After some of the darkest days in recent motorsport history, we've said our goodbyes, we've paid our tributes and we're back on track.
The Indian Grand Prix. For all the hype generated by F1 to get us to this country I'm left with one thought: Great track, boring race. It's getting to that point this season where I couldn't care less about F1. Both championships are wrapped up, we know that Vettel is one of the best drivers ever in the making, all I ask for now is an exciting race, one where Hamilton and Massa don't collide.
But the NASCAR, oh are we in for a good showdown. I had not expected Stewart to be this strong in closing the season out, but I guess that's why you can never rule Smoke out. If he wins the thing, he'll have broke the record of most places gained in the Chase to win (the old record held by Kurt Busch in 2004).
Martinsville was especially good, that "boys have at it" mentality clearly showing in the race. Couldn't even do one hundred laps without someone facing backwards. And no debris cautions, for once!
Is it just me who wants Junior to win? All I want is for him to win a race. Just one race! It's not asking much. Just a consolation win at Homestead or something. He's been disappointingly competitive, and by that I mean, he's been there or there about at the end, but it's just not enough. Can the man use what he's learnt this year and bring it to next year's table?
The next three races mark the demise of Jimmie Johnson's stranglehold on the Chase. So he hasn't won six titles, big sarcastic whoop. I personally hope it stays at five. Five in six years is good enough for anyone and he doesn't need to win another one for about, let's say, five years. Enough time for Junior, Cousin Carl, Kasey Kahne, Hamlin and Montoya (wishful thinking) to win a championship.
Oh, and thanks to myothercarisanM535i for recommend viewing Bathurst a while ago. I'm now hooked on the V8 Supercars. Bathurst was a great race, a better endurance race that this years Le Mans 24Hr and Surfer's Paradise did not disappoint, so if you haven't got anything else to watch on the weekend evenings of the 12thand 13th of November, get on the V8s at Tasmania.
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