Kyle Busch held off David Reutimann and Jamie McMurray to win the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. With the win, Busch made NASCAR history, becoming the first driver to sweep three NASCAR national touring events at the same track in the same race weekend.
In retrospect, letting Jamie McMurray go was a mistake for Jack Roush. But, given the circumstances at the time, Roush shouldn’t be kicking himself over it.
Jamie McMurray used a two-tire gamble to become only the third driver to win the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 in the same season, joining Dale Jarrett and Jimmie Johnson. The win also gave team owner Chip Ganassi victories in the Daytona 500, the Indy 500, and the Brickyard 400 in the same year.
Kevin Harvick, polesitter for the Coke Zero 400 due to qualifying being rained out, won the wreck-filled restrictor plate race at Daytona International Speedway. On a green-white-checkered finish, Harvick drove by teammate Clint Bowyer for the lead, then held off Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne to win.
Jimmie Johnson earned his first career Sprint Cup road course win in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway after Marcos Ambrose made a mistake under caution in the closing laps, handing Johnson the lead.
Since 2007, when NASCAR moved to the current Chase format ), only one driver — on average — in the Chase after the 13th race of the season has fallen out by the time the Chase has started. Who will go, and who will be in this year?
Kurt Busch overcame hitting the wall not once, but twice to win an action-packed All Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch charged to the front at the beginning of the final segment. Then, he survived two late-race cautions and held off Martin Truex Jr to earn his first All Star victory.
Richard Childress Racing and Kevin Harvick have reportedly reached an agreement on a contract extension that will keep Harvick in the No. 29 Chevy beyond the 2010 season. An official announcement is expected Saturday before the All Star race.
Kyle Busch took advantage of a late-race mistake by Jimmie Johnson to win the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway. The win is his second victory in the Sprint Cup Series this season, and the fifth win for Joe Gibbs Racing out of seven races with the new spoiler.
After barely making the field due to high carbon monoxide levels — the result of breathing in exhaust fumes after damaging crush panels in his Sprint Cup COT — Brad Beselowski used a push from Joey Logano to take the lead before the caution came out for a fiery wreck, ending the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.