David Ragan got a nice Christmas present this past month in the form of a wife. He married his girlfriend Jacquelyn Butler, who’s no stranger to racing competition either.
The big question for Brian Vickers is: where does he go from here? He has done an admirable job filling in for Mark Martin in the No. 55 for select races, but Martin is signed with Michael Waltrip Racing for the lion’s share of the 2013 schedule as well, and Vickers deserves a ride before 2014. Vickers is a proven commodity with two Sprint Cup wins and a Nationwide Series title… and yet, his name hasn’t been heard in the mix for a ride. MWR has been reportedly looking at a fourth team for Vickers; but as of yet, that’s merely a possibility. He’s as good as some of the drivers whose names are being bandied around… and why his name isn’t among them might be the biggest question of Silly Season.
One sure way to make people mad at you at a restrictor-plate race is to throw an ill-timed block. It’s by no means a dirty move; it’s instinctually trying to protect position. But the danger lies in the act that there’s a split-second window in which to make the move work. This week, AJ Allmendinger tried to throw a block at Denny Hamlin after that window had already closed. The ensuing multi-car crash ended the hopes of a dozen other teams. It wasn’t the only wreck of the day, but it was the most preventable.
David Ragan scored his first career Sprint Cup Series victory in July’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in his 163rd start.
If NASCAR is going to continue racing 3,400-pound stock cars at Watkins Glen, there has to be a major redesign of the turn 1 area.
“I’m more upset with Greg Biffle. He is the most unprofessional little scardey cat I’ve ever seen in my life.” – Boris Said
We are starting to witness the impact NASCAR’s new “wildcard” rule has had on the drivers and races this season.
A month ago, David Ragan was on top of the world.
He had won a race, was in the top 20 in points and seemed like momentum was clearly on his side to make the Chase, if not as a wild card then as a member of the top 10 in points.
That was a month ago.
On Sunday, Ragan crashed out of the race at Pocono, and in so doing, made his road to the Chase that much bumpier.
Best Quote “It’s not me, its good people. It’s having Paul Wolfe [crew chief] and a team that digs. There are so many people to thank for being in victory lane, from Miller Lite to Sprint to the fans. I’m no hero. The heroes are the guys that died in Afghanistan this weekend and I …
Did Menard make it into the Power Rankings after his unlikely Brickyard 400 win for himself and his family at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – David Ragan was the 44th of 48 cars to take to the track Saturday afternoon (July 30) in qualifying for the Brickyard 400.
Did You Notice? The wonderful decision by NASCAR Cup sponsor Sprint to bring back some type of million-dollar bonus competition for winning?