Due to Kurt Busch's helicopter trip into Charlotte, North Carolina, another driver's scheduled flight into the speedway had to be scrubbed.
-- The Coca-Cola 600. The longest race of the year. YES, we said the longest race of the year, Mother Nature. YOUR RAIN DELAYS DON'T COUNT.
-- Jimmie Johnson broke his 11-race "slump," and wound up in Victory Lane. In fact, as a victim of his own success, a Jimmie Johnson "slump" is SO not a "slump" that his " "slump" " deserves two sets of quote marks.
-- Nothing but the utmost respect for Kurt Busch. Despite coming up about 200 miles short of completing the double, Kurt's attempt was valiant, and he undoubtedly deserves all of our respect. And I'm not just saying that because I plan on bumming unused frequent-flyer miles off of him later this year.
-- With Monday being a national holiday, the upside for the Hendrick engine shop employees is that they don't have to listen to all the angry voicemails from Stewart-Haas Racing until Tuesday.
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