Something always seems to happen that excites, and it usually comes from drivers getting in post-race arguments.
With three races remaining until the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Dillon is still lagging a bit behind in the points race, but a victory would put him in the field. “Matt took me to school a few times up front when I was slicing with him, and I’ll take that in the notebook and see if I can’t learn from it the next time”.
There actually wasn’t any real fun scuffles after the race, but you thought there might be some words.
For one brief stretch during the second half the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Michigan, there was a legitimate battle for the lead. Now they just kind of go around in circles in two jam packed lanes. Longtime veteran Hermie Sadler III will attempt to qualify for the Food City 300 this weekend, his first race since last season at Richmond. He knows these guys are peaking at the right time now.
But when was the last time the No. 48 was the best vehicle on the track? In the Xfinity Series there’s 5-10 of the best Cup driver in the field every race.
Although JGR leads the tour in wins through 23 races with nine (Kyle Busch 4, Kenseth 3, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, 1 each), the team is lagging in consistency and point totals.
Harvick won this race way back in 2000 and 2001. He’s won twice each on the old and new layouts. In short confined areas like Bristol, you don’t want to give anyone and excuse to punt you because it’s so easy. He can earn Team Penske its third straight win at “The Last Great Colosseum.”… He’s tied with brother Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon for the most Bristol wins among active drivers. “I’ve just been really focused”. In three previous starts, he has never finished worse than 12th at Bristol and has an average of 9.7. Six of the last eight Bristol winners have started from the top two positions…. He was runner-up last fall. Ryan Newman is making his 500th start, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr.is making his 100th….
What to Watch For: Ryan Blaney will attempt to defend his 2014 August Bristol XFINITY Series victory.