After an insane night of racing, the Toyota Owners 400 came down to a 10-lap shootout, with some of the sport’s finest drivers up near the front. Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth lead them into the first turn, and then for the next six or seven laps, Gordon, Kenseth and Brad Keselowski battled it out.
Somehow, after all the battling on the track, neither of those drivers won the race. Joey Logano came out on top, and he now has two wins on the season; two wins moves him into a prime spot to have a shot at the championship at the end of the year in NASCAR‘s version of the playoffs.
I believe that with his two wins so far this year, Logano has a good shot at winning his first championship. If he does, that would be Team Penske‘s second overall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, the first coming in 2012 with Keselowski, who was involved in a little post race drama tonight.
That post-race drama wasn’t as bad as it’s been before at Richmond, but it was somewhat serious. Keselowski seemed upset at Kenseth because he got into him during the final laps of the race. Keselowski being upset about Kenseth that is a bit ridiculous. Rubbing is racing, right? I mean, that’s what I was taught.
Tempers flaring and post-race drama is usual after a Saturday night race at Richmond International Raceway. All in all, it was an excellent race for NASCAR yet again; Robert Griffin III was even apart of the festivites.
Next week at Talladega Superspeedway could end up the same way, with a late race pass for the win and a wild finish, or at least that’s what I will be hoping for.