A late race caution, and the 18 team beating the 14 team off of pit road cost Tony Stewart his third win of the season. Yet it allowed Kyle Busch who has just been decent this season to breakthrough for the first time this season and the fourth time in a row in the spring race at Richmond.
That makes it seven different winners in the first nine races of the season. Last season there were 18 different winners.
Once again there were a lack of cautions. Five to be exact. A far cry from the eight that were in this race last year and the the 15 that we saw in the fall race.
Long are the days it seems like when Jimmie Johnson was winning everything in sight. Since July of 2010, Johnson has only won three times.
Parody in this sport is at a all time high. The first four races were won by a Ford, Toyota, Chevy, and a Dodge all in that order. With many drivers that have not won this season, this year looks to be a very competitive year of racing.
But what is with the lack of cautions? The field is just that good. Take away the start and Parkers and there are roughly 38 of the world's best drivers out there every week. 29 of the top 35 drivers have won races, 22 have won more then two races. The field is as good as it gets.
Talladega should satisfy the masses fix for cautions.