With three races down, the contenders for the Sprint Cup championship are stepping forward, a little. The next scheduled race, in Bristol, will shake them out a bit more. Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch are tied for the points lead, with, Sunday's winner, Carl Edwards close behind.
Edwards has looked like a contender so far this year, and he finally cashed in at Vegas on Sunday. He was strong in Daytona, had the fastest car in Phoenix, yet was winless until hitting the jackpot in Vegas.
Juan Montoya placed third in the race, and is tied for third in points right now. Ryan Newman had his second 5th place run in a row, and is 5th in points. Marcos Ambrose qualified 2nd and finished 4th. Martin Truex Jr (6th), Dale Earnhardt Jr (8th), and Brian Vickers (10th) all had good finishes.
Where was the late race caution for debris? The only exciting racing we saw in Vegas was during the restarts.
The Danica Patrick has arrived talk after a 4th place finish in Saturday's Nationwide race. I know ABC/ESPN and NASCAR think she is ratings gold, but can we hold off on engraving her series' championship trophy until she earns another top-5 finish?
Robby Gordon beats up Kevin Conway in the garage area on Friday night at Vegas, and gets put on probation. There is a difference between 'boys have at it' and a hostile work environment. Maybe another lawsuit will get NASCAR's attention.