Looking Through the Rear View Mirror: Richmond
Several tracks had specials deals to help with the devastation in the south after the tornadoes.
Who would have thought Richmond a fuel mileage race? Well it came close to that in the Nationwide race, but a caution in the closing laps gave the leaders a chance to pit.
Thanks Speed channel for telling me Danica finished in the top ten when she didn’t even race, wasn’t even in the country at the time. Guess it does happen when you share a ride.
NASCAR even admitted during the driver’s meeting of the cup race that they made a mistake during the Nationwide race about penalizing Carl Edwards for trying to get his car running up to 3 pits away.
It was reported that Trevor Bayne is at the Mayo Clinic getting tests run. Trevor tweeted that he was still at the hospital but doesn’t think it’s related to the bite from last month. I wish Trevor the best and speedy recovery, and hope he is able to drive this week at Darlington.
Pit Road seemed to be the place to cause some drivers trouble during the Cup race. Denny Hamlin had some trouble, Martin Truex Jr got so frustrated after one of his stops he fired his crew.
Kyle Busch has some secret sense for where to be and how to make the most of restarts.
We missed two cautions due to commercials, seems to be the norm.
The Newman/Montoya feud has returned, after two incidents this week following a dust up at Dega,. Montoya had no comment after the race and Newman spent 30 minutes in the oval office discussing the events with the powers that be. “Boys, have at it “ is in control..
Steve Addington must have really tough skin to put up with the tirades of the Busch brothers. Kurt had a serious melt down, ranting at his crew and personal at Penske. He ought to be glad his team owner was out of the country. Don’t think I’d want to be the PR person there.
Jeff Gordon is going to start being the poster boy lobbing for safe barriers all around the track at all tracks, as once again he wrecked and hit the spot without a safer barrier.
There were only 9 cars on the lead lap when the race ended. How much more dominating could Kyle Busch be?
A Big shout out to the #30 EchoStar Technologies driven by David Stremme. In their first attempt at NASCAR racing they made the race and finished 34th.
Tommy Baldwin racing is in the top 35 in Owners points for the first time in their history.
Remember you can vote your driver into the All Star race if he isn’t already there.
NASCAR Day is approaching May 20, 2011. Also check out www.nascar.com/unites for another great program NASCAR has going.
We roll into Mother’s day weekend at Darlington with Nationwide and Cup cars. Another Friday, Saturday night race.
Carl Edwards leads the point on the Cup side while Justin Allgaier leads on the Nationwide side.
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