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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 »