Congratulations to the twelve men that made it into the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup. It’s an interesting little group. I can’t believe the entirety of Stewart-Haas Racing made it in especially since I didn’t think they’d win a single race this year. Brian Vickers proved it really isn’t over til it’s over and made the Chase for the first time. I’m so excited for the No. 83 team.
I think it’s going to be a very fun Chase, at least I hope it is. It better be crazy at New Hampshire next weekend.
Oh and super congrats to Denny Hamlin for finally winning at his hometrack! Even though the ESPN announcers were doing their best to try and jinx Denny it didn’t work.
Brian Vickers is congratulated by crew chief Ryan Pemberton after racing his way into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, shares a laugh on pit road with Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot Chevrolet, during qualifying on Friday for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The 2009 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field (From left, top row: Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon. From left, bottom row: Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Brian Vickers) pose after the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 33 Holiday Inn Chevrolet, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Dewalt Ford, talk in the garage area during Friday’s practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Crew members for Brian Vickers’ No. 83 Red Bull Toyota react after Vickers crossed the finish to secure the final berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)