Racing at New Hampshire was in the pits, so to speak. The race itself brought a lot of close calls but little contact of consequence. The big picture included pit road and, yet again, some stiff lips from some of the drivers.

As an example, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch take the run out for a pit stop just before David Reutimann blows an engine on the track. The caution throws Johnson and Busch to the back and a lap down but Johnson drew the “lucky dog” to regain the lap. NASCAR hasn’t exactly seemed consistent on the calls on cautions while other cars are handling green flag pit stops. At times it seems almost arbitrary. Perhaps it really is the luck of the split-second time of where, when and what color cap is being worn by the fan in seat 34B. (more…)