There are certain things that we’ve come to expect from restrictor-plate races lately, and this weekend’s Nextel Cup race at Talladega had most of the bases covered. Side-by-side racing… check. Bump-drafting… check. The Big One… check. Controversy… check. Upset fans… check. It seems like the only checkmark left empty on a wild day in Alabama …
What I’m going to write about – what I need to write about after the race at Talladega – is how NASCAR needs to prepare for a future that is less than bright.
While this is NOT real racing, Talladega is an exciting event! This year featured over 60 lead changes, 40 of them legitimate green-flag passes on the track.
The front bumper of Brian Vickers touched the back bumper of Jimmie Johnson, and the world of Hendrick Motorsports promptly imploded.
Brian Vickers bumped Jimmie Johnson from behind in the wrong place, sending Johnson straight into the No. 8 while Vickers streaked by to win the UAW-Ford 500.
Q: I know Kansas lost out on getting the NASCAR Hall of Fame, but we sure showed everyone we mean business in the sport. I thought the show was fantastic. I didn’t get a chance to get tickets this year like my family has in the past, but I hope this puts an end to …
Was this week’s race at Kansas just an aberration, or are we finally beginning to see one of the “cookie-cutter” tracks provide good racing?
Blaise Alexander, just 25 years old, passed away on Oct. 4, 2001, after injuries sustained in an accident in that night’s ARCA EasyCare 100.
Jimmie Johnson was blowing by the competition, but Tony Stewart calmly came in and stole the Banquet 400 win away with a little extra fuel.
In the wildest race in Kansas Speedway’s six-year history, Tony Stewart’s Home Depot Chevrolet coasted out of fuel for the final half-lap of the race, yet still managed to beat out Casey Mears to the line to win Sunday’s Banquet 400.
The Banquet 400 is the 29th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule and the third in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
After their performance the first two races, is RCR now the team to beat in this Chase? If that’s true, who’s got the upper hand – Jeff Burton or Kevin Harvick?