After a tumultuous week that saw Matt DiBenedetto lose his ride for 2020, he nearly pulled off the impossible Saturday night at Bristol.
NASCAR changed the rules of the game – again – but this time for the better. One of the stupidest rules to govern pit stops has been the “arm’s length” rule. A tire coming off during a pit stop had to stay within an “arm’s length” of a crewman, generally a tire changer, or there would be a pass through penalty.
Over the years, Kentucky didn’t always produce the best racing but that has changed. Don’t get me wrong, the track can still produce some boring racing. Case in point, the enormous lead Kyle Busch had over the field earlier in this race. But the end of this race gave those in attendance something to cheer about.
Joey Logano became the first driver to win from the pole this season on his way to his second victory and supplanting Kyle Busch as the points leader. On his way to Victory Lane, Logano won Stage 1, led 163 of 203 laps and held off the field during a wild final restart with just a few laps to go. How Kyle Busch of him.
Toyota placed only three cars in the Top 10 at Pocono but the won the race again and that is all that matters. Kyle Busch didn’t win either of the first two stages, that honor went to Kyle Larson, but he won the race – again. And last time I checked, they handed out the trophy at the end of the race, not at the end of the stages.