Weekend Events, Suggested by David Foster Wallace
September 28, 2007 at 11:29AM
The weekend’s loud and sponsorially christened Nextel Cup Kansas 4001 comes thundering into the Kansas Speedway (400 Speedway Boulevard) preinstalled with unexpected narrative twists of a type that in decades past would have induced, inter alia, fedora-wearing sportswriters to dive toward phone booths, the stopping of presses, and preadolescent cries of “EXTRY! EXTRY!”
Rousch-Fenway racer Carl Edwards – he of the acrobatic post-victory backflip celebrations2 and the pole winner of the 2007 Nextel Open – was, after winning Sunday’s race at the Dover International Speedway, subsequently penalized 25 points by NASCAR when his car was found to be suspended too low in the right rear quadrant, a major structural infraction, the penalties for which are draconian.