Tony Stewart said that Ryan Newman’s gamble on fuel, so similar to his last fall in the NASCAR Chase opener, was a huge one.
Jimmie Johnson finished fifth, wondering what might have been if he’d had the closing laps to race for the win instead of to recover at Loudon.
“Happy” Harvick was more like “Pissed-Off” Harvick after Sunday’s race at Loudon (July 17).
One was far from the loneliest number Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as Ryan Newman led six times for 119 laps to win from the pole.
No matter what plan you are on, here is who will be good in Loudon, N.H.
Did the strength of Kyle Busch’s victory, pushing him ahead of Kevin Harvick in points, have him climbing to the top in our weekly Power Rankings?
Even if a win at Kentucky Speedway’s inaugural event was significant, it’s not as though Kyle Busch isn’t familiar with winning.
Since NASCAR’s Cup Series has never visited Kentucky, there are many unknowns heading into the weekend.
David Ragan scoring a first-time victory at Daytona and going from also-ran to Chase contender is about as big a holiday weekend as they come.
Will Kurt Busch’s No. 22 team be a threat for the championship come Chase time or will they self-destruct once again?
Is Carl Edwards’s lead in the poll growing like his lead in the points standings after another strong run at Sonoma, while his closest pursuers had bad days?
Was Denny Hamlin’s first win of the season at Michigan enough to vault him into the top spot in the Power Rankings?