It looked for much of the night like Kasey Kahne would pull off the double win at Bristol.
Carl Edwards used a pick from Micheal Waltrip to pass Kahne with 166 laps to go in the race to post his second win of the 2007 season. Edwards picked up 10 more bonus points to begin the Chase for the Championship in three weeks. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was only able to gain five points in his quest to make the Chase.
Bristols new concrete coupled with the new banking configuration led to much side by side racing. More so than ever there were three distinct grooves for the cars to utilize.
The Buzz ON PIT ROW is:
Did the resurfacing of Bristol ruin or enhance the racing?
The Fast Lap this week asks:
1) Will a Mark Martin/Aric Almirola tag team effort keep the fans from booing the #8 next year?
2) Jacques Villeneuve will most likely join Juan Pablo as non-US born drivers in Cup cars in 2008. Is this what NASCAR had in mind with its diversity program?
3) Should NASCAR come up with an appeals process during a race to keep from making mistakes like happened to Rowdy in the Busch race?
4) Will there be any changes to the top 12 with 2 races to go or are we set?
Let us know how you feel; about these questions, or anything else that happened during the short week at Thunder Valley. If we like your comments, whether we agree or not, we could use them on the air during Tuesday's ON PIT ROW. Leave us a comment on the blog or call the show--toll free at 1-877-502-8255 between 5-7pm edt on Tuesdays.
photo: BethAnne Heisler--ON PIT ROW