Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Johali, Apr 14, 2019 at 3:47 AM.
3.5 Great finish but the race as a whole was pretty lackluster
8 --- lots of fun to watch.
The last 30 laps really saved it for me. It was tough to gain ground and much tougher to pass.
9.5. Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think Richmond was actually better than Martinsville and Bristol.
I thought it was the best race of the year by a good amount. The final stage was awesome; long run, green flag stops, great battles for position, tense finish etc.....
9.5 probably the best race so far this year that I have seen
Not for a lack of trying, but it seemed hard to pass...the cars still were pretty damn tough to drive though. But maybe too much aero for even a place like Richmond. The last ~150 laps going green with the tires going away and the MTJ/Bowyer/Logano battle were very good. Just extremely difficult to get something done. Still one of the best races of the year thus far.
I'm debating how much emphasis to place on the last 50 or so laps, as they were absolutely thrilling (the rest of the race was decent, but had a few lulls).
After some thinking, I'll go with a 9.
There wasn't much competition up front no matter who was leading until the end, but that end more than made up for it! Clint and Joey drove admirably but seeing Truex hold them off up top was a thing of beauty. No BS caution is always a plus. Tires were too hard IMO but the mid-pack fighting was good.
It was nice to see Harvick make a last ditch effort at the win there! Much better car this weekend, first time he outran KDB or Kes all race this year.
10 My eyes were glued to the screen for the last 120 laps under green. I wish things were different with the amount of aero wake involved, but sadly that's what the driver's have been handed, so I am rating under those circumstances. I'd be surprised if many more races this year top this one.
9 for me, couldn’t look away and the last 25 laps watching the top 3 race each other and the various styles/lines used was pretty damn cool. This sport needs at least 2-4 more short track races on the schedule, there’s various short tracks in this country waiting to to be used, find them and race there.
The Truex/Logano/ Bowyer battle was great but other than that it was a typical Richmond race.
I give it a 7.
Last 40 or so laps where entertaining. Thats about it.
Perfectly said. 7
6 - standard Richmond parade, never liked the track.
8.5 when the money window opened it got real good.
TRD powered Toyotas have won 6 of 9 Cup races....and they have already been to the wind tunnel.....and inspected by OSS. Couldn't be better!
Overhead shots in the closing laps looked like two cop cars chasing a criminal in the 19 car -- waited for the bump 'n run, but it never came...
8, fun race
2, it just bores me now. Hopefully talladega is an entertaining show, but if it is a repeat from last year, I’m checking out until the 500. The cars simply don’t let anyone drive side by side anymore.
9. Enjoy Easter everyone, these last two have been great
8.5... The excessive downforce did not help this race, but I was glad to see it didn't ruin it either. Plenty of hand to hand combat at the front and throughout the field. Second half of the race was intensely competitive with lots of side by side action. Good stuff.
Happy Easter y'all.
8, first race this year I took a nap...but woke up with 40 to go!
I noticed that the scores have been a little high lately and maybe that is a sign the racing is satisfying. There will always be those that just tune in to see "The Big One" or a crash derby.
Exactly how I feel. Well said.
8.5 for me
8, I thought it was a very good race. There was an advantage to being out front, but I'll take that over having the leader at a disadvantage.
7. Last laps were great but Joey and Clint were clearly faster...I think we just saw aero push at Richmond...
Good race especially the part where KDB got caught speeding.
8....love it when tires wear out.
6, the first three quarters of the race was uneventful and boring. It gets a 6 from me for the last 45 or so laps.
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