Yesterday was a prime example of why people say Dover is like Bristol on steroids. Woo, that was some race!
Crashes, two red flags, nearly all of the Chasers having some sort of problem, the gigantic shift in points that accompanied it (I think Kyle Busch was the ONLY one who remained the same), a fight....it was awesome.
Kevin Harvick had tire problems on lap 170 and it was pretty much downhill from there, culminating in a 'Dega-worthy Big One with 14 laps to go that took out twelve cars.
As for the Denny Hamlin-Kyle Petty thing, here's my opinion: Yeah, Denny was too aggressive in trying to pass Kyle, but Kyle was stupid to confront him in his garage the way he did. Look, I have all the respect in the world for Kyle Petty, but that was phenominally stupid of him to slap Denny's visor down while he was still strapped into the car. As to which would win in an actual fight, I happen to think they'd beat the holy hell out of each other.
Oh and I can just hear people howling that Denny's a baby and he did it intentionally and all kinds of shit, and I would just like to give them an advance STFU!! It was a racing accident, and stuff happens. End of story.
Clint Bowyer was doing his best imitation of a yo-yo yesterday, having started 42nd and making it to the tiop ten before getting caught up in the Hamlin-Petty deal. I think he eventually finished 12th. He just seems to have such garbage luck in the DirecTv car, which is unfortunate because he looks mighty fine in the blue firesuit.
Grr, J.J. Yeley got caught up in the 'Big One'...when I saw his car being towed out on a wrecker, I wanted to hit something. He was doing pretty damn well before that, too. Man, Dover seems to just chew him up and spit him out with disturbing frequency >_<
Jesus, I think ALL my drivers had some sort of problems...even Carl Edwards, who eventually won, had some sort of throttle problem. Not to mention that BS post-race inspection failure.
But you know who I feel sorry for the most out of all this? Matt Kenseth. He had THE dominant ccar all day and was well on his way to not only winning the race, but lapping the field. Then he had that alternator problem, then dropped a cylinder and eventually blew up.
Heh, there's no earthly way that Kansas can top this...unless a tornado or something whips up in the middle of the race.