Another good race is in the can.
For a very short time, I was willing to give the 00 the benefit of the doubt. It didn’t take long to realize I was mistaken and pretty much the only one with that opinion. Correction – me and Nascar. Unfortunately, Nascar held on to their opinion for the rest of the race.
Gotta give Kansas Speedway credit for holding off on building too many seats. They saved a ton of money and are now one of the few tracks that don’t have an embarassing number of empty seats.
Other than the first caution – apparently for “dust” – and the aforementioned 00 fiasco – everyone did a nice job. And for maybe the first time in history – thanks to Dave Burns – an announcer properly pronounced Jimmy Fennig’s name.
I think the 48 made a bigger statement by finishing second this week than by dominating and winning last week.
10.3.76: On “Cale Yarborough Day” (per NC Gov. Holshouser) @ N. Wilkesboro, Cale took the lead on lap 109 and never looked back.
10.4.87: @ N. Wilkesboro, Hut Stricklin made his Cup debut.
If Ned were in the booth we’d know what’s up with Stanley Smith.
Ref: racing-reference.info, Greg Fielden’s “Forty Years of Stock Car Racing”, Richard Sowers’ “The Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing”.