California Son(s)

Another good race is in the can.

Not bad for 4/5 ths of a race. I’d sure like to see the remaining 50 laps. Or does it make no difference what the posted distance is? Does every race just boil down to the last 20%? Still beats football and basketball when a good game comes down to the last – oh – one tenth of one percent of the game.

RE my previous post: it may have been a pretty good race with a great last 5 laps, but does that make up for the travel time, hundreds of dollars, and in and out parking time that was surely longer than the race time of 2:39? I guess that’s why God gave us TV. Of course, Fox loves (and would like to mandate) 3 hour max races.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but were the 1-2 finishing cars the only 2 cars that touched each other all race? There were 4 cautions and I don’t believe any resulted in anyone making contact with anyone else. When is the last time nobody got damaged besides in a caution-free race?

3.28.54: @ Oakland Speedway, Dick Rathman became the first driver to come from last to first for the win.

If Ned were in the booth we’d know what’s up with Casey Atwood.

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

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