Hendrick Motorsports drivers struggle at Charlotte

Felt pretty good, too, he said.

Joey Logano drives his vehicle out of Turn 4 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, October 11, 2015. “This helps us recharge our batteries and get ready for the next round and come out swinging for that one”. Of those only Dillon and Almirola are not among the 12 remaining Chase drivers.

Logano notched his victory a week after Harvick triumphed at Dover to claw his way back into the Chase. He is winless at Kansas and has only one victory at Talladega.

There were multiple reports of oil being spilled on the track during the race and at least two cautions were called by NASCAR in order to clean fluid from the track, including a rather large amount dropped on the track from Justin Allgaier’s No. 51 Chevrolet.

Last week, I said I was starting my team with Kevin Harvick, and also liked Kurt Busch from the high-salary class. Both gave us top-five finishes and 55.5 and 41.5 fantasy points, respectively. Logano really has nothing to race for this week except a win, which could make him risky – or a pick with a tremendous upside. Harvick finished third in Logano’s win at Watkins Glen, where Harvick ran out of gas while leading on the last lap.

Earnhardt said he doesn’t blame Edwards outright for the accident, calling it “both of our responsibility” and will not seek any kind of retribution preferring to focus on retaining Chase eligibility – “We’re not going to worry about Carl, it’s over and done”, Earnhardt said. Prior to Logano’s win Sunday, a Joe Gibbs driver had won four straight races on 1.5-mile tracks (including non-points All-Star race). During the past five years, the polesitter has averaged 81 laps led per race, 44 more than any other starting position. “I usually hear that after every time we win, so that just means don’t rely on the speed you’ve got today because tomorrow it won’t be there”. Kansas has its own unique traits compared to Charlotte, but there’s no need to reinvent the wheel as we head to a similar track. “Shit, I hit the (expletive) wall, I know I hit oil”. “We’re going there as hard as we can go with everything we have to try to win just because we know Talladega is that wild card”.

Due to the rain delay that moved the Charlotte race from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, it was the first Bank of America 500 to be held during the day since 2002.

The cleaning crew went out and poured a tonne of stay dry down to absorb the leaking liquid but apparently, according to several drivers, they didn’t do a very good job because in the immediate aftermath a bunch of race cars – including Chase contenders Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, and Brad Keselowski – slammed into the wall after hitting what they said was oil on the track. It began when a miscue on a pit stop left him back in the middle of the field on a restart. He saw Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin make the Championship race last season without winning and by playing it smart. “I hit it. I promise”, Earnhardt said.

Far less confident was Busch, who finished 20th and sarcastically thanked NASCAR for its clean-up efforts on the oil in Turn 1. Only problem? Kyle Larson, running second, decided at that moment he wanted to duck onto pit road.