Originally Posted by nobrakes
Sorry, I didn't see last week's race. But if Dungey is suddenly able to cut through the field like RV or Stewart (back in the days when he used to win
), then that is a brand new skill that he has never had before. If so, that's great.
But I can recall many races when Dungey would just continue to follow a guy like Metcalf for lap after lap after lap, waiting for a mistake that never came, and ended up finishing behind him. It's been his achilles heel. If he has overcome that, then watch out. I hope he has.
He hasn't yet learned to quickly cut through the pack but he is doing better than in the past. Even then he is not consistent at coming from the back, last week he made it to 3rd but he did spend more time passing much slower riders than other top riders.
We'll see in a couple more hours, the top 5 riders were all in the same second in qualifying practice today.