Once again Brian France has decided that the NASCAR Sprint Cup points systems needs to be changed for the 2011 season. It?s not clear if winning will have an increased importance, but expect an announcement on January 21st at Daytona.
This season just concluded was arguably the best, most competitive season since the advent of the Chase format. Three teams came into the last race of the year with a legitimate shot at winning the title. And nothing was for sure until almost the very last lap of that very last race.
I thought that was what?s supposed to happen? And now Brian France wants to change things? Again?
So, here?s my advice; Brian, go wait in the car. Leave things alone for awhile, thank you.
The #48 Hendrick Motorsports team headed by Chad Knaus and driven by Jimmie Johnson had their night in the spotlight at the NASCAR awards banquet in Las Vegas on Friday night. So after winning an unprecedented fifth straight championship in what is the top race series in the country what do you think they will do now. Go to Disneyland? Go on a cruise? Take a week off so everybody can rest?
None of the above. They go right back to work on Monday morning. The team has scheduled a test session Monday and Tuesday at an undisclosed track. The 2011 season has already started for those guys. That?s how you win championships.
Well okay, it isn?t all work and no play. Josh Wise will be the substitute driver for Johnson during those tests.
From the ?Selling Refrigerators to Eskimos? dep?t comes this; RainEater has agreed to become a sponsor for Bobby Labonte and the #47 car at JTG Daugherty Racing. They want to use racing to generate awareness of their line of windshield wiper blades. I wonder if they will try to persuade NASCAR to allow racing in the rain to showcase their products.
And finally this morning; In the excitement of Jimmie Johnson?s fifth consecutive championship, Kyle Busch?s record breaking 13 wins in the Nationwide Series, the ?Fight of the Jeffs? and other notable events from the past season, it?s been almost forgotten that Chip Ganassi became the first team owner ever to win the big ?trifecta?; the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500, and the Brickyard 400 all in the same year!
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