A week after a driver was parked for deliberately wrecking another driver, NASCAR did not penalize an incident that, to many observers, looked intentional.
FACT: NASCAR Should Have Done Something to Brian Vickers
It doesn’t seem possible, but somehow 35 weeks of racing have surpassed us and now it’s time for one final hurrah to end the 2011 season.
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.
In the case of the repaved Phoenix International Raceway, give it a few years. The track proved to be very tough for drivers to get a handle on.
Love him or hate him, Jimmie Johnson’s incredible five-year run as the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion was nothing short of phenomenal.
ONE: Will mind games work better for Tony Stewart than they did for Denny Hamlin?
In his post-race comments at Martinsville, Tony Stewart said that some of the young drivers in the sport “need their butts kicked.”
2. An encouraging word or friendly face amongst his colleagues.
FOUR: Time for NASCAR to Adopt the Three-Yellow Rule
After a ho-hum start to the Chase, the last two weeks have seen the action pick up considerably across the board.
While Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards are clearly the hottest drivers right now, there are a few competitors who deserve recognition for their recent finishes.