Home » Archive

Articles in the NASCAR Category


[5 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on NASCAR Enacting Double-Wide Restarts | 23 views]

Fans have spoken and NASCAR listened – double-wide is the way to go (avoid the easy fan jokes here).  Starting in Pocono this weekend, restarts during the race will no longer be single file and lapped cars will not be up front w/ the leaders.
The race leader will have his choice of positioning on the front row – top or bottom – but the 3rd place driver will be on the bottom in the 2nd row.  Lapped cars will be moved back and the Lucky Dog rule still applies throughout.

The …


[13 Aug 2008 | Comments Off on Ryan Newman to Join Stewart-Haas Racing for 2009 season | 3 views]

Ryan Newman’s long-anticipated move to Tony Stewart’s new race team will become reality at Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR.com has learned. The announcement is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET Friday.
Read the full story at NASCAR.com


[11 Aug 2008 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Makes History w/ Dominant Win at Watkins Glen International | 5 views]

If Kyle Busch appeared “vulnerable” in recent weeks to some of his fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors, the aura of invincibility returned to the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on Sunday at Watkins Glen International. Read the full story at NASCAR.com
The younger of the Busch brothers, Kyle has easily shown that he not only belongs among the top names in NASCAR, but that he’s a driver to be reckoned with. Doubters have tried to point out Kyle’s weaknesses, including that he hadn’t won any road courses before. …


[9 Aug 2008 | Comments Off on Martin Truex Jr. Happy to Have DEI Contract Extension | 5 views]

Martin Truex Jr. and Dale Earnhardt Inc. principals Max Siegel and John Story appeared at the Watkins Glen International media center to confirm what had been reported earlier in the week — that Truex will drive the No. 1 DEI Chevrolet next season with continued sponsorship from Bass Pro Shops. Read the full story at NASCAR.com
This is great news for DEI, who was at risk of losing Truex Jr. to a higher bidding NASCAR team. The season has already featured several top drivers moving to different teams or being …


[26 Jul 2008 | Comments Off on Johnson wins pole at Indy; Martin earns outside slot | 2 views]

Good news for Jimmie Johnson fans – their driver has earned the pole in this weekend’s Allstate 400 race at the Brickyard.
In a Saturday morning qualifying session dominated by Chevrolet and Dodge, Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, narrowly edging Mark Martin for the top spot (watch video).
Read the full story at NASCAR.com
Jimmie Johnson currently sits in the 5th spot of the NASCAR driver standings. He has not performed quite up to his capabilities so far this season, but there are quite a …


[20 Jul 2008 | 6 Comments | 232 views]

As NFL training camps get ready to open up (some already have), prognosticators are plentiful, but no one will really know with absolute certainty who this year’s Super Bowl champion will be.  There are many possibilities, including 3-4 “pencil them in” candidates, as well as 3-4 other teams who could pull off a stunning playoff run (e.g. 2000’s St. Louis Rams).  Last year provided some intense moments, record breaking performances and an unlikely NFL champion in the New York Giants.  With several teams fielding almost identical rosters from last year, it …


[9 Jul 2008 | Comments Off on Say It Ain’t So… Tony Stewart Leaving Joe Gibbs Racing | 19 views]

The man in orange, “smoke”, Tony… whatever you like to call him, Mr. Stewart is on his way out of Joe Gibbs Racing after 10 years together in NASCAR. Reports surfaced yesterday and confirmed today that Tony Stewart, NASCAR’s current “meany”, will be leaving the JGR team to start his own team w/ Haas CNC Racing. The new name will be Stewart/Haas reportedly.

Stewart is my favorite driver, so I am quite upset that all my lovely orange merchandise will have to be thrown out… ok, it’s UGLY orange, so thank …


[25 May 2008 | Comments Off on Kasey Kahne Wins Coca-Cola 600, Following $1 Million All-Star Win | 46 views]

Kasey Kahne is on a bit of a roll these days. After needing a fan vote to get him into last week’s All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Kasey took full advantage enroute to a victory and $1 million dollar payday.
Kahne followed up his All-Star win Sunday night w/ a late victory to win the Coca-Cola 600 (also at Lowe’s). Today’s race was the longest of the racing season – a true test of driving skills, mechanical expertise and a bit of luck. The Coca-Cola 600 spans …


[10 Feb 2008 | Comments Off on Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins Budweiser Shootout for Hendrick | 21 views]

In his first race since joining Hendrick Motorsports this racing offseason, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#88) passed Tony Stewart (#20) with a few laps left to claim the Budweiser Shootout.  Granted, the win doesn’t count towards points, but it has to feel good for Dale Jr. to get out of DEI and enjoy a win in his first start w/ a new company.
Dale Jr.’s issues w/ DEI are well documented, so I won’t get into them here.  What counts today is that Earnhardt scored a victory in his first race of the 2008 …