I am not surprised that a Ford won at Michigan- it seems that a Ford almost ALWAYS wins at Michigan- before Logano the previous winner of the last two races at Michigan was Ford driver Greg Biffle- see what I mean.
What I am surprised with about the Michigan race? Austin Dillon’s performance in the 14 car! I know I know- I am biased, BUT I wasn’t sure about Austin Dillon as a choice to run MI. After all he has little cup car experience. When Stewart-Haas Racing tweeted out the picture of the yellow rookie stripe on the back of the 14 car I cringed and thought to myself quietly- “this could get ugly” and I fretted a bit. But then I started seeing practice times. They weren’t that bad all things considered, so I had a little hope. But then I saw qualifying and was all “eh…that wasn’t so great. Damn rookie.” Yeah I said it…deal with it. Then I saw the results of final practice and was duly impressed. Hmm maybe I misjudged Austin Dillon’s chances (and talents) after all. (more…)