|Sleeping Monster Wakes Up 14 Laps Too Soon |
It appeared that the Monster took the weekend off, but 14 laps from the finish six Dodges were collected in a 12-car-accident.
Kurt Busch, Dodge's only driver in The Chase, was part of that on-trace mishap and now ranks 11th in the standings, 157 points out of the lead.
Carl Edwards won the race and created a logjam at the top – at least for now because Edward's car did not pass post-race inspection. Fines possible and point deductions will be handed down later this week.
Roolkie Juan Pablo Montoya finished ahead of all the other Dodge drivers with a 10th-place run in his No. 42 Texaco Dodge at the track known as the Monster Mile.
For now there's no room at the top of The Chase; Jeff Gordon leads by one point over Tony Stewart, three points over Edwards (stayed tuned) and Kyle Busch 10 points back.