Monday, March 26, 2012


The Nationwide circuit saw Joe Gibbs Racing win it's eighth consecutive race at Fontana with Joey Logano winning the 300 mile Saturday race. He did this by holding off Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brad Keselowski who ran second and third respectively.
After starting at the pole Logano regained the lead with twelve laps to go and stayed in front of a tight pack til the finish. Kyle Busch who was placed last because of being late for the drivers intro went from forty third to first but lost his gains through a misshap on pit road.
Points leader Elliot Sadler finished ninth and still leads Stenhouse by eighteen points in the Nationwide standings. The new kid Danica Patrick left early with engine trouble and finished thirty-fifth, another loss after her high profile entry into the full time Nationwide series.

The Sprint cup circuit saw The Auto Club 400 as a rainshortened race of 129 laps, with it's first caution coming out at 125 laps. Tony Stewart had the lead when the first caution flag fell, the rain stopped the race and NASCAR called it a day and red flagged the race at 05:30ET.
Kyle Busch led the race for 80 laps but came up short at second place because of the rain, Dale Earnhardt Jr. came in third, Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards finished out the top five.
Jimmie Johnson showed that skill and luck can sometimes go hand in hand. His car started smoking from an oil leak on the caution lap, but he kept his car on the apron until the race was red flagged, thus keeping his tenth position.
I must say that even though the race was called I think the car that won was one of the cars to beat, so good for Tony and what a great start to the '12 season that is taking off from his great finish in the '11 season.


Zebster said...

Thanks Jake, good job. Need to see my Petty cars and Kasey start doing better.

dasnake said...

yeh kasey is doing tuff, i think the problems are starting to get them down.