Monday, November 12, 2007


This weekend's race in Phoenix was crazy. It was 312 laps long, which is shorter than normal.
Carl Edwards won the pole on Friday, so he lead them down to the green flag. Carl Edwards led a lot of laps in the beginning, but then, Martin Truex Jr. took the lead when he won the race off of pit road in a caution. David Ragan was racing somebody and he got in the grass and when he did, he went up in the air. It looked like a wild ride, but surprisingly he only lost 1 or 2 positions. he did run over the camera though that was in the grass. on lap 106 Carl Edwards started having engine problems. They took it to the garage and everything. It was sad to see him have problems that early on and for him to have been running that well. 37 laps later he did get back on the track, but he didn't stay very long, because he went back to the garage.

Dale Jr. and Kasey Kahne
Dale Earnhardt Jr. did not have a good day. He got loose and hit the wall. His car was tore up pretty bad. Jacques Villeneuve brought out caution number six when he got into Kasey Kahne. Kasey was on the top on the track, and Jacques didn't know he was there and pulled up which got them wrecked. Even after that, Kasey Kahne didn't go a lap down. Eleven laps later though, Kasey Kahne had a tire go down and hit the wall really hard. When they interviewed him after the wreck, he was way out of character. I can't blame him though. To go from winning 6 races last year to doing horrible this year, you can tell he is very frustrated. He said, "I drove like an idiot all day and finally wrecked. I finally finished it off for us. We've only got one week left, so I'm happy about that."

Roush Teammates
Matt Kenseth did a very good job Sunday. he was very strong. his teammate, Greg Biffle, also did really good. Greg ended up finishing 2nd. After the race, he said if he had had a couple of laps he probably could have caught Jimmie. Matt Kenseth finished 3rd. the problem with him though is that he is peaking at the wrong time. Had he done this in the beginning of the chase, he might have had a chance.

The Win
Of course Jimmie Johnson won the race making this his 4th win in a row. I'm proud for them though. They obviously know a lot more about this new car than the others do.

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