Kevin Harvick cruises into consecutive NASCAR wins
Last weekend saw Kevin Harvick put in a phenomenal performance on road to his win in Atlanta in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford but he was definitely not going to stop there. And this week he proved just the same when he went on to finish first in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday racing to his second consecutive NASCAR victory within weeks. This was Harvick’s 100th career win across all the national series. It was a dominant performance through and through with him leading 209 of the 267 laps of the race. He successfully won all the three stages and even though local hero Kyle Brusch tried a late burst to clinch the trophy,Harvick was on his game and easily held him off to win in Vegas for the second time in four years. It would also have been Busch’s second victory in his hometown if he had been successful in beating Harvick but that was not to be. The only people to have more victories than Kevin Harvick on national circuits are Richard Petty, David Pearson and Kyle Brusch himself.
Rookie Chris Dyson comes in second in Trans Am Series Season Opener
At 40yrs of age Chris Dyson is not your typical rookie but that has nothing to do with age. With two American Le Mans Series Championship victories under his belt a great performance was expected off him so to speak at the Trans Am series present by Pirelli held at the Sebring International Raceway. More so because this was not his first race there since he and his team had posted a classy victory in the 2012 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring. At that time, he was driving the then new Lola B12/60 Mazda prototype. When asked about it he was quoted saying that even though the car is important in such kind of road races perhaps the driver is even more important as experience brings in a lot to the table. With a formidable experience pool to draw from a second-place finish was an okay performance so to speak from Chris Dyson.
NASCAR downsizes pit crew numbers
This year saw NASCAR authorities post a decision making the maximum number pit crews allowed over the wall reduced from six to five. This decision was taken to ensure a safer pit road and is in some ways a lot more logical, but it has left a lot of the men involved questioning their future in motorsports. This was also designed according to the NASCAR authorities to save valuable money and also to deter teams from building custom pit guns which are often very expensive endeavours.