No breakout stars in the vein of a Rebecca Sealfon, and nothing as perversely entertaining as the fainting kid last year. But this was the best competition I've seen in years. Samir Patel has "it" and is eligible for three more years. Bet the ranch on him to take it next year.
Busch signs with Gibbs Racing (cincypost.com) I'd been wondering where he'd end up after being pushed away from Hendricks. I kind of hoped he'd join his brother at Penske, but he can't go wrong with being on the same team as Tony Stewart.