(WOMR file photo)
Pulling away from Denny Hamlin and pole-sitter,Paul Menard, after a restart with just six laps to go, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. logged his second victory in the first six races. This was also Stenhouse’s fourth career win, and RFR’s fourth consecutive Nationwide win at the Texas Motor Speedway.
The highlight of the evening was the two times that the lights entering turn three darkened. The first time that the lights went out there was a short yellow flag period. The lights came back on, only to blow a circuit breaker later. That constituted a red flag for 7 minutes while the track replaced the circuit breakers for that light bank!
Nevertheless, the racing on the track was equally hot as the circuit breakers that blew on the bank fo lights in turn three!
It appears that the 2011 Nationwide champ, Stenhouse, is already off to a very fast start in his attempt to repeat as the 2012 Nationwide champ. Last year the RFR #6 Ford was only mediocre on the 1 1/2 tracks, this year Stenhouse already has won the first two races held on 1 1/2 mile tracks! Just as a note, 1 1/2 mile tracks account for approximately one-third of all of the races on the circuit! So Stenhouse could be a good bet for a repeat as Nationwide champ!
Check out the unofficial results from the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at the Texas Motor Speedway.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!