I can't wait to make a post with that title regarding a win by the 43 car; it's been a long, long time. But I'm happy my other favorite driver, Kasey Kahne, found his way back there this weekend.
Kasey has been one of my favorite drivers (along with whoever is driving for Richard Petty) since he broke in driving the #9 Dodge for Ray Evernham. He's a very talented driver who's been a winner at different types of tracks and is respected by his competitors. I wish he was still driving a Dodge and/or still driving for RPM but I'm still a fan and glad to see him get this monkey off his back, even if it was in a Toyota.
I can't seem to find a statistic that shows the points earned by EVERY driver since the Chase started but I contend my three favorite drivers (43, 4 & 9) are right at the top 5 since the Chase started, which makes me optimistic that Kasey will be in the Chase next year, his first driving the 5 car for Hendrick, and that for the first time since the Chase came into being we'll see a Richard Petty owned car in the Chase.
I like Elliott Sadler personally but that was a bonehead move in the Nationwide race on Saturday. He put himself in a position to be a moving roadblock. I don't blame anyone who ran into him. If I'm driving behind him and he passes me, it's fair for me to assume he's faster than me, not suddenly pull a half a car length in front of me going considerably slower than me. I don't think Leffler could have missed him if he wanted to, other than stopping on the track when he saw that fool move at the beginning. I saw a lot of that during the Cup race, drivers diving down low to the flat spot and either losing ground to the cars they were trying to pass or coming up in front of those cars going way too slow to be there.
Now with Carl Edwards coming in to Phoenix with a 3 point lead, then finishing one position ahead of Tony Stewart but Stewart leading the most laps takes us to Homestead next weekend with Edwards still holding that 3 point lead. Who do you want to win the championship AND who do you think will? I'm rooting for Edwards but I can't help but wonder if that one point Stewart picked up at the end of the race yesterday passing Jeff Burton will be the difference. Edwards has traditionally been better than anyone at Homestead of late but this one's for all the marbles.
Anything else Nascar you'd like to talk about?