HAMPTON, Ga. – Carl Edwards was set back by a pit-road penalty, then powered his way back to the front to win the Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Busch led four times for a race high 186 laps en route to his 50th career Nationwide victory, but not without excitement.
The Marcos Ambrose Redemption Tour carried on into Montreal Saturday, with the Tasmanian exorcising his demons on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Kyle Busch was a few laps short on fuel and forced to pit from the lead 10 miles from the checkered flag, leaving Kurt Busch to drive away from the field.
I don’t want to listen to a pair of drivers sounding like my two youngest sisters squabbling over who had to sit in the puke seat back in the day.
Did You Notice? Why so many races have switched towards a fuel-mileage strategy?
Joey Logano was so close to victory he could smell it, and it smelled a lot like rain on a humid summer day. Unfortunately for Logano, who had grabbed his third career pole on Saturday, the rains let up, the race ran its complete distance, and the third-year driver faded to a disappointing 26th. For Logano, who is breathing a sigh of relief now that Edwards is no longer a threat for his ride, Silly Season isn’t quite over until other potential replacements like Clint Bowyer, Brian Vickers and Mark Martin have contracts somewhere else. Good finishes still have extra importance for the No. 20 right now.
Carl Edwards slammed into the back of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s car and in doing so secured the second career win for the current points leader.
Racing is a sport of emotion. Passion runs deep, emotion often runs deeper, feelings get hurt, egos get bruised. That’s as old as the sport, and hopefully it will never change.
However, there is a fine line between racing passionately and racing without scruples. It’s a line that drivers will sometimes cross unintentionally in the heat of battle, and when they apologize and move on, can occasionally be forgiven for. But it seems like that line is being crossed quite often lately, without remorse or consequence. And NASCAR not only allows it, it seems that at times, when it suits their purposes, they condone it.
The line has a name. It’s called sportsmanship.
Is Jeff Gordon right, or can a driver like Carl Edwards defy the odds and take the title in a lame-duck situation?
With six races to go until the NASCAR Sprint Chase for the Cup cutoff begins, the major NASCAR touring series all invaded Indianapolis.
Despite a few late-race yellows, the majority of Saturday’s Kroger 200 was the cleanest seen on the bullring in Clermont, Ind. in some time.