NASCAR Cup drivers with wins, nonetheless, can have a little much more fun on track
By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR News Wire on March 22, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Absolutely nothing like a win last week at Bristol to consider a tiny heat off the guys doing work on the No. 99 Ford this week at Fontana.
In final year’;s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., Joey Logano infuriated 3-time series champion Tony Stewart by blocking, as Stewart saw it, on a late restart.
Last week’;s Bristol winner, Carl Edwards, even so, feels that late in the occasion, gentlemanly racing goes out the window.
“On the last restart, I don’;t consider I have ever believed of the word ‘etiquette’; in relation to that,” Edwards mentioned Friday following opening Cup practice at the 2-mile track. “I do not know if there is much- — now especially. They ought to charge more for the seats down in flip one.
“Here, they drop the green flag, and if a single guy stumbles or exhibits a indicator of weakness and there is a lane, the track is like 85 feet wide, plus a small apron and grass. There’;s a good deal of area to run here. I don’;t know that there will be any etiquette, and there will probably be folks mad afterwards. It is going to be interesting.”
On the other hand, the stress level is decreased, in accordance the Edwards, as soon as you get that win — an a virtual pass into the Chase — in your back pocket.
“The most significant issue it does is get stress off, and let us to go have far more fun,” Ewards said. “It is wonderful to be ready to race like that. I had a great time racing last week. That final caution came out and there was a whole lot of stress there. Thankfully, it rained and we got the victory.
“Now, to come right here to a single of my favourite race tracks, it has to be one of the most fun tracks to drive on the circuit due to the fact of the way the pavement has aged and the tire you can slide the car close to very a bit. We are just functioning on our Subway Ford and hoping we can get an additional victory this weekend.”
Edwards experienced ninth for Sunday’;s race.
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