The two big stories in this race was Dale Earnhardt. Jr. winning his second race in a row. The second big story was Kurt Busch who blew an engine causing him to use a past champions provisional in order to get into the race.
This race had more major cautions along with one on lap 15 as Jacques Villenueve spins out taking out Stanton Barret, Dario Franchitti, and Jamie McMurray. Another Caution occurred on lap 58 by Patrick Capentier which brought out the green/white checker and some extra laps of racing. The winner of this race was Denny Hamlin beating out his teammate Tony Stewart.
Drivers that are not going to get to race in the Daytona 500 are Aj. Allmendinger, Bill Elliott, Sterling Marlin, Carl Long, Boris Said, Ken Schrader, Patrick Carpentier, Jacques Villenueve, Eric McClure, and Stanton Barrett.
Back to regular type of recaps on Sunday.