Sunday, July 27, 2008
Allstate 400 Disappointing To Fans
The sight of Richard Petty wasn't enough to make up for what had to be the most disappointing running of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Problems with the Goodyear tires and numerous scheduled cautions took the excitement out of the race, making it look more like a Formula One race than a NASCAR race. Attendance was also noticeably down, reflecting the big economic downturn the country is experiencing. Pole sitter Jimmie Johnson held off Carl Edwards to win the race. The race saw no more than 12 laps of continuous green light racing at any point in the race with about a third of the race being run under the caution lap.