The Frontstretch: Wreck Fest 2005- Busch Making the Grade Talladega by Dennis Michelsen -- Monday May 2, 2005

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Wreck Fest 2005- Busch Making the Grade Talladega

Dennis Michelsen · Monday May 2, 2005


Pace Laps
Three and a half hours worth of rain delay might be a new NASCAR record!

At the high price of jet fuel, I wonder if NASCAR broke even drying the track versus refunding Busch ticket sales?

F for Mother Nature
Hey Maw’...that was NASCAR not the PGA don’t make it rain all day on Saturday please!

D for Casey Mears and the Other Busch Whackers
The two “Big Ones” on Saturday were both caused by Cup regulars. Can you imagine how loud the screams from the Cup garage would be if a part timer ruined a full time Cup guys chance to make the Chase by taking him out in a wreck?

C for Clint Bowyer
Gets docked a letter grade for causing a wreck, but this team rallied like a championship team after an early wreck.

B for Jon Wood
Comes from a legendary family but had to do it on his own like a nobody. On a day when cagey veterans forgot how to drive, Jon Wood showed great patience and came home with his best ever Busch series finish.

A for Martin Truex Jr and the Bass Pro Shop Team
Sometimes it pays to be lucky and good! Truex avoided more damage in the “Big One” and then rallied after his team made repairs to the nose of his battered Chevy. Top that all off with some great driving down the stretch going from 21st to 1st in five laps and this is the kind of race that deserves an “A+ ” all the way!

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