dodint wrote:This is why I can't get into NASCAR. These manufactured finishes. With 2 laps to go and Boyer below the line working back towards the pits, just let it go. Let these crew chiefs live with their earlier choices. So lame.
That was rough. All the others that had issues were no yellow.
As a race though, worst tire race since the Brickyard race a few years back where the longest green flag run was 11 laps or so. So many good cars blew tires... 4, 88, 2, 16, 99... and some not so good ones too. Some recovered better than others. Seemed like the attrition was going to net the 88 a top 10, but for hitting the wall on lap 40 or thereabouts, hard to complain about a 12th place finish.
Just kind of annoyed at the 40. Would loved to have seen it shape up where the race off pit road was the restart order. Teams held back on purpose to get on the outside lane for the restart only to be stuck on the inside thanks the 40. And the 40 then dropped like a rock and finished 25th out of 27 cars on the lead lap.
Wonder if anyone has compiled a list of who was leading at the scheduled distance on these Green-White-Checker situations, that didn't end up winning. Gotta be a fair number of them. What sucks is had it not been a bad tire day, the field would have stayed out, and more likely one of the stronger cars all day would have won.