October 16, 2005
Jimmie Johnson Wins Tire-Blowing Fest at Charlotte(Filed under: Race Recap)
So Jimmie Johnson wins a caution-heavy race at Charlotte. Tires were blowing left and right putting cars into the wall and taking out more than a dozen drivers. NASCAR threw two competition cautions to check the tires and at one point mandated that crews use the recommended air pressures from Goodyear. Bah.
On top of the frustration of a lame race I taped the race last night and sat down to watch it today. With five laps to go my screen went blue. Apparently setting the VCR for five hours wasn't enough. Bah.
And today comes the revelation that NASCAR considered cancelling the race. Instead they opted to mandate air pressures. How lame is this? When conditions get to the point that NASCAR has to change rules in the middle of race and even consider calling off the race, something needs to be done. And honestly, something should have been done long before the green flag dropped.
With only five races remaining in the Chase to the Championship, the numbers get especially interesting. Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson are tied for first with Greg Biffle 11 points back, Ryan Newman 17 points back and 51 points back to Mark Martin. It was Tony's championship to lose, and he lost a lot of ground last night. It's also amazing to see Mark Martin come back from his DNF at Talladega, though I'm afraid he may be shaping up for another heart-breaking runner-up position.
Posted by kevin at October 16, 2005 5:13 PM
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Posted by: jim at October 18, 2005 8:46 AM