A Wigwam And A Tepee

Too tense!

Another great race is in the can.

Well, I’ve got a cryptic title and not much else. Too bad, considering all that went on and the ramifications of the event. Maybe I’m still in shock that the next race is no longer anticlimactic. I sure didn’t feel that way when there were 20 to go.

Do you think the 71 might have stayed out a tick too long while battling for 35th and his car smoking like Mt. St. Helens?

How apropos an empty plastic bottle was jettisoned from the McDonald’s car.

15 points. So miniscule to the 11. So huge to the 48.

11.18.79: DW went into the finale with a 2 point lead. (Ontario). Avoiding a spinning car, he went a lap down. No “lucky dog”, no “wave around”, he finished 8th to the King’s 5th and lost the championship by 11 points.

By Gary Erdakos

Ref: racing-reference.info, Greg Fielden’s “Forty Years of Stock Car Racing”, Richard Sowers’ “The Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing”.

2 thoughts to “A Wigwam And A Tepee”

  1. Crew chiefs and pit crews will determine who claims the cup. In the past two races, we’ve seen a pit crew replaced, a lug nut issue, and gas mileage calculations impact the ponts race. Who can handle the pressure in the pits, not who the best driver, will be the pivotal factor.

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