For those that missed yesterday’s Malaysian Grand Prix (the second race of the season), it’s starting to look positively 2004-Ferrari-esque for Renault. Alonso came in second and number two driver Giancarlo Fischella scored the win, with Button (Honda), Montoya (McLaren) and Massa (Ferrari) filling out the top five. Takuma “Search and Destroy” Sato put on a superb show of driving in a four-year old Super Aguri, ending up with a fourteenth place.
In NASCAR, the Atlanta 500 was rain delayed and just wrapped up at around 2:45 p.m. East Coast time today. Casey Kahne in a Dodge took the win (the first time — to the day — since 1977 that a Dodge has taken the race. King Richard was driving). Martin, Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and Stewart filled out the top five. Robby Gordon had third locked until his tires went with about five laps to go. Johnson, Menard, Petty, Jarrett and Sorenson filled out the top 10. Good runs for the seventh through tenth place cars.