Monday, July 30, 2007

Tony Kisses The Bricks At Indy For A Second Time

Tony Stewart came across the start/finish line first at the Allstate 400 for the second time in three years, giving him his second win at his personal holy grail of racing. The win also gives him back-to-back wins (2 weeks ago at Chicagoland) and some serious momentum heading into the final handful of races before the Chase begins. As was the case in 2005, the best car won. I don't see how anyone can't not like Tony after his victory lane interview. You don't get that sort of raw emotion from guys that have won as much as he has.

Juan Pablo Montoya finished 2nd at the Brickyard, his best on an oval. That first oval win might come this year yet. Polesitter and Montoya teammate Reed Sorenson ran a good race as well, finishing the day in 5th. Maybe he has the confidence back to go and compete in the top 10 on a weekly basis. Has the DEI/Ginn merger gotten off to a good start? Possibly, as Mark Martin scored his best finish in a while with a 6th-place effort and Paul Menard finished the day in 20th. Menard should look to finish the season with improving results now that his team will be able to work on their car for 500 miles, not 2 laps of qualifying.

Weekend winners were Ron Hornaday in the Trucks, trying to close in on the championship chase with Mike Skinner and Jason Leffler, who scored Toyota's first ever win in the Busch Series over Greg Biffle and a pissed off David Reutimann.

One final note... this is my favorite pic from the celebration...
I believe after kissing some dirty bricks, I'd want to wipe it on someone too.

1 comment:

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

Good move Tony..after kissing the bricks...