Well, that was much better. Matt Kenseth became the first racer to win the first two races of the season since Jeff Gordon back in 1997. Jeff gave a great effort, but came up short. There were five cautions, only one for something that happened on the track. That was when Kevin Harvick's engine expired. That seemed to happen a lot last night. California is rough on the engines because of the amount of horsepower that those guys can run there. Joey Logano was better in the second part of the race last night. He finished a lap down but he did what he needed to do. He logged some laps and learned how to run better. He could be much better in the second half of the season. Don't bail on him yet. A.J. Allmendinger had trouble in his home state. He is still projected to get inside the top 35 after the first five races. If he does that, he should be good to run the full season. We have three more races for these new teams to survive the top 35 cut. That way they don't have to be concerned about making it on speed.
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Posted on: February 23, 2009 1:33 pm