Circuit Gilles Villeneuve lived up to its short-lived NASCAR reputation this past weekend — it was wild. Twelve lead changes, eight cautions — three of which came in the final 10 laps, and another dramatic green-white-checkered finish that saw Justin Allgaier bump Jacques Villeneuve from the lead for the victory. (Race Highlights)
There’s no doubt the race was entertaining and exciting, but is there a downside to the wildness that is Montreal? More than a dozen drivers were making their one and only Nationwide start this season and these guys aren’t interested in points or championships — they just want the trophy. For championship contenders like Elliott Sadler — it creates a lot of tension and uneasiness.
“It’s just different racing,” Sadler said. “Everybody’s on different agendas and you’ve got to understand some of these road course guys aren’t racing for points, they’re racing for wins. And when you’re racing them, you can’t put yourself in a tough position.”