Jeff Burton and the Cingular team have had several strong runs early in recent races, but has been unable to close the deal until Sunday’s Dover 400.
After 400 laps at Dover, which Cup Series contenders are still hot on the trail of the championship and which ones are chilling out heading to Kansas?
The Chase is on and what a better way to honor it then with some useless facts? That’s right, race fans, I said useless.
The multi-groove thing finally came into play late in the race, setting up a classic Dover dash for the lead with Matt Kenseth up high and Jeff Burton down low!
225 – career starts for Jeff Green following the Dover 400.
As Jeff Burton pulled into victory lane on Sunday, it was hard to ignore the irony surrounding the end of his 175-race winless streak.
Bobby Labonte was Dover’s big winner amongst the Top-35 crowd. The No. 43 Petty Enterprises team simply had an outstanding afternoon at Dover.
For the first time since November 2001, Jeff Burton took the checkered flag in a Nextel Cup race, scoring the win in Sunday’s Dover 400.
The Dover 400 is the 28th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule and the second in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
So, as the grand poombah of NASCAR, what would I do? First and foremost, I would “tweak” the Chase… tweak it to the point that it no longer exists.