Okay so drivers have heard and been told a bazillion times to “be patient” on the track.
Yeah, we’ve all heard it on radio communications during races and have even probably preached audibly to our drivers during races as well.
I know I have. I’m the queen of talking to the television during racing season.
Matt Kenseth looked poised to win the Aaron’s 499 with about five laps to go and clearly had one of the strongest cars (along with teammate Greg Biffle) all day long.
Until…the two K’s came rolling along on the green-white-checkered finish. I’m talking about Keselowski and Kyle.
Well, it’s Talladega and we all know what happens here: The Big One. There wasn’t one “really big” one but there were several little wrecks that ruined the likes of many drivers including Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch (who had the best paint scheme on the weekend hands down), A.J. Allmendinger, Denny Hamlin and Paul Menard.
Here’s the first “little big one” of the day:
Not forgetting the “second little big one” of the day as well:
Oh yeah, and Denny Hamlin being an idiot and causing the “really big one” of the day. Darrell tries to say Allmendinger bumped into Denny but let’s face it: Denny attempted to make a hole where there wasn’t room for one.
Amazingly there were only five yellow flags that flew all day long during today’s Aaron’s 499 but there were nineteen cars on the track when the checkers waved. Not too many and by far the most cars out of the race so far this season. But is that shocking to any of us? Not really.
After caution flag number five the field was set up for a green-white-checkered finished and it delivered in every, possible way imaginable and made the race worth watching right up until the very end.
Biff pushed Kenseth. Kyle pushed Kes. Biff left a little bit too much room between he and Kenseth and the two K’s overtook the lead with Kes never looking back all the way to the checkers.
Today’s victory is Kes’s sixth overall in Sprint Cup (his second of the 2012 season so far) and his second at Talladega. And it was the first time a Dodge took the checkers in 36 years at Talladega.
Great day, even better race and that’s with Tony Stewart not even winning. See you next Saturday night, kids.