Even though there's a lot of sour talk about it at the moment, I LOVED that IndyCar, The NASCAR Xfinity Series and The NASCAR Cup series were all running the same track this past weekend. So often motorsport fans try to bash other forms of motorsport, so bringing all of these groups together does a ton to mesh the fan bases and get more people interested in the other products.
The Cup race on Sunday was somewhat meh throughout, but the chaos that came with about 5 laps left got LOTS of people talking. After a weekend of abuse, a metal curb started to peel up and caused massive damage and a chain reaction that tore up half of the field, including some major contenders! Check this out
And of course after the removal of that curb, they ended up wrecking again in overtime!
Honestly I was anticipating another major wreck in the next overtime, but that didn't happen. There was still chaos though, as a fight for the lead went sideways after Chase Briscoe was penalized, and then he dumped race leader Denny Hamlin. All of this chaos paved the way for AJ Allmendinger - a part time cup driver and full time XFINITY driver with Kaulig Racing to snatch the lead and hold on for their first ever cup series victory!
Like usual, some people are very sour about the finish of this race because of the chaos with the curb and the fact that a part time driver took home the win. Racing fans BEG NASCAR to be new and innovative, and every time they try something different than the usual people get all jammed up because they refuse to be happy about anything. Don't get me wrong I think NASCAR has a lot they can improve on, but I refuse to get angry about this one. Congrats to Dinger!