Four is Greater than Two
A simple math lesson was taught at Darlington Raceway this weekend. The choice was made…some took two tires, others took four. In the end, we were reminded of what we learned as young children. Four is greater than two.
The other lesson…maybe it is OK is the Cup regulars run in the Nationwide Series. Chase Elliott doesn’t seem to mind. And if he’s OK with it, so am I.
April Showers bring Monday NASCAR
A late-lap pass by Joey Logano gave the Sprint Cup series its seventh winner in seven weeks. Logano was on his way to the win until Kurt Busch brought out the last caution of the race, just before Logano was about the take the white flag on Lap 266. This brought about a Green-White-Checkered finish. All of the lead lap cars pit with the Busch caution – now strategy was in play. Jeff Gordon opted for 2 tires and first off pit road. Logano took 4, along with most others. Gordon got a good restart but couldn’t hold off the hard charging Logano. One last lap pass later and “Sliced Bread” was heading to Victory Lane.
Two for One at Martinsville
Mother Nature had her way (AGAIN!) with the NASCAR schedule at Martisville. After practice and Cup qualifying were held on Friday, truck qualifying and Cup practices and the Kroger 250 were all scheduled for Saturday. No such luck as intermittent rain showers never gave NASCAR a big enough break to run any events. But it wasn’t until 4:30 PM Saturday afternoon did NASCAR make the call on the Saturday activities. The Kroger 250 would be held after the STP 500.
If you were there early enough on Sunday, you got a little winter mixed in with your breakfast. Snow showers persisted through part of the morning. But by race time, just clouds remained. Even then, skies cleared part way through the race and it was a cold, windy STP win for Kurt Busch.
Later that same day, Matt Crafton brought home the hardware with a victory in the Kroger 250.