This is a race review, but also an In My Opinion. I’m talking about the Nationwide Series race at Kentucky. I just love races where NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are at a different track than the NASCAR Nationwide Series are. These races are all about Nationwide drivers. And this one was all about Nationwide cars. The Sprint Cup drivers didn’t have any practice in Kentucky, as they were practicing at Michigan. They all had someone practice in their cars. Most of them got to the track in time for qualifying. Kyle Busch was in the Craftsman Truck Series race at Michigan, and didn’t arrive at Kentucky in time to qualify his # 18 car. Jeremy Clements qualified the car, which means that Kyle Busch will have to start at the rear of the field because of a driver change. All of the cup drivers in this Nationwide Series race didn’t qualify very well, as they didn’t have any practice.
That’s what I like about these stand-alone races. The Nationwide drivers actually have an advantage over the regular Sprint Cup drivers. Because they got to practice. And this race was better than most of the stand-alone races. Cup drivers qualified poorly. And Kyle Busch had to start from the rear. So Nationwide drivers got to start up front and show their stuff. 20 Joey Logano started on the pole. And seven out of the eight top qualifying have never won a race. In my opinion, this is how all Nationwide races should be. All Cup drivers start near the end and get to race to the front. Let’s see how they can do.
Kyle Busch made his way to the front. And overtook the 20 of Logano. But most of the top ten was regular Nationwide Series drivers. In the end, Kyle Busch took himself out by getting loose and getting into the wall. Joey Lagano won the race for the first time in only his third appearance in the Nationwide Series. And NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers did really well. All of the Nationwide Series races should be more like this race. With Nationwide drivers starting in front and Cup drivers having a disadvantage. I loved this race. Because a Nationwide driver won the race.
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