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Once again the Michigan race was determined by fuel consumption/gas mileage. The final laps were very dramatic. In fact it was the last 10 laps that made the race very interesting. The #48 Lowe’s Chevy dominated the race all day long. but the last 10 laps were a nail bitter! It came down, once again, who got the best fuel mileage in the final fuel run.
It appeared that both #16 3M Ford driven Biffle and # 48 Lowe’s Chevy driven by Johnson choose to race each other hard til the bitter end, and consequently, they ran each other out of gas! First the #48 Lowe’s Chevy coughed, sputtered, and ran out of that precious commodity that powers those 800 horses, as he crossed the start/finish line with the white flag flying. The heir apparent for Johnson’s lack of good gas mileage appeared to be the #16 3M Roush-Fenway Ford. But that was short-lived, as he too ran out of petro motoring down the back stretch. With Biffle running out of fuel, the victory was handed to the #5 Kellogg’s/Carquest Chevy!
At a time when most race car drivers have been retired for quite some time, this 50 year old is making a move to the front. He obviously got re-energized from his two years of part time racing, now Martin is making a serious charge for his first Cup championship. Martin’s re-awakening has prompted me to pose this poll question below.
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