Our Hard Left Turn crew has been saying it since the season opener last month - it was only a matter of time before Ross Chastain would be smashing a watermelon with his first NASCAR Cup Series win.
Sunday was the day, as he gave Trackhouse Racing its first win in a wild finish at Circuit of the Americas.
Brandon Reed and Amy Henderson take a look at all the happenings out of the Austin, Texas road course on this week's podcast, including:
-Chastain was first shoved out of the lead by A.J. Allmendinger with a handfull of turns to go, and then repaid the favor on Allmendinger while also moving Alex Bowman with two turns remaining to drive to the victory.
-Allmendinger was understandably upset afterwards, but kept his composure in his post race interview.
-In their first season as a two-car team, Trackhouse Racing has already well exceeded expectations.
-After last year's race was hampered by rain, COTA gave a great show, as did the Next Gen car in its road course debut.
-Plus we'll preview this weekend's action at Richmond.
WDUN will carry live MRN Radio coverage of the NASCAR race weekend from Richmond Raceway, beginning with Saturday's NASCAR Xinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at 1 pm on 102.9 FM and streaming live on AccessWDUN. Coverage continues on Sunday with the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at 2:30 pm on 102.9 FM, AM 550 and streaming live on AccessWDUN.