Kenseth sweeps California.

Ever wonder why Cup series drivers run the Busch series races when both series are at the same track for the weekend? For the second week in a row the same driver has won both races. Last week Harvick swept at Daytona and this week at Fontana California, Kenseth did the double. The extra time on the track seems to really pay off. NASCAR made a big change today with the switch from leaded to unleaded fuel. Something that's been long overdue. Better for the environment and that makes me happy. 🙂 The results were a bit mixed though as 6 drivers encountered engine failure during today's 500 mile event. The verdict is still out and it can't be certain that the fuel was directly to blame for the failures. I'm sure that in time they'll get better with the fuel mixture and the results will reflect that. I couldn't have been happier with today's start as my favorite driver Jeff Gordon started on the pole! His team mate and my 2nd favorite driver Jimmie Johnson started 23rd. The #20 driven by Tony Stewart seemed to have the best race car today as he charged to the front with ease. If not for a speeding penalty when exiting pit road, I feel that he woud've won today's race. That sent him back to the end of the longest line but he quickly charged forward again getting back into the top 10 for a good finish. Late in the race things looked really great as Johnson had sizeable lead, however a late caution brought out due to debris on the track brought the field back to him evaporating his lead. 😦 A bad pit stopped followed and Johnson restarted in 5th. Then NASCAR officials brought out the red flag and stopped the field while cleanup was being done after the #16 driven by Biffle bumped the #00 car sending him hard into the wall. Harvick had been digging into Kenseth's lead late in the race before the red flag period but suffered some really bad luck as he got a flat with only 4 laps to go taking him out of contention for the win. It was a great day for Hendrick's Motorsports as Gordon finished in 2nd after working on his car all day at every pit stop making it better each time. Jimmie Johnson finished right behind his team mate in 3rd, a great rebound after last week's DNF at Daytona. In 2 weeks the series heads to the redone Las Vegas Speedway. With higher banking in the turns at 20 degrees the speeds should reach the 190's and the pit road has been moved forward closer to the fans. This will be the 2nd NASCAR event that I'm attending and I'm really looking forward to it! And this time I have a camera! 🙂

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Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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