Sunday, March 13, 2005

NACAR Update

After taking a week off, the boys of NASCAR got back in action in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is Kurt and Kyle Busch's hometown.

I didn't watch more than just a few brief minutes of today's race. The ACC conference championship game was still going on when the race began. When the game ended and I flipped the channel over to FOX, I saw Junior with steam coming up from under his mashed up hood. He had already wrecked. So, I played some video games and watched the NCAA basketball selection show instead of the rest of the race. I did see the last 5 laps, though.

At the close of the day, it was Jimmie Johnson who captured the victory out in the desert. Extending back to last year, this was Johnson's 5th win in the last 9 races. Rookie Kyle Busch delighted the hometown fans with a second place finish. Older brother Kurt came in third.

Today's win vaulted Jimmie Johnson past Kurt Busch and into first place in the championship standings. After the first three races of the season, Greg Biffle is in third and Jeff Gordon is in fourth. Carl Edwards rounds out the top five.

Next week: The Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.