It’s been a dream season for Jamie McMurray as he win’s the Bank of America 500 under the lights at the Charlotte Motor Speedway this past weekend. After winning the Daytona 500 and The Brickyard 400, the only thing missing for Jamie is being in the Chase! I see Bass Pro and Earnhardt-Ganassi extending this contract for a few more years.
Kyle Busch looked like he was on a mission to better himself in the Chase, as he finished second in the race topping Jimmie Johnson who finished 3rd. Other Chase drivers had some solid finishes like Denny Hamlin who finished 4th, Greg Biffle 5th, Matt Kenseth 6th and Kevin Harvick who finished 8th. It wasn’t a great night for Jeff Butron with a 20th place finish, Tony Stewart who finished 21st after a great week in California, Jeff Gordon who started the day on the pole to finish 23rd and Kurt Busch finishing 30th.
Good tires or bad tires didn’t make a difference for Brad Keselowski as he fpulls on his 11th
victory of his career in the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series. The Championship is his and at this point he could set his curise control to victory, but winning feels good. Martin Truex Jr finished 2nd
, Justin Allgaier who is in search of a ride for next year finished 3rd
. Joey Logano was 4th
and Clint Bowyer finished 5th
The Chase is HOT and the drivers are not giving up a chance to take Jimmie Johnson down…although there are many who have given Jimmie the championship already. I for one stand by my words that Jimmie will not have his 5th
Championship this year! With only 5 races to go Jimmie Johnson is only 41 points ahead of Denny Hamlin and 77 points in front of Kevin Harvick. Anything can happen at Martinsville and Talladega, both which are wild card races. I believe it’s down to these 3 drivers to fight it out for the championship, but there is still an outside chance Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart could have luck on their side and win the 2010 Sprint Cup Championship!
It is with a heavy heart I pass along sad news that friend to the WING Racing Show and President of Bristol Motor Speedway, Jeff Byrd
passed away this past weekend after his lengthy battle with an illness. Jeff was loved by all and a great guy to who we enjoyed having as a guest on our show. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Byrd family and the staff of Bristol Motor Speedway. You Will Be Missed!!!
Next up for the Chase for the Sprint Cup is the paperclip shaped track of Martinsville. This is one race won by luck and skill. It’s anybody’s race so fasten your seatbelts because we will be beatin’ and a bangin’ for the “Tums Fast Relief 500”…May the luckiest racer be the winner.
Catch the WING Racing Show Wednesday night at 6pm as Eric The Great and myself breakdown Charlotte and get you ready for Martinsville. It’s all live and open for your calls and predictions. See you on the radio.
Brian "BC" Casey