No, there wasn't a Big One at Talladega, but there was plenty of drama between Denny Hamlin falling a lap down, Jimmie Johnson getting no help after Jeff Gordon peeled off in that final push to the front and Kevin Harvick driving around in what looked like a taped-up jalopy.
Plenty to talk about, so let's get to the mailbag:
Jay, Think about and comment on this. We only have 3 great active drivers, with Hamlin a potential 4th. For now, I don't see anyone else even in the wings.
My off-hand criteria are average finish (top 10), average races won (3+), 30+ wins, and having won a championship – counting only full seasons raced.
In order of their averages: Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart.