Did NASCAR put the cars on the engine dyno after Pocono?
It looked like Busch’s Penske Dodge engine was in a class of its own. Who should have won at Montreal; Robby Gordon, Marcos Ambrose or Kevin Harvick? Here’s how I saw it on TV: Kevin Harvick triggered the big wreck shortly after the penultimate restart. If you look at the video of that incident and keep your eyes ahead of the pig pile, at that same instant Robby Gordon was laying a bumper to the right rear corner of Ambrose’s Ford. Ambrose maintained the lead, but was all crossed up. (To paraphrase Smokey Yunick, he looked like a monkey trying to hump a football in there). Sensing opportunity, Gordon took to the grass to complete the pass, even though the yellow was already flying. At that point, Ambrose retaliated and left Gordon sideways across the track unable to maintain minimum speed. According to NASCAR, that was the key factor in their decision. Oh, well; so much for all these scoring loops deciding the running order at the time of caution. Maybe they didn’t have them in Canada?