might have been able to win the race if it wasn’t for a bad set of tires.

“What we really needed was all the tires to be the same,” Harvick said.  “We put that one set of tires on and…it just got us way behind.”

“Just really happy for everyone at Stewart-Haas and Kurt and everybody on the 41.”

Unofficial results:
1. Kurt Busch
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Jamie McMurray
5. Joey Logano
6. Kasey Kahne
7. Matt Kenseth
8. Jeff Gordon
9. Clint Bowyer
10. Martin Truex Jr.
11. Ryan Newman
12. Kyle Larson
13. AJ Allmendinger
14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
15. Paul Menard
16. Chase Elliott
17. Brad Keselowski
18. Justin Allgaier
19. Carl Edwards
20. Aric Almirola
21. Greg Biffle
22. Denny Hamlin
23. David Ragan
24. Trevor Bayne
25. Danica Patrick
26. Landon Cassill
27. Austin Dillon
28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
29. Brett Moffitt
30. Casey Mears
31. David Gilliland
32. Alex Bowman
33. Michael Annett
34. Reed Sorenson
35. Sam Hornish Jr.
36. Cole Whitt
37. Matt DiBenedetto
38. Jeb Burton
39. Alex Kennedy
40. Jeff Green
41. Tony Stewart
42. Josh Wise
43. Joey Gase

Photo courtesy Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 4/22/2015

All the comics available this week can be found on Comixology, and any comics news is on Comic Book Resources.

Chew #48

All-New X-Men #40
Amazing Spider-Man #17.1
Amazing X-Men #19
The Black Vortex Omega #1
Guardians of the Galaxy #26
Hulk #15
Inhuman Special #1
Star Wars #4
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4
Wolverines #15

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Kenseth Wins Rain-Soaked Food City 500

Originally written for CLNS Radio.
Matt Kenseth won a rain-delayed Food City 500 on Sunday from the Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kenseth picked up his first victory of the season, ending a 51-race winless drought.  

Photo courtesy Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
“Last year was tough, and not winning again this year so far has been tough,” Kenseth said.  “It means a lot, I’ve got a great race team.”

Kenseth not only outlasted his competition, but also had to contend with Mother Nature throughout the day.  The race took over nine hours to complete, with a red flag on lap 22 halting the race for nearly four hours.

After a caution on lap 493 collected some of the race’s stronger cars, the rain returned to place the race under an extended caution period.  NASCAR eventually red-flagged the event for a few minutes while the track dried, and that set up a wild green-white-checkered finish.

Jeff Gordon was one of three drivers under that extended caution who were in danger of running out of gas.  Austin Dillon ran out of gas under the caution, but Kenseth and Gordon were able to save enough to get to the finish.

“That was just chaos,” Gordon said.  “I certainly didn’t like NASCAR running us around…under caution for so long, I thought were going to run out of gas.  I hate it for the 3 [of Dillon], but happy for Matt.  I think he deserved it…it would have been a shame if he had run out of gas.”

Unofficial results:

1. Matt Kenseth
2. Jimmie Johnson
3. Jeff Gordon
4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
5. Ryan Newman
6. Tony Stewart
7. Kyle Larson
8. Justin Allgaier
9. Danica Patrick
10. Austin Dillon
11. Paul Menard
12. Clint Bowyer
13. Aric Almirola
14. Jamie McMurray
15. Kurt Busch
16. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
17. Brett Moffitt
18. David Gilliland
19. Sam Hornish Jr.
20. Alex Bowman
21. Matt DiBenedetto
22. Michael McDowell
23. Michael Annett
24. Carl Edwards
25. Chris Buescher
26. Denny Hamlin
27. Cole Whitt
28. Trevor Bayne
29. Martin Truex Jr.
30. Greg Biffle
31. Mike Bliss
32. J.J. Yeley
33. Alex Kennedy
34. AJ Allmendinger
35. Brad Keselowski
36. Casey Mears
37. Kasey Kahne
38. Kevin Harvick
39. Josh Wise
40. Joey Logano
41. David Ragan
42. Jeb Burton
43. Landon Cassill

Photo courtesy Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 4/15/2015

All the comics available this week can be found on Comixology, and any breaking comics news is on Comic Book Resources.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #9
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #11
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #7

Legendary Star-Lord #11
Loki: Agent of Asgard #13
Magneto #17
Nova #29
Spider-Man and the X-Men #5
Superior Iron Man #7
Uncanny X-Men #33
Wolverines #14

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Johnson Dominant in Texas

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Jimmie Johnson won the Duck Commander 500 from Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Johnson had a dominant car throughout the race, leading a race-high 128 laps.  

After a late caution shook up the running order, Johnson went from eighth to first in just a few laps, ending with a strong move around Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray.
Photo courtesy Sean Gardner/Getty Images

“They brought me a fast racecar,” Johnson said in victory lane.  “It was fast all weekend.”

Johnson said this win was big for his team, who he said have been strong all season but haven’t gotten the victories to prove it.

“We’ve had an awesome start to the year, I know the results don’t show it,” Johnson said.  “I think the off-week was good for us.”

Harvick finished second after leading 96 laps.  He said his car couldn’t keep up with Johnson’s on the final restart.

“Jimmie was really fast for those first couple laps and got around us,” Harvick said.  “I got loose coming off [turn] 4 and then I got in the wall just trying to hang on to where I needed to be.”

Harvick beat Johnson’s teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the line for second place.  Earnhardt said he had a chance to keep the top two finishers behind him on the final restart.

“I had Harvick cleared off of [turn] 2,” Earnhardt said.  “I had a hard time on the top so I wanted to try the bottom in 3 and 4 and he beat me around there.”

“We weren’t as good as the 48 [of Johnson] or the 4 [of Harvick] early in the race, but we definitely improved it.”

Unofficial results:
1. Jimmie Johnson
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
4. Joey Logano
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Jamie McMurray
7. Jeff Gordon
8. Kasey Kahne
9. Martin Truex Jr.
10. Carl Edwards
11. Denny Hamlin
12. Ryan Newman
13. David Ragan
14. Kurt Busch
15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
16. Danica Patrick
17. Greg Biffle
18. Trevor Bayne
19. Aric Almirola
20. Austin Dillon
21. AJ Allmendinger
22. Clint Bowyer
23. Matt Kenseth
24. Tony Stewart
25. Kyle Larson
26. Sam Hornish Jr.
27. Casey Mears
28. David Gilliland
29. Brett Moffitt
30. Chris Buescher
31. Michael McDowell
32. Landon Cassill
33. Alex Bowman
34. Matt DiBenedetto
35. Cole Whitt
36. Mike Bliss
37. Alex Kennedy
38. Josh Wise
39. Justin Allgaier
40. Michael Annett
41. Paul Menard
42. Ryan Blaney
43. JJ Yeley

Photo courtesy Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Friday, April 10, 2015

NASCAR '15 Given Release Date

The newest NASCAR video game will be released on May 22, developer DM Racing announced on Friday.

The new title, NASCAR '15, is a standalone update to the previous game, NASCAR '14.  Developer DMi Games took over the NASCAR license in January.

NASCAR '15 will not be a completely new game, but will instead be a glorified update to NASCAR '14.  The game will feature the current lineup of Sprint Cup Series drivers, the 2015 schedule and rules changes, along with over 60 paint schemes.  There will also be DLC content in the future.

After DMi Games took over the NASCAR license from developer Eutechnyx, the company promised to bring a new NASCAR sim racer to current-gen consoles.  The company announced Friday it is hard at work on that game, which should hit PS4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2016.

NASCAR '15 will be available on May 22 for PS3 and Xbox 360 for $19.99, exclusively at Gamestop.  The game will be available digitally on the Xbox Live Marketplace and Playstation Store, as well as on PC via Steam. 

You can now preorder the game on PS3 and Xbox 360 on Gamestop's website.

What do you think of NASCAR '15? Will you be jumping behind the wheel on May 22?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 4/8/2015

For all the comics available this week, head to Comixology.  Any breaking comics news is on Comic Book Resources.

Saga #27
The Walking Dead #140

Convergence #1
Convergence: Batman and Robin #1
Convergence: Harley Quinn #1
Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #1
Convergence: Speed Force #1
Batman: Arkham Knight #2

All-New Hawkeye #2
Angela: Asgard's Assassin #5
Ant-Man #4
Captain Marvel #14
Darth Vader #4
Deadpool #45
Guardians 3000 #7
Howard the Duck #2
Hulk #14
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #12
Spider-Man 2099 #11
Spider-Woman #6
Storm #10