Extremely happy with the results from today’s race at Phoenix. Last year the monster spoilers that NASCAR forced onto the cars made the race a snooze fest in 2019 and when they announced Pheonix would host the championship finale in 2020, it had people terrified.
This was one of the more exhilarating races that Pheonix has produced in a while and until the end, it was so hard to predict who was going to come out on top. The lead changes made it fun to watch for lap one to the end.
The only complaint can really be the multiple cautions, especially near the end got trying. The Simpson’s fans couldn’t have been happy as the race took up 25-minutes of their new episode. FOX ended the show at it’s regularly scheduled time. I don’t plan on looking, but I’m sure a certain section of Twitter was going off about it.
Joey Logano looks so strong with his new crew chief combo with Paul Wolfe, winning his second race of the year. Outrunning Kevin Harvick who had already nearly ended his teammate Clint Bowyer’s day early just to get to second was sure to be a challenge but he didn’t let Harvick intimidate him and never allowed him close to his back bumper.
- Joey Logan
- Kevin Harvick
- Kyle Busch
- Kyle Larson
- Clint Bowyer
- Kurt Busch
- Chase Elliott
- Aric Almirola
- Cole Custer
- William Byron
Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, and William Byron pulled in top ten finishes after rough starts to the year. While these guys finally found some good luck, guys like Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr., and Ross Chastain cannot seem to catch a break no matter what they do.
At least Blaney wasn’t teased with a win this week. The racing Gods didn’t give him enough time to actually have a chance at a good day. That could be considered mercy by way of Denny Hamlin continuing his over-aggressive driving style that he has ramped up this season.
This week continued such a great start to the season. Next week NASCAR heads back to the east coast in Atlanta, hopefully, we can bring this great racing over from the west coast swing. Still yet to have a dominated race this season. We’ve gone into each race not being able to guess a clear cut favorite and have had plenty of actual racing going on for the win.