On another topic, before the season started , I commented on the new aero package that was developed during the "off-season". I felt this move by NASCAR was much more important to the racing than any new points system. After seven races, I'm seeing a trend where there are teams that have figured out the new ride height rules and are fast and those that are behind the curve. Hendrick Motorsports, primarily the 48, were so focused on the winning the championship last year, aren't up to snuff yet on the rules package. The 2014 gen 6 car is not the same as last year. Its a totally new animal. I have confidence that Chad Knaus will catch up and adapt to the new car sooner than later. Right now the Penske boys seemed to have it nailed. Stewart-Haas has been good on the short tracks, but mile and halves have thrown them for a loop. They have had a lot of change at SHR, RCR and MWR that may be contributing to their slower start this year.
Tomorrow, I will give an update on where we will be this weekend. Hint: 1/4 mile.