Another race is in the can.
I’ll leave the Wizard Of Oz references to the professionals.
Imagine that event without cautions. A good portion of the crowd in attendance and at home would have found better things to do by lap 134. Fortunately for most everyone involved, Nascar is ever eager to use the magic yellow flag. It remains the saving grace of too many of the tracks.
I think I’d rather have the phantom debris cautions than have them just because there’s a puff of smoke or a car harmlessly spins out.
I’ve seen cars hit the wall much harder than the 43 and continue on to great finishes and the flag remained green all the while.
The Kansas fans seem a good, loyal group, and I credit the track for having the foresight not to overbuild. 82,000 full seats appears to be the right number.
If Ned were in the booth, we’d know what’s up with Jimmy Hensley.