Last week I wrote that Chase Elliott had a shot but his past performance at Martinsville and his lackluster effort at Texas was uninspiring.
Kyle Busch has been wanting to forget 2020 as the pandemic season has not proved to be in his favor. The lack of practice and testing sure seemed to hurt him the most. But he overcame all of that and put teammate Martin Truex, Jr. in a must win situation in the process.
Chase Elliott came back with a vengeance and won back-to-back races on the Roval. Elliott went back in the filed after an issue and at one point, the PRN broadcast team mentioned that he was making ground up but still a longshot to come back and win. I guess no one told Chase Elliott that.
Denny Hamlin knew he had a fast car and once he figured that out, he went to the rear of the field and let all the wrecks happen in front of him. And they did, beginning on lap 1.
Kurt Busch shook up the playoff picture by winning at his home track for the first time ever. Denny Hamlin led an impressive 121 laps and had a late caution not come out, he just might have won with his fresher tires.
Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, along comes one of the world’s finest classic cars. With an electric motor. No kidding. Not even a hybrid.
Kevin Harvick lay in wait, just like a predatory shark and when the opportunity to seal the deal presented itself late in the race, he was there to feast on the mistakes of others.
Daytona proved to be the end of the line for 7-time champion Jimmie Johnson. Instead of transferring to the playoffs for his record-setting quest of 8 championships, he will be on the outside looking in. In his place, William Byron will move forward for Hendrick Motorsports in his quest for his first title – as well as the second win of his young career.
Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick took home top honors this weekend at the Monster Mile. The two championship contenders battled it out, splitting the double header in dominant fashion.
Michigan might be an historically good track for Joe Gibbs Racing, but as I alluded to last week, they all had to beat Kevin Harvick. That proved to be a tall order.