JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2016 Toyota Owners 400 edition

Date: 4-24-16

Racetrack: Richmond International Raceway

Pole Sitter: Kevin Harvick

HEARTRACERS:

  • Carl Edwards: Carl won the race with a last lap bump ’n run on Kyle Busch. He is Kyle’s teammate but it still felt good to do it without crashing Kyle.
  • Jimmie Johnson: Jimmie was in third place. That didn’t surprise anyone out of ‘six time’. He is right there in the points for another Chase appearance.
  • Kasey Kane: Kasey has had good finishes, and cars lately, staying consistent. He hasn’t won yet, but with all of these top-five finishes it could be coming soon.
  • Kurt Busch: Kurt led more laps towards his season total. He got another top-ten but he can’t close out races.
  • Kyle Busch: Kyle was second in the race which is good for the points, but he was passed on the last lap. Second gave him mixed feelings.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin led a bunch of laps in the race too. He wasn’t able to close out the deal like his teammate Kurt Busch.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Brian Scott: Brian was involved in a spin on lap 360 of the race. He finished five laps down in 35th place. That is much further back than he is used to finishing.
  • Reed Sorenson: Reed was ten laps down in last place. He was coming off some other poor finishes due to mechanical problems.
  • Josh Wise: Josh wise was also ten laps down. He needs funding and better equipment for his team.
  • Jeffery Earnhardt: Jeffery like all the cars many laps down are in financial difficulty if they can’t improve their cars. He was several laps down but has a sponsor.
  • Ryan Ellis: Ryan was making a race attempt at Cup but he just didn’t have a good car either. He might get a better offer if he sows talent.
  • Michael Annett: Michael has been on the cusp of the back of the field with his car. He doesn’t finish on the lead lap most of the time.

Tony Stewart – SPECIAL SECTION

HEARTRACERS:

  • Tony was healed enough to participate in the race. He got a solid lead lap finish in his 2016 debut.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Tony was involved in an accident with Joey Logano on lap 269 of the race. That kept him ultimately out of the top-ten.