Chase Race Review: Charlotte 

By Brenden McDowell Reporter

Charlotte had great races. I went to the Whelen Southern Modified Tour race, the Nationwide race (with the new COTs), and the Sprint Cup race.

The modified race was the season finale at the 4th of a mile track in the trioval of the race track. Not much wrecks in this 150 lap race. Burt Meyers almost lead the whole race to take the victory and his first title.

The Nationwide race was the fourth and final race with the new Nationwide COTs. Unlike the COTs in the Sprint Cup, these cars have been very liked by the fans, drivers, and teams. Most of the race was dominated by Kyle Busch, no surprise, Kyle had won 11 races in the season before, but none in the new COTs. At not many laps left in the race, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick stayed out of the pits. Martin Truex Jr. battled with Brad until the end. Brad ended up winning the race.

The Sprint Cup race had Jeff Gordon on the pole. Jeff very hungry for a win due to his lack of wins lately. Jeff did do well at first but began to drop like a rock with several problems with his car. Kyle Busch went to the lead to dominate the race. Jimmie Johnson had spun out, but had somehow came back up by staying out of the pits. It seemed like Kyle or Jimmie were going to be the winner, but about 30 laps to go, Jamie McMurray’s car started to be the fastest car on the track, he lead until the checkered flag. It was Jamie’s third win of the season. The Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400, and the Bank of America 500, so far the wins for Jamie in 2010.

When it comes down to it, Charlotte Motor Speedway is a great track in my opinion, great racing, and the home of NASCAR. Going to the track is a great experience.