The talk of NASCAR this weekend was the timing lines on pit road and if Brad Keselowski had been lucky last year because of the location of his pit stall.  The other talk was about Kyle Busch’s recent domination at Bristol and whether or not he would continue his reign.

So for those of you that don’t know, last race at Bristol, Brad charged ahead on pit road from his stall and beat several other drivers to the line where he slowed down and was not flagged as speeding.  So, this year, NASCAR put in more timing lines to ensure that no pit stall had an advantage.  Brad proved all of them wrong today as he held on to beat Matt Kenseth for the win.

Some will argue that several contenders that were predicted to win were knocked out around lap 24.  Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, Marcos Ambrose, and Kyle Busch were all involved in a wreck that knocked them out of contention for the day.  All could be seen running the race later on, most missing their hoods.  Brad narrowly escaped the accident, weaving around Kasey in a bit a beautiful driving, and Jimmie Johnson narrowly escaped the wreck at the bottom of the track.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was having a solid day, staying right around 5th most of the day.  Late in the race, he and Jeff Gordon rubbed and unfortunately for Jeff, Dale’s exhaust pipes cut his left rear tire sending him into the wall.  Dale was caught speeding on the last pit and sent to the back of the pack for the restart, netting him a 15th place finish.

Brian Vickers had a good day considering it was his first race back in a long time.  He has signed on for 6 races with Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) and led several laps throughout the day.  He showed no signs that he had been out of a car at all.  It was a really good day for MWR as their drivers finished 3rd, 4th, and 5th.  I was happy for MWR as I think that Michael is one of the nicest guys in NASCAR and he is very fan friendly as well.  I am sad that he is not driving this year; he was always one of my favorite drivers, however, he is a big plus on the Fox coverage.

Michael Waltrip Tweeted Picture of Turn Three Bristol

Greg Biffle is still the leader after 4 races and Kevin Harvick is nine points behind him.  For complete list of the standings, click here.  To quote a Tweet from Darrell Waltrip this morning, “4 races, 4 winners, 4 different pole winners, 4 different manufacturers, 4 different size tracks, who will be next?”  Next week’s race is at Fontana in California.