Nascar Sprint Cup Racing At Infineon Raceway [PHOTOS]
The Nascar Sprint Cup series hit the coast for some road racing this past weekend. Kurt Busch dominated the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in California and took the checkered flag. Here's a look back at the race in pictures.
Kurt Busch led 76 of the 110 laps and held off a charging Jeff Gordon to get his first win of the season. Gordon was 2.685 seconds behind to claim third in a race filled with cautions and tempers. In fact, on lap 37, Tony Stewart bumped Brian Vickers around a bit, only to be paid back later in the race with Vickers knocking Stewart out of contention.
"I've been complaining about the way guys have been racing all year," Stewart said. "I like Brian. I'm not holding it against him at all. I don't care if it was (his teammate) Ryan Newman; I would have dumped him, too. If they want to block, that's what is going to happen to them every time for the rest of my career."
Vickers didn't seem to think he was blocking.
"I wasn't blocking him. That may have been his perception from where he was sitting, but the 18 (Kyle Busch) went off the race track in front of me," Vickers said.
That was just a taste of the drama that unfolded at Infineon Raceway in California. It's fun to watch those road coarse races because at least they do more than just turn left the whole way through plus a little added drama to get the adrenaline going keeps the races from being too boring. Hell, I wish they would let them get out of their cars and duke it out like they do in hockey. That would be awesome!
In any case, here is a look back at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in pictures.