Watching the All-Star Race this past weekend got me thinking about other possible changes NASCAR might implement based on the non-points paying spectacular.
On the surface, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch are the most unlikely of teammates.
Richmond first appeared on the schedule in 1953. Lee Petty won the inaugural event, and since then the famed old circuit has hosted some 108 NASCAR Cup races.
As a Brit, coming late to the party with NASCAR, one of the things that has fascinated me most is the passion of the sport’s fanbase.
This past week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was estimated by Forbes magazine to be the top-earning driver in the sport, raking in some $30 million a year.
Kurt Busch reacted to unpalatable defeat like he was drinking a cup of cold sick. “I’d rather lose to any of the other 41 cars out there than the No. 48 car.”
Last season, Kurt Busch won the “Non-Hendrick” championship and on the very early evidence another similar finish certainly doesn’t look out of the question.
For my money – what little of it I have – the Kobalt Tools 500 at the venerable old Atlanta Motor Speedway was a pretty solid race.
Now 112 races into his Sprint Cup career, Juan Montoya has just 12 top fives and 28 top 10s (18 of which came in 2009) and an average finish of 20.6.
In the case of Denny Hamlin, the first three weeks of the new NASCAR season have been an early failure to live up to expectations.
With five races to go, you were seeing RCR cars running up front as a whole. It wasn’t just one. It was all of them running good.
When I got the email that Jamie McMurray would be at the Friar’s Club for a media lunch this Tuesday, I couldn’t resist.