Top 10 Best NASCAR Cup Sears Point Races

One of my favorite websites is Racing-Reference.Info. They have all the latest stats and points standings from the NASCAR, IndyCars, Formula One and ARCA racing series. They also publish blogs and news reports submitted by their readers. Here is one that I enjoyed as we get ready to watch the racing from Infineon Raceway this weekend.

Posted by StreetDreamer83 on June 23, 2011
This week, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series heads to Northern California for the first of two road course races. The series has been visiting Sears Point Raceway (I don’t call it Infineon) since 1989. There have been a lot of memorable moments at the track since NASCAR’s Cup series, many of which will be relived here. Some had to be left off my list because the races themselves weren’t good enough in my view to make my top 10. Last year’s race that featured a costly fuel mileage mistake on the part of Marcos Ambrose didn’t make the cut, although the race was considered.

In any case, here are what I consider to be the 10 Best NASCAR Cup races that have been held at Sears Point.

10. 1991 Banquet Frozen Foods 300
Rusty Wallace was the dominant car in the Winston Cup series’ third visit to Sears Point but in the closing laps it appeared as though road race ace, Tommy Kendall would steal the show and earn his first win in the series. Kendall was subbing for the injured Kyle Petty in the 42 Mello Yello car. It wasn’t meant to be for Kendall though as a cut tire took him out of contention. The race was decided between Davey Allison and Ricky Rudd. Coming to the white flag, Rudd bumped Allison out of the lead in turn twelve. While Rudd was credited for leading the next to last lap, he was not credited for leading the final lap. As he crossed the finish line, Rudd was given the black flag and Allison was given the checkered flag giving him the win. Rudd was credited with second place. This incident is controversal to this very day due to the precident that was/was not set with Rudd’s black flag.


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