by Charlie Turner
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The Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a return to normalcy. No more crazy racing, like the pairs competition at Daytona and freaky Phoenix. Well maybe no more until Bristol. But we’ll see I guess.
Vegas was traditional. Lots of fast laps and the near impossibility of passing. Cookie Cutter Classic.
Roush-Fenway Racing. Matt Kenseth took the pole and Carl Edwards won the race, but all the buzz all weekend was about how strong the Fords were through the bumps in turns one and two.
Tony Stewart said he gave the race away, but second place ain’t a bad place in this race.
Juan Pablo Montoya and Marcos Ambrose finished 3rd and 4th. Strong all day.
Dale Earnhardt Jr got his second straight top ten.
Danica Patrick finished fourth in the Nationwide Series race on Saturday. Best finish by a female in major NASCAR competition. She will break that record too.
Fins Sinking Low
Kyle Busch came into Vegas leading the points and with a home track advantage. Why didn’t Joe Gibbs Racing change The Shrub’s engine when they found Denny Hamlin’s issue?
Robby Gordon and Kevin Conway. As NASCAR fights go, this one’s fins are so low….
NASCAR Fans. Off week? Are you kidding me?! It’s only the fourth weekend of the season! Talk about a buzz kill.
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