I don’t get it. And it is becoming apparent that I never will. NASCAR created the Chase, their championship playoffs, in order to have an event like they have this weekend at Homestead. Cousin Carl Edwards, the somewhat still fresh-faced star of Subway sandwich commercials, holds a leaky three-point lead over Tony Smoke Stewart with … Read more
At the end of his third season of driver/owner, Smoke trails Cousin Carl Edwards by 8 points for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup title. He is 8 points and a handful of races from his third title, joining the company of Lee Petty, DW, David Pearson and Cale Yarborough. 8 points from being the first … Read more
A man was arrested for streaking in the parking lot of the Bristol Motor Speedway. After a chase by the police and his arrest, the story took another weird turn as they found a wild raccoon in his car.
NASCAR has seen a precipitous decline in both race attendance and television viewers over the past five years. The economy is to blame, mostly, but as a solution NASCAR officials have shifted everything from where they race to when they race to how points are allocated post-race (they are still way off on the latter). … Read more
When Steve Wallace went to pass Patrick Carpentier going into one of the tightest turns of the Nationwide Series, it wasn’t surprising that it would result in a crash. As Wallace slid on the brakes, he knocked into Carpentier, sending him spinning. After the race, Carpentier’s crew chief Jerry Baxter reached through Wallace’s window and … Read more
The race was fairly uneventful, with no contact between drivers on the track all day. Busch’s biggest challenge of the day came from Jimmie Johnson, but after a great restart in the green-white-checkered finish, Johnson didn’t have a chance catching Busch. This was Busch’s fourth win of the season.
Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski on the final lap at Watkins Glen to get his first victory in his 105th career Cup Series start. He has become the fifth first-time Sprint Cup winner this year. Keselowski finished second and Kyle Busch came in third. Leading going into the final restart, Busch lost his lead when … Read more