The Memorial Day Weekend races were full of excitement. First in the Indy 500, JR Hildebrand, the 23 year old rookie, crashed into the wall, giving the lead and win to Dan Whelen. In NASCAR, lots of drama, including many blown engines, and lots of car wrecked in the longest race scheduled. With 2 laps to go, Dale Jr. takes the lead, but runs out of fuel on turn 4, and gives the win to Kevin Harvick. Both Earnhardt and Hildebrand both were wearing the National Guard sponsor, and both had a problem on the last lap and last turn of the race.
The NBA draft is coming up, and the picks are all set. The Cavaliers have the 4th and the 1st pick, nut are pushing a trade to get the 2nd pick with the Pistons, and the Timberwolves. They say the deal will involve Richard Hamilton, which the Pistons have been trying to get rid of for a long time.
Carl Edwards takes home the million dollars in the Sprint All star race. Greg Biffle won 25 grand in the First segment, Segment, and the rest was all Carl. Kyle Busch, who won the pole, finished 2nd. Clint Bowyer, who started 2nd, finished 16th.
Matt Kenseth won his second race at Dover on Sunday. It was really rainy, for both Nationwide and Sprint Cup. Since qualifying was rained out, the person with the fastest practice time got the pole. In this case, Jimmie Johnson. The Sprint Cup race wasn't as exciting as it might have been at the Monster Mile, but the Nationwide race was filled with drama, including a last-lap crash involving many cars, including Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Steven Wallace, and Brad Keselowski. Carl Edwards remains the points leader.
The Conference finals are just getting started, with the Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the West and in the East, the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls. This will be interesting to see if the Thunder can pull it off and the Heat making the Finals with Lebron, D-Wade, and Chris Bosch together.
Nearing the end of the second round, there was a shock when the Lakers were swept by the Mavericks. The Heat beat the Celtics 4 games to one, and the Bulls have a 3-2 lead over Atlanta, and Oklahoma City has a 3-2 game lead over Memphis. There is lots of questions for the Lakers to answer, including "Where will Phil Jackson be after this season?" And "Is Andrew Bynum staying?"
Regan Smith wins his first career race at Darlington. Carl Edwards finished 2nd, and Brad Keselowski finished 3rd. The biggest story, however is the Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch feud. Last year at Homestead, Harvick wrecked Busch in Homestead last year, the last Chase race of the season. Now they go into each other again, and NASCAR is evaluating this incident and the Montoya and Newman confrontation
Kyle Busch stretches his fuel mileage to win at Richmond. Denny Hamlin spilled some tips to his teammates, and Kyle used Denny's own words against him. There were only 9 cars on the lead lap, Tony Stewart being the last on the lead lap, and Brian Vickers the first a lap down. Carl Edwards remains the points leader ahead by 9 points over Jimmie Johnson