The Frontstretch: Pilotos, Enciendan Sus Motores-Busch Series Making the Grade by Dennis Michelsen -- Tuesday March 8, 2005

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Pilotos, Enciendan Sus Motores-Busch Series Making the Grade

Dennis Michelsen · Tuesday March 8, 2005


Pace Laps
Martin Truex es un grande piloto de NASCAR…ok so I flunked my Spanish lessons but we all better tune up for next year!

This has to be the longest race in Busch series history but when you have a purse of $4 Million you can’t have a short show!

110,000 fans for a Busch race? You bet your pesos NASCAR will return here every season and maybe bring the Trucks too.

F for Jamie McMurray
McMurray needs to learn a simple lesson…don’t take unneccesary chances in a road race. His over agressive move towards the end of the race cost him a good finish and made him look like a rookie.

D for David Stremme
Next year believe them when they say, “Don’t drink the water! No drinking all Dos Equis won’t do any better David.

C for Jon Wood
When asked about his road course experience after practice Wood said, “I feel more out of place than Jed Clampett in Beverly Hills!” But a 16th place finish earns Wood a passing grade indeed. This kid is representing his famous name quite well in his rookie Busch season.

B for Boris Said
An unfortunate but correct penalty call cost Said a chance for the win. No one passed more cars and he was on the move at the end!

A for Martin Truex, Jr.
Is there any doubt this kid is serious about defending his Busch title? It had been a few seasons since he raced on a road course on the Busch North series but Truex raced clean and smart all day.

Extra Credit for Jorge Goeters
Despite plenty of road course ringers and Busch whackers, Goeters showed that he is one of the best road course drivers in the world not just in Mexico. Look for this 34 year old star to make more Busch and maybe even Cup appearances in the future.

More Extra Credit for the Mexican Fans
These folks welcomed the NASCAR stars with open arms despite being more familiar with open wheel cars. Look for more races down here in the future for good reason…these fans deserve more racing!

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