Monday, June 27, 2011

Hendrick Replay: Infineon

Hendrick Replay is a substitute for Lacy's Hendrick Garage, she'll be back with posts in the future.

Sunday’s race proved to be especially tough on team Hendrick, even with a solid start, the race turned out to be challenging a lot drivers patience and some of Rick Hendrick's boys were among them.

Dale Jr. looks on preparing the car in practice.
Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
The 48/88 shop 


Dale Earnhardt Jr’s third place points standing’s moved to seventh after the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Infineon road coarse in Sonoma, California. A crash during lap 38 on turn 11, where several cars got into a jam and the 88 car suffered severe damage, resulted in vehicle fatality. Earnhardt Jr. had to 'park and go.' He finished 41st and had to unfortunately accept his first ‘DNF’ (did not finish) of the season. For more details on the incident, please check out Dale Jr. Beatin' and Bangin'.

Jimmie Johnson started in 12th position. At the beginning, hopes were that this defending Infineon winner from 2010 would be able to win here again, Johnson however was unable to stay in the top five and finished in seventh, a tough and fun run but certainly a good day in points. He’s moved up to third in points.

Gordon raced hard with Carl Edwards and claimed a 2nd
place finish.
Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR
The 5/24 shop  


Mark Martin is bringing home a non-damaged car and he may be the only car that didn’t get caught up in wrecks or checks. This season hasn’t been perfect for Martin, could his relationship with his crew chief Lance McGrew be a reason? Martin is currently 14th in points.

Jeff Gordon is known to being the best NASCAR driver in road racing with five wins. Yesterday’s race, he started 13th and finished in 2nd, he was happy for his team and was excited with the second place finish. He’s moved up in points and surprisingly, he’s still in chase jeopardy and hoping to have the wild card spot. He’s had a consistent season with finishing first two times but there are no promises in racing and we’ve learned this year that it’s not over til it’s over and we shall sit back and see what could be next for Gordon.

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