Well I said I was going to watch Bristol through my fingers and that is what I did. It was a pretty good race. There is always bumping and grinding at Bristol. Team Home Depot had to start from 28th but quickly worked their way up the field. Tony didn’t seem to have too much complaints about his car. He didn’t seem to have much to complain about anything really- except for the contact he had with Jeff Gordon on lap 233 after which crew chief Zipadelli reminded him to calm down. Stewart called Gordon a “primadonna” and NASCAR warned the Stewart for aggressive driving for the contact. Unfortunately as a result of the contact with Gordon- the next pit stop took longer as the crew took time to pull out a bent in fender to protect the fresh rubber.
The best contact of the night happened post race however when Kyle Busch made contact with race winner Carl Edwards who was slowing to a stop in front of the flagstand. Kyle was called post race to the NASCAR TRAILER. No word on possible penalties.
NOTES ABOUT BRISTOL2:
- I must admit – the geek in me liked the Phoenix Foundation logo on the hood of Kvapil’s car.
- It was officially announced that Casey Mears will take over the 07 of Clint Bowyer and Bowyer will take the number 33 car. It was stated during the broadcast that Gil Martin will NOT go with Clint Bowyer but stay with the 07 of Mears.
Next week is the Pepsi 500- racing under the California Sunset.