Originally posted by Stan_MarlinMan
I can't help but to believe that Steve was trying too hard when he made contact with Stacy, Steve drove it in too "hot" and slipped up into Compton, Steve and Craven both blamed Stacy, I don't agree that it was Stacy's fault. JMO
The race seemed to be rough on the leaders.
I agree Stan, I think Steve was simply trying too hard. He got into Jeff Gordon slightly in almost the same place as he got into Stacy, it looked on replay that he "might" have touched Craven when he got by him for the lead, then he bumped Rick Mast in his rush to get past him. I think Steve was just in way too much of a hurry to get past Compton.
But then Tony didn't do a lot better with Buckshot, it looked like Tonly could have gone high to avoid him, but maybe not.
Did anyone notice that Jeff Grodon led 176 laps or so, passing lapped cars for most of those without getting into anyone
I know when Steve Park nudged Jeff while passing him for second place(I think), Jeff backed off noticably and gave Steve a lot of room after that, as a result he had enough space to simply drive by all three cars, Compton, Steve and Craven during the wreck.
Even Marlin gave Jeff a backhanded complement on this sort of thing when he said he just tried to follow Gordon when Tony wreck because Jeff has such a knack of getting past the wrecks, or something to that effect