Background Pony #EE09
Well, despite some late rain that ended the race early, I think it’s fair to say that the new Atlanta Motor Speedway has absolutely produced some excellent racing lately. But what what really made last weekend’s race especially thrilling was, because of that oncoming rain, nobody knew for sure when the race would actually end, so we saw a wide variety of pit strategies to ensure their driver would be out in front at just the right time. There were quite a few winless drivers who ultimately finished near the front, but in the end, William Byron got his fourth win of this season, which also happens to be his eighth total career win. I think it’s definitely fair to say William Byron is currently the heavy favorite to win the championship this season.
Next race will be at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Looking at the weather forecast in the area, it looks like this will be the third race in a row where rain will play a significant factor in when the race could occur. Though, if I remember correctly, I think New Hampshire at a length of one mile is short enough that wet track tires are allowed on the race cars, which means any potential weather delay could hopefully be minimized.