Sunday, April 29, 2012


Kurt Busch won the Nationwide Series College Series 250 by sliding into turn four with Denny Hamlin sliding with him and taking a precarious lead of .062 seconds. Busch got the first win for his brother Kyle Busch's racing team. The win was Busch's fourth Nationwide win and first on a short track. Hamlin came up two feet short after a come from the rear drive which came about from a pit road mistake. Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick came in third, with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Sam Hornish Jr. rounding out the top five. Points leader Elliot Sadler came in sixth to hold on to a two point Series lead over Stenhouse.
Kurt gushed how elated he was to get KBM (Kyle Busch Motorsports) it's first win, and how racing Hamlin at the finish was an unbelievable feeling. For Kyle the moment was the most emotional he ever had after a race. His comments about driving and watching were aimed at his brother who drove a hard race, and to Hamlin, who drove a clean race. Travis Pastrana who just wanted to finish the race in the top lap came in 22nd. Ryan Blaney, son of racer Dave Blaney had a good rookie start finishing seventh. The poster girl for the 2012 Nationwide Series Danica Patrick came in 21st position. The race appeared to be marred by pit road problems, they included missing pit stalls, speeding, and crew handling problems. The 3/4 mile track gave the fans a good race and great way to start the countdown for Talledega.

Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 with a late caution and holding off a hard charging Dale Earnhardt Jr. who, while having brake problems said the No.18 was to strong at the end and was pleased how his No.88 performed. Busch's win was his first of the season after a drought of 22 races, and the 24th of his career. It was another night of errors on the 3/4 mile D shaped track.
Mark Martin won the pole and pulled out in front for the first few laps but was caught  by second place Kevin Harvick and then third place Carl Edwards who then pulled out front. With NASCAR calling a competition caution on lap 50, and Edwards leading, Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon made contact on the restart, this caused Gordon to have to go back in for  tires and ending up two laps down and in 36th spot.
Edwards continued his early domination over the likes of Hamlin, Harvick and Kyle. Tony Stewart was making a charge halfway through the race in second place with Kyle, Harvick and Jimmie Johnson rounding out the top five.
With another caution pit stop due to debris called, Edwards was barely running in first when a black flag was called on Carl for jumping the start box. This forced him to do a penalty lap through pit lane, and another caution for debris  at lap 386 gave Kyle  the lead over Stewart coming out of the pits. at the restart Tony spun his tires and Dale Jr. took over second and held on til the end of the race.
Kyle 1st, Dale Jr. 2nd, Stewart, Hamlin and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five, points leader Greg Biffle came in 18th keeping a five point lead over Dale Jr.

The Thursday start of the weekend at Richmond was impressive with the late model K&N Series Blue Ox 100 being won by Brent Moffit.
The Denny Hamlin Foundation short track race was won by Tony Stewart, all in all this was a heck of a weekend and now I'm chilling my beer for my fave track.................'DEGA! YEH BABY.



Zebster said...

The racing last night was better than it's been at most of the other tracks, though it still seems a little lacking.

dasnake said...

arrrggg, just wait til 'dega, it is what it is, and i yam what i yam. toot toot.