Drivers never forget their friends ... or enemies
With all the responsibilities a driver has behind the wheel, the last of his concerns should be keeping a scorecard on his fellow competitors.
Still, it happens.
Matt Kenseth gave Kevin Harvick the push he needed when the No. 29 Chevrolet won the 2007 Daytona 500. Harvick returned the favor last Sunday, helping to push Kenseth to the win in the rain-shortened race.
Kenseth was well aware of who gave him the assist. Drivers rely on their spotters not only for traffic reports, but the identities of their rivals. It's helpful to be conscious of allies, enemies and idiots.