July 10, 2009

N'Wide: Logano spanks field on old tires

#NASCAR tried to make it interesting with two debris cautions while Joey Logano was pulling away from the field, but even on old tires versus the field's new rubber, Logano was able to run away from everyone.

Our View: Oddly enough, we never got to see any of the "debris," but the fastest driver won.

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Martin wins Happy Hour

Mark Martin posted both the quickest single lap and the fastest average speed in Happy Hour with a 171.742 mph average during 26 laps.

Our View: We didn't value him for a top five at the start of the week, but with solid practices in both Friday sessions, we do now.

Martin wins Chicagoland practice 2

Mark Martin posted the quickest average speed during the first practice session on Friday. His 171.755 mph average during 31 laps topped teammate Jimmie Johnson and Juan Montoya.

Our View: Martin is good on this style of track. He could be a great differentiator for your lineup—with a potential for winning.

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Johnson posts single fast lap in Chicagoland practice 2

Rain held off long enough to allow NASCAR to get a 35 minute practice session in the books and Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest single lap of 177.200.

Our View: His average speed wasn't bad either. With a 171.700 during 23 circuits, he was second on this grid.

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