Points: 287 (28th in the standings, 6 points away from 27th and 67 points away from 31th).
While watching the race in New Hampshire I had only one thing on my mind: points. I wanted nothing more than a decent points day- where we pulled away a bit on 31th (we were 30th in the points at the start of the race). Despite NASCAR’s current points system and the “win and you’re in” mentality that is promoted with it- that is not always the case- especially when it comes to Tony Stewart. He has his win but Tony has to stay in the top 30 in points and considering he spent the first eight races of the season sidelined with a broken back which also means he was put in an 8 race deficit points wise is no easy task. Its not impossible as Kyle Busch showed us last season- but it’s not easy either. The team has to fight tooth and nail for every point they can get. (more…)