Kyle Busch The Man To Beat

Michael VoyerSenior Analyst IAugust 10, 2008

Watkins Glen, a tough road course to race, wheel hopping was mainly the hold up, David Reutimann, Juan Pablo, Patrick Carpentier, and some others all did wheel hopping. Luckily for Montoya he managed to keep his car from spinning out and continued on. It was a great day to start for Dale Jr., Jimmie Johnson, and points leader Kyle Busch, all of which kept up their top speeds and kept their cars top contenders for the win.

The first caution of the day was from debris, from Sam Hornish  trip through the sand. The second caution of the day came from Travis Kvapil's trip through the gravel. The third caution of the day was due to Ryan Newman driving third at the time Ryan wheel hopping and then spinning out completetly and nearly getting rammed into by many cars mainly Denny Hamlin getting lucky. Sam Hornish was a great teammate, taking notice to the stalled Newman car and giving him the push to get to the pits. The fourth caution seemed more like "The Big One" where David Gilliland, Sam Hornish, Joe Nemicheck, Max Papis, Bobby Labonte, and many others took some great hit. All the drivers seemed ok execpt Labonte, he looked as if his ribs were soar.

One driver that really caught my attention was P.J. Jones, now I have respect for the guy, he's a course specialist and he knows how to get around the track. But man if you were watching the race you would have been saying why is he being so dirty. First he cut off 4- time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon, then he bumped into rookie Sam Hornish but after that bump P. J. wrecked. It was a nice sight to see since he was making all the top contenders day a tough time toward the end of the day.