Well it took a while, but with the new Dodge engine in all the RPM cars, all four drivers (Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler, Reed Sorenson, and A.J. Allmendinger) qualified in the top ten for the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway. I am really stoked for this race. I really feel that this will be the turn around for all these drivers. They have all had different levels of success in the past and from what I have read else where that RPM may have been throwing around the idea of switching to Toyota and that is the reason they did not research and switch to this new Dodge engine sooner (like Penske Racing did), I feel that all of these drivers will now be more competitive and consistent for the rest of this year.
I like Dover, it’s a great track with a lot of personality. The Monster Bridge which is billed as “The Most Exciting Seat in Sports!” offer fans a unique view of the track and the race. The bridge stretches across the track on the back stretch right before turn 3 and is a mere 29 feet above the racing action! How cool would that be? Check out these views! Have no idea how much those tickets would cost, there are only 56 seats in there and I am sure they are all sold out through the 2099 season!
See you after the race!
***UPDATE*** I stand corrected. Only Kasey Kahne is running the new Dodge engine, according to this ESPN.com article. Maybe there is a placebo affect happening with the other drivers, but it sure is good to see them all performing well and starting up front. let’s hope they stay there!