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Published on April 9th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple


Samsung 500

Wow… Carl Edwards is kicking ass and taking names.  Three wins already this year is pretty ridiculous if you ask me considering it’s only been seven races of the season.  Carl Edwards held off Jimmie Johnson during the restart this past Sunday and prevented the Hendrick Motorsports team from getting into victory lane yet once again. 

The Samsung 500 was an eventful race to say the least.  Gordon battled an ill handling car which resulted in slamming into turn four on lap 109.  Dale Earnhardt Jr who sat on the pole also dealt with an ill handling car which caused him to to finish 12th and a lap down.  Kyle Busch battled it out throughout the whole race and ended up finishing third.  Clint Boyer and Denny Hamlin made contact with each other on the last lap which caused Boyer to hit the wall but still gave him a 10th place finish.

 Of course a Sprint Cup Race wouldn’t be a race without some sort of penalty.  Ryan Newman who finished fourth failed the post race inspection due to the right rear of his car being too high.  As usual the crew cheif was fined $25,000 and the team and owner has been penalized 25 points.  It just seems to me like this year is the year for penalties.  I don’t know if it’s the new COT’s or if these guys are just pushing the limits.

What has been your favorite race to watch this year?  I thought this one was pretty enjoyable.

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I'm Ron Ripple, Featured in Forbes Magazine as NASCAR's Biggest Fan, I'm 3 time Junior Mr Olympia. When I'm not drinking beer and watching NASCAR, you can find me in the local gym doing squats. Let's go racing!

4 Responses to Samsung 500

  1. Ryan says:

    Carl Edwards is definately a man to watch this year. He has always been a contender in the cup race and won numerous nationwide titles. It would be great to see him win it. But 7 races into the season it is definately too early to tell.

  2. Michelle says:

    Hendricks just can’t get a win

  3. Ryan says:

    Thats for sure. At least Jr and Jimmie are still in the top 10 for points.

  4. Tim Zaegel says:

    And the real story here is … what a God awful race that was. I’m calling to the racing Gods … PLEASE send us some better racing this weekend in Phoenix!

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