The Frontstretch: Busch Bash at Richmond- Busch Making the Grade by Dennis Michelsen -- Monday May 16, 2005

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Busch Bash at Richmond- Busch Making the Grade

Dennis Michelsen · Monday May 16, 2005


Race Grade B+
Too many cautions with guys over driving their cars, but an exciting finish saves the day!

F for Brad Parrot’s Cartwheel
Leave the gymnastics to your more physically gifted driver Brad! But you do get part of Carl’s “A” for winning since you made all the right calls again!

D for Shane Hmiel
There is no doubting this guy can drive a car, but the key is not to over drive! If Shane doesn’t learn to take it easy, conserve his tires, and bring the car home in one piece he won’t have a long career at this level. (Or Cup)

C for Stanton Barrett
Any time a low budget team can finish on the lead lap they have shown some strength. Stanton also drove a great race keeping out of trouble all night.

B for Jeff Green
This team has been in a funk this year as young, talented driver Ryan Hemphill had trouble adjusting to this level of racing. Jeff Green could have pulled off the win with a little better timing of cautions too.

A for Carl Edwards
This young gun can really close the deal in the final laps! Carl’s athletic flips will be coming more often in both Busch and Cup.

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