Jimmie Johnson Outduels Harvick For Fontana Win

Just when you think that Harvick had this one sealed, Kyle Busch blows a tire bringing out a late caution, setting up what is now called “overtime.” Harvick started on the low side, but got a tremendous push from Johnson putting them in front of Hamlin and Logano. Harvick got to his favored high side but Johnson masterfully set him up for a side draft that made Harvick look like he dropped a cylinder. The win puts Johnson at the top with 2 wins so far in the young season.…

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This Phoenix Win Doesn’t Get Any Closer

So I hear and see lots of grumbling that passes for the lead under the green flag are still in short supply, and that is true. The Phoenix race had only a few. It still seems that no matter what NASCAR does, the leader can check out on the filed. And for all of those who want “old school racing”, I guess they need to remember that having the leader check out on the field is what happened a lot.

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