Carl Edwards slammed into the back of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s car and in doing so secured the second career win for the current points leader.
*In a Nutshell:* See Kevin Harvick. See Kevin Harvick go fast. See Kevin Harvick have enough horsepower and saved fuel on the final restart to get away from Kyle Busch. See Kevin Harvick win. Caution flags are the only one that kept this one close, with Harvick leading 44 of the 53 laps run en route to the win. Kyle Busch made his way up to second and managed to keep up with Harvick during the final green-white-checker restart, but Happy managed to get a drive on the high side through turn 1 that put this one away. Busch, James Buescher, Johnny Sauter and Austin Dillon rounded out the top 5.
10. Jeff Gordon mistakenly thought Paul Menard was a lap down and backed off. Who knew?
TWO: Is Ford’s Overwhelming Bid to Keep Edwards the Right Move?
Despite a few late-race yellows, the majority of Saturday’s Kroger 200 was the cleanest seen on the bullring in Clermont, Ind. in some time.
A pastor’s attempt at humor didn’t do NASCAR any favors, even with 18,000 fans screaming their approval from the grandstands in Music City Saturday night.
Carl Edwards rebounded from a mid-race pit road speeding penalty to score his fifth win of the 2011 Nationwide Series season at Nashville.
ESPN demonstrated some (albeit minor) improvement in their broadcast of the 200-miler from Loudon this past Saturday (July 16).
Ryan Newman managed to clear Clint Bowyer on fresher tires following a lap 229 restart and never looked back, scoring his third career victory at Loudon.
With positions 31-34 in the owner points all but stagnant, the three-way battle for the last locked-in spot in the Cup field took a number of turns at Loudon.
It wasn’t in dominating form, but Kyle Busch was there when it counted at Loudon.
Winning at Kentucky put Kyle Busch in some elite company.