JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2015 AAA 400 edition

Date: 10-4-15

Racetrack: Dover International Speedway

Pole Sitter: Matt Kenseth

HEARTRACERS:

  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin won the race when he had to advance. He pulled off another miracle race after last year.
  • Kyle Busch: Kyle is still running hot after returning from his injury. He advanced in the Chase and got a top-five finish.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Dale made a pass on Jamie McMurray for an advancement in the Chase. He passed him for fourth place and got in by one spot.
  • Aric Almirola: Aric got his second top-five finish after missing the Chase in three races. If he had not crashed in race two of the Chase he would have advanced to the top-twelve.
  • Kasey Kahne: Kasey has finished well enough in the Chase races where he could have been in the Chase itself. He got another top-six finish.
  • Matt Kenseth: Matt led the second most laps in the race after starting on pole. He finished in the top ten and advanced in the Chase.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Jeb Burton: Jeb was the first retirement of the race. He didn’t need this. He finished in last place after crashing on lap four of the race.
  • Brett Moffitt: Brett has had bad luck ever since leaving the 55 car and has retired a lot in the 34 car. Brett crashed on lap 355 of the race.
  • Jimmie Johnson: Jimmie had a wheel problem that put him behind the wall. He was a Chase favorite and he got eliminated in 41st place.
  • Landon Cassill: Landon had engine failure on lap 365. He finished in 40th place. He has had great runs before in bad equipment but not this time.
  • Timmy Hill: Timmy was the slowest lapped car this week without any significant problems. He finished 39th 20 laps down.
  • Jamie McMurray: Jamie got passed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the last restart to miss out on moving on in the Chase.

JEFF GORDONSPECIAL SECTION

HEARTRACERS:

  • Jeff advanced to the second round of the Chase after his consistent finishes.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Jeff finished outside of the top-ten. He still can’t get close enough to go for a win.