Sunday, November 8, 2009
Trouble in Texas for Team #48
As many of you know, I am a devoted fan of NASCAR and my favorite team is the Rick Hendrick owned #48, with driver Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus. Team #48 is just two races away from making history in the sport; at the beginning of today's race at Texas Motor Speedway team #48 held a 184 point lead over second place, and was well on their way to their unprecedented fourth consecutive championship.
However, today was a bad day for my favorite team but a good day for NASCAR, as Johnson wrecked on lap 3 of 334 and lost a wide margin of his points lead. Johnson now leads second place Mark Martin by 73 points, with third place Jeff Gordon 112 points back. Rounding out the top five are today's winner Kurt Busch at 171 points back, followed by Tony Stewart, who is 178 points off the lead pace.
Next up for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is Phoenix International Raceway. Mark Martin won the 2009 spring race at PIR, while last years winner of the November race at the same track was Jimmie Johnson.