The 2, 11 and 48 dominated this race, until fuel strategy ended Brad's chances for a win. Was it only 6 cars on the lead lap at the end? Am I the only one who is dissappointed that the cars now know so accurately how far they can go? The end of the race the broadcast team was repeating comments from crew chiefs telling them "you can make it to the finish line, but will end up running out of fuel on the back straightaway afterwards." Where's the mystery gone? But since teams do have that data available to them, how did Brad manage to screw up so badly and run out of fuel on the race track?
I thought Tony did a decent job out there, started 32(another bad qualifying job) but finished 13th. We saw him floating around in 7th for a while during the mid part of the race. Unfortunately they had that collision with the 2 early on during a restart, and that messed with the aerodynamic setup of the car. I don't know about the rest of you, but while watching the pit crew take hammers to the hood of the car to reshape it, I knew that he didn't have a chance for the win.
Gordon got what was coming to him for setting such a horrible example for athletes everywhere. "I would have staid quiet and raced." A speeding penalty helped put him in 18th position.
Regan Smith looked good early, but blew his engine. I hope we find out what happened and that it was mechanical rather than driver error. If he Over-revved his engine on pit road causing it to blow won't help him get a ride next year. Passing Kurt so smoothly during the early laps must have put a smile on his face though.
Carl Edwards sighting! Only with that paint job, I wish I hadn't seen it.
The 51 car found a driver after all, the Dinger drove around the track with a smile etched on the hood of his car. Welcome back to racing, now stay off the drugs.