I hate mixing politics and religion with sports but despite NASCAR being stereotyped as a "white, Christian, conservative sport," it's surprising the number of fans you can meet on a race weekend that not only have a different skin color but a different religion as well as different political beliefs. They are liberal, conservative, black, white, brown, Muslim, Christian, and Atheist.
Dominant victories are just routine now for the driver that carries the nickname "The Closer." While the smoke and confetti rained down on Kevin Harvick's victory lane celebration at the Monster Mile, he maintained an expression that said "Been there, done that."
By Lap 65, Kurt Busch was in second place and looked to have a car to run up front Sunday at Dover in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism. However, by Lap 97, he was in the garage and out of the race after hitting the wall a second time.
The Challenger Round came to a conclusion Sunday at Dover International Speedway and it was defending series champion Kevin Harvick who conquered Miles the Monster to punch his ticket to the Contender Round.