Racing within his means, David Gilliland navigated through some nasty wrecks and gave his organization a major confidence boost.
Landon Cassill came out of nowhere to score a 12th-place finish, his first career top-15 result at the Cup level and by far a career-best finish.
Pit strategy was the only means for the teams fighting the owner points battle to secure any TV time even over a four-hour broadcast at Pocono.
While fuel mileage proved to shuffle the front of the Cup field on a hot afternoon in Kansas City, the same could not be said for the Top-35 bubble roster.
Momentum, thy name is Stenhouse.
With Robby Gordon’s team choosing to start-and-park, could anyone behind him take advantage and sneak into a locked-in spot for NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out this week’s big story from NASCAR Bubbleland: Regan Smith earning an upset Darlington victory.
Despite being perpetual underdogs in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Rick Ware Racing has operated as a three-car operation for much of 2011.
Two seasons diverged at Richmond and both roads ended up being followed by a number of teams in the Cup garage. Much was learned this Saturday night.
Dave Blaney stepped up again this week at Richmond with a 13th-place finish, which most importantly jumped the team three spots in owner points.
Should NASCAR make its rules transparent for fans and competitors alike, or would that create more problems than it could hope to solve?
If NASCAR tracks were ranked by controversy, Talladega would serve as your election powder keg of political sniping.