As you were a flagman for so many years, I’d like your take on the last-lap situations at the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600
Did You Notice? The inconsistency of NASCAR’s Sunday caution calls at Charlotte?
David Ragan’s second-place finish Sunday was his career best, but is it enough to keep the Roush Fenway driver in the seat of the No. 6 Ford?
The Memorial Day Weekend races all had exciting finishes, with two of them coming down to a pass on the front straight for a win.
For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the race would not end in raucous champagne celebrations in victory lane, rather crushing disappointment of being so close and yet so far.
One glance at the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings shows that there is only one driver “hotter” than Harvick right now — Carl Edwards.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas exiting the fourth corner on the final lap, allowing Kevin Harvick to claim his third win of the season in the World 600.
As Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran down the backstretch, the tank ran dry. Coasting through the final corner, Earnhardt Jr. could only watch as Kevin Harvick drove past.
To Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s credit, of all the drivers hurting after the Missed Opportunity 600 he appeared to take defeat well in stride.
Some days, it’s better to be lucky than good, but when you’re good, sometimes you set yourself up to get lucky. That’s what David Ragan did on Sunday night.
So close yet so far aptly sums up David Ragan’s night in the Coca-Cola 600.
The Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600 provide something that fantasy owners don’t get in any of the other 34 races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule: a test race.