For a very short time, I was willing to give the 00 the benefit of the doubt. It didn?t take long to realize I was mistaken and pretty much the only one with that opinion. Correction ? me and Nascar. Unfortunately, Nascar held on to their opinion for the rest of the race.
Gotta give Kansas Speedway credit for holding off on building too many seats. They saved a ton of money and are now one of the few tracks that don?t have an embarassing number of empty seats.
Other than the first caution ? apparently for ?dust? ? and the aforementioned 00 fiasco ? everyone did a nice job. And for maybe the first time in history ? thanks to Dave Burns ? an announcer properly pronounced Jimmy Fennig?s name.
I think the 48 made a bigger statement by finishing second this week than by dominating and winning last week.
10.3.76: On ?Cale Yarborough Day? (per NC Gov. Holshouser) @ N. Wilkesboro, Cale took the lead on lap 109 and never looked back.
10.4.87: @ N. Wilkesboro, Hut Stricklin made his Cup debut.
If Ned were in the booth we?d know what?s up with Stanley Smith.
Ref: racing-reference.info, Greg Fielden?s ?Forty Years of Stock Car Racing?, Richard Sowers? ?The Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing?.
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