Despite the best efforts of Kyle Busch to run him down, Carl Edwards topped a dominant evening with his 35th career Nationwide Series win Saturday night.
Familiarity returned to the Sprint Cup Series with Kyle Busch pulling into victory lane, one of the “hot” drivers at this point of the season.
Due to the size and complexity of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, teams do not have spotters located such that eyes are available in every part of the track.
When all was said and done at Michigan, the gap between 35th and 36th grew larger and the locked-in segment of the Sprint Cup field stayed stationary.
Does the Watkins Glen track need a major safety overhaul?
Who knows what Michigan will bring? It’s a tricky time for both your roster and the field at large as drivers have extra incentive to go for the glory.
Did You Notice? Why so many races have switched towards a fuel-mileage strategy?
*Did You Notice?*… The reason the Carl Edwards saga won’t go away? Sure, the sport’s most popular free agent has been begging for privacy, impossible to receive in this age of public transparency where every celebrity’s move is documented in full. Too many drivers, team members, and heck, even sponsors are affected by this decision for them to sit in silence, working off Carl’s schedule as the clock slowly ticks towards Homestead.
But the sad part about this whole scenario is these people are on edge because, just like the current economy, NASCAR is very much an _employer’s_ market. Drivers like Clint Bowyer, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Trevor Bayne, even Brian Vickers know their _only_ opportunities could come if Edwards opens the door – and a ride – at Roush Fenway Racing. That’s it; there’s no plan B, temp agency or million-dollar reality game show ready to save them.
Is Jeff Gordon right, or can a driver like Carl Edwards defy the odds and take the title in a lame-duck situation?
After a last-place finish in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 (July 31), Robby Gordon’s on-again, off-again NASCAR team is very decidedly off.
Let this officially be the end of all the talk of Paul Menard, according to detractors, only being in NASCAR on account of his father’s money.
NASCAR’s Cup Series has the week off so the Power Rankings turns its focus this Wednesday towards the drivers trying desperately to make it there.