5 first-time winners in 2011. Trevor Bayne (Daytona 500), Regan Smith (Darlington), David Ragan (Daytona summer), Paul Menard (Indianapolis), and Marcos Ambrose (Watkins Glen). Each had something special, as Bayne won the day after his 20th birthday. Smith got redemption for his 2008 "win" at Talladega. Ragan made up for barely missing out on a Daytona 500 win. Coming from a family with deep racing roots,…Continue
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It seems that Kurt Busch's temper got the best of him again after his transmission failed and he was forced out of Sundays final race of the season at Homestead. Kurt went off on an apparent "profanity laced tirade" when ESPN analyst Jerry Punch tried to interview Busch afterwards. Punch took one too many…Continue
Alright. The 2011 season is over, and I want to reflect on the races of the 2011 Sprint Cup season. Here's what I think about them:
Hands down, the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race was filled with drama, as championship contenders Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart duked it out. The race was eventful for Stewart, who had his grille destroyed in the early laps. He fell as far back as…Continue
Added by Duhhub on November 22, 2011 at 4:13pm — No Comments
It all began 10 months ago in the Florida sun. For 38 action-packed races, people were predicting an exciting run for the championship. But after the NASCAR Sprint Cup season ended at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, I can't think of anything further from the truth.
This was the most exciting championship battle we've seen, ever.
It came down to consistency versus wins, clean versus aggressive. It came down…Continue
Added by Duhhub on November 20, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments
And The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Is.....
Three points, two drivers, one champion. Carl Edwards started off this weekend being fast in practice, and brought that over into qualifying where he won his third and final pole for this 2011 season. Martin Truex, Jr. will start beside Cousin Carl on Sunday, and for the…Continue
Added by Jordan McAbee on November 19, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
A couple of years back NASCAR decided that instead of their never ending rules changes pertaining to how they rule on incidents between drivers taking things out between each other, they decided (due to fan feedback) that "boys have at it" would be the best way to go.
Well to me, as always when NASCAR makes changes to their never ending rules changes, they always seem to create more changes to their rules. Now follow me if it is…Continue
Well, this it it. It's been a fun 2011 season, and this Sunday champions will finally be crowned--both in NASCAR as well as fantasy leagues worldwide. We will have the normal schedule this weekend: two practices on Friday, qualifying Saturday, and then the race on Sunday. I would like to quickly thank everyone that took the time to read my articles this season, and I hope you continue reading next year. Now without…Continue
3 points, 2 drivers, 1 champion.
That's the scenario as we head into the final NASCAR Sprint Cup event of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Nine months and 35 races after we opened the festivities at Daytona, everything will come to a close. This event also brings about many questions and few answers. Will Carl Edwards and his consistency prevail??? Or will Tony Stewart's 4 wins prove to be overpowering??? The time is now…Continue
Added by Duhhub on November 16, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments
Well, another race in the books, and yet another top 5 for Kasey. Oh yeah, and another win. Kasey's finish at Phoenix marks his 5th top5 in the last 7 races, with the other 2 of those 7 being a 6th place finish at Talladega and a 25th place at Martinsville. Judging by his late-season performance you would never guess that this kid is coming to the end of a one year contract with a…Continue
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NASCAR has gotten what it wanted.
With one race left, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart will face off at Homestead-Miami Speedway, separated by only 3 points. As Rusty Wallace put it, "This isn't a 'finish better than 9th to clinch the title' scenario. This is a real race." I couldn't have said it any better. Every season since 2006 (with the exception of last year), has had that type finish, with Jimmie Johnson walking away with…Continue
Dream comes true as disabled veteran designs car
Although confined to a wheelchair and unable to use his arms, Marine veteran Scott Bates will be very much in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500. His Veterans Day design, created with a head-controlled,…Continue
Where There's Smoke,
Judging by Saturday's qualifying session, the Kobalt Tools 500 definitely has the potential to be a wreck-fest, maybe even worse than the one we had at this track in February. Car after car was sliding around this newly configured Phoenix International Raceway, but it was Matt Kenseth who got the pole for Sunday's event. A.J. Allmendinger…
Added by Jordan McAbee on November 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Cole Whitt, driver of the Turn One Racing Fuel Doctor #60 in the Camping World Truck Series, will make his Cup debut this week at Phoenix International Raceway when he will attempt to qualify the Red Bull Racing #84.
Whitt, in the running for the series' Rookie of the Year Award, currently sits 9th in the NCWTS point standings, has 2 previous starts at PIR in the truck and Nationwide Series. He started 9th and finished 6th in…Continue
After 34 hard-fought races in 2011, the championship picture has worked itself down to only two drivers: Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards. So many questions remain: Can Stewart grab yet another win in the final two races??? Will Edwards continue his consistency for the rest of the season??? How will the drivers' approach to the pressure vary??? Some of those questions will be answered as NASCAR makes it debut appearance at a reconfigured…Continue
Added by Duhhub on November 9, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments
This article isn't NASCAR related. So stop reading if you are here for NASCAR stuff. I get that and respect that. But this story needs all of our attention.
Most all of us, by now, have heard the story about Penn State's former coach, Jerry Sandusky, the "alledged" pedophile, who conducted his sickness as part of his own foundation he created for at-risk kids, and "alledgedly" sexually abused these kids on the campus of Penn State. And that a graduate asst at the time (now a coach at…Continue
As I'm sure you have heard many times by now, Phoenix International Raceway got a face-lift after the race here in February. There's a great write-up about the changes that Darren Fauth sent me, and if you would like to view that, you can by clicking here. I don't think anybody really knows what…Continue
Raise your hand if you saw Tony Stewart as a championship contender just 2 months ago.
I sure didn't, and most of you probably agree with me. Coming into the final 10 races, he had a measly 3 top fives with no wins. But after his fourth win in eight Chase races, "Smoke" is the real deal. A large reason for that is his aggressiveness on restarts. He's now won 2 races in NASCAR's "Playoffs" by making daring 3-wide passes on the…Continue
Although it feels like we still have confetti in our hair from Daytona, the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is winding down. With just 3 races left, it appears to be a two-man battle for the championship as a consistent Carl Edwards leads a momentum-filled Tony Stewart by just 8 points. One slip by either of these competitor may not only cost them a race win, but also the championship.
The next event in this thrilling showdown is…Continue
I hope you enjoyed last Sunday's caution-filled race at Martinsville Speedway because this weekend's event at Texas Motor Speedway will, more than likely, be what I like to call a snooze-fest. What's good for fantasy owners, though, is that the practice schedule for this event is back to "normal." There will be one session on Friday afternoon followed by qualifying at 4:30 eastern time. Then, on…Continue
Added by Jordan McAbee on November 1, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments