Monday, August 6, 2007

What A Weekend!

From Montreal to Michigan to the X Games, the racing this weekend was quite a show. I feel bad for anyone that missed the Busch Series race at Montreal, first of all. I didn't post anything afterward because I was speechless. I had no idea what to say after those final laps at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. My opinion? I think Robby Gordon was robbed of a chance of victory. Obviously he took it not just over the edge, but completely beyond the edge, but his rightful place in line should have been first or second. On a side note, I think if it were Jeff Gordon he would have been put at the front of the line, but that's just me. Watching it unfold, with Robby doing burnouts next to Harvick, then honestly claiming he won, we were witnessing a Daytona 1979 moment - the Canadian fans in the stands were absolutely eating it up. That race will be packed to the hill and then some next year.

On Sunday, the X Games and the IRL stole the show from Pocono. If you didn't watch the Rally cars... shame on you. The new course and the dueling laps made for a great competition and Colin McRae flipped - again. Even though Travis Pastrana was disqualified in the semifinals it was still a great final that ended with the cars slamming into each other. The IRL race was a demolition derby of enormous proportions with 7 cars of 20 running at the end. Tony Kanaan held off Marco Andretti in a race dominated by Dario Franchitti, who flipped in a scary crash on lap 144. It then looked as if Danica Patrick could win her first race until a flat tire ended her chances. It was a replay of a few races ago at Iowa for Marco, who tried and tried to make the pass on the outside but just couldn't get it done. Still, they're both better than watching Kurt Busch lead 867 laps at Pocono.

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