Blog entries from February 2010:|
- "Monday Morning Roundup (3/1)" posted by martin-n-rusty on February 28, 2010 (0 comments)
- Rick Hendrick... Give Jeff Gordon a new, competent crew chief.
Jeff Gordon should of won the race today, as he had a wicked good car, but Steve Letarte should be canned as soon as possible, like IMMEDIATELY. 2 Tires instead of 4? If Letarte was not on top of the pit box the last few years, Gordon would of probably reached 90 wins by now.
- .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Alternative Chase Scenarios" posted by Fast Lane on February 28, 2010 (6 comments)
How about these scenarios? 1. Make the Chase an elimination. Thirteen drivers are eligible. Each week, one driver is eliminated from the Chase. The last week of the season, only 2 drivers are eligible to win the Cup. Whoever finishes in the best position in the last race wins the Championship. Or, 2. Make the last race of the season a showdown between .... Read the rest of this blog
- "A Whole Different Level" posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on February 28, 2010 (1 comment)
Everyone thinks their favorite racing series is the most challenging in the world. Since F1 has the most fans, it's easy for them to drown out the competition outside of North America. The sad fact is that if driving a race car were easy enough for the average person to do, then there would be no need to pay drivers exorbitant salaries.
When .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Drivers To Watch In Vegas" posted by Number1NASCARFan on February 27, 2010 (0 comments)
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Las Vegas for the third race of the season. Some say that the season starts in Daytona, others say that the season starts at Auto Club Seedway, but I say that it begins this weekend. Why? Well, the first two races make it very difficult to get a measure of who will be successful for the WHOLE season, and who can .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Western Roadtrip Part 2: A Weekend Preview" posted by smith4js on February 27, 2010 (0 comments)
Going into Las Vegas, it feels like a repeat of last weekend with the discussion of rain in the area for Saturday threatening Cup practice and Nationwide qualifying, not to mention the race itself. In the one Cup practice that took place on Friday so things seemed fairly obvious. Hendrick unloaded off the truck very well once again it seemed and Johnson .... Read the rest of this blog
- "NASCAR-Related Digressions" posted by RealFastFan24 on February 26, 2010 (2 comments)
It has been a few months since my last blog entry, but these first two races have given me a lot to say:
First of all, Danica-mania, is becoming ridiculous. ESPN is luring the average fan into watching Nationwide races that they are going to find boring anyway just because Danica is racing. Hello, newsflash, it was her second race when she .... Read the rest of this blog
- "If the NASCAR Genie Granted Me 3 Wishes" posted by G14 on February 25, 2010 (16 comments)
I would be a happy camper. I have more than three wishes in the world of NASCAR, but here are my top three.
1.) Shorter Offseason!- If you think the season should be shorter, you obviously do not like NASCAR enough. My dream season would be January through the begining of December. I would give the drviers a month off for Christmas. I would .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Birthday 28" posted by The Vicar on February 25, 2010 (2 comments)
It's hard to say "happy" birthday, but Davey Allison would have been 49 today and, I'm sure, vying for another championship.
Thanks to Jeremy Siple, Smokefan05, and Timmy Quivy for your heads up RE Junior Miller. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "THE Junior Miller?" posted by The Vicar on February 24, 2010 (4 comments)
On 2-27-77 at Richmond, a driver named Junior Miller finished 17th. In all, he competed in 27 races between ?76 and ?81. I can?t find definitive proof that he?s the same Junior Miller from ?Madhouse?, although their ages and geographical data are consistent with each other. Anyone know for sure?
There?s a good article at thatsracin.com by Ron .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Danica Mania Dying Down?" posted by Number1NASCARFan on February 24, 2010 (3 comments)
In the NASCAR Nationwide Season opener at Daytona, the ratings went through the roof as Indy car star and Godaddy girl came into NASCAR and made her debut. She was so much in the spotlight that it has been considered the biggest NASCAR debut since Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Week 2 of the 13 race schedule for Danica changed things a bit. Now, don't .... Read the rest of this blog
- "A Look Back at Everything that was California" posted by smith4js on February 24, 2010 (0 comments)
So when the dust settled out in Fontana from the weekend?s activities, the cars that pulled into victory lane were the same as the ones that were celebrating after Homestead last November. In a race that contained everything from fuel mileage, rain, luck on pit road, and engine failures, Jimmie Johnson ended up completing the 500 miles first. Johnson .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Hello Race Fans, I Am Happy To Be On Board" posted by Number1NASCARFan on February 24, 2010 (1 comment)
First of all, I would like to say thank you to racing-reference.info for letting me join their team. I am very happy to bring enjoyable blogs (hopefully you will find them that way) about racing to the visiters of this wondeful site. This blog is going to be very short, sweet and to the point, and you may not care about this one bit. I will actaully .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Cup: California, and what has or has not changed yet?" posted by Talon64 on February 23, 2010 (1 comment)
Although we are just 2 races into the 2010 season there's some early season changes to the pecking order compared to 2009.
One thing that changed was Jimmie Johnson actually won the February California race after leading either the most of 2nd most laps in the last 3 events but failing to win. What hasn't changed is that Jimmie's the man to .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My Las Vegas Picks" posted by martin-n-rusty on February 23, 2010 (4 comments)
Around Tuesdays or so, I will make my picks known for each race. This week, my Las Vegas Picks.
- A-List (1 Starter, 1 Reserve)
Starter - Carl Edwards
Reserve - Kyle Busch
Las Vegas has been a track that Roush has loved, and has historically performed very well at. While both Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch will both want .... Read the rest of this blog
- "California Recap" posted by G14 on February 22, 2010 (0 comments)
-I want to first start off by saying, I LOVE how FOX had a "storm scout" for the race. There is nothing I hate more than when a broadcast ignores the threat of rain. This kept the viewers not only informed of the forecast, but optimistic that the race would go atleast halfway.
-I am not much of a televsion critic, but it seemed FOX struggled .... Read the rest of this blog
- "No Global Warming 500" posted by The Vicar on February 22, 2010 (7 comments)
I guess Albert Hammond was wrong.
I presume all the Olympic references to the 29?s pit stop have been done by now, so I?ll move on.
You can win by being good. You can win by being lucky. But if you?re good and you?re lucky, you?re not likely to lose. It?s back to business for the 48.
Don?t be surprised if 1: The 24 misses .... Read the rest of this blog
- "What we learned from Auto Club Speedway" posted by Start-and-Parker on February 22, 2010 (7 comments)
What we learned from Auto Club Speedway?
Unlike after Daytona you can get a good picture of how a season is going to go after visiting California. In the past 4 years roughly 8 out of the top 10 drivers at Auto Club Speedway make the Chase for the Championship at the end of the year. Obviously if this holds it is good news for RCR.
1. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Rain and Tragedy Mars NHRA Weekend!" posted by drewh on February 22, 2010 (3 comments)
Rain and strange crashes plagued the NHRA Full Throttle event at Firebird Raceway near Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend. The weather reduced Saturday?s activities to only one round of qualifying for the professional classes. And the day was also prolonged by several long oil-downs and the crash of Vinnie Deceglie?s Pro Stock Dodge.
Deceglie?s .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Monday Morning Roundup (2/22)" posted by martin-n-rusty on February 21, 2010 (7 comments)
- California was... ok?
Granted, it seems as if California doesn't produce the best races, but this one was decent. I am still one to believe that California should be renovated. Don't bank it to the point that you have to use restrictor plates, but give it enough banking that the racing can be made at least entertaining for most of the race. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Heading Out West: A Weekend Preview" posted by smith4js on February 20, 2010 (0 comments)
Going into Auto Club Speedway, you hear many people saying that this is where the season begins. In my opinion I do not really agree. I have heard that arguments about restrictor plate ?racing? and just come to the conclusion that it is what it is. There is an art to being successful on a consistent basis, but anyone can have their run at their front. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Local Short Tracks" posted by Racing4Life on February 19, 2010 (6 comments)
Some of the best racing around comes from local short tracks. I am fortunate enough to live near one, Old Dominion Speedway. It is a 3/8 of a mile oval. Greats such as Richard Petty, Ralph Earnhardt, Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson have won there in the 60's. Its hard to find a local track with such great tradition. The track has housed many of today's .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Thoughts and Predictions - California" posted by G14 on February 18, 2010 (4 comments)
- Nine years ago today, we lost Dale Earnhardt. Hard to believe its been nine years already, and it makes you wonder what NASCAR would be like today if he still were alive.
- I read an article the other day that got me rather angry. The author, a former crew member in NASCAR, was not a fan of the new green white checkered rule. He believes .... Read the rest of this blog
- "California Here We Come!" posted by drewh on February 17, 2010 (7 comments)
With Daytona behind them now, the traveling circus of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads from one sun coast to the other. This week the teams arrive in sunny Southern California to race at Auto Club Speedway, (formerly known as California Speedway) in the city of Fontana which, on a good traffic day, is about an hour?s drive east of the famous beach .... Read the rest of this blog
- "A Look Back at Everything that was Daytona" posted by smith4js on February 15, 2010 (4 comments)
After the second GWC restart and two frantic laps, Jamie McMurray found himself in victory lane. In a race that was anything but predictable, the No. 1 car was in P1. I have to say, after always being in the middle on my opinions on McMurray, I like the guy. It was so nice to see someone express that much joy after a victory.
His abilities .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Underdog Update: Daytona Darkhorses" posted by A.Young on February 15, 2010 (0 comments)
NCWTS Nextera Energy 250:
- The race originally scheduled for Friday night was postponed until the following evening to proceed the Nationwide race. Apparently, the delay added a considerable amount of anxiety and anticipation because 22 of 36 trucks were involved in an accident. The crashes didn't knock out all of the race's ?field fillers?, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Thoughts after the Daytona 520, I mean 500" posted by G14 on February 15, 2010 (3 comments)
-For those that hate plate racing?remind me why?
-For those that hate Brian France?you do have to applaud him for going on the air yesterday and explaining the pothole delay.
-I would say I had a good darkhorse pick in McMurray to win.
-However, with 3 of his 4 wins on restrictor plate tracks, I would say McMurray should be .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Months of Work Negated by Hat Draw" posted by Mile501 on February 15, 2010 (1 comment)
A news story from Friday night that was overlooked much more than it should have been was the way the field was set for the Nationwide Series after qualifying was rained out. The top-30 were locked in on last year's owner points, of course. But what about everyone else? Well, that was left up to random chance. The remainder of the field was set by qualifying .... Read the rest of this blog
- "TW3" posted by The Vicar on February 15, 2010 (0 comments)
That was the week that was.
7 really good to really great races at Daytona Beach ( or Danica Beach as Tom Sorensen of The Charlotte Observer calls it).
ARCA is what it is and usually takes its cues from Nascar in regard to rules and safety. However, Nascar could take a look at ARCA?s restraint in the use of the yellow flag. Nascar .... Read the rest of this blog
- "McMurray Victorious in Daytona 520" posted by drewh on February 15, 2010 (1 comment)
If you had any doubts that winning the Daytona 500 means a great deal to a NASCAR driver, or if you believed that the only reason those guys drive cars within inches of each other at 190+ mph is for the money, all you had to do was watch Jamie McMurray drop to his knees on the huge Daytona 500 logo in the infield and his emotional, tearful interview .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Monday Morning Roundup (2/15)" posted by martin-n-rusty on February 15, 2010 (1 comment)
- Dale Jr.s confidence is back?
After watching most of the race, it seemed to me Dale Jr. had the racers fire back in him. Sure, it is just Daytona, and Jr. is exceptional there, but if this is a sign of things to come, it might look my prediction of him making the chase might not be so far fetched.
- There were some power in cars .... Read the rest of this blog
- "What we learned from Daytona" posted by Start-and-Parker on February 15, 2010 (3 comments)
What we learned from Daytona?
In regards to what it means in relation to the rest of the season the short answer would be not much (As the plate races are nearly always unpredictable). However a few things in general can possibly be gleaned from this year?s 500.
1. Anyone can win at the restrictor plate races. Ok so we knew this and .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Top 5 500s of the CBS Era" posted by RR on February 13, 2010 (14 comments)
Regardless of my feelings toward the Cup Series (and NASCAR in general), I?ve nevertheless always looked forward to Daytona Speedweeks in the way that a Trekkie anticipates a re-release of The Wrath of Khan. Perhaps this euphoria can be attributed to the uniqueness of the 500 qualifications ? the idea that drivers literally ?race? for their spots in .... Read the rest of this blog
- "If we still had the former rules of the Twin 125s" posted by Mile501 on February 13, 2010 (1 comment)
Every year after the Daytona qualifying races, I like to go through and figure out how things would have shaken out under the old rules before the top-35 rule took effect. If you are not familiar with those rules, here is a quick recap:
* The top 14 cars from each race, excluding the front row for the Daytona 500, fill positions 3-30 in the .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Cup: 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview (Part 2)" posted by Talon64 on February 12, 2010 (1 comment)
Richard Petty Motorsports ----------- The former Evernham/Gillett team that became RPM last season will field 4 full time teams in 2010: The #9 Budweiser Ford of 2004 Cup ROTY Kasey Kahne, the #19 Stanley Tools Ford of Elliott Sadler, the #43 Best Buy Ford of AJ Allmendinger and the #98 Menards Ford of Paul Menard.
Last year Kasey Kahne and .... Read the rest of this blog
- "2010 (Against the Grain) Predictions" posted by Start-and-Parker on February 12, 2010 (5 comments)
There are only a couple more days until NASCAR season gets serious, so it's time to make a few bold predictions for Sprint Cup 2010.
Of course, please take these shots in the dark with a grain of salt; they are after all named ?Against the Grain? for a reason.
Most Improved Driver: Sam Hornish, Jr. ? As Juan Pablo Montoya has shown .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Daytona Curse Part 2" posted by SoxFan24 on February 12, 2010 (0 comments)
In part one, I discussed reasons why they may or may not be a curse for winning the Daytona 500. In part two, the 2000-2009 Daytona 500's. This decade saw only one repeat winner but also some of your more unlikely winners as well.
2001 & 2003: Michael Waltrip
In 2001, Michael Waltrip came to Daytona with a brand new team and a 300+ race .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Daytona 500 curse Part 1" posted by SoxFan24 on February 12, 2010 (1 comment)
In professional sports there are things known as curses. Curses to some are real and to a majority of people just a myth. In my opinion I dont' believe in them. I believe in circumstances and performance dictating what happens. In baseball there is the "Curse of the bambeano" The Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for a cash sum. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Cup: 2010 NSCS Preview, aka Kill Jimmie Vol. 4 (Part 1)" posted by Talon64 on February 11, 2010 (0 comments)
The last 3 seasons of the Sprint Cup Series have seemed like reruns. Jimmie comes in as the defending champion, 11 other guys make the Chase hoping to beat him, 11 guys fail to beat him and Jimmie wins the championship. Repeat two more times.
This year is the Cup Series? 4th chance to dethrone Jimmie Johnson and the Hendrick 48 team led by .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Post Duel/Anti-Mikey Rant" posted by smith4js on February 11, 2010 (12 comments)
Johnson nosed out Harvick at the line in a photo finish in the first duel. This raced showed that 4 tires is not required on all pit-stops after Johnson was one of only two drivers to stay out with just 4 laps to go. Michael McDowell and Max Papis were able to transfer in after Todd Bodine fell just short of making the show. It was a tough .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Random thoughts before the duel" posted by G14 on February 11, 2010 (7 comments)
I like Kyle Busch to win the first race and Tony to take the checkered in the second. I feel pretty good about these picks.
For the 500, I don?t have a pick yet, and I won?t have till after the duels. However, I think McMurray is the sleeper.
What does everyone else think of espn.coms Dave Newton? I for one am not a fan. I email .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Pack Racing: A Love Story" posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on February 11, 2010 (10 comments)
There is a growing threat against racing, and it's coming in the form of a Trojan Horse. The horse resembles safety, a topic that offers to protect drivers and spectators alike. Hidden within that horse is an army that seeks to create chaos. The horse is called Pack Racing. Low speeds create the appearance of safety, but it?s strictly a delivery .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Guarantee Starting Spots" posted by Iceman on February 10, 2010 (2 comments)
I'm no fan of these guarantee starting spots. Take Daytona for instance you got 8 spots open and 19 cars trying to get them. You got drivers like Boris Said, Robert Richardson and Travis Kvapil lock in and Micheal Waltrip who has to race has way in. The old days were better when you had to qualify your way in. So what if a Jimmie Johnson or Tony Stewart .... Read the rest of this blog
- "NASCAR: 2010 Nationwide Series Preview, a.k.a. Congrats to C" posted by Talon64 on February 10, 2010 (3 comments)
Barring a miracle, Carl Edwards will win the 2010 Nationwide Series championship. Much like 2007 when Carl won it all, there is hardly any full time competition that can hope to compete with him. Kevin Harvick with RCR, Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch have all had the better of Carl whether they run full time or not over the last 5 seasons but with none .... Read the rest of this blog
- "2010 Daytona 500 Winner will be....." posted by Former Racer on February 10, 2010 (6 comments)
Jeff Burton, and here is why.
The last two Daytona 500 winner both qualified 23rd, the position which Paul Menard qualified this year. I am not quite bold enough to pick Menard to win anything right now.
In 2007, Kevin Harvick in the #29 car qualified 29th and won the race. This year Burton qualified the #31 car 31st.
RCR .... Read the rest of this blog
- "So, who will make the Daytona 500?" posted by Mile501 on February 10, 2010 (2 comments)
Four drivers are already locked in: Bill Elliott, Scott Speed, Joe Nemechek, and Bobby Labonte. I am especially happy for Nemechek, who just barely missed the Daytona 500 on both counts last year (he was very close to making it on speed and in the duels).
Four more drivers have a chance of making the race based on their speed, if some or all .... Read the rest of this blog
- "NASCAR: 2010 Camping World Truck Series Preview" posted by Talon64 on February 9, 2010 (0 comments)
Last season Ron Hornaday Jr. won his record 4th Truck Series championship and 2nd in the last 3 seasons with Kevin Harvick Incorporated and the 33 team. But after losing the mastermind behind the success, crew chief Rick Ren, to Kyle Busch?s new Truck team it opens the door for the rest of the field to knock Hornaday off the mountain.
The .... Read the rest of this blog
- "HMS Front Row, Danica's Debut and a Harvick Repeat" posted by smith4js on February 8, 2010 (0 comments)
Daytona 500 Qualifying
On Saturday, Mark Martin became the oldest driver to land the pole for the 500. He is joined by his teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the front row, and four other Chevys filled out the Top 10. Looking back at my predictions I called the front row of the 5 and 39, who ended up first and third, but when you predict Hendrick .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Explanation" posted by NASCARdude on February 7, 2010 (11 comments)
My previous post lists the non-locked in cars ranked by their qualifying speed. The top four cars on that list are locked into the field, but not by speed, yet. If Bill Elliott, Scott Speed or Joe Nemechek are in the top two on that list in one of the Duel races, then Bobby Labonte is locked in through his speed, which means that Michael Waltrip would .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Atlantic City Wrap Up and Daytona Preview" posted by ajcrdstr24 on February 7, 2010 (0 comments)
Well it was a snowy weekend, but the Atlantic City Indoor Races still went on as scheduled! This year's race was a lot more exciting, and many believe it was due to some of the changes that were made to the layout of the track. There were still several cautions and some scary moments, but there was lots of side by side racing. It was interesting .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Monday Morning Roundup, Sunday Edition (2/7)" posted by martin-n-rusty on February 6, 2010 (12 comments)
- Not too bad... for a girl
Danica Patrick finished 6th place at the ARCA race at Daytona. Considering everything, she didn't do too badly, even made a nice save when she and Nelson Piquet "Wannabe" (as I call Nelson Jr.) got together. We will still have to wait and see if this could be a sign of things to come for her driving stock cars, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Waiting List" posted by NASCARdude on February 6, 2010 (3 comments)
Here is the list for cars that are not guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500 based on owner's points:
1. Bill Elliott
2. Scott Speed
3. Joe Nemechek
4. Bobby Labonte
5. Michael Waltrip
6. Mike Bliss
7. Reed Sorenson
8. Casey Mears
9. Max Papis
10. David Gilliland
11. Jeff Fuller
12. Aric Almirola
13. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "A Better Understanding" posted by The Dark Knight on February 5, 2010 (0 comments)
Back in the day, yours truly used to spend a few hours each Sunday morning (and afternoon) parked in front of his computer with his hands gripped firmly on a steering wheel. The right foot placed squarely on a gas pedal and a left foot gently easing on the brake when needed.
On the screen was a racetrack. My point of view directly from the .... Read the rest of this blog
- "A Look into On-Track Action for Saturday" posted by smith4js on February 5, 2010 (1 comment)
Front-Row Qualifying for the 500
From what should have been two hour and a half practice sessions to get ready for qualifying tomorrow, Mother Nature threw a wrench in the gears. After about 50 minutes of the first session the rains began forcing the red flag to come out. Only 46 cars were able to get on the track of the 54 entered and only a .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Hammer Down" posted by The Vicar on February 5, 2010 (0 comments)
It?s almost time. Before all heck breaks out for 2010, I need to clean out the closet.
Among the things that have accumulated over the past few weeks:
Kyle Petty replaces Mr. Excitement on Speed?s pregame program. Now I might be able to pay a little more attention to the show.
Lowe?s Motor Speedway is once again Charlotte .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Daytona 500 Entry List" posted by NASCARdude on February 4, 2010 (0 comments)
The preliminary entry list for the Daytona 500 has 54 cars on it. 19 of those cars will need to make it on speed or through a past champion's provisional. I will compile a list of the cars that need to make it through speed and who is first on the waiting list here as qualifying is completed. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Chase Predictions and First Time Winners" posted by G14 on February 4, 2010 (14 comments)
The 12 Chasers (In final season standings order)
1. Jimmie Johnson- No major changes with the team, but yet another change to the car will make another year of chasing the the 48 guys. I do believe this will be the last year of dominance.
2. Denny Hamlin- Torn ACL and all, Hamlin is Johnson?s biggest threat. With his win at the high .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Guaranteed Spots explained" posted by NASCARdude on February 4, 2010 (0 comments)
Here is which team got what points from whom:
The #98 car gets the points from the #44 last year. There was NO MERGER between Yates Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports. RPM just bought equipment and Paul Menard's contract from Yates. That team has four cars.
The #78 gets the points from the #07 last year.
The #38 gets .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My 2010 Predictions from the Bottom Up (Part 3 of 3)" posted by Mile501 on February 4, 2010 (1 comment)
Today we will take a look at my predictions for the top tier of drivers for 2010:
I'll go backwards today to make it a little more suspenseful...
8. #16 Greg Biffle - Even though he didn't win last year, he had several opportunities where he could have. As Roush continues to improve in 2010, he should get a few wins and could even .... Read the rest of this blog
- "2010 Sprint Cup Preview" posted by smith4js on February 4, 2010 (0 comments)
2010 Sprint Cup Season Preview
With the new season beginning in just a matter of days, the time is now to take a stab at projecting the final point standings for the year with nothing to lose. This season seems to have more questions than answers in comparison to past years that I can remember. Whether it be the financial woes of almost half .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Assessing the New F1 Teams" posted by RR on February 3, 2010 (0 comments)
As I mentioned in my previous blog on F1, part of the excitement towards the 2010 season is derived from the anticipated debuts of several new squads, each with very different backgrounds and approaches toward competing in the sport. Four teams: Lotus, Virgin, Campos-Meta and USF1 are scheduled to make their Grand Prix debuts in 45 days. The Sauber .... Read the rest of this blog
- "F1: Rookies, and how there is a lot of them this year." posted by Talon64 on February 3, 2010 (1 comment)
The 2010 F1 season will be remarkable for a number of reasons: Alonso at Ferrari, the two most recent World Champions driving for Mclaren, the return of Michael Schumacher and the absence of Kimi Raikkonen.
But another reason will be because of the number of rookies that will be breaking through into F1 this season thanks to USF1, Lotus and .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My 2010 Predictions from the Bottom Up (Part 2 of 3)" posted by Mile501 on February 3, 2010 (12 comments)
Today we will take a look at my predictions for the middle tier of drivers for 2010:
9. #18 Kyle Busch
10. #17 Matt Kenseth
11. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya
12. #33 Clint Bowyer
13. #47 Marcos Ambrose
14. # 2 Kurt Busch
15. #43 A.J. Allmendinger
16. #00 David Reutimann
17. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
18. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Who is the 6th best Sprint Cup driver?" posted by The Mystery Blogger on February 3, 2010 (4 comments)
Who cares? Well, you would if you had the 6th pick in your 2010 fantasy league draft.
Maybe I'll be proven wrong - I sure hope I am - but I envision these 5 drivers (in no particular order) being the Top 5:
Assuming those drivers are taken, who .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My 2010 Predictions" posted by martin-n-rusty on February 3, 2010 (0 comments)
Sure, predictions in my opinion, mean nothing but jack, but it still is fun to guess how you think drivers are going to do anyway for the upcoming season.
That being said, here are my NASCAR predictions for 2010, from 35th to 1st
35. David Gilliland - Wasn?t it just a few years ago that this guy was going to be the next big surprise .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The official guaranteed starting spots, I think" posted by NASCARdude on February 2, 2010 (7 comments)
We might have a final word on this. The points for the #98 are transferred to the #44 from last year, which would give them a better starting position in case qualifying is cancelled.
The points for the #96 and #98 go to the #37 and #38 teams. This is huge for Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing, as they have come to be known after the .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My 2010 Predictions from the Bottom Up (Part 1 of 3)" posted by Mile501 on February 2, 2010 (0 comments)
I have made preseason points predictions for the past several years. Usually their accuracy is less than stellar, but I always enjoy doing them. This year I have divided my predictions into three tiers based on how I expect teams and drivers to perform this year. I will start with the bottom tier today, with my predictions first followed by some discussion.
Lower .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Logano Wins at Irwindale but Pena Stars!" posted by drewh on February 1, 2010 (9 comments)
By: Drew Hierwarter
NASCAR Sprint Cup star Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California. But the real star of the show was 16 year old unknown Sergio Pena.
Pena and Logano kept Irwindale?s capacity crowd on its feet as they traded the lead back and forth for .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Monday Morning Roundup (2/1)" posted by martin-n-rusty on February 1, 2010 (2 comments)
- A Wreckfest at the Toyota All-Star Showdown
15 Cautions for a 225 lap event? Did someone download Nascar Racing 2003 Season and tinker with the AI to make it a wreckfest? The average speed was lower than the speed limit on most highways! Sure the racing was entertaining, and I love it when drivers do have that fire to try for a win, but .... Read the rest of this blog