(WOMR file photo)
Once again the dominate car did not win the race. Even though Kasey Kahne led the field to the checkered flag to secure his second victory of the seasonI, he was not the dominant race car driver Sunday in The Lennox Tools 301. Nevertheless, Kahne, in his Hendrick Motorsports #5 Farmer’s Chevy, won the race Sunday.
The dominate car Sunday was the Joe Gibbs Racing #11 FedEx Toyota. The fatal mistake for that team, however, happened in the final green flag pits stop. Denny Hamlin and Darian Grubb, his crew chief, failed to communicate on 2 or 4 tires for the final pit stop. Everyone took 2 tires, and Grubb thought that Hamlin wanted 4 fresh Goodyears. Therein, lies the difference in the first place and second place!
Movers and Shakers
This week there were not many movers in the standings. However, the biggest mover was Bernie. She fell three spots in the standings in her effort to challenge David for “The Boudreaux’s Butt Paste” award. Needless to say, it is a forgone conclusion that David has an overwhelming lock on that position!
Carolyn and Scott moved two positions Sunday. Scott moved in a positive way, while Carolyn dropped two places.
The biggest shakers were Karen and Carlton, scoring 44 points each with their selection of their driver, who undoubtedly passed the most cars in the entire race, Denny Hamlin! Following Karen, Jason scored the next highest total of 42 points garnered from his selection of Clint Bowyer. Both Jim, and yours truly, gathered up the third highest tally,36 points, with their selection of “New Daddy” Kevin Harvick. Marc and Carole each grabbed 35 points Sunday for “sticking with the Biff”.
Just as a reminder:
Bernie got the points that #22 car would have gotten, 22 points, had “The Dinger” been driving the #22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge! Hopefully, before the race at Indy, “The Dinger” will find out if he gets to race the rest of the season, or be in NASCAR rehab!
These races are tighter than Dick’s hat band!!
Even though there was not a large scale movement within the standings, there are several positions that are extremely close. Check out the point differences between positions 4-11.
Next week the Sprint Cup drivers get the weekend off. However, both the Nationwide and the Camping World Trucks are on the schedule. I know that I will be “working on my redneck” next weekend! I know that is shocking news for some of you guys!!!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GOLVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!