Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Weekly Pull List: 3/1/2017

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

Walking Dead #165

Clone Conspiracy Omega #1
Deadpool #28
Silk #18
Slapstick #4
Spider-Man 2099 #21
Star Wars #29

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Kurt Busch Wins Wild Daytona 500

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kurt Busch passed Kyle Larson on the final lap to win a wild Daytona 500 on Sunday from the Daytona International Speedway.
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Busch made the winning pass coming off turn 2 after getting a big run on Larson’s 42 car.  The win was Busch’s first Daytona 500 victory after finishing runner-up three times before.  Busch said he used that experience to get to victory lane on Sunday.

“The more that becomes unpredictable about Daytona, the more it becomes predictable,” Busch said.  “The more that I’ve run this race, the more that I’ve just thrown caution to the wind and let it rip…that’s what we did.”

There were a lot of unknowns going into the weekend.  The Daytona 500 was the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race to use the new race format announced earlier in the year, and no one knew how the Stewart-Haas cars would perform following their offseason switch to Ford.  Busch showed that SHR didn’t miss a step with their switch when he pulled into victory lane.

“I can’t believe this homecoming to Ford,” Busch said.  “The strategy today; who knew when to pit when; what segments were what; everybody’s wrecking as soon as we were done with the second segment.”

“Unbelievable to have all of this teamwork build these SHR Fords, and here we are in victory lane.”

Chase Elliott won the pole and was strong throughout the whole race, but ran out of gas with less than two laps to go while leading the field.  Larson knew he was going to be close at the end of the race because he and Elliott were on the same strategy.

“I got worried when Chase ran out,” Larson said.  “I knew we’d be close because we pitted the same time, have the same engines.”

“I didn’t think I’d have a shot to win the Daytona 500 just yet.  I don’t feel like I have the experience enough on this kind of stuff, but I feel like I learned a lot today.”

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

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Weekly Pull List: 2/22/2017

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

Back to the Future #17

Amazing Spider-Man #24
Deadpool the Duck #4
Extraordinary X-Men #19
Inhumans Vs. X-Men #5
Rocket Raccoon #3
Spider-Gwen #17
Spider-Man Deadpool #14
Spider-Woman #16
Thanos #4

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Logano Wins Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Joey Logano won the rain-delayed Advanced Auto Parts Clash on Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway.

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Logano took the lead on the last lap when Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin got together racing for the lead.  Logano said he was going to push his teammate Keselowski to the front, but could foresee the wreck at the end of the race.

“I knew Brad was going to make the move, and I was just going to follow him through,” Logano said.  “But when I saw the 11 [of Hamlin] coming down, I immediately went to the top; the writing was on the wall what was going to happen.”

“Kind of was the right place at the right time.”

Joe Gibbs Racing dominated throughout the race, with the four-car team of Matt Kenseth, Daniel Suarez, Kyle Busch and Hamlin running in the top five during most of the day.  Logano said he knew a strong team would have to work together to break up the stronghold the Toyotas held on the lead.

“I knew the only way we were going to beat those Gibbs cars was to break them up, and we had to be a better team than they were,” Logano said.  “We were able to break them up and get ourselves up there to make the big move at the end of the race.”

Hamlin ended up finishing 13th as a result of his accident, but he said he wouldn’t have done anything differently at the end of the race.

“There’s really not much I could do differently to defend,” Hamlin said.  “I was in a bad spot there.”
“We lined up so well as Toyota teammates throughout the race that once those guys started breaking that up…when they were able to get up there that really put us at a speed differential.”

Unofficial results:
1. Joey Logano
2. Kyle Busch
3. Alex Bowman
4. Danica Patrick
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Chase Elliott
8. Daniel Suarez
9. Chris Buescher
10. Jamie McMurray
11. Matt Kenseth
12. Austin Dillon
13. Denny Hamlin
14. Kyle Larson
15. Martin Truex Jr.
16. Jimmie Johnson
17. Kurt Busch  

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Weekly Pull List: 2/15/2017

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 #12

Invincible #133
Walking Dead #164

Clone Conspiracy #5
Deadpool #27
Silk #17
Spider-Man #13
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #11
Star-Lord #3
Unbelievable Gwenpool #12
Uncanny X-Men #18
Venom #4

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Weekly Pull List: 2/8/2017

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

Justice League Power Rangers #2

Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #4
Deadpool the Duck #3
Foolkiller #4
Guardians of the Galaxy #17
Inhumans Vs. X-Men #4
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #4