Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Congrats to Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart won the rain delayed Geico 400 yesterday to move himself into second place in NASCAR's chase for the championship.

Playing the gas mileage game, Tony finished just ahead of Kevin Harvick who moved into first place in the chase. After gambling like this last year and running out of gas to derail his championship hopes, this had to feel like a bit of redemption for Tony.

Also a bit of redemption for Dale Earnhart Jr. as he too played the mileage game and finished third moving up in the Chase standings as well. Jr. has been much maligned and perhaps justifiably so this season for not performing up to expectations. His old crew chief has Jeff Gordon as one of the favorites to win the Chase, while Gordon's old crew chief can't seem to get much out of Dale Jr.

I'm getting a little tired of all these races being run on Mondays and Tuesdays this season. Don't know if it's a fluke or the fact that with so many races being run up north, the weather's more of a factor or what. But with attendance down, this kind of stuff isn't helping the sport out much.

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