News Bites: Keselowski Hospitalized, Nashville Closes, Pastrana Breaks Bones

Some of this week’s quick headlines, because we know you want to get on with your day!

Brad Keselowski was taken to the hospital after a hard head-on crash into the wall while testing at Road Atlanta. According to his Twitter account “Hit wall head on in a 155mph corner after brakes failed. Airlifted to hospital.” He later said “Looks like I’ll be ok to race this weekend. Blue deuce, not so much. I’ll keep u posted.” Follow Brad @Keselowski on Twitter and we are @thefinallap

Nashville Superspeedway will not host any NASCAR events in 2012 and might be sold according to owner Dover Motorsports. Simply put they are not filling even the relatively small grandstands that hold 25,000 fans. NASCAR has not yet said where all of those races might be relocated to.

We’ve been waiting to see the NASCAR debut of X-Games superstar Travis Pastrana, and it was supposed to happen this past weekend, however on Friday he broke two bones during the Moto X Best Trick category. So his debut has been put on hold, despite the fact he still competed on Sunday during the RallyCross event at X-Games.

After his 3rd place run at Indy this past weekend, Regan Smith is warming up his pitching arm for Wed’s game between the Philladelphia Phillies, and his race-team’s home club the Colorado Rockies. He will throw out the first pitch and is looking forward to making the 60 foot 6 inch toss saying “I am really excited about this opportunity and hope I can throw a strike.”

Cup and Trucks are in Pocono and the Nationwide Series is in Iowa
Cup Series Qualifying @ 10:30am Saturday on ESPN2
Truck Series Racing @ 1pm Saturday on Speed
Nationwide Series Racing @ 7:30pm Saturday on ESPN2
Cup Series Racing @ 1pm Sunday on ESPN
All times are eastern.

Racing in Pocono this weekend
5 Cole Whitt
4 Timothy Peters
3 James Buescher
2 Austin Dillon
1 Johnny Sauter is up by only 4

Heading into Iowa this weekend
5 Aric Almirola
4 Justin Allgaier
3 Elliott Sadler
2 Reed Sorenson
1 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is up by just 3

The top 6 are all within 18 points!
10 Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s freefall continues
9 Tony Stewart is up 2 spots
8 Ryan Newman
7 Jeff Gordon
6 Kurt Busch down 3
5 Matt Kenseth
4 Kyle Busch
3 Kevin Harvick
2 Jimmie Johnson
1 Carl Edwards leads by 11