Well my boys of the track are back! I guess the big question looping as the Daytona 500 inches closer, can Jimmie become the first driver to ever win eight championships? Or maybe this will be Dale’s year? I’m sure missing have of last season and getting married during the off season has give Dale a new driving force. I know he didn’t leave too much dust under his tires already capturing a front row starting spot for the 500. Between Dale’s return, Jimmie’s drive for eight, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards retiring, a new title sponsor, new young drivers, and changes to the championship points, I think this season could get very interesting!
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.