1 – Number of times Greg Biffle led the LifeLock 400.
1) Tony Stewart (Four First-Place Votes) (Last Week: #1) – Home Depot wants us to smell the Smoke. Bet they won’t put THAT slogan in Tony’s armpits!
1/2 – The fraction of an inch that NASCAR allows cars to be below the minimum height requirement following a race. Dodge Dealers 400 winner Carl Edwards’ No. 99 Office Depot Ford was lower than that, failing post-race technical inspection. Any fines and/or point penalties are expected to be announced by NASCAR Tuesday afternoon.
0 – points that Jimmie Johnson leads Jeff Gordon by in the Nextel Cup point standings. Technically, they are tied, but if this was the end of the season, Johnson would get the nod for having more race wins.
Come Sunday, it’s playoff time in the world of NASCAR… and what would playoffs be without predictions? All of us here at Frontstretch got together this week, stared into the crystal ball, and each came up with our own special theory as to how this year’s Chase for the Championship is going to play out. Each writer has picked the finishing order of first through 12th, their “Darkhorse” championship pick, and the best driver not in the Chase who’s threatening to spoil the party altogether – diverting the most attention away from the battle for this year’s title.
Career Cup victory and third top-10 finish at Richmond International Raceway for Chevy Rock & Roll 400 winner Jimmie Johnson.
Jimmie Johnson’s margin of victory over Carl Edwards Sunday night (in seconds).
Career Cup victory and third top-10 finish at Bristol Motor Speedway for Sharpie 500 winner Carl Edwards.
0 – Autographs signed while racing the Centurion Boats at the Glen. During the red flag period for the Kevin Harvick/Juan Pablo Montoya incident, a fan came out on the track to ask Matt Kenseth for his John Hancock. Claiming he was a “little busy,” Kenseth refused – as the fan was quickly arrested and dragged off by security.
Kurt Busch was – in a word – dominant on Sunday. What’s made the difference over at Penske Racing in the past two months that has him primed to make the Chase? Can he keep up the momentum?
3 hours, 47 minutes, 55 seconds – Time it took to complete the Pennsylvania 500… but it felt more like an eternity.
1st – Career Cup pole for Reed Sorenson in 58 starts.