Blog entries from January 2010:|
- "NASCAR: 2010 Toyota All-Star Showdown" posted by Talon64 on January 29, 2010 (8 comments)
The 7th running of the Toyota All-Star Showdown kicks off the 2010 NASCAR season this weekend at Irwindale.
All the champions of the NASCAR regional series are guaranteed starting spots in the main, along with race winners in the East/West series in 2009. Qualifying, provisionals for West/East series regulars and a last-chance Open race to .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Furniture Row Racing" posted by NASCARdude on January 29, 2010 (0 comments)
It seems that this team is getting a guaranteed spot in the first five races. It got the points from the #07 of RCR last year. Regan Smith will be behind the wheel for the entire season. It will be interesting to see how long the #78 can stay in the Top 35 this season. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Someone Special" posted by Uncle Jed on January 28, 2010 (3 comments)
As the pageantry, drama, and excitement of the Daytona 500 draws near, millions of fans across the nation anticipate the 52nd running of the Great American Race. I do as well, but there's a lot of sadness as well. It just won't be the same.
Growing up it was hard not to catch the racing bug. My mother was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan. She .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Credit Where Credit is Due" posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on January 27, 2010 (19 comments)
I don?t applaud NASCAR much these days, but I?ve done a little digging and found something they?re doing right. Despite the obnoxious phantom yellows that have plagued racing, the increase in parity, and expensive liability insurance; the total number of caution flags thrown in a race has steadily decreased over the last 5 years.
Since the .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Jeff Gordon: 1998" posted by null on January 27, 2010 (5 comments)
Jeff Gordon began the 1998 season as the defending Winston Cup champion despite losing 183 points of his 197 point lead over Dale Jarrett going between Talladega and the season finale in Atlanta.
Gordon started the season by missing a shift and blowing his engine in the Bud Shootout. He had one of the strongest cars in his Gatorade 125, but .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Some opinions of mine going into 2010 (Part 2)" posted by martin-n-rusty on January 27, 2010 (6 comments)
5 more opinions/thoughts of mine about 2010, and not all of them NASCAR...
- The outlook for the sport is hinged on what NASCAR does
Granted, the outlook with the economy going into 2010 is in much better shape than when the haulers were heading to Daytona for speedweeks, but NASCAR is at a point where it needs to turn things around. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "1994 for Geoff Bodine" posted by RR on January 26, 2010 (8 comments)
Sometimes with these blogs, I like to discuss racing matters that have absolutely nothing to do with the current events of the sport. This entry will be one of those. The only way I could possibly connect this with an actual topic is by using this specific example to raise a seemingly never-ending question that can still be asked today. I?ll come back .... Read the rest of this blog
- "NASCAR: The 2010 Rookie Class" posted by Talon64 on January 26, 2010 (23 comments)
Last year's rookie class across the top 3 series was the best in a while.
Joey Logano became the youngest race winner and ROTY in Cup Series history by beating former Formula 1 driver Scott Speed. Although not eligible for ROTY, Marcos Ambrose and Brad Keselowski were great in their first years in Cup with Marcos finishing 18th in the standings .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Some opinions of mine going into 2010" posted by martin-n-rusty on January 26, 2010 (2 comments)
Some opinions and thoughts of mine going into the 2010 season. I will probably have more next week unless some big news story comes up...
- This is a do or die year for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
I would of thought originally that his first year at Hendrick would of been a do or die year, but this is the year. If he can't even be competitive, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona" posted by NASCARdude on January 26, 2010 (3 comments)
There will be several NASCAR guys running in this event. I really have no problem with Sprint Cup guys racing. It could even give them a bit of an advantage for the next two weeks, but probably not much. These cars are very different from the cars that they race on a regular basis. It could, however, give them a feel for how smooth or rough the track .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Analyzing the Sprint Cup Fields" posted by SoxFan24 on January 26, 2010 (0 comments)
As the Sprint Cup Season draws near, Sprint Cup teams start to form and teams are excited at the thought of a new season. This time of the year is the only time of the year as most Cup teams have a legitimate shot at race wins and a Sprint Cup. The reality is there are about 15-18 teams that have a shot only because they either have the right people .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Random NASCAR thoughts" posted by wood_brothers21 on January 25, 2010 (4 comments)
Completely, utterly & totally ambivalent about Gibbs, but last night?s Daytona Preview on the Speed Channel seemed well done, but I?m surprised no crew members or drivers are shown tweeting.
"Every year...you try to find another gear", Dale Earnhardt Jr. He's a poet, does he know it?
I'm thinking nascar's John Darby got kicked upstairs.
Thinking .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Denny Hamlin" posted by NASCARdude on January 24, 2010 (1 comment)
I don't know how many of you have heard this. Denny Hamlin tore his ACL playing basketball recently. This is not related to the surgery he has after this season. This will not affect his ability to drive the car. What it might do is make him very tired towards the end of the season by not being able to do very much outside the car. We shall see how .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Wood Brothers" posted by NASCARdude on January 23, 2010 (0 comments)
It appears that these guys will try the full schedule again in 2011. This traditionally has not worked for them. Even when David Pearson was winning with this team, they did not run the entire schedule. Since they have scaled back with Bill Elliott, they have had better results. That works for a while if you have a guy like Bill behind the wheel. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Michael Waltrip-Part 2" posted by Fast Lane on January 23, 2010 (8 comments)
My series on ?Also-rans and Has-beens? continues:
Michael Waltrip. The younger brother of the famous Darrell Waltrip. Another member of a racing family who has used his racing career to only take Sunday drives going nowhere. His statistics: 25 years, 759 starts, only 4 wins. He finally won his first race, the Daytona 500, in 2001. Incidentally, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Daytona 500 qualifying" posted by NASCARdude on January 22, 2010 (0 comments)
Let me attempt to explain this again. There are two separate lists. There are cars that are guaranteed a spot no matter what happens. There are 35 of those cars.
Then there are the cars that will rely on speed or the Gatorade Duel. There will be 13 or so of those cars. Eight of those cars will get into the field. They will get in by speed, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Michael Waltrip" posted by NASCARdude on January 22, 2010 (5 comments)
Well, this might get interesting. Michael Waltrip released his 2010 Sprint Cup Schedule this afternoon. He has two races on it. Those races are the Bud Shootout and the Daytona 500. He will race the #51, the reverse of #15, the number he used to win the 2001 Daytona 500, in only those races. This might really suit him quite nicely. His only career .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Check out the new guy" posted by NASCARdude on January 22, 2010 (1 comment)
Who races for Latitude 43 is really anyone's guess. It was rumored to be Boris Said, but the merger between his team and Rick Clark Motorsports looks to be nearing completion.
It could be Erik Darnell since he seems to be available. It could also be a darkhorse candidate, but there don't seem to be that many left. The number is also a question. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "In the News: The "Town Hall Meeting"" posted by RealFastFan24 on January 22, 2010 (1 comment)
Yesterday, NASCAR held a press conference to tell us the changes it was going to make for the upcoming 2010 season. Brian France, NASCAR?s CEO, tried to explain to us a reason for almost every change they made, but it seemed like he and all of the heads of NASCAR had just made these changes to make the fans happy. They attempted to stop the constant .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Field update" posted by NASCARdude on January 22, 2010 (7 comments)
The full-time car list seems to have 44 at the moment. It does not appear that the #96 will run full-time if it runs at all this year. The #87 is the last full-time car to not confirm a run this year, but it should be confirmed shortly. I seriously doubt that the Sprint Cup Series will ever have short of a full field for a very long time, if at all. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Optimism at Last in F1" posted by RR on January 21, 2010 (0 comments)
The past few years of Formula One have been, shall we say, a rollercoaster. Like many others, I was disenchanted with the direction it appeared F1 was heading towards. The cars were becoming uglier and uglier by the year. Ferrari and McLaren held a duopoly over the sport while skyrocketing costs forced other teams into submission. A wave of Tilke monstrosities .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Here we go" posted by NASCARdude on January 21, 2010 (2 comments)
Well, we finally know what the changes will be. The bump drafting with be policed by the guys on the track, not the guys in the tower at Talladega and Daytona. The spoiler will be back. It will likely return at Martinsville or Bristol. The restrictor plate will be the biggest since the 1989 Daytona 500. It will be interesting to see what the speeds .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Little Teams That Could" posted by Mile501 on January 21, 2010 (0 comments)
With the closure of four teams (07, 26, 44, supposedly 96, and the 7 may only run a partial schedule), we are left with only about 31 full-time, fully-sponsored teams from 2009 returning this season. While that may sound bleak, the economic situation has provided numerous low-budget, start-up teams with an amazing opportunity. Here is a quick look at .... Read the rest of this blog
- "More News" posted by NASCARdude on January 20, 2010 (2 comments)
The #36 car with Mike Bliss with be a Chevy this year with Earnhardt Childress engines. This will help this team a bit. It will still be a challenge every week for them, however. Also, Casey Mears has found a ride. He will be in the #90 Keyed Up car this season. This leaves very few if any full-time rides open and very few guys left to fill them. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Front Row Top 35 teams" posted by NASCARdude on January 20, 2010 (0 comments)
There are some reports that Front Row will get all three of its cars into guaranteed spots for the first five races. They will probably get two, but they will probably not get three.
This is due to the fact that Kevin Conway will probably get the points from the #96 car. However, the #38 car will probably not get a spot. This is due to the .... Read the rest of this blog
- "2010 Truck Schedule" posted by NASCARdude on January 19, 2010 (2 comments)
It appears that the Truck Series, as I like to call it, has found a replacement for the cancelled race at the Milwaukee Mile. They appear to be headed to Darlington. This is the second interesting addition to the schedule this year. They replaced the race at California, as I like to call it, with a race at Pocono. It will be interesting to see how .... Read the rest of this blog
- "2011 Schedule" posted by NASCARdude on January 19, 2010 (12 comments)
Well, it seems that we are in for a shuffle of events next year. Kansas is primed to get a second race. The track likely to lose a race is Michigan, which has been one of the hardest hit states the past few years.
Some people might suggest California, but they are not leaving the L.A. area. Phoenix has also been suggested, but the track .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Full-time cars" posted by NASCARdude on January 19, 2010 (0 comments)
It appears that we will have 43 full-time cars for most, if not all, of this season. It would be really tough for a Sprint Cup team to pass up a spot in the field if the field is not full. It is different in the Nationwide Series because so many of those teams are really strugga-ling. I have not talked much about the Nationwide Series on my blog. I .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Guaranteed Spots" posted by NASCARdude on January 18, 2010 (0 comments)
This seems to be ever changing. The two Front Row Motorsports cars apparently have spots secured into the first five races this year. My guess would be that the second Front Row car, number unknown at this point, will get the points of the #96 and that the owners of that car from last year will have some role with the team. However, that is not confirmed .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Racing Roulette" posted by The Vicar on January 18, 2010 (0 comments)
So a casino in Kansas begs for more racing there. Of course. Because when I think gambling, I think Kansas. Actually, I don't. (Except maybe Dodge City.) Heck, when I think racing I hardly think Kansas. Dorothy would be vindicated because this fantasy will surely come to pass.
This news somehow brought to mind a Steve Allen bit: when prompted .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Blaney to return to Prism" posted by John B on January 18, 2010 (1 comment)
Dave Blaney will remain as the driver of the #66 Toyota with the Prism Motorsports team owned by Phil Parsons and Randy Humphrey.
There was some talk that Blaney would not be back with the team but the two sides will again be partners in 2010. Blaney qualified for 30 races last year and started and parked in 29 of them.
Prism Motorsports .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Random Notes; Legend Cars, Cliches, and Spoilers" posted by drewh on January 18, 2010 (0 comments)
Legend Cars, those little Yamaha motorcycle-engine-based race cars with the ˝ scale coupe or sedan bodies, have been a popular and affordable way for many to get into racing. They race all over the country on short tracks, road courses, and dirt tracks. Well now you can add drag strips to that list. For the 2010 season, the NHRA has created a class .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Looking Ahead to 2010" posted by The Liberator on January 17, 2010 (2 comments)
Over twelve decades ago, a new sport was born: automobile racing.
Now, the 124th season of motorsport is upon the millions of fans worldwide, with the first professional-level auto race of 2010 set to transpire in just two weeks' time.
Last season, names such as Jenson Button, Jimmie Johnson, and Sébastien Loeb stole the show. Who .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Conspiracy Theories" posted by NASCARdude on January 17, 2010 (14 comments)
This may be way over some of your heads. I am not sure where the conspiracy theory culture started. It probably started with the JFK assassination. After that, everything that happened after that and even before that has been called into question.
It has gotten absurd since 9/11 happened. It seems that every word that everyone says has to .... Read the rest of this blog
- "20 reasons why motorsport is in for one of its best years" posted by JHS on January 16, 2010 (9 comments)
1. Michael Schumacher?s return to Formula One- There is no doubt that this has been the biggest story ahead of the 2010 season, the return of the statistically most successful driver ever in Formula One. This time it isn?t at Ferrari, but with his old mate Ross Brawn at Mercedes GP. Question is, has the 7 times world champion still got it in him to .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Spoiler Alert" posted by NASCARdude on January 15, 2010 (4 comments)
NASCAR says that it will switch to the spoiler on the back of the "new car" at some point this season. How this improves the performance of this car remains to be seen. The change will likely take place at Martinsville. This will cause teams to make changes again on the car. This will also cause stretches in team budgets that are already very tight. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Points Transfers" posted by NASCARdude on January 15, 2010 (0 comments)
This can get complicated. A new team from Vermont has a guaranteed spot in the first five races. They bought the points from the #26 team that closed after this season. NASCAR allowed a one-time exception for this since Roush would have no ownership at all in that team.
The rule is it does not allow one team to have ownership of five teams. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Make Your Own Point System" posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on January 15, 2010 (0 comments)
The point system sucks. This is true in almost every discipline of racing. I?m not quite sure why. There is usually a "winning vs. consistency" argument with personal pride mixed in. Deciding the champion based on the number of wins sounds nice, but devalues the DNF; while deciding the champion based on average finish can be thrown off by a driver .... Read the rest of this blog
- "ESPN hatred" posted by NASCARdude on January 14, 2010 (6 comments)
This is something that I am noticing more and more. It does not really have to do with a specific sport, either.
There are some things that I don't like about ESPN. I rarely, if ever, watch SportsCenter anymore. I cannot get with the assumed negativity that too many people who work there seem to have. I still like their college sports coverage. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Full-time cars" posted by NASCARdude on January 14, 2010 (1 comment)
Well, RCR has officially confirmed that they will run only three cars this year. There is supposedly a new team that wants to buy the points of the #26. We shall see if NASCAR approves. Also, the #66 and 87 cars may not be back this season. Who knows what will happen to all of those teams that appeared out of nowhere this season. It will be another .... Read the rest of this blog
- "NASCAR Hearing Loss May Be Improving" posted by Mile501 on January 14, 2010 (0 comments)
This is my first entry on my new blog here at racing-reference.info and I am very glad to be here! I tend to have a unique perspective on things, and I hope to use that to give you a different look at things going on in the racing world, with a primary focus on NASCAR. I tend to favor tradition over change despite my relatively .... Read the rest of this blog
- "It Is Up For Debate" posted by RR on January 13, 2010 (5 comments)
Joe Posnanski, one of the best sportswriters in the country, recently wrote an interesting piece on his blog entitled Tom and Cherry (Picking), It discusses how stats (which are seemingly based in fact and numbers) can be manipulated by someone to the point where they grossly misrepresent the actual truth. While he was discussing this in the realm of .... Read the rest of this blog
- "First Big Racing Weekend of 2010 Preview" posted by ajcrdstr24 on January 13, 2010 (0 comments)
Welcome to 2010 everyone! I've already cashed in a poker tournament and the racing season is about to begin!
In fact, I'm looking forward to the first big racing weekend of 2010. No, I'm not talking about the Daytona 500 or Speedweeks. I'm talking about the last weekend of January where there will be several races across the United States .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Phoenix and California" posted by NASCARdude on January 13, 2010 (2 comments)
This is interesting. Phoenix lengthened its Spring race by 63 miles to 375 laps and miles. This is probably to get the race more into prime time.
California, or Auto Club Speedway, will shorten the fall race there to 400 miles. This is probably to make it more like Michigan, which is a similar track where the races are also 400 miles.
The .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Chase on TV" posted by NASCARdude on January 13, 2010 (20 comments)
I don't know what took them so long to do this. ESPN has moved all but three races of its package off ABC. The Saturday races at Bristol, Richmond, and Charlotte will be on ABC. Other than that, all the other races will be on ESPN.
This will be a true throwback in TV coverage. We will have the last race of the season on ESPN and Jerry .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Ch-ch-ch-changes" posted by NASCARdude on January 12, 2010 (0 comments)
This could be a huge year for NASCAR. They are proposing changes to the new car that would make it handle better. They are proposing a bigger restrictor plate. They might finally be listening to what the fans want. I really want to know what the final changes will be. I think many people share my opinion. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Kyle Petty: Born To Race?" posted by Fast Lane on January 12, 2010 (3 comments)
Petty. The name conjures up visions of NASCAR history. Lee Petty, the family patriarch, was a pioneer in the sport. Richard Petty, winner of 200 races, was the true King of stock car racing.
And then there?s Kyle Petty. The third generation of Petty racers never showed us much on the track. He won only 8 races in 829 starts, in a career which .... Read the rest of this blog
- "2010 Predictions for Driver/Team Changes" posted by Woodbridge on January 11, 2010 (7 comments)
There hasn't been nearly as much intrigue and change over this past Silly Season as there has been in recent years. Previous seasons have beheld major factors such as Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, and Mark Martin moving to new teams. When a Silly Season's biggest move comes from Martin Truex Jr., that says it all.
However, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "OOPS" posted by NASCARdude on January 11, 2010 (0 comments)
In my haste in getting the list posted, I forget the most important car of all. The #88 of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. I wanted to do a separate post before everyone pointed that out to me. My unofficial list has 41 cars, I guess. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Nationwide Series changes" posted by Fast Lane on January 11, 2010 (4 comments)
With all the talk about the "big" changes coming to the Sprint Cup Series, I think NASCAR needs to make changes to the Nationwide Series also.
I would suggest that Sprint Cup drivers not be allowed to compete in Nationwide Series races. This idea may upset some of you out there--maybe not.
On the weekends when both the Sprint Cup .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Junior Dragsters of the ADRL." posted by drewh on January 11, 2010 (0 comments)
One of the most popular forms of drag racing that has emerged in the last ten or fifteen years is the ?Junior Dragster?. Basically a Junior Dragster is a ˝ scale dragster powered by a small two stroke engine similar to that which is used in a go kart. There are classes for kids ranging from 8 to 17 years old. The cars race on an 1/8th mile strip and .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My unofficial list of confirmed full-time cars" posted by NASCARdude on January 10, 2010 (3 comments)
Here are the cars that I can officially confirm will officially run full-time at the start of this season:
1. #00-David Reutimann
2. #09-Aric Almirola
3. #1-Jamie McMurray
4. #2-Kurt Busch
5. #5-Mark Martin
6. #6-David Ragan
7. #7-Robby Gordon
8. #9-Kasey Kahne
9. #11-Denny .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Full-time cars" posted by NASCARdude on January 10, 2010 (0 comments)
Let me amend what I said earlier about full-time cars. It will be an ever-changing number as the season progresses. I define a full-time car as a car that shows up at every race. If a car does not show up at every race, it is then removed from my list. I have an unofficial count of somewhere between 38 and 41 cars confirmed so far, with more to come, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My 2009 Racing Log" posted by RR on January 10, 2010 (0 comments)
I?m feeling pretty ambitious today ? with school just starting back up an all ? so I?ve decided to bang out another entry. For the past couple of weeks, most racing stories have been focused on recapping both the most recent year and the past decade in racing. Before I go full steam ahead toward 2010, I figured I could do one last bit of personal reflections .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Changes" posted by NASCARdude on January 10, 2010 (4 comments)
Well, this could be the day we have long awaited. On January 21st, NASCAR will announce some changes. We don't know exactly what these changes will be, but they could be huge. They could be anything from the new car to bump rules at restrictor plate tracks. Whatever it is, I am sure that NASCAR has spent much time in thought about it. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "RCR" posted by NASCARdude on January 8, 2010 (5 comments)
It seems that RCR will not have a fourth full-time team in 2010. This probably means that Casey Mears, who is rapidly becoming Jeff Garcia, will yet again have to look for another team. The likely spot is the #09, who will likely get a guaranteed spot in the first five races somehow. I don't think that RCR was fully prepared for everything that is .... Read the rest of this blog
- "How it could be" posted by NASCARdude on January 8, 2010 (4 comments)
Here is my idea for how a schedule could look.
January 30-31 Daytona 500 qualifying and Bud Shootout
February 7 Daytona 500
February 14 California
February 21 Las Vegas
February 28 Atlanta
March 7 Bristol
March 14 Martinsville
March 21 Phoenix
March 28 Texas
April .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Schedule" posted by NASCARdude on January 7, 2010 (0 comments)
I have some ideas on the schedule. I will be getting those together and putting together what I think the schedule should be. Look for that in a couple of days. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Remembering Larry Frank" posted by Fast Lane on January 7, 2010 (2 comments)
Does anyone out there know who Larry Frank was? Maybe not. Allow me to refresh your memories.
During the late 1950s and early 1960s, there was an abundance of car racing movies, most of which left a great deal to be desired. And of course there were the "moon shining" films, such as the iconic "Thunder Road" starring Robert Mitchum.
In .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Dave Marcis" posted by RR on January 7, 2010 (4 comments)
A few days ago, one of my earliest wishes came true. No, I didn?t get to meet a famous sports star or travel to a different country or anything, but I nonetheless was pumped about my good fortune. ESPN Classic decided to re-air the 1982 Richmond 400. For many of you, it would be just an ordinary race, one that brings nice memories and a great race, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Who will make the Chase in 2010?" posted by Mike on January 6, 2010 (6 comments)
As of January 6th we are only 30 days away until the 2010 Budweiser Shootout. Can't wait!
I could go on a long rambling session, but I will get right to the point of this blog. Now, here is my predictions on who I think will make the Chase in 2010.
In no particular order:
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Denny .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Top 35 rule" posted by NASCARdude on January 6, 2010 (2 comments)
I thought that I would talk about this first since there might be some more news coming later. The rules of Sprint Cup Series state that if you are in the Top 35 in OWNERS POINTS at some point in the season, you are guaranteed a starting spot. It was created in 2005 after several teams in the Fall 2004 Atlanta race made the race that perhaps should .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The new J.J." posted by NASCARdude on January 5, 2010 (8 comments)
I would be remiss if I did not discuss this. When doing a piece before the Daytona 500 a few years ago, Jimmie Johnson said that he was not ready to have kids. Well, I guess that has changed. He and his wife Chandra are expecting their first child due around July.
That may have taken a little longer than some of you might have expected, but .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Four Car Limit" posted by NASCARdude on January 5, 2010 (0 comments)
I thought I might talk about this since there is not much happening again today. This is a move by NASCAR probably for many different reasons. Some people may think it was meant to stop the big teams from taking over the garage. That probably was a part of it. However, it has also helped the big teams in a way because it gives them a set budget to .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Milwaukee Mile" posted by NASCARdude on January 4, 2010 (4 comments)
Since there is again no significant news, I thought that I would talk about the future of the Milwaukee Mile. This was the first paved track in America. People tend to forget that. That is due to the fact that Indianapolis had the first 500 mile race in America, and after that, Milwaukee and almost every other track in America was second-rate after .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Jamey Caudill, Most Wins in UARA History." posted by drewh on January 4, 2010 (0 comments)
The 2009 UARA racing season marks the second time in his career that Jamey Caudill has finished second in points to Matt McCall. But in doing so Caudill became the driver with the most wins in UARA history. Caudill, from Four Oaks, North Carolina, has been the first racer to the checkered flag a total of 13 times. Not only does he hold the record for .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Other News" posted by NASCARdude on January 3, 2010 (0 comments)
I am not big on getting into what people do off the track. It is their business and they should deal with whatever happens on their own. However, I will occasionally talk about what happens in that area when nothing else is happening. Nicole Manske, who should be the full-time host of NASCAR Now this year, and Ryan Briscoe got married in December. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Full-Time teams" posted by NASCARdude on January 2, 2010 (0 comments)
Another interesting topic to follow this year will be the number of teams that show up at all of the races. That is what I consider to be a full-time team. My unofficial count has 38 full-time confirmed teams. There could be more to follow, such as the #07, 09, 49, 90, and 96 teams that could run all the races. The #13 team with Max Papis is also .... Read the rest of this blog
- "2009 Sprint Cup season in review: Clint Bowyer" posted by Joshua Lobdell on January 1, 2010 (0 comments)
Like his Richard Childress racing teammates, Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer had a very up and down 2009 Sprint Cup racing season. While he started the season with a 4th place finish in the Daytona 500, and in the first month of the season, a late spring, early summer slump really derailed this team?s chances to make the Chase.
Really .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Who gets the points?" posted by NASCARdude on January 1, 2010 (6 comments)
This is in reference to more teams going away in the Sprint Cup Series. The #26 and the #44, I would assume, are dissolving and will not be back. There could be more teams, like the #96, that could dissolve before the season. The common trait in all those teams is that they are in the top 35 in points. This was a topic that got much more air time last .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Random Thoughts" posted by NASCARdude on January 1, 2010 (0 comments)
This is the first day of the new year and the start of my new blog. I will discuss mostly NASCAR here, although I love many different topics. We have the New Year's Day bowl games and I will discuss what happens in those at some point. Travis Kvapil and Kevin Conway will race for Front Row Motorsports this year and Conway will run for Rookie of the .... Read the rest of this blog