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Chevy Gets its First Win of Season, NASCAR Gets its Wish

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Congratulations have to go to Richard Childress Racing (RCR) as they get the top three spots at Bristol Motor Speedway yesterday. Jeff Burton was in the right spot at the right time to pick up his first ever win at Bristol. This was a huge boost for RCR and the RCR Teams, showing not only that they have turned their programs around, but also that Chevrolet hasn’t been booted off the circuit.�Chevy needed this win badly after the departure of Joe Gibbs Racing, defecting to Toyota, so kudos to RCR for getting it done.�

Not only did Chevy have their wish come true, but so did NASCAR. NASCAR is in heaven right now. Five races in the books and we have had a Dodge, Ford, Toyota and now Chevy win so far this season. That is a dream come true for the powers that be. They wanted equal footing for all of the teams, and I’ll tell you one thing, they have it.

And not only that, but Toyota should be extremely happy with its performance this year. After an abysmal season last year, they have completely turned their program around. Not only did they get first and second last week, but they were first and second at Bristol with three laps to go. They are proving that they belong, so everyone watch out.�

The only question is where are the Hendrick boys? The only one who has really done much of anything so far has been Dale Earnhart Jr., but Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have not really shown up too much so far this season. Having dominated the Car of Tomorrow last year, it seems that they would have run away with this season, but that has not been the case.�Let’s see how they bounce back after a week off.

NASCAR, congratulations on leveling the playing field, you haven’t saved anyone any money, but you have�definitely�created the latest incarnation of IROC.

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About Christopher Smith

A long time fan of NASCAR, he attended his first race as a kid in 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the World 600. Christopher watched Darrell Waltrip drive his way to victory and from that day forward hes been hooked. As president of RubbingsRacing.com, Christopher launched the site in 2000 and in the past decade, it has grown into a NASCAR-accredited web site hosting multiple podcasts, dedicated writers and race coverage at the majority of NASCAR-sanctioned events. Christopher is an official member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA).

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