This week's View From the Flagstand was a wet one once again as rain fell during the Cup race at MIS. Unlike the past two weeks NASCAR was able to get the full 400 mile race in on Sunday.
CHECKERED FLAG.....Brian Vickers won on Sunday and finished 2nd on Saturday. He also won the pole postion for both races. Quite a weekend for B. He even managed to enrage Kyle Busch on Saturday by blocking 2nd place Busch on the last lap while waving 3rd place Brad Keselowski by for the win.
GREEN FLAGS.....Dale Earnhardt Jr finally scored his second top-5 of the season by bringing it home in 3rd place. If only two more cars had run out of gas Jr might have won a race. Jeff Gordon had a solid 2nd place run. Sam Hornish Jr (5), Casey Mears (6), and Joey Logano (7) all had surprising finishes.
YELLOW FLAGS....The Busch brothers both had dismal days. Kurt hit the wall and killed his car inroute to a 36th place showing. Kyle was never a factor and limped in to finish 23rd. Robby Gordon wrecked again. Amazingly, Robby didn't ruin some kid's day this time.
RED FLAG.....ESPN tried a new idea during the NNS race on Saturday, no play-by-play announcer in the booth. It was hit and miss. Dale Jarrett was the star, providing much of the needed commentary. Andy Petree also was solid. Rusty Wallace, as usual, mostly kept us informed as to the whereabouts of Steven Wallace, and that was about all for his participation. Ray Evernham was the smartest guy in the room but didn't know how to fit in with the country boys (Jarrett and Petree) who were running the show. You tried, ESPN. It didn't work too great. Keep DJ and Petree in the booth, lose Jerry Punch, and bring in Alan Bestwick on PxP.
BLACK FLAG.....Rain! For the third Sunday in a row. There are many different factors that go into NASCAR's schedule making....or, maybe they just use a dart board, I don't know. But, perhaps they should look at past weather history at some of these tracks before scheduling them for the same dates every year.