Did You Notice? All the attention showered on the championship this week?
One of the many reasons that 2011 has managed to hold our interest from beginning to end is the sheer competitiveness of it.
Will Carl Edwards’s late-race push past Tony Stewart give him a leg up this week?
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.
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.
Check out this week’s Power Rankings to see if your favorite driver was able to keep his six shooters loaded or if they fired all their rounds two weeks early.
There was a lot of shuffling at the top on Sunday, but in the end, Martin Truex Jr. had what may be the quietest top 10 of all.
Tony Stewart proved he can not only talk the talk, but walk the walk, in terms of his championship pursuit.
“Carl Edwards had better be real worried. That’s all I’ve got to say. He’s not going to sleep for the next three weeks.” – Tony Stewart, race winner
Read this week’s Power Rankings to find out if your driver shined under the lights at Charlotte or if his bulb fizzled.
For a team whose very existence was in serious doubt just a year ago, Richard Petty Motorsports showed flashes of a much brighter future at Charlotte.