Monday, September 05, 2005

There's A New "Kid" In Town

Move over, Jeff Gordon, there's a new Young Gun in NASCAR . . . and his name is Kyle Busch. The 20-year old became the youngest driver ever to win a NASCAR race after taking the checkered flag at California Speedway last night.

"The previous youngest winner was Donald Thomas, who was four days older than Busch when he won in Atlanta in November 1951."

Busch won the race in style, leading 95 of the 250 laps, and surviving a last-minute green-white-checkered finish.

As for Jeff Gordon, the light at the end of the Race for the Chase tunnel is fading fast. Gordon finished 21st last night, dropping in the point standings from tenth to twelfth, with only one race left before NASCAR's post-season. He will need to get back into the top ten to be eligible for big money and big prizes.

I'm not gonna hold my breath.

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