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2009 Season Review: Casey Mears

2009 Season Review: Casey Mears

*2009 Ride:* No. 07 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet *2009 Primary Sponsor:* Jack Daniel’s *Associate and One-Time Primary Sponsors:* DirecTV, USO, Choctaw Casino Resort *2009 Owner:* Richard Childress *2009 Crew Chiefs:* Gil Martin (Feb. - Apr.), Todd Berrier (Apr. - Oct.), Doug Randolph (Nov.) *Stats:* 36 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5s, 4 top 10s, 0 DNFs, 21st in points. *Best Finish:* 6th (Michigan - August). *Average Finish: 19.8. *High Point:* Richmond in May. Despite a brand-new crew, Mears ran strong all night, and thanks to some good strategy and a well-driven race, grabbed his first top ten of the year. Read More »

2009 Season Review: Jimmie Johnson

2009 Season Review: Jimmie Johnson

*2009 Ride:* No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet *2009 Primary Sponsor:* Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools *2009 Owner:* Rick Hendrick / Jeff Gordon *2009 Crew Chief:* Chad Knaus *Stats:* 36 Races, 7 Wins, 16 Top 5s, 24 Top 10s, 4 Poles, 2009 Sprint Cup champion. *Best Finish:* 1st, seven times (Martinsville - Spring, Dover - Spring, Indianapolis, Dover - Fall, Fontana - Fall, Charlotte - Fall, Phoenix - Fall). *Average Finish:* 11.1. *High Point:* Though fans remain divided over the Chase system, Johnson continued to quietly annihilate the competition in the ten-race playoff. Read More »

Big Six: Ford 400

*Who…gets my shoutout of the race?* After his Richard Petty Motorsports teammates suffered damage (Elliott Sadler and Reed Sorenson were ... Read More »

Where, Oh Where Has the Underdog Gone?

Where, Oh Where Has the Underdog Gone?

I thought it was the racing. There’s always something when the love affair is going south. So, I thought it was the racing. After all, that’s what everyone is saying, isn’t it? That the quality of racing just isn’t as good as it used to be. Whether it’s the cars, or the tracks, it’s just not as fun anymore, right? It had to be the racing. Except, it’s not the racing. Read More »

The Racin’, the Dumb, and the Just Flat Ugly: Where Do On-Track Incidents Rate?

The Racin’, the Dumb, and the Just Flat Ugly: Where Do On-Track Incidents Rate?

The blame game. It’s a game that race fans and media play all the time when it comes to wrecks, one that's to be expected as no two viewers are going to have exactly the same view on an on-track incident. But since I got taken to task for calling out a certain driver this week in "Mirror Driving":http://www.frontstretch.com/md/28216/ (an opinion I stand by), I decided to take a look at some different, but common scenarios where controversy can come into play. For example, what makes something a “racing incident” instead of overaggression or a flat out lapse of judgment on a driver’s part -- and what kind of crash can be chalked up to pure selfishness or lack of thought instead of an honest mistake? Where do we draw the line? I can’t speak for every observer, but here’s my take on a few scenarios... Read More »

Danica Needs NASCAR – But Is It a Two-Way Street?

Danica Needs NASCAR – But Is It a Two-Way Street?

With it looking all but carved in stone that Danica Patrick will be joining the NASCAR ranks, there are many things NASCAR is happy about. First and foremost, they are getting a female driver who is competitive on her own skills; and let's face it, one who looks like Danica can’t hurt. She’s certainly one of the best in the country at driving an open-wheel car, and this lends legitimacy to a campaign that has rarely been successfully completed in the past. She’s already a high-profile household name despite never having raced in the nation’s premier stock car series. It seems like a perfect fit. So, just one question. Does NASCAR really need Danica Patrick? Read More »