Guys....it really only matters who crossed the finish line first. Before that, everyone else was the fastest until they weren't....LOL
Remember the 500 back in like 06 where the Collins truck had a 12 minute lead after Ojos coming into the finish and he rolled through a fence costing him the win.
It aint over till it is over and (now) all the penalties and bonehead move videos are seen. Yes it is fun to talk about how fast you were during different parts of the race, but like you said. It only matters who crossed the line first when discussing wins and losses.