Competition Caution, Lap 27

Kyle Busch the leader, Junior running second, followed by Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Burton among the top 10.

Think NASCAR’s happy with that? Damn well better be. Wouldn’t it be great if this was the way things were on Lap 199 and Junior channeled his dad and just punts Busch for the win? Dare to dream. Dare. To. Dream.

But the most interesting piece to me: Tony Stewart, in a backup car, started 37th. When he took the caution, he was running 11th.