A night that seemed poised to have a dramatic impact on the 2011 Nationwide Series title chase ended up being more of the same: Cup drivers stealing the show.
Carl Edwards rebounded from a mid-race pit road speeding penalty to score his fifth win of the 2011 Nationwide Series season at Nashville.
The NASCAR Cup Series has the week off, so the Power Rankings turns its focus towards a different subset of drivers: those trying to make it there.
Carl Edwards stormed past Kyle Busch on lap 191 and never looked back, cruising to his second series victory of 2011 and fourth at Nashville Superspeedway.
A blown Goodyear entering turn 1 coming to the checkers left the door wide open for Mark Martin to extend his all-time lead in Nationwide wins to 49.
If Kyle Busch made it look easy Friday night winning the Truck Series race at Phoenix, it’s hard to find an appropriate phrase to describe what he did Saturday.
Not even Carl Edwards was going to keep Brad Keselowski out of Gateway’s victory lane this time.
For all the tire strategy that made Saturday night’s Great Clips 300 both interesting and confusing, it didn’t pave the way to victory lane at Atlanta.
Nationwide Series fans should be accustomed to Cup drivers setting meaningless milestones in the minor leagues and Friday’s Food City 250 was no exception.
After battling for the lead for nearly the entire 250 miles on Saturday at Gateway, Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards were again duking it out up front.
What started as a year of promise to restore the NASCAR Nationwide Series to its rightful place as a development league for stock car racing has unraveled.
When it’s your night, it’s your night. Friday night (April 9) at Phoenix was Kyle Busch’s night, though he certainly made it interesting.