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Blog entries from June 2014:

  1. "Off-Topic Discussion: Video Game Review - F1 2013" posted by David on June 30, 2014   (32 comments)

    NOTE: This is not by any means a comprehensive review. I am merely sharing my thoughts and observations in hopes of provoking discussion.

    Today, I want to tell you about the best racing video game I've ever owned. Admittedly, this doesn't mean a great deal, as I don't have any of the installments of the Forza Motorsport or .... Read the rest of this blog


  2. "The Fiasco at Watkins Glen: IMSA Needs to Change" posted by SpeedWorld97 on June 30, 2014   (3 comments)

    In my ten-plus years of watching a wide variety of motorsports from around the world, I don't know if I've ever been as angry about the outcome of a race as I was Sunday afternoon. Not even the Sprint Cup Martinsville Spring 2012 race can top this one. With approximately 23 minutes remaining in Sunday's Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, what was shaping .... Read the rest of this blog


  3. "All-Time Auto Racing Re-Draft Final Results" posted by The Long Shot on June 28, 2014   (11 comments)

    All the polls have been submitted, and the final results are available. Here they are!

    1. Petty Enterprises (three first-place, one second-place, one third-place): 1.6
    2. Buckshot Racing (two first-place, one second-place, two third-place): 2.0
    3. NeRF Enterprises (one first-place, three second-place, one fifth-place): 2.4
    4. Ellington .... Read the rest of this blog


  4. "TUSCC Round 7 Picks - Watkins Glen" posted by David on June 28, 2014   (5 comments)

    Once a year since 1948, the sports-car racers and teams meet in upstate New York for one of the oldest events they run: the Six Hours of The Glen. It has been won by some of racing's finest drivers, but who will triumph in Sunday's race, the 65th running? Well, that's why we're here.

    Read the rest of this blog


  5. "No, He Isn't Dead, Jim" posted by NicoRosbergFan on June 27, 2014   (3 comments)

    For the first time in almost 13 years, a NASCAR Cup Series race will have less than 43 cars. Is this the end of the world? NO!

    This is just a sign of the times. Just before the recession, we had over 50 full-time teams running, which, with the insidious top-35 rule, created qualifying hell. At that time I thought NASCAR should have .... Read the rest of this blog


  6. "NASCAR Home Track Predictions" posted by numbah10hatah on June 27, 2014   (1 comment)

    The Long Shot messaged me on Facebook to put up the Home Track predictions for him.

    Whelen Modified-Riverhead
    Justin Bonsignore
    Doug Coby
    Bobby Santos III
    Woody Pitkat
    Ted Christopher
    Patrick Emerling
    Donny Lia
    Rowan Pennink
    Ron Yuhas
    Ronnie Silk
    .... Read the rest of this blog


  7. "Fantasy NASCAR Predictions - Kentucky" posted by The Long Shot on June 26, 2014   (16 comments)

    I apologize profusely for the delay. I wasn't able to post the predictions page until earlier today because my schedule has been hell recently, and then for whatever reason it never got approved. And on top of that, 24over48 seems to have disappeared yet again. I sent an e-mail to him asking when he would return, and he never responded. So, to sum it .... Read the rest of this blog


  8. "Predictions- Kentucky" posted by NicoRosbergFan on June 26, 2014   (1 comment)

    Everyone... since The Long Shot and 24over48 are AWOL right now (maybe I forgot and they actually said something), here are the picks. It's too late for the trucks, but not the NNS and Cup picks.

    NNS Entry list: Kentucky 300 Entry list

    NSCS .... Read the rest of this blog


  9. "#Take5-We're at the Kentucky Derby...Oops, wrong race!" posted by numbah10hatah on June 25, 2014   (17 comments)

    #BonusChance is predicting where Michael Annett will finish for an additional 7 points.
    Cup
    Matt Kenseth
    Kyle Busch
    Jimmie Johnson
    Jeff Gordon
    Kasey Kahne
    BONUS: 28th

    Nationwide
    Brendan Gaughan
    Chase Elliott
    Elliott Sadler
    Regan Smith
    Brian Scott

    Truck
    Darrell Wallace Jr.
    Timothy .... Read the rest of this blog


  10. "#Take5-And people say we don't race in the rain..." posted by numbah10hatah on June 25, 2014   (3 comments)

    Welcome to the competition Dodge!!!

    In Nationwide this week, kevin20fan gets YET ANOTHER MVP. It seems like he's just showing off now...
    Nationwide This Week
    1. kevin20fan 171
    2. MarkMartinFan 166
    3. numbah10hatah 163
    4. The Long Shot 160
    5. Dodge 151

    Overall Nationwide Standings
    1. kevin20fan 1979
    2. .... Read the rest of this blog


  11. "IndyCar Predictions" posted by NicoRosbergFan on June 24, 2014   (14 comments)

    Welcome back all! It has been a long three weeks! Who's ready for some more IndyCar predictions!!!!

    IndyCar Predictions Houston: due by 3:00 PM EDT on Saturday, June 28, 2014

    1. Simon Pagenaud/Will Power
    2. Will Power/Helio Castroneves
    3. Scott Dixon/Ryan Hunter-Reay
    4. Mike Conway/Carlos Munoz
    5. Justin Wilson/Mike .... Read the rest of this blog


  12. "F1 Predictor Standings" posted by NicoRosbergFan on June 23, 2014   (0 comments)

    I will be unavailable after this week so I politely request The Long Shot to help post predictions and standings for the period June 30 - July 18. I will still predict, but I will not have time to worry about posting things. Afterward, I will take things over again. I will email any weeks when I need things posted, but I am posting this here so that .... Read the rest of this blog


  13. "All-Time Auto Racing Re-Draft Results" posted by The Long Shot on June 19, 2014   (0 comments)

    Round 1:

    1. NeRF Enterprises - Mario Andretti, USAC
    2. Buckshot Racing - A.J. Foyt, USAC
    3. Petty Enterprises - Richard Petty, NASCAR
    4. Ellington Racing - Alain Prost, F1
    5. Pinkston-Hatcher Incorporated - Ayrton Senna, F1
    6. Boys Will Be Boys Racing - Jeff Gordon, NASCAR

    Round 2:

    7. Boys Will Be Boys .... Read the rest of this blog


  14. "Fantasy NASCAR Predictions - Sonoma/Road America" posted by The Long Shot on June 19, 2014   (21 comments)

    The Truck MVP goes to both Dodge and numbah10hatah for scoring a league-leading 20 points!

    RRFPC Results:

    1. Dodge: 20
    1. numbah10hatah: 20
    3. The Long Shot: 19
    4. Nascar Lead Lap Points: 16
    4. riven3d: 16

    Truck Series Standings:

    1. kevin20fan: 169 [4] {2}
    2. Schroeder51: 167 [4] {2}
    3. riven3d: .... Read the rest of this blog


  15. "F1 Predictions- Austria" posted by NicoRosbergFan on June 19, 2014   (16 comments)

    Predictions are due by 8AM EST on Sunday, June 22, 2014!

    Picks:
    1. Lewis Hamilton (I am doing a fine job of cursing the $#%!)
    2. Nico Rosberg (and blessing him)
    3. Valtteri Bottas
    4. Daniel Ricciardo
    5. Sebastian Vettel
    6. Fernando Alonso
    7. Felipe Massa
    8. Sergio Perez
    9. Nico Hulkenberg
    10. Kimi Raikkonen .... Read the rest of this blog


  16. "Home Track Predictions - Week 18" posted by The Long Shot on June 19, 2014   (2 comments)

    Before I start this, I would like to ask something of you. So I do plan to keep these leagues going in spite of the low amount of players, but I'm thinking about retracting their involvement from the RRFPC. If no one has objections to this, that will be the plan going forward (and David, I don't know how far you've gone with your points tallies, but .... Read the rest of this blog


  17. "RFFRDL Standings After Pocono" posted by The Long Shot on June 18, 2014   (2 comments)

    10Hatah Racin' owned the winner for the third time this year in Jimmie Johnson, allowing him to move within one point of third place in the standings.

    Cup Standings:

    1. Rainbow Legend Enterprises (Earnhardt Jr./Gordon): 784 (7/6)
    2. R3 Motorsports (Keselowski/Hamlin): 632 (3/29)
    3. Long Shot Racing (Logano/Larson): 603 (9/8)
    4. .... Read the rest of this blog


  18. "The Case for Concrete" posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on June 18, 2014   (0 comments)

    Following the potholes at Dover there were some questions as to why some racetracks are paved with concrete instead of the more conventional asphalt. The answer is pretty simple: concrete is harder than asphalt and can better handle stresses imposed by race cars. As I usually try to aim for 400-500 words on these blogs, I will elaborate on that.

    Fox's .... Read the rest of this blog


  19. "#Take5 is going Road Course Racin'!" posted by numbah10hatah on June 17, 2014   (13 comments)

    This week's #BonusChance is to pick the position of where Boris Said will finish this weekend for an additional 14 points.

    Cup-Sonoma (or Infineon--your choice)
    Marcos Ambrose
    Clint Bowyer
    Kurt Busch
    Jeff Gordon
    Jimmie Johnson
    BONUS: 32nd

    Nationwide-Road America
    Kenny Habul
    Sam Hornish Jr.
    Brian .... Read the rest of this blog


  20. "What You Might Have Missed: Michigan Edition" posted by NASCARgirl01 on June 17, 2014   (5 comments)

    It was another great weekend stocked full of racing from start to finish. Most of the action centered around Michigan Int'l Speedway as they played host to ARCA, Nationwide and Sprint Cup. There were a lot of major storylines over the weekend, but as those consumed the majority of the media's attention, I once more noticed a lot of things that fell .... Read the rest of this blog


  21. "#Take5 Results & An Announcement" posted by numbah10hatah on June 17, 2014   (0 comments)

    First off, the announcement. The #BonusChance from last week seemed to be a popular thing from the competitors. In fact, one competitor even suggested that it become a weekly thing. Well, that competitor's suggestion has been accepted. The #BonusChance is going to become a weekly thing. I will pick one driver from the Cup Series every week, and pick .... Read the rest of this blog


  22. "Off-Topic Discussion: What Are Your Favorite Bands?" posted by David on June 15, 2014   (31 comments)

    I don't know about you, but I really enjoy reading and participating in the off-topic discussions that we sometimes have in the comment pages. It is what makes this such a great community. Besides that, us bloggers are actually encouraged to make posts about whatever we like to talk about, whether it be football, the World Series, etc.

    The .... Read the rest of this blog


  23. "Three Facts" posted by Nascar Lead Lap Points on June 14, 2014   (6 comments)

    Three facts i like to know. If anyone got the answer. Comment

    1. Who is the oldest driver on RR. The oldest i found was Harry Grant born in 1876
    2. Is there a driver born in the 2000 on RR. The closest i found was Karl Weber in 1996
    3. Has anyone driver on RR won in every series they have attempted in. The only i could find was Robin .... Read the rest of this blog


  24. "Stars of the future today" posted by Leo Graae on June 14, 2014   (3 comments)

    V8 Supercars is traditionally a championship packed full of excitement and this season has been no different. With five rounds complete, instead of doing a preview blog, I thought I would look at something different. The concept of "Making history".

    "History" seems to be a touchy work in NASCAR circles because of the way the American media .... Read the rest of this blog


  25. "My initial blog info" posted by HColby on June 13, 2014   (0 comments)

    Hello, after years of posting comments as Dodge and playing fantasy games, I have decided to take the plunge into being a blogger. My plan is to do stats based blogs but will also recap races and preview the upcoming race as well. I am hoping to do a good job and any feedback to how I can improve my blogs will be appreciated.

    As for my introduction, .... Read the rest of this blog


  26. "Trying Something Different" posted by SpeedWorld97 on June 11, 2014   (16 comments)

    As you all see, I have finally chosen to become a blogger on Racing Reference after I began to comment on this site for nearly a year now. In fact, the Michigan race this weekend marks the one year anniversary of my first comment last year's June Michigan race.

    Over the past few days, I've been thinking on what to write for my first .... Read the rest of this blog


  27. "What You Might Have Missed: Pocono Edition" posted by NASCARgirl01 on June 11, 2014   (4 comments)

    Our sport of auto racing is a complex, all-encompassing thing and as such it's easy to miss a thing or two while trying to keep it up with it all. From Sprint Cup to ARCA or Truck and IndyCar - or even things that happen away from the track. This past race weekend seemed to yield even more of that than normal--and that only includes the things I caught!

    First .... Read the rest of this blog


  28. "#Take5 Predictions-BONUS CHANCE!!!!!" posted by numbah10hatah on June 11, 2014   (8 comments)

    That's right! BONUS CHANCE THIS WEEK!!! For Cup Only: If you can predict the exact position that Juan Pablo Montoya finishes in this week, you will get a bonus 12 points! (If more than one person guesses correctly, tiebreaker will go to whoever predicted first)
    Cup
    BONUS: 23rd
    Kevin Harvick
    Joey Logano
    Greg Biffle
    Clint Bowyer
    Carl .... Read the rest of this blog


  29. "Fantasy NASCAR Predictions - Michigan/Gateway" posted by The Long Shot on June 11, 2014   (15 comments)

    CUP SERIES ENTRY LIST: http://www.jayski.com/news/stats/2014/story/_/page/15-Michigan-2014-Entry-List

    NATIONWIDE SERIES ENTRY LIST: http://www.jayski.com/news/nationwide/2014/story/_/page/NNS-2014-13-Michigan-Entry-List

    TRUCK .... Read the rest of this blog


  30. "Fantasy NASCAR Predictor Standings After Pocono" posted by The Long Shot on June 11, 2014   (8 comments)

    The Truck Series MVP goes to Nascar Lead Lap Points for blowing away the rest of the competition with 28 points!

    RRFPC Results:

    1. Nascar Lead Lap Points: 28
    2. riven3d: 18
    3. Brad414: 17
    4. NicoRosbergFan: 16
    4. The Long Shot: 16


    Truck Standings:

    1. kevin20fan: 154 [4] {2}
    2. Schroeder51: .... Read the rest of this blog


  31. "Home Track Predictions - Week 17" posted by The Long Shot on June 11, 2014   (4 comments)

    The Modified MVP goes to myself, The Long Shot, for scoring a league-leading 23 points!

    RRFPC Results:

    1. The Long Shot: 23
    2. riven3d: 21


    Modified Standings:

    1. The Long Shot: 111 [1] {3}
    2. riven3d: 98 [0] {1}
    3. David: 50 [0] {0}
    4. numbah10hatah: 42 [0] {0}
    5. Dodge: 38 [0] {0}
    6. .... Read the rest of this blog


  32. "RRFRDL Standings After Pocono/Texas/Canada" posted by The Long Shot on June 11, 2014   (2 comments)

    As if they needed any more of an advantage, Rainbow Legend Enterprises owned the week's winner in Dale Earnhardt Jr. Meanwhile, R3 Motorsports rode second and fourth-place finishes to second in the standings.

    Cup Standings:

    1. Rainbow Legend Enterprises (Earnhardt Jr./Gordon): 740 (1/8)
    2. R3 Motorsports (Keselowski/Hamlin): 595 .... Read the rest of this blog


  33. "#Take5 Results-Welcome MarkMartinFan!!!" posted by numbah10hatah on June 10, 2014   (1 comment)

    Just want to welcome MarkMartinFan to the #Take5! Come on in, the water's fine!

    In Cup this weekend, almost everybody had Dale Earnhardt Jr in their predictions. Almost. Not having him in the predictions really cost The Long Shot, as he was in last place this week. Our Cup MVP, on the other hand, had Dale Jr in their predictions and narrowly .... Read the rest of this blog


  34. "RIP to a legend in my own mind" posted by numbah10hatah on June 10, 2014   (1 comment)

    Junie Donlavey died yesterday at the age of 90. Very coincidental if you ask me. Donlavey was a fixture in NASCAR for years, with his #90 car being driven by various drivers from 1950 all the way to 2002. Some drivers who drove his iconic #90 include Dick Trickle, Charlie Glotzbach, Dick Brooks, and Ken Schrader. One of my favorite owners because his .... Read the rest of this blog


  35. "TUSCC Round 6 Results and STANDINGS" posted by David on June 9, 2014   (0 comments)

    No time to waste on pleasantries here...

    Results from Kansas:

    SpeedWorld97 - 65
    Dodge - 45
    riven3d - 15
    David - 45
    The Long Shot - 65

    I decided to count the second race only, as that one was the only one that mattered to the standings. If you put down two sets of picks, I took the ones for Race #2.

    Now .... Read the rest of this blog


  36. "F1 and IndyCar Standings" posted by NicoRosbergFan on June 9, 2014   (4 comments)

    IndyCar Texas points:
    1. numbah10hatah- 12
    2. Schroeder51- 10
    3. BIARB- 9
    4. TLS- 8
    4. JG24FF- 8
    6. NRF- 7

    MIPA goes to numbah10hatah for getting a race-best 12 points!

    IndyCar Predictor Standings
    1. TLS--------------- 110 [3] {1.5}
    2. Schroeder51------- 104 [2] {0.5}
    3. JG24FF------------ 96 [2] .... Read the rest of this blog


  37. "TUSCC Round 6 Picks - Kansas" posted by David on June 6, 2014   (8 comments)

    It's actually rather amazing. I simply cannot snap out of my sluggishness until yesterday to finally update the points standings. Then when we return from our usual family "outing" every Friday night, I find that Excel is malfunctioning. As a result, I've lost almost all the work I did yesterday and today (which admittedly, is not a large amount, but .... Read the rest of this blog


  38. "RIP To The Person That Started A Legend" posted by numbah10hatah on June 5, 2014   (2 comments)

    Just wanted to take a minute out of my time and say RIP to Ed Negre. The casual NASCAR fan may not recognize that name. Heck, even big-time NASCAR fans might not know who he is. But, all Dale Earnhardt Sr. fans should know who he is. Ed Negre owned the car that Dale Earnhardt Sr. drove in his debut at the World 600 in 1975. Negre was one of the independent .... Read the rest of this blog


  39. "Fantasy NASCAR Predictions - Pocono/Texas" posted by 24over48 on June 5, 2014   (20 comments)

    WinStar World Casino & Resort 400K Entry List: http://www.jayski.com/news/campingworld/2014/story/_/page/2014cts06texas-entry
    Trucks Estimated Green Flag Time: 9:19pm EST

    Pocono 400 Entry List: http://www.jayski.com/news/stats/2014/story/_/page/14-Pocono-2014-Entry-List
    Cup Estimated Green Flag Time: 1:20pm EST

    Trucks:
    Ron .... Read the rest of this blog


  40. "Home Track Predictions - Week 16" posted by The Long Shot on June 5, 2014   (4 comments)

    East Series MVP goes to myself, The Long Shot, for scoring a league-leading 35 points!

    RRFPC Results:

    1. The Long Shot: 35
    2. riven3d: 25
    3. kevin20fan: 22
    4. Dodge: 16
    4. numbah10hatah: 16


    East Series Standings:

    1. riven3d: 179 [5] {4}
    2. The Long Shot: 125 [2] {1} (+1)
    3. kevin20fan: .... Read the rest of this blog


  41. "RRFRDL Standings After Dover/Detroit" posted by The Long Shot on June 5, 2014   (5 comments)

    Sorry for the delay!

    Cup Standings:

    1. Rainbow Legend Enterprises (Earnhardt Jr./Gordon): 666 (9/15)
    2. Long Shot Racing (Logano/Larson): 526 (8/11) (+1)
    3. R3 Motorsports (Keselowski/Hamlin): 523 (2/5) (+1)
    4. Pinkston-Hatcher Incorporated (Harvick/Bowyer): 502 (17/4) (+1)
    5. FeebleBunny Productions (Kenseth/McMurray): .... Read the rest of this blog


  42. "#Take5 Predictions-All my exes live in Pocono..." posted by numbah10hatah on June 4, 2014   (17 comments)

    Cup-Pocono
    Jeff Gordon
    Jimmie Johnson
    Ryan Newman
    Tony Stewart
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    (huh...must be a Chevy fan)

    Truck-Texas
    Erik Jones
    Ryan Blaney
    Johnny Sauter
    Matt Crafton
    Joe Nemechek (gosh it feels weird putting him in a prediction) .... Read the rest of this blog


  43. "IndyCar Points" posted by NicoRosbergFan on June 4, 2014   (0 comments)

    The Long Shot and numbah10hatah split the Race 1 MIPA with both having 21 points and the win! Race 2 came back to bite everyone hard as Schroeder51 and I (NicoRosbergFan) split the Race 2 MIPA with a measly 10 points each!

    IndyCar Detroit Race 1 points:
    1. TLS- 21 and the win and half of the MIPA
    1. numbah10hatah- 21 and the win and .... Read the rest of this blog


  44. "IndyCar and F1 Predictions" posted by NicoRosbergFan on June 4, 2014   (12 comments)

    IndyCar Predictions Texas: due by Saturday June 7, 2014, at 8 PM EDT
    1. Tony Kanaan
    2. Helio Castroneves
    3. Marco Andretti
    4. Ryan Hunter-Reay
    5. Simon Pagenaud
    6. Sebastian Bourdais
    7. Scott Dixon
    8. Justin Wilson
    9. Carlos Munoz
    10. Ed Carpenter

    F1 Predictions Canada: due by Sunday June 8, 2014, at .... Read the rest of this blog


  45. "Pay More Attention to Us, ESPN!" posted by NASCARgirl01 on June 3, 2014   (15 comments)

    During the Nationwide series TV coverage on Saturday, I noticed a somewhat disturbing trend, perhaps you noticed it too. It started during qualifying when the top 24 were the only ones shown at any point - and they never made it past the top 20 when showing the lineup at the end of coverage. Later, in the race, they referenced Regan Smith running .... Read the rest of this blog


  46. "Neither Doom nor Gloom" posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on June 2, 2014   (0 comments)

    We had another full house at the Indy 500 this year. Stands were packed at Detroit. TV ratings have been up (thanks in part to more races on ABC). What's more, the racing is pretty good!

    IndyCar isn't without problems. The schedule is still too short, the aero-kits we were promised in 2012 will not show up until 2013 2014 .... Read the rest of this blog


  47. "#Take5 Results-Who Tamed The Monster?" posted by numbah10hatah on June 2, 2014   (1 comment)

    Answer: The Long Shot.

    IN the Trucks this week, The Long Shot got the MVP with 173 points!
    Trucks This Week
    1. The Long Shot 173
    2. kevin20fan 170
    3. numbah10hatah 166

    Overall Truck Standings
    1. kevin20fan 675
    2. The Long Shot 662 (-13)
    3. numbah10hatah 637 (-38)
    I'm only going to put active participants .... Read the rest of this blog


  48. "In Defense of Danica Patrick" posted by NicoRosbergFan on June 2, 2014   (140 comments)

    It seems that this website has a lot of Danica detractors. I fully understand that; she has done little to be treated as the "Best Female Driver Ever." We can name the female racers who are better than she is: Lyn St. James, Shirley Muldowney, Simona di Silvestro Liz Halliday, Alice Powell, etc. Danica, since getting out of go-karts, has won one .... Read the rest of this blog


  49. "All-Time Auto Racing Re-Draft Page" posted by The Long Shot on June 1, 2014   (180 comments)

    Draft Order (Randomized 7 Times In Honor of Richard Petty/Dale Earnhardt's 7 NASCAR Championships):

    1. NicoRosbergFan
    2. The Long Shot
    3. riven3d
    4. David
    5. MarkMartinFan
    6. numbah10hatah

    You can start picking at noon EST. Here are the roster limits, again:

    NASCAR: 4 drivers
    CART/IRL/IndyCar: 5 drivers
    F1: .... Read the rest of this blog


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