Just as expected, the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas stole the show on Saturday at Fontana, though not as they normally do.
NASCAR’s sanctioning body takes a lot of heat from the fans and from the media. The car is no good, the on-track product is subpar, the tracks are all the same, the Chase is a sham, the penalties are too stringent, the penalties aren’t stringent enough… on and on we go, bashing away. Make no …
Did You Notice? That despite leading the points for three straight weeks, no one’s jumping on the Mark Martin bandwagon quite yet?
More than a few NASCAR fans were up in arms over an admonishment from race stewards to a non-Chase driver after getting an eyeful of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet.
6. It had been almost a week since NASCAR had done anything stupid.
During Sunday’s race, NASCAR sent a message to Brad Keselowski to drive less aggressively around the Chase drivers. Should NASCAR have made that call?
Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce your NASCAR Chasers for 2009.
The presumed two-horse race for the title seems to have now opened up to at least a handful of drivers after this weekend’s race at Kansas.
Brad Keselowski was clearly the class of the rookie field on Sunday, and would have done even better if it weren’t for the bad luck in the pits.
Since Earnhardt’s death, risk aversion has been the goal for NASCAR drivers, uncomfortable at times with the consequences of pushing a car to its ragged edge.