Man am I glad that's over. The debut of the Car of Tomorrow is history and luckily the 2nd race of the Car of Tomorrow is next week, before we take some time off before the 3rd race of the car of tomorrow. Or will that race be the first race of the Car of Tomorrow on a X track or in Y city or with Z modification. As Jeff Hammond said on our show three weeks ago; lets just start calling it the racecar and get on with it.
The COT was the car of the day last week and will be again next week. It is just the "hand that is dealt". So guys--play your hand the best you can. Then to hear Kyle Busch trash the stead that took him to victory was appalling. Candor and a straight forward approach is one thing but; mom taught me that if you keep poking the bear in the eye long enough, the bear will solve the problem--once and for good.
Heaven knows I love radio and the guys at MRN and PRN do a great job of trying to paint a picture of what is happening on the track, but there is nothing like seeing what is happening. I could only hear the radio broadcast of the end of the race; and only bits and pieces at that because of a lot of noise where I was. I heard "Denny Hamlin leads." then the next thing I heard was "that was the worst case scenario for Kyle Busch." Needless to say, I totally missed that Kyle had taken the lead and had put a huge distance between him and 2nd place. Thus "the worst case scenario" wasn't Kyle blowing up or some pit disaster--it was a caution that brought the field back to him. There is nothing like being able to see what is happening.