NASCAR is one of the most followed sporting events in North America, a truly Amrican tradition, families from across the nation tune in every race day to watch their favorites duke it out on the track. The high powered vehicles, extremely high speeds and competitiveness of it all draw in fans from around the world. In stark contrast to the global favorite Formula 1 races, NASCAR favors more muscle, the stock cars provide an awesome sight for anyone watching.
On Saturday, the Brickyard 400 happened, if you follow racing at all, you for sure know what this is, one of the biggest events of this time of year, the race was great for some, and not so great for others. At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, there were some interesting results after all the drivers had crossed the finish line.
Amongst the winners were Jamie McMurray, a man who put himself in the history books by winning the two biggest races of the season; this placed him amongst the elite drivers. Kevin Harvick, the overall points leader landed himself in second place, the runner up position further proves that he has championship potential. Competing against some of the most brilliant drivers in the sport, and finishing second is a great accomplishment.
Greg Biffle led for 38 laps in a fast paced race. He ended up finishing third after being outmaneuvered by the more patient McMurray and Harvick. A top five finish is great for his overall placement amongst the top drivers on a national scale.
In contrast, one of the most shocking results of the race was the fact that Juan Pablo Montoya didn’t even finish the race. He led for several laps, but ended up using the wrong pit strategy in an attempt to gain position in the pack, and wrecked his car. Jeff Gordon, one of the most celebrated drivers, was doomed to a 23rd place finish after a flat tire cost him precious time. Even though he was off all day, the tire incident really set him back. The NASCAR circuit continues to heat up, these guys are eager for more races as the 2010 season goes on, be sure and check it out at www.scoresandodds.com, home of the best sports betting data on the internet.