Busch wins at Fontana!
The Nationwide race at Fontana was for the most part boring except for the finish. Now that was some decent racing, with 4 cars headed for the checkered flag so close you could of thrown a blanket over them.
With a yellow for the 62 of Brandon Gaughan’s spin it set up a green, white , checkered, and it was the Gibbs teammates who had dominated the entire race, kind of stinking up the whole show. I am not a fan of a driver or team leading the entire race then winning by suck a big margin, I want to see them race to the finish. Well on the restart Lagano made a rookie mistake and spun his tires and gave Biffle the run getting into turn one, when the 27 car of Biffle drove down under the 20 of Lagano getting into one the 20 car tried to cut down on him to block and Biffle but a bumper to him getting him loose and sending him up the track, giving the lead to the 27 Ford of Biffle with the 18 of Busch in hot pursuit. Now some will say that Biffle used his bumper to take the lead, and that Lagano got the short end of the stick, well if Lagano was sooooooo fast like he had been all day then Biffle would of never been able to catch him. Lagano spun the tires on the restart giving Biffle the run. Now the deal with the 22 car of Kesolowski and Lagano…. I will leave that one up to you, did Kes turn him? Yeah but why? I guess we will never know but if Lagano was so fast why did the other cars suddenly catch him? Because he spun his tires on the restart, (read that rookie mistake) and let them catch him.
Earlier in the weekend Kyle Busch blasted the media for the coverage they were giving Danica Patrick, almost every lap, the coverage should be on the un-funded teams who really make up the sport. And to a point I agree with him, yeah the networks should be covering the whole field not just one or two drivers but it has been this way forever. One thing that remains a fact, Danica has improved the ratings for the Nationwide series by tons! She is good for the sport. And it is exciting to watch as she grows as a stock car driver, it shows everyone how hard it is to get out there and drive one of these cars. It has been fun for me watching her grow as a driver and how she has dealt with the learning experience of these cars. I for one think she is doing a fine job!
In the race today there will be no FR-9 motors in any of the Fords, they will be running the old stand by motor. So we will see how this shakes out. Good luck to all the drivers and hope we have a safe race.