Hope everyone had a great weekend. Here are some of the top stories from the weekend in racing.
1. Scott Dixon won at Sonoma and clinched the IndyCar title on a tiebreaker with Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya, finished sixth, but had just two wins to Dixon’s three. Although many, Including Montoya, have lamented the fact that there are double points for the finale (in addition to the Indianapolis 500). Although it may not be the best system, I am glad that the IndyCar finale has once again been exciting as far as the championship battle.
2. Paul Menard (Xfinity at Road America) and Erik Jones (Trucks at Mosport) were the weekend’s winners in NASCAR action. Defending Champion Chase Elliott overtook Ty Dillon for second in points erased eight points of Chris Buescher’s lead to put it at 16. With his win, Jones took over the points lead from Tyler Reddick. If Elliott and Jones can build upon their recent success, they both may see themselves winning the title at the end of the year.
3. NBC Sports and IndyCar put together several wonderful tributes to Justin Wilson, who died on Monday after being struck by debris at Pocono. Several of the IndyCar drivers, owners and television analysts remembered Wilson as a hard-driving racer, and as a fantastic human being. It is always great to see that, even in times of tragedy, the racing world is one big family and that everyone is working hard to honor his memory and help Justin’s family.
Have a great week and see you soon.