It's amazing the stories, controversies and otherwise good discussion fodder that us lucky NASCAR fans get over the course of the Sprint Cup series' 36-race season.
And at the same time, all of that information from all four, or maybe five, corners of the web and television we soak in each week leaves us forgetting about the stories that seemed so important when they happened. Lucky for you, FanHouse is happy to bring "Takin' a Look Back" to a web browser near you.
First up? Kansas Speedway's 2007 fun and follies:
NASCAR was Wrong Sunday at Kansas - Last year's race had an interesting finish as winner Greg Biffle appeared to run out of gas before the checkered flag under caution and fell significantly enough off the pace car's speed that Clint Bowyer passed him.
A year later, I'm still on Bowyer's side -- he should have been the race winner.
Chasers Glad to Not Be in Kansas Anymore - After the 2007 edition, Kansas seemed to join the likes of Martinsville or Talladega as wild cards in the Chase after 8 of the 12 Chase drivers suffered extensive problems throughout the course of the rain-delayed and finally rain-shortened event.
- It wasn't all happiness and joy for the two-time Sprint Cup champion Stewart and his relationship with ESPN coming in to the weekend's race at Kansas Speedway in 2007. And during practice, it boiled over when Stewart yelled one of the seven dirty words at an ESPN camera crew who he grew tired of.
Luckily, Stewart didn't fined.
From the Stats Column - A quick glance at how the race turned out a year ago:
- Winner: Greg Biffle
- Most Laps Led: Kurt Busch (76)
- Notable Lap Leaders: Busch (76), Matt Kenseth (49), Biffle (37), Kevin Harvick (18), Tony Stewart (13)
- Top-5: Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Casey Mears, Jeff Gordon
- Cautions: 12
- Laps Completed: 210/267 (shortened due to darkness)
- Pole Winner: Jimmie Johnson