I didn't watch the Firecracker 400, but I DID watch the Pepsi 400, and it had the same guys driving in it you were talking about!
I'm just glad the shrub didn't win. He won the busch series race earlier, but NASCAR confiscated his front springs after the race, so he may be in trouble AGAIN. Two weeks in a row.
Looks like a little fued between the teammates of Stewart and Hamlin cost Jr. dearly. He held himself solid in the standings in spite of a 36th place car that was damaged in two different wrecks.