Sunday Night Quick Takes

Spencer Neff

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Here are some thoughts on a jam-packed weekend in racing:

1. Kyle Busch held off Joey Logano to complete the weekend sweep at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although I may have been skeptical of his place in the chase, he has more than proven his place. Now with four wins, Busch is less than 40 points away from the top 30 cutoff. The only major question aside from the cutoff, is if Busch can capture that elusive Sprint Cup Championship.

2. Sebastian Vettel won for the second time this season at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Vettel pulled away while the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg experienced issues. Hamilton and Rosberg finished sixth and eighth, with Hamilton extending his points lead to 21 points.

Vettel, the only non-Mercedes driver to win this season, is 42 points back. After the three-week break, it will be interesting to see if Vettel can keep the hot streak going. Another headline to watch will be if Vettel’s teammate Kimi Raikkonen can find similar success. Raikkonen was running second before a generator failure ended his day.

3. The NHRA started their Western Swing in Denver today. The professional class winners included Pro Stock Motorcycle points leader Eddie Kraweic, as well as Countdown contenders Steve Torrence, Larry Morgan and Jack Beckman, who currently sits third in points. Next week is Sonoma, and with the cutoff for the Countdown at Indianapolis nearly a month away, the time to make a move is now.

Have a great week and see you soon.


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