Sunday, March 28, 2004

NASCAR Results from Thunder Valley

Thanks to a tire problem with about 50 miles to go in the race, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. only managed an 11th place finish this week at Bristol. That finish dropped Junior to third in the championship standings. Rookie sensation, Kasey Kahne also had a frustrating day at Bristol. Kahne's day was ruined by an incident that took place only 57 laps into the race. The wreck put Kahne's #9 Dodge in the garage for the rest of the afternoon. Kahne's 40th place finish dropped him six places in the championship standing to 11th position.

Kurt Busch took home the checkered flag and jumped into second place in the standings. Points leader, Matt Kenseth finished 5th and maintained his spot atop the championship standings. But, the strong finish was not without incident for Kenseth. Kenseth grabbed 5th place thanks to the old Bristol Bump 'n Run technique. Kenseth shoved Jamie McMurray out of the his way on the final lap. The push dropped McMurray to an 8th place finish. McMurray (possibly the best-looking driver on the circuit) took out his frustrations by spinning Matt Kenseth after the race had ended.

All in all, it was a typical day in Thunder Valley.