The Frontstretch: Saturday Night Action- Richmond Cup Making the Grade by Dennis Michelsen -- Monday May 16, 2005

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Saturday Night Action- Richmond Cup Making the Grade

Dennis Michelsen · Monday May 16, 2005


Pace Laps
Now the best track on the NASCAR circuit has had an amazing eight different winners in the last eight races!

Fox stumbled their way through another broadcast with more flubs of flipping to blank screens and having open microphones after a break. They also missed several re-starts!

800,000 voters in the “Sexiest Driver Contest” last week? We certainly have about 800,000 people with too much time on their hands! Please make this stop now! All we have to do folks is NOT VOTE!

Race Grade A+
This was the most exciting race of the year without a doubt! Side-by-side racing, interesting strategy, an exciting finish, and a first time winner all in one race…it just doesn’t get any better than that!

F for Jeff Gordon’s Explanation of What Broke
Was it just me or did it sound like Jeff didn’t have a clue what broke on his car? It sounded like he just named several parts he knew the names of rather than having a real idea of how anything works! What is next? Ward Burton as a speech therapist? Sure is a bummer when that doohickie breaks so early huh Jeff?

D for Robby Gordon
Well at least he made the race this week but Robby’s performance sure was lacking something.

C for Dale Earnhardt Jr
This was supposed to be a much higher grade producing race for Junior. Once again this team struggled and even needed a few big breaks to finish a mediocre 14th place.

B for Kyle Busch
Kyle stepped up with a strong race to save the night for Hendricks racing! Only his second top five of the season, this kid is starting to show he is cut from the same talented cloth as his older brother and defending champion Kurt.

A for Kasey Kahne
After six runner up finishes in his young career, Kasey finally found his way to Victory Lane in his 47th try. This team has the ability to go on a nice run with some of Kasey’s better tracks coming up on the schedule the next few races.

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