Black flag for the 99
Boy what a finish to the race today! The thing everyone is talking about seems to be the move the 99 car made to take out the 12 of Kesalowski. And yeah it was a bonehead move to say the least, but did he mean for him to flip over? No I really don’t think he did, he just wanted to pay him back for the ordeal at the start of the race, which I felt wasn’t really anyone’s fault it was just racing. But on to the rest of the race……..
How about the Richard Petty Motorsports team today? 3 in the top 10! now that is great to see. Paul Menard even had a great run and stayed out of trouble, A.J. Almendinger give the “green” 43 car a great run staying up there at the front when he finally got up there. And Kahne finished 4th. Finally good to see the Fords run good.
RCR didn’t have a stellar day but Harvick finally got up in the top 10 with a 9th place run, Burton had brake issues which caused him to get a speeding penalty and he finally wound up in the 20th spot. Followed with a 23rd of the 33 car of Bowyer.
The surprises of the day I guess would be how good the 82 of Scott Speed ran he wound up 10 with the “Aussie” Marcos Ambrose a close 11th both of which were ahead of the 48!
The announcers need replacing no doubt! It is getting harder and harder to listen to the NASCAR “puppets” week after week, and who ever is in charge of the coverage needs to be fired! They were showing Jeff Gordon’s pit stops and he was 2 laps down! Stay on the racing boys! Now I understand that Jeff has fans but please……..Darrell Waltrip kept trying to say there were tire issue, well they might have been but look at who was affected……. Hendricks cars or teams affiliated with Hendricks. Yeah Hamlin and Kyle Busch had issues but nothing like the Hendricks teams did, and it was the same wear pattern on all of them inside edge of the tires. Hummm makes you wonder huh? But there wasn’t a thing wrong with the tires lots of other teams never had one single issue with them.
Roush finally had a really good run with Kennseth running second, and Biffle winding up 8th, and Edwards wound up 39th after being parked by NASCAR.
One thing I have noticed is NASCAR must of relaxed the rules without telling anyone, last week I saw it but figured it just got by them but this week I saw the 17 and the 24 and the 33 all pit with parts of the car hanging out in pit road. The way I understood the rules they had to have all 4 tires in the box, guess I was wrong……
We didn’t see any Start and park teams this week did we? Guess NASCAR got the message across…..
It was great to see Bill Elliott wind up 16th today he had that new FR-9 engine humming, he just got clobbered in the pits.
Well now the big thing is wait and see what kind of penalty NASCAR hands down to Edwards, that will be the news of the week. But I have to admit you could see his hands turn right as he got up next to the 12 car, and I guess the NASCAR officials actually was looking for once, since they give him the black hankie and called him to the big yellow truck. I would be willing to bet they park him for one race, or one hell of a fine. And you know probation is going to figure in the mix. We will just have to wait til Tuesday and see.
All and all I think it was a great race, and it would have been a lot better if we could of not had all the late yellows. But thats racing!