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Franks and her family moved from Monroe, Louisiana, to Owosso, Michigan, because her father had a job with Georgia Pacific.

All of a sudden, dozens of ever-observant NASCAR fans – many of whom are just as interested in the drivers' off-track lives as they are in their on-track pursuits – lit up Twitter and Facebook. The truth is, those in the NASCAR garage – including all of the media – have known for months that Kurt Busch was no longer with his wife. In other sports, such a public figure's divorce would be treated as a news story. And I may have never addressed the topic had Busch not been so public with his new flame by bringing her onto pit road, where the whole NASCAR world – along with the TV cameras – can see what's happening.

Reporters didn't coordinate with one another or decide as a group not to address the topic, but individually determined not to go there. Like many of the NASCAR wives – some of whom have their own Twitter accounts and fan followings – Buffy Waltrip had a high profile in the media and even appeared in television commercials with her then-husband.

Whether that's the case or not, the lack of coverage in this situation should send a message to those inside NASCAR: The media who covers the sport on a day-to-day basis is not as cutthroat as you think.

I justified it by telling myself, "Well, it doesn't affect him on the track." But given Busch's vitriolic tirades on the team radio this spring – which were widely reported on – perhaps it did.

It's at least a question that could have been asked; it wasn't, though.

The NASCAR media is, on the whole, a sharp group of people who are skilled at breaking news, writing commentaries and covering every aspect of the sport.

Buffy and Michael were supposed to date on a weekend of August 1992.