On a cloudy and incredibly windy Saturday night, Race fans in Texas were treated to a show. It was a 501 mile race that was run with very few cautions and a lot of single file racing. But within any good race on the NASCAR circuit, this would hopefully change near the end of the race as things tighten up.
The usual suspects were seen running at the front of the pack. But the surprise lap led of the day came from Marcos Ambrose. The strong southerly winds throughout the evening seemed to have little effect on the cars visually. But each pit stop, crews were picking trash and other debris off the front grill.
But the excitement was not to be, because the two early cautions were the only two that would be for the night. Greg Biffle was a dominant driver throughout the race, and won his 16th career race and became the 6th different winner of the 2012 season. This year’s Samsung mobile 500 will go down as the race with the fewest cautions at Texas Motor Speedway, also the most consecutive green flag laps at 234 and race speed at 160.575.
While the race wasn’t quite a full sell out, the crowd that did show up was treating to a driving clinic tonight. And once again Eddie Gossage can flash his million dollar smile because the fans, and everyone associated with NASCAR will leave Texas happy. The circuit will now move on to the next venue and the staff at Texas will now focus their attention to the next event.