Well that was pretty weird. Greg Biffle held on to win the third race in the Chase to the Nextel Cup at Kansas Speedway. But it was a long, yellow-brick-road style trip, to get there.
Jimmy Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon want to believe that Biffle's win will be taken from him. They claim that as the race ended under caution, the #16 ran out of gas and could not maintain adequate speed to the finish. Bowyer and Johnson actually passed Greg before the checkered flag. The following quote of NASCAR's Ramsey Poston by Lee Spencer should put the controversy to bed. But it won't.
"In the opinion of the tower, the 16 maintained reasonable speed and won the race,"
Mix Biffle's arguable win with the stories of the terrible finishes of seven of the twelve Chasers - and the various causes of those bad results - and we are back to blogger's heaven for a few pre-Talladega days and nights.
The land of Kansas City Barbecue finds two driver's championship hopes cooked fully well done. Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth are 248 and 219 points behind leader Johnson. Baste 'em with a nice hot sauce. They're cooked.
If you like your ribs on the rare side, Kurt Busch and Jeff Burton are close at 177 and 186 back.
How they got there will be the fodder for the early week. Then we'll all turn our eyes on 'Dega - and likely more weirdness.