Happy Easter Everyone! Hope everyone had a good one. I worked so it didn’t really feel like Easter to me. Well this weekend was the first off weekend of the season for the Sprint Cup. There has been a little noise though, Denny Hamlin is out six weeks after a back injury from that wreck with Joey Logano last weekend. Mark Martin and Brian Vickers will be filling in for the at least five races he will be out.
On a side note there may not have been a race this weekend but today was Opening Day in Cincinnati for the Reds and that is like a national holiday. Even though they lost it was a great day to have the Reds back on the field.
Tempers were flaring Sunday afternoon in California. In the final laps of Sunday’s race Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano found themselves battling each other for the win, and last week’s feud had to be in the back of their minds. Bumping and banging off of each other got the best of them while coming around to take the checkered flag. Logano hit the outside wall while Hamlin hit the inside wall, hard, requiring him to spend a couple nights in a California hospital. While they were wrecking Kyle Busch took the lead and the checkered flag while Dale Earnhardt Jr squeaked out a second place finish, and surprisingly Logano finished third. For a second week in a row after the race Logano had a fellow driver come after him. This time it was Tony Stewart. And in his after race interview Stewart had a few choice words for Logano. Logano may have a target on his back at the next race between Hamlin and Stewart. They are off next week for the Easter Holiday so it will be two weeks before we get to see how the whole Logano-Hamlin and Logano-Stewart feuds play out.
Sunday afternoon in the hills of Tennessee there was a first Bristol win, a fourth top ten in a row, a fight, and another win for Hendrick Motorsports. Kasey Kahne got his first Bristol victory holding off Kyle Busch. If Busch won that would have been his second of the weekend, he won on Saturday afternoon as well. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished in the top ten, that makes his fourth in a row. Looks like somebody is having a good start. Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin are teammates no more, with Lagano moving to a new team this year, and after the race that was apparent to all. Logano went after Hamlin, Logano blames Hamlin for causing him to crash. Sunday’s victory for Kahne means that in this young season of four races Hendrick Motorsports already has two victories. They are on their way to 300. Johnson had tire problems and finished in the top 25, which caused him to lose the points lead, and Danica Patrick finished in the top 30.