This week's view looks back at Richmond's 400 lapper from Saturday night. 375 uneventful laps, followed by the standard two or three cautions in the last 25 laps. Was I the only one shocked that there wasn't a Green, White, Checkered finish?
With all the moaning and groaning over Jeff Gordon coming up just short of victory this season, Kyle Busch's near misses were somehow overlooked. Kyle finally made a dominating performance pay off with his first Cup win this year. Busch's Richmond weekend: Two races, two poles, one win, and a fourth place run in the NNS.
Jeff Gordon finished second for the eighth time since his last win. Kevin Harvick backed up last week's win with a strong third place run. Carl Edwards (5th) led two laps.... his first laps led all year! Kudos to Martin Truex (7th) and Marcos Ambrose (9th) for battling adversity in route to solid top-10 finishes.
Joey Logano seemed to think that he's paid enough dues, and that he's salty enough to run people over. Logano already has Greg Biffle cuffing him around every chance he gets, he certainly doesn't need to make more enemies as we head into Darlington, Dover, and Charlotte.
Dale Earnhardt Jr's career at HMS? After another woeful outing Saturday night, would anyone be surprised if he leaves on the first thing smoking, just to get a fresh start? If he fails to make the Chase again this year will he even stick around to ride out those last ten races?
About two hours before the race even started the analysts on Speed TV were yacking about the inevitable 'overtime' period for the race that night. Then, all through the Fox broadcast, those analysts kept spouting the same story....GWC...GWC....on and on. Yes, it does make the races more exciting with the new multiple attempts at a GWC, but they were virtually guaranteeing one before and during the race. How legit would the NFL or MLB seem if their Fox analysts 'guaranteed' overtime or extra innings every game?