Carl is a class act IMHO and I was glad to see him win again- finally. One race short of 2 full years w/o a win, according to the talking heads. He's better than that. Just goes to show you that it's as much about the team and chemistry as it is the hard parts.
Then there's poor ol' pile bush- his teammate Denny Hamlin loses a valve spring, so they swap pile's out for safety's sake, and wouldn't you know they get it wrong and the engine blows when they crank it back up for the first time after swapping springs. Bye bye- back of the pack for you both. At least Hamlin had a good finish (3rd), but pile and his malcontent brother finished back mid-pack somewhere.