JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2016 Coke Zero 400 edition

Date: 7-2-16

Racetrack: Daytona International Speedway

Pole Sitter: Greg Biffle

HEARTRACERS:

  • Brad Keselowski: Brad won the race after dominating at the front of the field. He was unpassable near the end despite the pack of cars he was in.
  • Trevor Bayne: Trevor got an unexpected third when he ran good and missed the wrecks. He was close to a win for the Chase.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Ricky was also doing well for Roush Racing. Greg Biffle was on pole and all three cars were in the top-ten.
  • Austin Dillon: Austin was the lucky guy on the Chase bubble to miss everything. He made up ground on his rivals with a top-ten.
  • Michael McDowell: Michael got the No. 95 car into the top-ten. He got a great finish with all the wrecks around him.
  • Cole Whitt: Cole got an 11th place finish. One of the slowest cars in the field each week just missed the top-ten.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Jimmie Johnson: Jimmie was crashed out again in a restrictor plate race. He has had bad luck at both tracks as far as accidents go.
  • Carl Edwards: Carl was in several wrecks and ended up out of the race in the mid-twenties. He looked like he might challenge for Gibbs if there were no problems.
  • Bobby Labonte: Bobby makes four starts a year in the restrictor plate races. He had terrible luck this year getting into wrecks he tries to avoid. He wants to get a good finish for his struggling team but they can’t close it out. He crashed and finished in the mid-twenties.
  • Chris Buescher: Chris was the unluckiest guy in the big wreck. He stopped on track to be out in last place. If he slid only a few feet more he would have finished in the mid-thirties instead of 40th.
  • Regan Smith: Regan smith has had a bad run in Cup after coming out of the Xfinity series. He didn’t get a good ride and he has had bud luck with it.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin is the points leader who was in the big wreck. He finished in 39th place and lost a big chunk of his lead to Brad Keselowski.

Tony Stewart – SPECIAL SECTION

HEARTRACERS:

  • Tony was able to stay inside the top-thirty in points despite his crash.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Tony was involved in a multi-car crash that he felt responsible for. Tony said he got loose and when the wreck was over he was out in 26th place.