The Nationwide Series race at Bristol this past weekend was quite entertaining. Though there were less wrecks than what seems to be normal at this track, it still had an interesting result.I thought Kyle Busch pretty much had the thing won until his crew made that mistake of not catching the tire. It's kind of sad too; two of Kyle's crew behind the wall plus an official were trying to get Crew Chief, Steve Addington's attention that a tire had been missed, but alas, it just didn't get noticed in time, sending Kyle to the end of the longest line. (Video)
I've heard many people complain that Kyle acted like a baby after the race, throwing his HANS device when he stepped out of his car, but I disagree. I think he showed maturity by walking away at the end of the race and not giving an interview while he was pissed off. Yes, I know that he told his pit crew that "you all suck" over the radio, but you have to understand just how frustrated Kyle must have been and that by now, he has probably apologized to his crew.
But answer me this: If you had the fastest car on the track and you lost a race you should have won, due to a lousy mistake by your pit crew, would you not be upset by it? My guess is that you probably would be.
Joey Logano showed me a lot this weekend. Finishing 9th at a track where you only raced once before is pretty impressive. He jumped eleven spots in the point standings, placing him at thirteenth. If he keeps up this pace, he could very well be on his way to a championship (well, I can dream, can't I?).
Congrats to Kevin Harvick for getting his first win in Nationwide in his own equipment. It was well deserved and made for a fascinating race.
There's no Nationwide racing this coming weekend. Nationwide will be back full throttle on April 4th.