Someone at Stewart-Haas Racing monitors this special gauge every race. Today it was pegged to the right.
"Road-Course Ringer" – (noun) Temporary driver brought in by a team owner to win road-course race, but leaves shortly thereafter. So technically, Carl Edwards = "road-course ringer."
Kyle Busch finishes 25th. Denny Hamlin finishes 26th. Matt Kenseth gets viciously wrecked and finishes 42nd. But Carl Edwards won, so overall not a bad day for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Anyone who said "Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is going to finish in the top 3" would probably receive a snide, dismissive "Go home, you’re drunk." Which in wine country isn't necessarily outside the realm of possibility but still…
It’s been well documented that Hendrick engines seem to have much more speed than the others. But Tony Stewart should probably stop demonstrating this on pit road.
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