When we head back to Martinsville for the first time since late October, there are several key events that will be remembered. On a positive note, one event will be Jeff Gordon winning his final race and becoming a member of the Championship Four at Homestead. This event was well talked about on NASCAR Race Hub on Thursday, while Gordon was a guest talking about his transition into the NASCAR On FOX booth.
The most controversial incident that wasn’t heard about much was the heated feud between Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano. This feud really started in Kansas when Logano spun out Kenseth to not only win, but sweep the entire second round altogether. That one moment took Kenseth out of the Chase eventually and set up what was in some eyes the most inexplicable wreck of 2015. As we all remember, Kenseth was already out of the chance to win the race, and found the opportunity to take out Logano while he was in the lead.
The hit not only cost Logano a fourth straight win, but eventually eliminated him from what is now called the Round of 8. Even when no longer in contention, it cost Kenseth two races afterwards and he wasn’t able to return until Homestead. It no doubt split a lot of analysts apart about how the situation ended and how it was handled.
The whole dabocle was the main reason that Gordon was able to get his 93rd and final win, and leave Martinsville as the all time wins leader. Although Gordon is no longer in the picture, there are most likely still those who wonder if the Kenseth-Logano feud will fire back up. It might bring back a lot of memories once they come back, but the fact of the matter is: it’s over. New season, new package, new rules……..it’s now time to move on.
Credit all authors of images used in both article and as cover image : Bryan Law