NASCAR history is filled with the kind of well-timed feel-good stories like we saw at Martinsville.  I’m not suggesting anything nefarious; just coincidence.

For Hendrick Motorsports, Martinsville is a place that holds many memories.  Most happy, some painful.

What they celebrated with four rube red cars and ultimately a 1-2-3 finish, was the 40th Anniversary of what, at the tie, very well, could have been their last race.  Knowing that Geoff Bodine was good at Martinsville, Harry Hyde talked Rick Hendrick into going to this one more race before he totally gave up on Cup racing and closed the doors.

Bodine won the race, and the rest is well-documented history.

Rick Hendrick always talks about how it’s all about people, well about 1,500 of his people were on hand at Martinsville to celebrated that 40th Anniversary, and they were all treated to a day to remember.  It was a chance to see the fruits of their collective labor sweep the top-3 and to take a family photo in Victory Lane.