Saturday, March 24, 2007

More From Bristol...

Nextel Cup: So our first taste of the COT has gone relatively without incident thus far. A sign of things to come with Toyotas earning 5 spots in the field, the highest thus far of the season. Missing the race, surprisingly, were the #70 of Johnny Sauter and the #13 of Joe Nemecheck. Both those teams had qualified for every race thus far. Tomorrow will mark the first starts of the year for two teams I thought would do better than they have, the #36 of Jeremy Mayfield and the #84 of A.J. Allmendinger. I hesitate to even say what will happen tomorrow except 43 cars will take the green flag and the first one to complete 500 laps will be the winner. Anyway, I think the guys that have said they don't mind the car will do better initially than those who have been openly against it. I'm going to go with Denny Hamlin to capture his first win of 2007.

Busch Series: The Busch race ended not too long ago, with Carl Edwards holding off Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch for the win. The race was typical Bristol with a lot of wrecks and maybe 15 or so cars on the lead lap at the end. Certainly nothing extraordinary about it, as Edwards builds on his points lead.

In non-NASCAR results today, the GrandAm matinée before the IRL race tonight was won by the Crown Royal Special Reserve team of Bill Auberlen and Matthew Alhadeff.

The season debut of the IRL in Homestead goes at 8 tonight on ESPN2.