Aric Almirola’s only NASCAR Sprint Cup victory – which came in last year’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway – was memorable to him for any number of reasons, not the least of which was the reaction of his team owner, Richard Petty.
The CEO of IndyCar said Wednesday that the series went too far with the rules package for last weekend's race at California, where many drivers sharply criticized what they said was dangerous pack racing.
Kyle Busch missed the first 11 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season because of an injury, which means his window for making the Chase is dramatically smaller than his peers. Winning Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 means Busch can now focus on finishing in the top 30 in points after Richmond, the second criteria for qualifying for the Cup championship.
Organizers in every motorsport try to walk a fine line between creating fast, entertaining racing and keeping drivers and riders safe. Finding that middle ground is particularly vital in IndyCar, where cars occasionally go airborne in accidents.