Originally Posted by Gordy
If Stewart was faster than you, just say so!!
I have never seen so many guys pontificate on how sweet second place is!
If you know you are out matched at a particular race, settleing for second is the smart thing to do. There was no need in pushing harder to pass Stewart if he's not in the championship hunt. RV left Atlanta with a couple more points than DM and in one piece ready to fight another day. This is how championships are won.