There's no cure for a case of the Mondays quite like having a doubleheader of trucks and stock cars on the racetrack at Martinsville Speedway.
And a little snow couldn't cool off Clint Bowyer or Stewart-Haas Racing, so let's put the team's win into perspective with some stats.
It's a team effort
Add Bowyer's win to the three that Kevin Harvick has already put together this season, and Stewart-Haas has tied the Cup series record with four wins in the first six races of the season.
Stewart-Haas hopes it can continue the run like Hendrick Motorsports went on to do that year. Hendrick won 10 of the first 12 races that season, and half of the races run (18 of 36) for the year. It was led by Johnson's 10 wins, Jeff Gordon's six and one apiece for Busch and Casey Mears.
The last time before that a team won four of the first six races of the season was 1995, Hendrick again with Gordon and Terry Labonte.
Bowyer waited long enough
How long ago was Bowyer's last win? Consider this: Bowyer won for a team, in Michael Waltrip Racing, that no longer exists. His teammates in the races have since won a championship (Martin Truex Jr.) and retired more than four years ago (Mark Martin). And the driver who finished last with that team (Dave Blaney) saw his son finish third on Monday.
All in all, it was 190 races between Bowyer wins. Only two drivers in Cup series history went more races between wins. Elliott, who went 226 races before he moved to a Ray Evernham Dodge and won at Homestead. And the other is the aforementioned Truex. He won his first career race at Dover in 2007 for Dale Earnhardt Inc., and then a little more than six years later, broke a 218-race winless streak at Sonoma.
Bowyer had six runner-up finishes between wins. That's a lot, but it's not a record. That record is eight runner-up finishes between wins, done five times. First by Bobby Isaac, then Bobby Allison, Jeremy Mayfield, Gordon and most recently by Harvick in 2015.
Three dominant stages
Denny Hamlin dominated most of the first stage of Monday's race and finished with 111 laps led. The second stage belonged to Ryan Blaney, as he led 145 laps on the day. But the finale was all Bowyer, and he led 215 laps.
But don't think that's a common feat. Before that, the last time three drivers topped 100 laps led in a race came in April 2010 at Phoenix. That day it was Busch (113), Jimmie Johnson (113) and Juan Pablo Montoya (104). Obviously, that day, it was Ryan Newman and his four laps led that won the race.