Blog entries from July 2010:|
- "CarlsBrad Caverns" posted by The Vicar on July 29, 2010 (0 comments)
The last time Nascar took meaningful and decisive action was in response to someone dying. The safety improvements have been vast, effective, and, with little or no objection, very expensive.
Will we have to wait for a similar event to compel Nascar to step up again? Secret double probation and pocket change fines don?t cut it. For a professional .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Right Sides Only: Pocono" posted by Gene Haddock on July 29, 2010 (2 comments)
Pocono again, already? If we must endure two races at Pocono, and Michigan, must they both be scheduled just weeks after the first one? Give us a little time to forget the last snoozer. What? $50,000? For telling the truth? C'mon NASCAR, I suppose I have to take a drug test, too?
Just kidding. I'm an independent contractor. Just like the drivers .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My Pocono Picks" posted by martin-n-rusty on July 28, 2010 (2 comments)
Going over my Brickyard picks...
Ok, who gave Hendrick so many problems?!? 46 points from Jeff Gordon, 5 points from Jimmie Johnson for a qualifying bonus
RCR is so good! If only I could of picked Jamie McMurray though... Kevin Harvick with .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Top Ten Predictions - Pocono" posted by G14 on July 28, 2010 (12 comments)
Hamlin .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Shall I explain the rules?" posted by Riverside on July 28, 2010 (1 comment)
Shall I? I may have to, as the last couple of weeks have given us some dubious decisions that have made people question the rules.
Sure, we all know the clear-cut decisions when we see them, but let?s take the examples over the past weeks and see where the lines in the sand are.
EDWARDS vs. KESELOWSKI
The animosity between .... Read the rest of this blog
- "What is your ideal NASCAR schedule?" posted by Mile501 on July 28, 2010 (17 comments)
With all the talk about next year's schedule, I thought it would be fun to put this together. Below you will find my ideal schedule for the 2011 season. Now, let me make a critical point before going any farther. I realize that next year's actual schedule, once it comes out, won't look anything like this. This isn't a prediction. Basically, it's an .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Wonders of Raceday" posted by NASCARgirl01 on July 27, 2010 (4 comments)
A week ago I was at the track that produced the most talked about event of the week. That will undoubtedly be the thing that is remembered the longest, but a lot more went on that will stick in my mind forever. Armed with a camera, a Sharpie, a few things to get signed and plenty of water, I was ready to conquer Gateway Int?l Raceway.
My .... Read the rest of this blog
- "View From the Flagstand: Indy" posted by Gene Haddock on July 27, 2010 (0 comments)
This week's View, from Indy, was partially hindered by the sun reflecting off 100,000 empty seats. Dust and grass blowing across the track didn't help the view much either. When is the last time we saw ten cars have to pit under green due to the grass not being cut low enough?
Indy brings the history, the pageantry, the larger than life exploits .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Another race at Daytona, or..." posted by Darth Vadar on July 27, 2010 (4 comments)
will Nascar change the dates around? Daytona is in the mix to be the last race of the year. Nascar can go a lot of different ways about this. They could change the 500 around to the last race. Would they really change the Daytona 500 to the last race of the year? I guess it's very possible. I mean the Super Bowl is the biggest game of the year and it's .... Read the rest of this blog
- "IND(why?)!" posted by The Vicar on July 26, 2010 (11 comments)
There has been so much going on this week in Nascar (or should I say ?off? [the track]?), I may have to post a second time.
My first dilemma was choosing a title. Earlier in the week, I considered ?Carl?sBad? something or other. Then I drifted to ?Once Was Enough? as in # of Brickyards we needed. Today, I was pondering ?Another ?Fine? Mess?. .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Random Thoughts..." posted by The Dark Knight on July 26, 2010 (8 comments)
Random thoughts on NASCAR?
Does PRISM Motorsports get discounts for early Sunday afternoon flights? If the green flag drops at 1pm, I bet the entire team is on a plane headed back home no later than two.
And speaking of Dave Blaney? does PRISM Motorsports have a picture of you with a farm animal? Seriously? how much are they paying .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Predictor Standings After Indy" posted by G14 on July 26, 2010 (0 comments)
Myself - 32
Fun Gus - 31
Seize - 24
Smoke - 23
Josh C - 23
MillerTime - 19
JGF - 10
Roushfan - 10
Gavo - 10
Bronco - 9
Matt1986 - 6
Riverside - 6
Yak - 5
New14/88Fan - 4
Sheamus - 3
Horace - 2
If you have any questions or think my math messed up somewhere, feel free to let me know .... Read the rest of this blog
- "How To Engineer A Race Win" posted by Riverside on July 25, 2010 (8 comments)
The one thing I like about American racing series is that races are decided by skill and raw talent, unlike F1, where the fastest car usually wins.
Don't get me wrong, F1 is my first sport, every since the days watching Schumacher and Villeneuve fighting it out tooth and nail for the 1997 championship, I have been hooked on the sport, but seeing .... Read the rest of this blog
- "First, we get rid of all the Waltrips" posted by Gene Haddock on July 25, 2010 (16 comments)
It's no secret that NASCAR's live attendance and TV ratings have been free falling for the last few years. This after NASCAR has made several adjustments to the cars themselves, and with the actual on-track competition. Double file restarts, bringing back the rear spoiler, and the 'boys have at it' edict were all designed with the fans in mind. These, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Project Camel Revisited" posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on July 25, 2010 (0 comments)
Last March I wrote a blog detailing what I wanted the IndyCar of Tomorrow to look like. I asked for a one-size-fits-all safety cell and unrestricted body styles. Well Christmas came in July this year! I got exactly what I asked for, if you ignore the fact that I asked that the safety cell be non-stressed, the chassis be made of steel, and the engine .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Elimination Style Chase? I hate it already." posted by RealFastFan24 on July 24, 2010 (5 comments)
Nothing is wrong with the Chase. It rewards consistancy through the final 10 races of the season and the winner of the championship is seemingly the most deserving driver. The Chase, though not perfect, makes the championship battle more competitive without making it a free for all. But the elimination style format NASCAR is attempting to institute .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Right Sides Only: Indy" posted by Gene Haddock on July 21, 2010 (2 comments)
After a week off, the stars and cars of the Sprint Cup Series return to action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This was a nice time for everyone, fans included, to recharge a little bit in mid-season. Too bad that The Brickyard is not well known for close finishes (or racing) in this series. It is a great track for the open wheelers, maybe their best .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Lets discuss this penalty" posted by G14 on July 21, 2010 (16 comments)
I love hearing everyone's take on the incident, though I don't enjoy talking about myself since it happened in the Nationwide race, thus stealing spotlight from guys like Bayne, Scott and Steve Wallace. However, I still want to hear you guys take on the penalties handed out today. What do yall think? Fair? Incosistent? Too much? Too little?
.... Read the rest of this blog
- "Legend Cars & Rolling Thunder 7/24 at Newport (TN) Speedway" posted by Thunder Legends on July 21, 2010 (0 comments)
Thunder Legends racers will join an All-Star lineup this weekend at Newport (TN) Speedway in Newport TN. Legends will be competing in a 25 Lap Feature race along with 8 other divisions. The Rolling Thunder Modified, Newport Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mod 4, Front Wheel Drives, Road Hogs and Mini-Cups will all gather on this 4/10 .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My Indy Picks" posted by martin-n-rusty on July 21, 2010 (1 comment)
I had a bad picking week for the last race... so lets just move on...
This week for Indy. Don't have much time to go over the picks due to being busy the past week (I haven't even been able to play hockey, I have been that busy)
Starter: Jeff Gordon
Reserve: .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Top 10 Predictions - Indy" posted by G14 on July 20, 2010 (13 comments)
Johnson - winner
.... Read the rest of this blog
- "Brad and Carl...Who Else?" posted by Joey2448 on July 20, 2010 (2 comments)
Ok after the finish in the Nationwide series at Gateway on Saturday night, here is my take....
First of all, check out more stuff on my blog...
Although what Carl did was unnecessary, it can be argued that both incidents this year he's had with Brad have looked much worse than they usually .... Read the rest of this blog
- "A Trifecta of Failure" posted by wood_brothers21 on July 19, 2010 (36 comments)
Place blame where it?s due, place blame upon the instigator.
When anyone sets out to fulfill a particular goal, sometimes not everything goes as planned. Carl and Brad raced cleanly throughout the entire contest until the final lap. Regrettably, Brad Keselowski set out to wreck Carl Edwards in turn one of Gateway International Speedway , .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Predictor Standings After Chicago" posted by G14 on July 19, 2010 (0 comments)
I know its a week late, sorry about that. Figured I would take a week off along with the Cup Series. Here are the standings.
Fungus - 27
G14 - 26
Seize - 20
Smoke - 18
Josh C - 18
MillerTime - 14
Gavo - 10
Bronco - 9
JGF - 6
Yak - 5
Roushfan - 5
New14&88 Fan - 4
Sheamus - 3
Horace - 2
Matt1986 .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Racing Weekend: Indy Toronto & Gateway" posted by Riverside on July 19, 2010 (0 comments)
Is there anyone who can stop the Power? Fourth win of the year and no sign of stopping. In an action-packed Toronto GP, much like last year, half the field ended up in the barrier, but Power kept his nerve to take his fourth win of the season. He?s been pretty unflappable all season, and I hope my man Power can power on to the championship (pardon the .... Read the rest of this blog
- "GetOutaMyWay 250" posted by The Vicar on July 18, 2010 (1 comment)
How?d that Carl Edwards harsh 3 week probation work out? Maybe not so bad for those who like the World Wide Federation version of Nascar. Anyway, once again a no-splitter race proves to be more interesting than a Cup race.
I don?t know if Dave Burns has previous experience as ?anchor?, but he did a fantastic job ? as did Mr. Craven and even .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Everyone is a sheriff" posted by null on July 18, 2010 (6 comments)
One of the first things I noticed when I began watching NASCAR, was, what I deemed to be, incredibly reckless driving left unchecked. Carl Edwards' actions at Gateway this weekend demonstrated that there are some drivers believe that believe they have the right to lay down the law as they see fit when an on-track incident occurs that is not to their .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Lengthening Races" posted by RealFastFan24 on July 17, 2010 (6 comments)
(This blog entry is a direct response to the most recent one about shortening races.)
I don't understand why anyone would vouch for shortening races, especially at the Sprint Cup series level. Isn't the joy of being a NASCAR fan(atic) essentially watching NASCAR? Shouldn't fans be provided with the most action possible? I think several races .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Where Silence Has Lease" posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on July 16, 2010 (10 comments)
How long should a race last? Of the first seven 500-mile Sprint Cup races this year, the average time to complete each race has been 3 hours, 42 minutes, and 6 seconds. In contrast, the last four Indianapolis 500's (excluding the rain shortened 2007 race) have been completed in 3 hours, 16 minutes, and 17 seconds. The lesson here is that a 500-mile .... Read the rest of this blog
- "The Blog from the Brit!" posted by Riverside on July 15, 2010 (0 comments)
Greetings from the other side of the Atlantic! I want to thank the racing-reference.info crew for letting me have this blog to express my opinions on the racing world. This is a short post letting you know what I am going to be blogging about.
I will mostly be focusing on NASCAR Sprint Cup, IZOD Indycar and Formula 1 racing, letting you all .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Can Allmendinger Save the 43?" posted by Mile501 on July 13, 2010 (16 comments)
Prior to his crash at Daytona, A.J. Allmendinger had put together a rather impressive streak in that famous #43 car. No, he hadn't quite reached the front of the pack, but he had put together a string of 6 consecutive top-15 finishes between Dover and Loudon. To put this into perspective, I took a look back through the history books (or at least the .... Read the rest of this blog
- "View From the Flagstand: Chicago" posted by Gene Haddock on July 12, 2010 (4 comments)
The best view of Chicagoland Speedway is through the rearview mirror. This race, as most of the others here, was largely forgettable. Yet, here I am reminding you of the few highlights. Highlight number one... they completed 400 miles in way under three hours! Yipee!
David Reutimann scored his second Cup victory with .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Empty-Handed, But At Least The Future Looks Good" posted by ajcrdstr24 on July 10, 2010 (0 comments)
There are various subjects to talk about in this blog edition. Unfortunately, I came back from Atlantic City empty handed. I played in the $300 + $50 No Limit Hold'Em Poker Tournament on Tuesday, June 22nd, and for seven hours the deck of cards was extremely cold to me. I managed to hold on to about 35th place out of the 191 that started, which I .... Read the rest of this blog
- "NASCAR Date Changes" posted by Joey2448 on July 9, 2010 (16 comments)
Why is NASCAR considering all these stupid date/track changes???
Kansas is lobbying for a second date, which most likely would take a race away from California. Look, if Fontana's going back to one-race-a-year, they ought to give the date back to Rockingham, not give another to Kansas. Nothing personal against Kansas, the racing there isn't .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Right Sides Only: Chicago" posted by Gene Haddock on July 8, 2010 (0 comments)
After the exciting show last week in Daytona, we get to catch our breath a bit while the guys make laps at Chicagoland Speedway. Last week's race also marked the halfway point of the Sprint Cup season. Eighteen races down, and eighteen more to go.
Chicago is TNT's last telecast this year. Their six race season comes to .... Read the rest of this blog
- "‚??Mark Martin, Red Bull Racing and‚?¶‚?Ě Wait‚?¶What?!" posted by NASCARgirl01 on July 8, 2010 (3 comments)
That?s the reaction I?ve been reading a lot. After all, hasn?t Mark Martin adamantly stated that he is not leaving Hendrick Motorsports until after next year? Yep, that?s what he keeps saying, and is the biggest reason it may not happen, despite what is being reported. My opinion since Mr. Hendrick signed Kasey Kahne is that Mark Martin should step .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Justin Carroll wins 2 feature races at LPR on July 3rd" posted by Thunder Legends on July 8, 2010 (0 comments)
Last April NASCAR driver and team owner Kevin Harvick tried to be the first driver to win two races, Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, in one day at Talladega. This record has yet to be obtained in the sport?s top divisions as Harvick would finish second in the latter mentioned event. Wendy?s presented Legends competition at Lonesome Pine Raceway, .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Top Ten Predictions - Chicago" posted by G14 on July 7, 2010 (8 comments)
Please see my most previous blog for the standings.
My top ten, in no particular order.
Jimmie Johnson (WINNER)
Kurt Busch .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Predictor Standings After Daytona" posted by G14 on July 7, 2010 (0 comments)
Fungus - 23
G14 - 21
Seize - 14
Smokefan - 13
Josh C - 13
Gavo - 10
MillertimeDeuce - 9
Bronco - 9
Anon - 9
Jeff Gordon Fan - 6
Yak - 5
New 14/88 Fan - 4
Horace - 2
Pick of the week - I will give this to Seize for picking Sorenson to finish in the top 10. I was going to give it Horace with his .... Read the rest of this blog
- "My Chicagoland Picks" posted by martin-n-rusty on July 6, 2010 (0 comments)
Time to go over my Daytona picks...
Jeff Gordon did well for me (3rd place finish, led some laps), most out of the A-Listers, so I am happy with that. 96 points from Gordon
Dale Jr. also did well for me (4th place finish), but Jamie McMurray .... Read the rest of this blog
- "TNT Broadcasting" posted by Darth Vadar on July 5, 2010 (28 comments)
Did anyone else besides me hear Wally Dallenbach or Kyle Petty snicker and laugh that Kevin Conway was running in the top 10?
Those two have no business laughing or snickering at anyone. Kyle is more relevant than Wally, but that isn't saying much. They were terrible. Kyle had a few good years, with Dallenbach being an under achiever in good .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Sparks And Stripes" posted by The Vicar on July 4, 2010 (0 comments)
I predict (keeping in mind none of my predictions come to pass) with the new surface the 2011 Daytona 500 will be one of the greatest races ever.
The new Nationwide cars are a big step in the right direction. Hopefully one day the other manufacturers will be able to build cars as easy to recognize as the Challenger.
Headline from CNET: .... Read the rest of this blog
- "NASCAR Makes and Models Throughout the Years" posted by Joey2448 on July 2, 2010 (2 comments)
I was talking today with my dad about all the different makes and models of cars that have been rotated through NASCAR throughout the years, and I'd like to share a bit of that conversation...
Chevrolet has been around NASCAR pretty much since the beginning. Today, when one thinks of Chevy, they think of teams like Rick Hendrick and Richard .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Cup Preview: Daytona" posted by Number1NASCARFan on July 1, 2010 (0 comments)
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series continues their summer stretch going into Daytona International Speedway for the running of the Coke Zero 400. The weeks until the Chase for the Sprint Cup continue to decrease, and the drivers and teams know it. This weekend is one of the biggest wild card races heading into the Chase. Here are some things to watch for:
* .... Read the rest of this blog
- "If NASCAR was really declining..." posted by RealFastFan24 on July 1, 2010 (0 comments)
Welcome everyone to my blog, that unfortunately hasn't been added to in quite awhile. But I feel like the following is a testimony to the strength of the sport. There are so many people that criticize the way NASCAR functions, especially on the internet, where all of the whiners congregate on websites and force NASCAR to change things in their favor .... Read the rest of this blog
- "Canada Day Weekend/St.Eustache Preview" posted by The Dark Canuck on July 1, 2010 (1 comment)
Its a big weekend for Canada as the Nation celebrates its 143rd birthday with some racing action!
After a two week layoff the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is back in action for its third race of the season and first in the province of Quebec with the National 250 from the Autodrome St.Eustache in what is the only oval track race in Quebec his .... Read the rest of this blog