Friday, July 06, 2007

Daytona

Just a reminder to the Nascar world, as the series gets set to race at Daytona once again, that Kevin Harvick really did win the Daytona 500. If the race ended at the start/finish line, he won. If the race should've "ended" when the cars behind he and Martin started wrecking, he would've won anyway.

All that talk about how Martin was ahead, and if they would've thrown the yellow flag, he would've been the winner is bunk. Harvick was ahead when the cars started wrecking and he was ahead at the finish line. The only argument in Martin's favor is that Nascar should've thrown the yellow flag in the middle of the wreck, which is a BS way to win a race if I've ever heard one.

Note that in this still shot, Martin is drawing closer to the nose of Harvick's car as Kyle Busch (#5) starts to wreck. Even if the caution had flown a second or two later--as Martin started to pass him--the field would've reverted back to the previous scoring loop and Harvick probably would've been the winner anyway. At least this way, they raced back to the line and we know Harvick beat him.

I like Martin, and it would've been nice to see him get that win, but Harvick deserved it--and thankfully they got it right.

1 comment:

Goon said...

I guess I am not the only blogger that likes racing. I like Jimmy Johnson to win this weekend.