Kickin' it with Keselowski (cont.)
Halloween's coming up this weekend. What's your favorite costume you wore as a kid, and why? Have any good Halloween stories?
Probably the best Halloween story we had as a family is about my brother; someone tried to steal his candy once, and he got into a fight with a guy. Thought that was pretty good. No one's stealing my brother's candy and getting away with it...
I was probably 12 when that happened, and he's two years older, so he was 14. Kind of old for trick-or-treating, but not too old. But anyway, for those who know my brother, stealing candy or any type of food from him is the ultimate 'no no.' So that was funny.
I had a couple of different Halloween costumes, but none that stuck out as really good. I used to always wear masks, so I had a couple of different masks but nothing special. Worst one .... When I was little, my mom bought me a Smurfs costume and I was a Smurf. That was the worst.
Brad, who's one person in the NASCAR garage people would be surprised to know you're friends with? -- Ronnie, Knoxville, Tenn.
Well, I get along well with Kevin Harvick. I don't know if people would be surprised by that, but ...
If you are friends with somebody in the garage, do you like that to be a matter of public knowledge?
Eh, I try and keep my off-track stuff off-track, but I don't care if other people know. I just don't publish it or celebrate it.
Jenn Sterger. WIN HER. I saw a picture or two, and I think she's pretty good-looking. Other than that, I don't know much about her. But I don't have a problem with her; the Brett Favre controversy doesn't bother me. He brings it on himself, and I think it's somewhat intentional... from what I understand, she's not the one complaining to begin with. If she was the one filing the complaint, I might think differently about it.
Kim Kardashian. WIN HER. I like her, too. She seems really cool, she went to a race in Las Vegas, not bad-looking ... two win hers. That's a first.
Today's Topic: NBA vs. NHL
RING ME UP: NHL. Less hype, more action.
I LOST THE NUMBER: NBA. I'm not big on the whole hype thing, including LeBron.
Take us around a lap at Talladega.
Very smooth. The cars are easy to drive, and you have a lot of grip. But when you turn into the corner, it's just so smooth and you can go anywhere. It's like being on the freeway at 200 mph. There's a lot of control. It's a great feeling as a race car driver, and then you get in that pack and it turns into a mess. A disaster.
So, it can really play with your mind. The only really tricky thing about Talladega, from a driver's perspective, is dealing with the tri-oval. At the very bottom of the tri-oval, the track has a little transition to it, one that can kind of turn you sideways and help you lose your bearings a little bit. That can be kind of tricky, but all-in-all, a very smooth, high-banked track with smooth transitions and no bumps. A lot of fun to drive.
Last year, this race was marked by a long line of single-file competition, Chasers afraid to get in a wreck marked with fear of being penalized by bumpdrafting. How much more aggressive do you think we'll see things get this time around?
I don't think we'll see a huge difference between the fall race from last year to this year and the actual on-track product. I think we'll see a difference this year in the attitudes that the drivers and teams have toward it, and possibly the fans.
We'll see. I don't know my strategy yet; I'll wait and see after practice and qualifying how I feel about my car, and then develop one accordingly.
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