The latest “new” Bristol is still not the Bristol of old. But between the buzz, the wrecks and a decent crowd, the August night race resembled its former self for the first time since the pre-Chase era.
Kasey Kahne elected to pit early for his final stop. Meanwhile, Carl Edwards was leading the race but ran up on his old buddy Brad Keselowski, who was trying not to get lapped (and perhaps sending some subtle payback Edwards’ way.) By the time the No. 99 abandoned the effort to pass the No. 2, Edwards had given up too much time to Kahne.
Despite the best efforts of Kyle Busch to run him down, Carl Edwards topped a dominant evening with his 35th career Nationwide Series win Saturday night in front of a stellar crowd at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 5.
Though Edwards led 101 of the 195 laps led en route to victory, side-by-side racing at the front of the field proved plentiful, with each of the drivers in the top 5 taking turns at the front. Goodyear seemed to get the tire situation under control after fielding rocks at Bristol a week ago, with the rubber proving to wear on the abrasive Atlanta service. Drivers throughout the field were seen visibly wrestling with loose race cars throughout the 300 miles.
The latest fuel-mileage chapter of NASCAR racing 2011 was written on Friday night in Kentucky, with Brad Keselowski emerging the victor of a cat-and-mouse duel.
Go figure, a Joe Gibbs Racing entry swooped in and stole the Subway Jalapeno 250, with Joey Logano leading one lap en route to winning at Daytona.
There wasn’t a soul coming into Michigan race weekend that would dare question just how stout Roush Fenway Racing’s Ford Mustangs were.
With 25 laps to go, Carl Edwards stormed past race leader Elliott Sadler, seemingly poised to steal another Nationwide Series trophy at Chicagoland.
To call Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s first career win this Sunday at Iowa poetic would be understating it.
After the latest NASCAR tripleheader, plenty of drivers had some strong (or sour) runs that could define the rest of their spring.
Kyle Busch led 49 of 147 laps en route to winning the Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Friday night, his fifth Nationwide Series victory of the 2011 season.
If Bristol held a racing weekly series, Kyle Busch would probably be the five-time champion rather than Jimmie Johnson.