Key Moment – On lap 150, caution period pit stops took place for the last time. Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jamie McMurray stayed out. They would pit with 35 or so laps to go and run the remainder of the laps to the finish. That strategy paid off in top …
For Michael Annett, 2012 started out with a huge question mark. Despite having sponsorship, he didn’t have a team to race for until January.
After struggling out of the gate, Michael Annett hit his stride midseason and recorded four consecutive finishes of seventh or better at four very different tracks (Elkhart Lake, Daytona, Kentucky, Loudon) which showcased his talent.
Despite the best efforts of Kyle Busch to run him down, Carl Edwards topped a dominant evening with his 35th career Nationwide Series win Saturday night in front of a stellar crowd at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 5.
Though Edwards led 101 of the 195 laps led en route to victory, side-by-side racing at the front of the field proved plentiful, with each of the drivers in the top 5 taking turns at the front. Goodyear seemed to get the tire situation under control after fielding rocks at Bristol a week ago, with the rubber proving to wear on the abrasive Atlanta service. Drivers throughout the field were seen visibly wrestling with loose race cars throughout the 300 miles.
Despite a few late-race yellows, the majority of Saturday’s Kroger 200 was the cleanest seen on the bullring in Clermont, Ind. in some time.
Once again the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race came down to fuel mileage, Kyle Busch won the Nationwide race and the Truck race was the best.
Yep. Seems like just another day at the office for NASCAR Nation.
However, Busch would be too obvious of a choice for a “hot” driver, as would his fellow NASCAR winners this weekend, Ryan Newman and Matt Crafton. Congratulations to all three of them, but we’re going to take a look at some of the less obvious choices in this edition of Who’s Hot/Who’s Not.
The latest fuel-mileage chapter of NASCAR racing 2011 was written on Friday night in Kentucky, with Brad Keselowski emerging the victor of a cat-and-mouse duel.
So after much deliberation and watching last weekend’s NASCAR races I have come to a stunning conclusion: the sport needs more road-course events.
DOVER, Del. – Carl Edwards held on to win the 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover on a rain-soaked Saturday afternoon (May 14).
Carl Edwards stormed past Kyle Busch on lap 191 and never looked back, cruising to his second series victory of 2011 and fourth at Nashville Superspeedway.
Saturday ended with Tony Stewart in victory lane for the fourth straight year and Cup regulars taking half of the top-10 positions. The more things change.
Call it making a mountain out of a molehill, but two mistakes have already cost Denny Hamlin a shot at a win and nearly destroyed a Daytona 500 racecar.