Should stand. With AP Photos.
Leading 215 of 500 laps, Bowyer leaped to his ninth career Cup win, first at Martinsville and first overall since 2012.
"Way more snow than anticipated last night-Met with track/local authorities this morning-resources need to be dedicated to local community-roads-trees down, etc", NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell tweeted. "We'll put on a great day of [NASCAR] Monday".
Both father and son got their wish. Truex led the first four laps. "It was so cool driving up here and it felt good". "So we're right there, we're knocking on the door, we're trying".
A wintry mix forced NASCAR to cancel nearly two days of activities and turn its first stop at a short track this season into a Monday afternoon race. That year, SHR had three of its four cars in the playoffs thanks to Tony Stewart's last-gasp win at Sonoma.
The No. 14 vehicle led 215 of the 500 laps, including nearly the entire third stage, holding on for first place ahead of Kyle Busch. He looked at his 3-year-old son and said him he wanted a picture of them celebrating in victory lane.
"It's been a long time", Bowyer said.
"I think we started off really well and made our auto better the first couple of runs and were able to win that stage there, and then the track got pretty tight there and took a bunch of rubber and we were just late adjusting on it", Blaney said. Since then. nothing. No victories, anyway.
But should these Cup Series drivers even be allowed to compete in the Xfinity Series or Truck Series at all? What do you do? "We're going to be the Clampets with the trophy ratchet strapped to the roof of the SUV. When I first started coming to Martinsville in my career, I had a lot of wheel-hop and I actually did that a lot here, so it kind of caught me off-guard that we had it". And then when he finally crossed the finish line for the victory? As much as he pleaded with wife, Lorra, the victory party won't be traveling to San Antonio to watch Kansas play.
"I think people often take for granted how competitive pro sports are and how competitive this garage area is".
Lorra Bowyer shook her head no. I know this team is going to win races.
Busch finished second in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Monday afternoon.
Then, after Bowyer won a postseason race at Charlotte Motor Speedway - a season that he finished runner-up to champion Brad Keselowski - on October 13, 2012, the winning stopped. Bowyer teammate Kevin Harvick, victor of three races this season, was fifth and followed by Joey Logano in another Ford. It's definitely a unique place and we're definitely getting closer I feel like. He had earned the pole for the previous two races, in Fontana and at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, based on the quickest qualifying laps. Since Hamlin was so close to Harvick at the time, he slammed into the back of the No. 4 vehicle and damaged the nose of his auto. "At the end of previous year, there were layers of high frustration and some embarrassment that we just couldn't get things going in the right direction". "It was just light bumps, and he slammed on the brakes". His second place finish did, however, give him the points lead. His Ford was particularly stout early, as he led 145 laps and won Stage 2.