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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2009, 04:18:08 PM »

Well, well Daytona's over and have to say I was disappointed.  Other than the Vickers/Dale Jr. ordeal it was pretty boring.  And too short!  I can't even say that I was happy about a Roush guy winning, for some reason Kennseth bugs me.  I didn't see them announce him as the winner and glad that he showed some emotions (for once).  And the pomp & circumstance, come on...1.5 hours before green flag!  Ugh!  Just say the BS starts at 2:00 and the green flag drops at 3:30 and save us from having to sit threw that!

Glad to see the Petty/Gillet guys run well although I honestly think that if the race ran all of the laps they wouldn't have been up near the front.  I'm just glad #14 & #18 were not in victory lane!
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2009, 04:46:10 PM »

Well, Fontana came and went and it was a snoozer too.  I hope LV is more interesting because I'm not sure I can continue wasting Sunday afternoons (or evenings) watching this crap.  I the blind squirrel (#17) found a nut again.  No offense to any blind people, squirrels or Nutt44X4!

Cuz~How was your friend's trip to Daytona?
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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2009, 07:41:43 PM »

have to agree with you lovinlife....fontana was a bore!!
they had a great time...were a little disappointed in the finish...but their seats were under a overhang so at least they didn't get wet until they had to walk to the car!!!
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2011, 08:09:10 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-nascar-feuds-20110822,0,6952442.story
Feuds have long been a NASCAR tradition
With its recently adopted "Boys, have at it" policy, NASCAR gives drivers the opportunity to release pent-up emotions, often without any penalties.
August 21, 2011

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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2011, 10:03:18 AM »

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-nascar-feuds-20110822,0,6952442.story
Feuds have long been a NASCAR tradition
With its recently adopted "Boys, have at it" policy, NASCAR gives drivers the opportunity to release pent-up emotions, often without any penalties.
August 21, 2011


I really enjoy NASCAR.  I just don't like it when drivers intentionally wreck someone -- it could cost a life and wreck other drivers.  Want to fight? wait until you're out of the car.

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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2011, 06:44:58 PM »



http://www.nascar.com/news/111018/inside-nascar-fuel-injection-replaces-carburetor/
NASCAR takes 'really big step' with fuel injection
After several decades of use, sport says goodbye to carburetors, embraces EFI

October 19, 2011

"Gentlemen, start your semiconductors!"

That probably won't be the command given at the beginning of next February's Daytona 500. However, it might be appropriate, given NASCAR's decision to require fuel injection for Sprint Cup engines beginning with the 2012 season.

After ruling the roost since the Kennedy Administration, the iconic -- and museum-worthy -- Holley four-barrel carburetor is finally being put out to pasture as NASCAR's fuel system of choice. The Cup Series is joining the computer age, and that means engine builders and tuners are trading in their wrenches and wet flow benches for laptops and software mapping.
"The technology's moved on. It's time to move on," said Howard Comstock of Dodge Motorsports engineering. "But NASCAR understood this is a big step. It's a really big step for racing, it's a big step for these teams.

"We've basically used the same carburetor for 40 years, and there's a lot of people who have made a life's work out of learning carburetors and making them work as efficiently as they are today. It's unbelievable how efficient they are. But they're purpose-built for racing and every car on the road uses fuel injection. NASCAR felt like it was time to update our technology and here we are."
More...
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2011, 10:32:19 AM »

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/10/rain_washes_out_nascar_sprint_2.html
Rain washes out NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at Martinsville Speedway
October 29, 2011


Safety workers wait out the rain at Martinsville Speedway. (NASCAR/Getty Images)

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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2011, 10:33:42 AM »

http://stockcarspin.com/2011/10/29/nascar-sprint-cup-series-tums-fast-relief-500-preview/
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Tums Fast Relief 500 Preview
October 29, 2011

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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2011, 06:50:00 PM »

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/7161511/nascar-martinsville-speedway-spooky-proposition-halloween
Halloween week at Martinsville? Spooky
October 29, 2011

ARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Rain, particularly on Halloween weekend, can bring out the craziness at a racetrack.

Take Friday at Martinsville Speedway, for example. We had Jeff Gordon talking about the time he dressed up for Halloween as a "one night stand" with a lampshade on his head and Brad Keselowski talking about the many "ethical lapses" of the past weekend at Talladega.

We had Dale Earnhardt Jr. dissecting how NASCAR has leveled the playing field way too much, what he'd do to fix the two-car tandem racing at Daytona and Talladega, and how he'd dress up as Cale Yarborough if he were at a NASCAR-themed Halloween party.
 ::snipping2::
It got so crazy that we had Jimmie Johnson talking about how he still has a chance to win a sixth straight championship.

Seriously?

Is there a full moon behind those clouds?

But when we all settle into reality on Sunday (1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), when the bad weather is gone and we're back to racing, we'll be talking about how the Chase has come down to five drivers.

Maybe six.
With four races remaining in the Sprint Cup season, there are four drivers within 26 points of leader Edwards, who has a 14-point advantage over second-place Kenseth. Nobody outside the top five has rallied to win the championship under the Chase format this deep in the playoff, but just to be nice we'll say that Kyle Busch at 40 points down in sixth place has a shot.
 ::snipping2::
1. Carl Edwards (points leader)

He says he's nervous about Martinsville, and he should be with no wins, only four top-10s and a 23rd-place finish here in the spring. He should be nervous about Texas as well. Despite three wins there, he's finished 19th or worse in two of the past three races there.

He was 28th at Phoenix in the spring, as well.

But Edwards is comfortable with the points lead and seems to be having a good time with it, something Denny Hamlin wasn't having in the final few races last season, when he lost a sizable lead to Johnson.

He also got a break from the rain, earning the pole for Sunday because qualifying was washed out. That's huge for a driver whose average starting position here is 18.2.
 ::snipping2::
2. Matt Kenseth (-14)

This would be Denny Hamlin's pick if the points were even now. He'd be mine, too, based on the way he's run the past month.

Unfortunately for Kenseth, it's not even.

In the 2003 Cup champion's favor, he finished sixth at Martinsville in the spring, and his average finish at next week's stop, Texas, is 9.0 with a first and second in his past two starts. He also seems as loose or looser than any of his fellow contenders, joking about two-car drafts at Martinsville that never will happen.

Even Edwards realizes his teammate is a threat, saying, "He could literally go win three out of the next four races and dominate this thing."
 ::snipping2::
3. Brad Keselowski (-18)

We talk about wild-card tracks such as Talladega and Martinsville, but Keselowski may be the wild card of the field. He doesn't have much history on any of the tracks, and, as we've seen since his summer resurgence, what little history he has doesn't matter.

For the record, Keselowski's average finish of 21.3 for the final four tracks is by far the worst of the contenders.

For the record, he doesn't care.
 ::snipping2::
4. Tony Stewart (-19)
Like Edwards, the two-time Cup champion has to be worried about Martinsville, where he's finished 34th, 24th and 26th in his past three starts. A repeat Sunday will bury his chances.

But when you ask other drivers who they'd keep an eye on for the title, most have Stewart on their list.

Smart. Stewart's average finish at the last four tracks is 12.8, second only to Harvick's 12.7. He is the only driver to win the title under NASCAR's old points system and the Chase.

Plus, he knows how to stay focused -- as he has reminded us over and over and over and over -- on his performance and not the performance of everybody else.
 ::snipping2::
5. Kevin Harvick (-26)

When you go beyond average finishes at the last four Chase tracks and look at what the Richard Childress Racing driver has done in at those tracks recently, the numbers are hard to beat.

Harvick won the spring race at Martinsville, finished 20th at Texas but was sixth and seventh in the two previous starts, was fourth at Phoenix and third at Homestead.

Maybe that's why he says it's far from over, although 26 points will be tough to make up unless Edwards has a bad day, which you have to figure he will, since no Chase winner has survived 10 races without one.

Harvick didn't seem to mind that Chad Knaus told Johnson to damage the back end of his car if he won at Talladega, so you know how hungry he is.

"It's one of those things where you do what you have to do to try to win the championship and you suffer the consequences later," Harvick said. "For me, I am all for doing whatever you have to do to win the championship."
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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2011, 09:25:23 AM »




http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/111030/lblmartinsville2/
Lap-by-Lap: Martinsville
By NASCAR.COM
October 30, 2011 8:02 AM, EDT

8:01 a.m. ET -- Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson have won nine of the past 10 races at Martinsville. The one exception? Kevin Harvick, who won this year's spring race.

7:57 a.m. ET -- It's going to be chilly in Martinsville, so chilly the crews may need to pull out the ice scrapers this morning, but it's going to be beautiful in Southern Virginia. It's currently a balmy 29 degrees without a cloud in the sky. It will warm up to the upper 50s today with nothing but sunshine. Carl Edwards brings the field to the green at 1:58 p.m. ET with all 12 Chase drivers starting right up front.


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« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2011, 05:40:11 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-nascar-feuds-20110822,0,6952442.story
Feuds have long been a NASCAR tradition
With its recently adopted "Boys, have at it" policy, NASCAR gives drivers the opportunity to release pent-up emotions, often without any penalties.
August 21, 2011


I really enjoy NASCAR.  I just don't like it when drivers intentionally wreck someone -- it could cost a life and wreck other drivers.  Want to fight? wait until you're out of the car.



Sister, I remembered this particular post you made about not liking it when drivers intentionally wreck someone.  It looks like NASCAR is finally taking some measures.

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/7192951/kyle-busch-penalty-fit-crime-nascar
NASCAR finally draws a line
November 5, 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Finally, NASCAR took a stand to try to stop the have-at-it madness.

Enough is enough.

Kyle Busch was sent home for the weekend Saturday morning after one of the most blatantly dangerous actions I've ever seen in a racing event.

He sent Ron Hornaday Jr.'s truck head on into the outside wall at a high rate of speed under caution, a despicable act of inexcusable aggression, in the Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

Luckily, Hornaday walked away. And thankfully, Busch walked away, too, as in left the building after NASCAR officials told him he was done for the two other races at TMS.

Sunday's Cup race -- an interesting showdown between the top two Chase contenders, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart -- will be better, and saner, because of it.

Everyone who takes the green flag Sunday (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) will think twice before making a senseless retaliation move over a racing incident.

Some NASCAR fans will say this was long overdue for Busch, an often volatile driver who has experienced more than his share of controversial on-track incidents.

That really isn't the point. This isn't about Kyle. It's about a philosophy gone haywire.

The whole have-it-it-boys theme, which NASCAR blessed two years ago, has allowed drivers to play Russian roulette on the racetrack, endangering each other's lives without fear of meaningful consequence.

"When we gave the responsibility back to the drivers, there was a clear understanding that a line could be crossed," NASCAR president Mike Helton said Saturday. "As annoying as this is to hear, we've always said we would know it when we see it. We saw it last night."

We all saw it, but it wasn't the first time. That line has been crossed over and over again without a penalty that would fit the crime.

The best example was Edwards' returning to the track in Atlanta in 2010 to deliberately wreck Brad Keselowski at more than 180 mph, sending Keselowski's car flying into the catch fence.
His penalty for that move? A three-race probation. Essentially nothing.

Edwards did receive a stiffer penalty later for a similar move on Keselowski in a Nationwide race (60 points and $25,000), but there was no suspension.

Again, this isn't about Edwards or Busch. It's about bringing an end to the idea that everything goes, that NASCAR is pro wrestling on wheels.

Fortunately, NASCAR made a bold move this weekend before someone is seriously hurt. Busch is in the Chase, although he was no longer in realistic title contention at 57 points behind and in the seventh spot with three races to go.

His No. 18 Toyota has one of the sport's most successful, big-money sponsors in M&M's (Mars Inc.). Mars officials haven't spoken, but as a company that markets primarily to children, will they complain that Busch was parked?

Joe Gibbs, team owner of the Cup car that Busch drives, said it's too early in the process to say what other actions may come internally for Busch. Journeyman Michael McDowell will be behind the wheel of Busch's car Sunday.

 ::snipping2::
Busch was driving a truck he owns, not one owned by Gibbs. But knowing Gibbs, a legendary NFL coach for many years and a deeply religious man, I doubt he will let this pass without additional punishment.

Gibbs will do the right thing. NASCAR officials did the right thing, but they had little choice. Consider how a slap on the wrist would have looked coming only three weeks after the death of Dan Wheldon in the IndyCar Series finale in Las Vegas.

TMS also is a track where truck series racer Tony Roper was killed in a crash during a race 11 years ago, before the enormous safety advancements that came following Dale Earnhardt's death at Daytona in 2001.

NASCAR has suspended drivers in the past -- Kevin Harvick (in 2002) and Robby Gordon (in 2007) are two examples.
But this is the first time in the have-at-it-era that NASCAR has put its powerful foot down. It's the first time a Chase driver has been suspended during the 10-race playoff.

"The fact that we took this step speaks of the severity of the topic," Helton said. "We understand the ripple effect to this type of move. But we take our responsibility very serious about maintaining control of the event."

Regaining control is a must. NASCAR showed that a driver faces major consequences for such a reprehensible decision as the one Busch made Friday night.
 ::snipping2::

Video at link.  http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/7192951/kyle-busch-penalty-fit-crime-nascar


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« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2011, 06:32:21 PM »

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/11/09/ford-police-cars-coming-to-nascar/?intcmp=obinsite
Ford Police Cars Coming to NASCAR
November 8, 2011

One of the best things about being a professional race car driver is getting to go as fast as you want without worrying about the police showing up to slow things down. That ends now.

NASCAR will be using the latest Ford police vehicles as pace cars for its season-ending races at Homestead Miami Speedway the weekend of November 19-20th.

Ford is bringing its Taurus and Explorer Police Interceptors to the track, both fitted with a very un-NASCAR-like all-wheel-drive system. The Taurus is powered by a 365 hp 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 giving it a top speed of 148 mph, while the Explorer Police Interceptor Utility has a 300 hp 3.7-liter V6 under the hood.

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Ford ended production of the Crown Victoria sedan in September, bringing to an end its decade-and-a-half run as America’s best-selling police car. The automaker is hoping to retain its 70 percent share of the law enforcement market with the Taurus and Explorer even in the face of stiff new competition from the all-new Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Caprice. Both of those are rear-wheel-drive cars that are available with V8 engines, traditionally the preferred choice of police departments for pursuit vehicles.
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I hope the new  Ford's hold up better than the Dodge Chargers.  I have a relative in law enforcement that had been driving  Crown Vics for years, and they held up well under hard use and had plenty of room in the trunk.  The powers that be decided to buy Dodge Chargers, (he was excited at first)  but then  he's had so many problems with the Chargers, including a/c going out, radiators overheating, transmission going out,  and power steering going out.  It makes for long days when you're in a hot patrol car  for twelve hour stretches with no a/c in July in Texas and have no power steering at the same time.  He had to wait to get car fixed, since his was at least still mobile.  He said he was getting arms like "Popeye" from no power steering. Lol  Oh, and he didn't like the smaller trunk, which they need to carry equipment and the interior was smaller (no room for his Stetson)  I guess they got a deal on the Chargers, but they're paying for it now. 
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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2011, 03:11:21 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-nascar-feuds-20110822,0,6952442.story
Feuds have long been a NASCAR tradition
With its recently adopted "Boys, have at it" policy, NASCAR gives drivers the opportunity to release pent-up emotions, often without any penalties.
August 21, 2011


I really enjoy NASCAR.  I just don't like it when drivers intentionally wreck someone -- it could cost a life and wreck other drivers.  Want to fight? wait until you're out of the car.



Sister, I remembered this particular post you made about not liking it when drivers intentionally wreck someone.  It looks like NASCAR is finally taking some measures.

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/7192951/kyle-busch-penalty-fit-crime-nascar
NASCAR finally draws a line
November 5, 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Finally, NASCAR took a stand to try to stop the have-at-it madness.

Enough is enough.

Kyle Busch was sent home for the weekend Saturday morning after one of the most blatantly dangerous actions I've ever seen in a racing event.

He sent Ron Hornaday Jr.'s truck head on into the outside wall at a high rate of speed under caution, a despicable act of inexcusable aggression, in the Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

Luckily, Hornaday walked away. And thankfully, Busch walked away, too, as in left the building after NASCAR officials told him he was done for the two other races at TMS.

Sunday's Cup race -- an interesting showdown between the top two Chase contenders, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart -- will be better, and saner, because of it.

Everyone who takes the green flag Sunday (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) will think twice before making a senseless retaliation move over a racing incident.

Some NASCAR fans will say this was long overdue for Busch, an often volatile driver who has experienced more than his share of controversial on-track incidents.

That really isn't the point. This isn't about Kyle. It's about a philosophy gone haywire.

The whole have-it-it-boys theme, which NASCAR blessed two years ago, has allowed drivers to play Russian roulette on the racetrack, endangering each other's lives without fear of meaningful consequence.

"When we gave the responsibility back to the drivers, there was a clear understanding that a line could be crossed," NASCAR president Mike Helton said Saturday. "As annoying as this is to hear, we've always said we would know it when we see it. We saw it last night."

We all saw it, but it wasn't the first time. That line has been crossed over and over again without a penalty that would fit the crime.

The best example was Edwards' returning to the track in Atlanta in 2010 to deliberately wreck Brad Keselowski at more than 180 mph, sending Keselowski's car flying into the catch fence.
His penalty for that move? A three-race probation. Essentially nothing.

Edwards did receive a stiffer penalty later for a similar move on Keselowski in a Nationwide race (60 points and $25,000), but there was no suspension.

Again, this isn't about Edwards or Busch. It's about bringing an end to the idea that everything goes, that NASCAR is pro wrestling on wheels.

Fortunately, NASCAR made a bold move this weekend before someone is seriously hurt. Busch is in the Chase, although he was no longer in realistic title contention at 57 points behind and in the seventh spot with three races to go.

His No. 18 Toyota has one of the sport's most successful, big-money sponsors in M&M's (Mars Inc.). Mars officials haven't spoken, but as a company that markets primarily to children, will they complain that Busch was parked?

Joe Gibbs, team owner of the Cup car that Busch drives, said it's too early in the process to say what other actions may come internally for Busch. Journeyman Michael McDowell will be behind the wheel of Busch's car Sunday.

 ::snipping2::
Busch was driving a truck he owns, not one owned by Gibbs. But knowing Gibbs, a legendary NFL coach for many years and a deeply religious man, I doubt he will let this pass without additional punishment.

Gibbs will do the right thing. NASCAR officials did the right thing, but they had little choice. Consider how a slap on the wrist would have looked coming only three weeks after the death of Dan Wheldon in the IndyCar Series finale in Las Vegas.

TMS also is a track where truck series racer Tony Roper was killed in a crash during a race 11 years ago, before the enormous safety advancements that came following Dale Earnhardt's death at Daytona in 2001.

NASCAR has suspended drivers in the past -- Kevin Harvick (in 2002) and Robby Gordon (in 2007) are two examples.
But this is the first time in the have-at-it-era that NASCAR has put its powerful foot down. It's the first time a Chase driver has been suspended during the 10-race playoff.

"The fact that we took this step speaks of the severity of the topic," Helton said. "We understand the ripple effect to this type of move. But we take our responsibility very serious about maintaining control of the event."

Regaining control is a must. NASCAR showed that a driver faces major consequences for such a reprehensible decision as the one Busch made Friday night.
 ::snipping2::

Video at link.  http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/7192951/kyle-busch-penalty-fit-crime-nascar

M&Ms is not sponsoring Kyle Busch this weekend.  Now, that's when it gets serious . . . we're talking about the money.  What Kyle did is road rage, plain and simple.  He is such a good driver that he shouldn't resort to intentionally wrecking (under caution no less) . . . very childish and just outright dangerous.  Thank goodness neither Hornaday or Busch were killed or seriously injured.  JMO
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« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2011, 09:32:43 AM »

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/first-lady-michelle-obama-to-be-nascar-grand-marshal/
First Lady Michelle Obama to Be NASCAR Grand Marshal
November 12, 2011

Gentlemen, start your engines!”

Famous words soon to be uttered by … Michelle Obama?


Yep. The NASCAR season is coming to an end, and first lady Michelle Obama will help preside over its final race of 2011 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20. She and Dr. Jill Biden, as part of their efforts through Joining Forces — a group that helps military families — will serve as grand marshals at the championship Chase for the Sprint Cup finale, the Ford 400.

In a statement, the White House says: “As part of the season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race, NASCAR will rally its millions of fans at the speedway and online to serve military families through the holiday season by asking them to visit www.NASCAR.com/Unites and JoiningForces.gov to find service opportunities and ideas to give back to those who serve our country.”

Generally, Michelle Obama’s name has not been connected to NASCAR, but the first lady’s work for military families ties in nicely with the event.
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« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2011, 08:55:16 PM »

http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/Tony-Stewart-wins-NASCAR-Sprint-Cup-title-Homestead-race-112011
Stewart wins NASCAR Sprint Cup title
November 20, 2011

Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards engaged in a battle for the ages in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale.

In the end, it was Stewart who snared the Ford 400 win -- and the 2011 Sprint Cup championship. It is Stewart's third series title and came in a tiebreaker scenario. The drivers ended the season equal in points, but Stewart's five wins compared to Edwards' one secured the title.
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« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2011, 09:07:09 PM »

http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/Tony-Stewart-wins-NASCAR-Sprint-Cup-title-Homestead-race-112011
Stewart wins NASCAR Sprint Cup title
November 20, 2011

Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards engaged in a battle for the ages in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale.

In the end, it was Stewart who snared the Ford 400 win -- and the 2011 Sprint Cup championship. It is Stewart's third series title and came in a tiebreaker scenario. The drivers ended the season equal in points, but Stewart's five wins compared to Edwards' one secured the title.
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Was an exciting race . . .
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« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2011, 07:39:45 AM »

Whether fired or "mutual agreement" -- both Busch brothers have some real anger management problems IMO

Kurt Busch fired from Penske Racing

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2011-12-04/kurt-busch-fired-from-penske-racing?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl2%7Csec3_lnk3%7C117637
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« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2011, 09:51:10 AM »

Whether fired or "mutual agreement" -- both Busch brothers have some real anger management problems IMO

Kurt Busch fired from Penske Racing

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2011-12-04/kurt-busch-fired-from-penske-racing?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl2%7Csec3_lnk3%7C117637

I can understand competitiveness, I can understand a fair amount of ego and etc. in this sport, but those with anger management issues are dangerous.  No place for uncontrolled rages on the track.  

Let me clarify my last post, please.  Although Kurt Busch was fired for bad off-track behavior (he was in the garage), he has anger management issues and I think this can bleed on over to the track.  He's a loose cannon.  And what he did is very bad for the image of racing.  There are many families that watch NASCAR, and what Kurt Busch tarnishes the image of NASCAR and Penske racing.    And there are a number of drivers that don't have rides.  If Kurt Busch couldn't behave himself, then I think there is probably a driver that deserves to drive in his place.  JMHO 
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« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2011, 09:38:03 PM »

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/7318821/nascar-kurt-busch-learns-hard-lesson-penske-racing?google_editors_picks=true
Kurt Busch learns lesson the hard way
December 5, 2011

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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2012, 04:59:39 PM »



http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor/nascar/story/2012-02-17/Jimmie-Johnson-car-fails-early-inspection-at-Daytona/53135778/1
NASCAR confiscates part from Jimmie Johnson's car at Daytona
By Nate Ryan, USA TODAY
February 17, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR confiscated the C post Friday of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet during a prerace inspection for the Daytona 500.

NASCAR officials said the piece of sheet metal, which connects the roof to the rear quarter panel, was modified in a way not permitted in the rulebook.

NASCAR is allowing the five-time Sprint Cup champion's team to fix the area of the race car. Hendrick Motorsports was flying down new bodywork for the car today, and the team planned to have its car through inspection Saturday before the first practice. Front-row qualifying for the biggest race of the season is Sunday.
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