I know that we mentioned it before the Daytona race, but it bears repeating: the Dodge Challengers and Ford Mustangs look awesome. Chevrolet and Toyota really chickened out by going with the Impala and Camry. (Though for Toyota's sake, were they going to run the Corolla?) Let's get a petition started to beg Chevy -- can I say that without being fined? -- to bring the Camaro to the Nationwide Series.
-- It's only the second race for the new car, and the first one was a spin of the roulette wheel, but is the new car going to level the playing field between Joe Gibbs Racing and everyone else? The Gibbs cars (relatively) struggled all day, finishing third and sixth. That speaks to the level that they're at right now, but they didn't dominate or even lead a single lap. When was the last time that happened in a Nationwide race that included Joey Logano and/or Kyle Busch?
-- John Wes Townley continued his quasi-comeback after parting ways with Richard Childress Racing. Townley is back with RAB Racing, the team he was with last year, and after getting a late race Lucky Dog, finished 17th, the last car on the lead lap. Or, if you prefer, 10 spots and four laps ahead of Danica Patrick.
-- The attendance at Michigan was pitiful. Yes, it was a gray day and rain threatened, but you might have been able to put all of the fans into three sections in the frontstretch grandstands. Because of its location, the two races at Michigan aren't going anywhere, but bad economy or not, there's got to be a way to get more butts in the seats.
-- Robert Richardson Jr. hit the wall with 13 laps to go, setting up the final restart of the race. It was an innocuous looking wreck, as he pancaked the wall on the backstretch just out of turn two. But apparently there was more than met the television cameras, as Richardson was transported to a local hospital, according to SPEED's Tom Jensen.