I won't assign ratings to races that use these flaccid motors and excessive downforce and drag, because they *always* leave me feeling grumpy and unsatisfied. Good racing is a stern test of driving skills... and the greater the degree of difficulty, the better I like it. When Larry Mac follows a driver's data stream for 30 laps and says he still hasn't lifted "since he shifted into 4th gear when the green flag dropped," well to me, that says it all.
I'm aware my views on the current state of Nascar Cup Series racing are distinctly a minority opinion. I regret that a majority of fans are happy with the illusion of good racing, and don't seem to mind the absence of the real thing. [End of rant.]
Despite my total disdain for cup series engine and aerodynamic rules, it was good to see Kyle Larson grab the trophy. He has earned his second chance. Also, a classy move by Brad K to run out to congratulate Kyle. And doubly classy for Bubba Wallace to do the same in victory lane.