Saturday, April 16, 2011

Talladega Day 2 Update: Kyle Busch Takes Nationwide Race

Kyle Busch continued his dominance of the Nationwide Series with a win at Talladega today - with a little help from his friends. It has been a very long day for a variety of reasons, so this post will be brief but it does include my usual slide show. The majority of my images are still in the posession of Associated Press for who I have been working this weekend, so when I get those back, expect to see an updated slide show with many new images.

The second half of the race got crazy as they always seem to do here at Talladega, ending in two attempts at a green-white-checker finish, and still finishing under yellow with a wreck after Busch had taken the last white flag. So a race originally scheduled for 117 laps went 124 instead and Mike Wallace escaped unscathed from a wild rollover at the end of the back stretch after flipping and landing on his wheels when it looked like he might have a chance to win the race. My man Sam Hornish had a rough day, and I saw him and his wife on their golf cart afterwards and told him so, as he got assisted into spins twice and made beautiful saves both times to stay near the front. Joe Nemechek surprised me by leading near the end and seemed awfully happy in the media center interviews afterwards to finish third. That's it for now folks.

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