NASCAR started the day by telling drivers in the drivers meeting that there had to be daylight between the bumpers on the turns, yeah right, there was for a few laps,they said there would be NO WARNINGS. Well they had warned teams 4 times by the lap 115. On lap 110 the 18,20 and 11 were nose to tail thru both ends and NASCAR warned all teams, not the ones who were breaking the rules.
But on paper I guess the race looked good lots of leaders, lots of lead changes, but to sit and watch it…….. well it was a snooze fest . At least til Ryan Newman got upside down, and then it got a little crazy, but the thing that got me was Newman’s comments when he came out of the infield care center, “this was a boring race for the fans, it was boring for the drivers….. I guess NASCAR don’t like us now” he was not alone lots of drivers were making comments during the race about it being boring, Tony Stewart said he needed something to keep him awake….
Now let’s look at some of my thoughts during the race…..
1 Sadler had a great run with the Ford leading at times and running up front most of the day.
2 Kahne showed he could run up front at will..finishing with a 2nd place finish.
3 The 48 of Johnson didn’t run up front he hung at the back all day and it got him an 8th place finish
4 Cars running out of fuel hurt a bunch of other teams at the end, since when the cars ran out it put off the finish of the race for another lap or two, this happened 3 times, 24 ran out 42 ran out the list goes on…..
All in all not impressed with the race and I am glad its over till next year. Now bring on Texas.