How does this old man continue to kick butt? Well, you know who I mean - Mark Martin. He is way outside the box: As good as any driver in CUP, and better than a bunch. They should put Mark in THOF next year.
The reality of big-league CUP racing set in for the GoDaddy 'super funded' entry. Who drives that? Oh, yes, Danica Patrick. Gal's 'n guy's, this media-hyped chick kicked butt - qualified 40th, only three cars slower. Is that a good thing?
Yes, this is where the not liking this comes in... Phoenix is a difficult track. Wouldn't look like it by the layout. But, it takes some driver skill to go fast. Cream comes to the top at tracks like Phoenix. Witness; Martin, Kahne, Johnson, KyBusch, Gordon, Stewart the top six.
I am delighted to see 'Dinger put the Phoenix Chevy in the show, and has other rides in the same car to come. Not to mention, Roger Penske has shown how much he believes in AJ by tagging him for at least three IndyCar races including the Indy 500. Great men do great things.
Scott Speed, bless his heart. He keeps showing up. Just wish he could land a 'big pocket' sponsor. I love the guy - he needs a good car - just not sure it's going to happen.
Hey. And Brad putting his Miller Lite Ford at the top of the Ford cars? Not bad. Just behind comes the 'lover boy' Ricky in his Ford. Edwards, Biffle, Almirola and Ambrose had little to show. Wonder Boy Logano had even less to offer - 32nd place.
Certainly, the race itself will provide us with a more true picture of who has the real stuff.