Now that is the way you are supposed to win at Talladega! I watched/listened to the race while painting the kitchen. Of course, as all NASCAR fans know, at Talladega and Daytona, everything up to the last 20 laps is survival and experimentation as drivers try to avoid "The Big One" and move back and forth from the back of the pack to the front with different drafting partners, all in preparation for the end of the race. Today Kevin Harvick rode around in the back most of the day but there he was, near the front toward the end of the race. After a couple attempts at a the fan-favorite Green-White-Checkers, Kevin was right behind Jamie McMurray, pushing him away from the pack, and then in the final turn, giving him a little bump, just to get him loose enough so Kevin could slip by at the finish line! Classis Talladega, a beautiful thing.
There were a few wrecks but nothing too terrible, no injuries, nothing for anyone to point their fingers at or raise fists about.
Congratulations Kevin, it has been a long time since you have been to Victory Lane. Nice to put the Shell Pennzoil car on top this week when the Shell decided to move the sponsorship to Penske next year.