Published on April 9th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple4
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.