Not that long ago, NASCAR official Jusan Hamilton was watching NASCAR as a fan. If you’re familiar with NASCAR, you know fan complaints about NASCAR and caution-flag conspiracies aren’t uncommon. In 2010, Denny Hamlin was fined by the sanctioning body for publicly questioning the legitimacy of a debris caution during a race he won at Michigan.
Kyle Larson couldn’t be caught Sunday. As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. Larson is pulling a Kevin Harvick with his domination of the Cup Series through the first five weeks of the season.
While there’s no guarantee a Ford will win Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, a Ford will definitely start it. Track officials announced Monday that Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford, will bring the field to the starting green flag as honorary pace car driver, behind the wheel of a Ford Shelby 350GT. “I was talking with (Ford) in Daytona and he mentioned to me that he had never been to Martinsville, so I figured what better way to welcome him than to invite him to be our honorary pace car driver,” Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell said in a release. Ford currently serves as a member of the auto manufacturer’s board of directors. “I’ve known