Actually, it was a win for everyone in NASCAR.
Though NASCAR president Mike Helton was unsure if the sport will consider weeknight racing going forward.
“We did this one to get this one done. It wasn’t scheduled originally to be this way,” he said. “Fox certainly participated in a very professional manner helping us get the coverage of the Daytona 500 that everybody wanted. We’re very grateful for all the fans that stuck it out here, and stuck with us back home through the red flag and through the weather incident.
Certainly, Monday night races have found a fan in Kenseth.
He moved to the lead when racing resumed after the fire. An obscure group of drivers led by journeyman Dave Blaney had moved to the front during what should have been a routine caution period. Those top five drivers would have pitted under yellow, but something broke on Montoya’s car and sent him slamming into a safety truck, that burst into flames.
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