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Each month, the NASCAR Now (Weekdays on ESPN2, 1 a.m. ET) crew will select the best moments of the past month. Which noteworthy act will come out on top? Well, that's up to you. Watch the video above, cast your vote and tune into NASCAR Now to see who wins!
Jimmie Johnson wins at Daytona
Jimmie Johnson hasn't won the Sprint Cup since 2010 (we know -- what a drought, right?), but it looks like he's back in championship form. Johnson has won four races this season and is 49 points ahead of Clint Bowyer, who's in second place despite winning zero races. Our analysts have Matt Kenseth as the driver with the best shot of taking Johnson down, but will it be déjà vu all over again when the 2013 Chase is finally over?
Race to the Chase heating up
The Race to the Chase is heating up. Counting Sunday's road-course run in Sonoma, drivers have 11 weeks to get themselves inside the top 10 -- or win enough races to earn a wild-card berth. And there is no shortage of contenders, with nearly two dozen drivers believing they've got a shot at reaching the Sprint Cup's postseason. What to make of all this parity? Vote below!
When racing at Talladega, fans expect to see good pack racing turn into a thrilling finish. Well, fans got what they wanted, but some of the drivers not named David Ragan weren't too happy with the way things turned out. After a three-and-a-half-hour rain delay, NASCAR decided to restart the race, a decision Ryan Newman called "poor judgment," and one that Brad Keselowski said he was "mad as hell" about on Twitter. Was the correct call made?
Me thinks if someone looked at what happened on that restart they might feel differently about that finish.— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) May 6, 2013
mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched lanes entering 3 before green. That lane won.BS— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) May 6, 2013
I'm happy as hell a small team won. Doesn't change the fact that the restart was blatantly wrong.— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) May 6, 2013