NASCAR – The Ten Most Thrilling Finishes, Highlight Top Ten Races
Part – 1
NASCAR holds the crown for giving the most exciting and trilling races to the fans this season with the few new adjustments in the policies and cars. There was plenty of action on track as well as off track that kept the spectators
interested. Topped with the most trilling finishes, controversies, surprising winners and closest point races in the Chase history, this was NASCAR season 2010.
From the starting of the season, Daytona 500 gained the attention of the fan-followers with the biggest race having everything. Daytona comprised of a lot of emotion and drama on the track with a surprising winner by the end with
a bit of irony.
Jamie McMurray was the one to take the lead from the start with a two-lap shoot-out and holding off all his charging and motivated competitors to the checkered flag. McMurray had the emotional advantage right from the beginning
of the season when he was dignifiedly released from Roush Fenway Racing and reuniting at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
Daytona 500 holds the most competitive season in 2010 with 52 lead changes and 21 different leaders but McMurray was extremely emotional with his win. He did open the flood-gates in the victory lane though-out his post-race celebration.
AAA 500, Texas Motor Speedway
Texas speed-way held quite some irony with a wild-west alike shoot-out between the four-time champion Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin. Johnson did just that, beating all and taking dominating points lead with just two races remaining
in the series.
The sport’s most mild-mannered drivers, Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton, got into an angry outburst with obscene gestures when Burton accidentally rammed into Gordon under caution. The furious drama continues when NASCAR officials
had to jump in as Gordon physically attacked Burton and shove him in the chest.
Kyle Busch was also a man in the spot light of misconduct, when he could not hold his tongue and that was not all. Busch was given a two-lap penalty when after ripping the NASCAR officials over his radio; he went over the edge
giving one official a double-fisted middle-finger salute on put road.
Toyota/Save Mart 350, Infineon Raceway
Right from the start, Marcos Ambrose was the one holding the lead for 35 laps and was in a healthy position to win his first Sprint Cup race when a decision to save fuel under caution went bad ending in a stalled engine. This cost
him the lead as well as the track position when the gaffe handed the lead back to Johnson giving him his first road-course victory of his career to his name.
Jeff Gordon was the other name on the grid that made his name, out of the good books. Gordon drove furiously wrecking several drivers in the rough-and-tumble race. Elliot Sadler was among the irate victims who said, “We got taken
out by [Jeff] Gordon. He was just kind of knocking everything out of his way.”
Goody’s 500, Martinsville Speedway
Denny Hamlin was the man who dominated most of the Martinsville speedway but couldn’t continue the lead when he pitted with just seven laps remaining in regulation. He was actually racing through the track when suddenly a caution
flag was applied on lap 499. At this stage, Jeff Gordon was in the lead who was latter bumped off the field by Matt Kenseth.
Gordon then hit back Kenseth knocking him straight into the wall, resulting the final contest between Ryan Newman and Hamlin himself, which Hamlin took quite easily to his name for his third win at Martinsville.
Lenox Tools 301, New Hampshire Motor Speedway
New Hampshire speed way was another notch when a driver bumping into the other was soon attacked in rebound as retaliation.
With less than 10 laps remaining, Kurt Busch bumped Jimmie Johnson out of the way snatching the lead from the defending champion. But like said, a good nudge deserves another, Johnson, in no time recovered from the push and returned
the favor to Bush and snatching not only the lead to the competition but also the win to the race.
“I thought it was a great short-track battle.” Said Busch.