Tony Stewart took the lead from Kyle Busch on lap 85 and appeared to be in a class of his own. The rain just sealed the deal.
Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth had what appeared to be equally fast cars for the second half of the race, so it came down to which driver wanted it most.
For those keeping score, that’s Steve Addington – 1, Darian Grubb – 1.
Denny Hamlin and Darian Grubb got served up a huge helping of redemption after their humiliations last season.
The Daytona International Speedway … putting the “car” back in “carnage.”
With the Top-35 teams in last year’s owner points locked into the race there’s little drama waiting to see who is going to qualify and who’s going home.
Kyle Busch used a David Pearson, patent perfect slingshot pass to get around Tony Stewart coming to the line.
Tony Stewart won five of the 10 Chase races. You’re not going to beat that just by being consistent.
At least the race wasn’t the wreck-fest we all feared. Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart kept their respective fans on their feet most of the afternoon.
If you were watching Sunday’s race as its own unique event, it was a long, tedious afternoon.
Motorized mechanical mayhem at Martinsville. Easily the best race of the year.
Well NASCAR’s plans to break up the tandem racing with a larger restrictor plate and lower pressure cooling systems didn’t work too well, did it?