Another great race is in the can.
How does thee lose a race? Let the 24 count the ways. At least he got a taste of what it’s like to be faster than the 48 – for a while.
Shout out to Charley Pride. Nice, simple, compact anthem performance. No hype no frills.
Listening to the Fox crew the last couple weeks, you’d think Denny Hamlin is the only athlete (may I use that that term?) ever to have “played hurt”.
Circumstances prevented me from having the usual viewing continuity of the race, so I’ll presume Nascar managed a great race.
Pole speed-wise, Atlanta is still faster. I guess the track conditions (or spoiler) at Texas prevented it from overtaking Atlanta as it usually does. That’s still some great racing on a 1.5 mile at those speeds.
4.20.80: Kyle Petty finished 8th @ N. Wilkesboro after spinning 3 times. The King said “He’d a finished 4th or 5th if he hadn’t been goin’ in the wrong direction so much of the time”.
4.20.86: @ N. Wilkesboro, Earnhardt rallied late to beat Ricky Rudd in a race featuring the Winston Cup debut of Willie T. Ribbs.
If Ned were in the booth we’d know what’s up with Russ Galindo.
Ref: racing-reference.info, Greg Fielden’s “Forty Years of Stock Car Racing”, Richard Sowers’ “The Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing”.