If you are a Certified NASCAR Race Fan, Sunday afternoon, and The Subway Fresh Fit 500 should have made made you a happy camper. You got it all…, good sided by side racing, a few wrecks, fuel mileage drama, and a Green White Checkered finish that ended with a back flip.
What we found out? On the 1.5 Mile D-Oval tracks, the new Gen 6 race car will perform well at the most representative type tracks on the schedule. Race sponsor, Subway got what they wanted, their Driver Carl Edwards, in victory lane.
It was good to see Carl Edwards, driver of the Roush/Fenway #99 Ford Fusion, finally get a win. I had to hold my breath when he did his patented back flip at the start/finish line, I wasn’t sure if he #1.., remembered how to do one, or #2…, had gotten too old to perform the maneuver. It has been just shy of two years, and 70 races since we’ve seen him give us his best Mary Lou Retton move.
Carl was so happy to end the dubious steak, I’m not sure he knew how to act, but he did all the thing we’ve been accustomed to seeing him do after a victory. He did his back flip, went into the stands to retrieve the flag, and high fived race fans.
The second anniversary of Carl’s last win would have been next week in Las Vegas. It was two years ago at Vegas where he last picked up a win which was the only win he could muster during his 2011 championship run that ended with Tony Stewart nipping him by one point for the Sprint Cup Trophy.
The Subway Fresh Fit 500 left this certifiable race fan not being able to wait for next Sunday. NASCAR still needs some time to tweak on the new car, but the race gave me some hope, they are making progress in their efforts to make it right for myself, and all race fans.
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