After a 66 win less streak Jeff Gordon sealed the deal with his 83rd career victory. Phoenix delivered with an action packed short track race with Gordon dominating and even with a crash involvement he showed the younger guys and the fans that he still has it. I was never a Gordon fan... that is until I met him at Daytona 4 years ago and spent and hour taking photos of him while he spoke to a small gathering. I saw a different Jeff Gordon after that and one that I now have complete respect and admiration for. The 2011 season may prove to be his "Drive for Five" and Rick Hendrick's decision to swap crew chiefs... placing Alan Gustafson with Jeff was a great move. I couldn't be happier and I know most us NASCAR fans are happy with today's outcome.
Trevor Bayne is one hell of a nice kid. It was a bad day for him after a week of Daytona Champion stuff. The kid is so likable and I expect he will do well with days like today being necessary for his growth.