OK, we all know that Kyle Busch won the race. No, actually, he dominated the race leading 149 of the 170 laps.
A boring race to some extent based on very few lead changes, but Kyle blew the doors off of the rest of the fleet and set a few records in the process.
Matt Kenseth took over from Martin Truex, Jr. and became the next Toyota to win a race in 2016. With Kenseth’s two wins on the season, that puts Toyota in front with a WHOPPING 9 of the 19 wins. Chevy and Ford have 5 apiece. That’s some serious domination folks, and it isn’t looking too rosy for Ford and Chevy at the Brickyard. While Chevy has dominated the Brickyard, the teams are not running all that well this season, especially at Hendrick Motorsports. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
A reasonably good race, especially toward the end when the action picked up. The late attrition rate bordered on what we might have expected at Daytona or Talladega.
Brad Keselowski and team got his car right when it mattered most – at the end of the race. In what started out to look like the Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex. Jr. show, events transpired to put Keselowski in the lead as Harvick and others had to pit for fuel.
Goodyear brought a harder tire to the newly repaved track allowing most teams to change 2 tires at a time when pitting. But the lack of grip combined with the new low downforce package made for a night of spins and wall pancakes.
I just found out that my NA$CAR mailing list has been corrupt for the past several weeks. I think I just fixed it, and sorry about last weeks report (or lack thereof) about Daytona. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
After a leading the most laps and starting 5th, Brad Keselowski got his first Daytona win after holding off a hard-charging Kyle Busch. Busch was a factor all night long and led 16 laps, the 2nd most of the night. While a far cry from Keselowski’s 115 led, Busch was in the hunt all night.