Friday, December 31, 2010
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Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Anyway, we've got a lot to get through and I'm sure you all don't want to hear me gloat over the fact that I'm going into summer while you are not...oops, don't read that bit.
Rookie of the Year - while Stenhouse did an amazing job to nab RotY in the Nationwide series, I have to say I was more impressed with Austin Dillon in the Trucks.
Race of the Year - it may not have been a race for the ages but I think given the names on the programme, the V8 Supercar 'Gold Coast 600' gets the nod in this one. The Said/Papis drag to the line at Montreal gets a very close second as it was the most exciting race all season.
Qualifier of the Year - for producing the best lap I've seen in a long time, in an underpowered car, on a greasy track, this one has to go to Nico Hulkenberg with his pole position at Brazil.
Team of the Year - Richard Childress Racing. Yes, Hendrick Motorsports won their fifth title on the trot and yes, Red Bull Renault walked away with both in F1 but considering where RCR were in 2009, they are mighty deserving of this one.
Pit Crew of the Year - tempted to give it to Jeff Gord...uh, Jimmie Johns...you see my problem here? Luckily, I don't have to as the winner of this can only be the Jim Beam Racing guys. Anyone who watched the final round of the V8's on Sunday will know what I'm talking about, but when 1, 2 and 3 in points all crashed on the wet track on the same lap at the same spot, the JBR #18 team got James Courtney's Ford back on track just in time to be classified a finisher while Jamie Whincup and Mark Winterbottom were DNF's. How important was it? Had James not been registered as finishing the race, the points battle would have been an absolute nailbiter going into Sunday's race.
Driver of the Year - a lot of worthy nominations but, I think ultimately, this one is pretty easy. Vader might have won five on the trot but he's still two behind Sebastien Loeb. The Frenchman won his seventh straight World Rally Championship...I still believe rally drivers are crazy.
Person of the Year - yeah, I was thinking Jim Hunter for this one as well.
Now on to the ones we really want to know:
Personality of the Year - with the new, gentler version of Kyle Busch seen leaving the JGR stable, that left us to look elsewhere for our entertainment...luckily for us, Brad Keselowski was there to fit the bill. He didn't have a great Cup season but he was pretty dang good in the Nationwide series.
Crash of the Year - Fabian Coulthard's barrel rolling effort in the Bathurst 1000 was mighty spectacular and he pips Keselowski for this one...although the pile up at Watkins Glen in the Nationwide race was higher on the funny scale.
Surprise of the Year - Juan Montoya. Considering how he blew Truex Jr out of the water in 2009, I have to say I thought he'd do the same to McMurray...it only took one race for Jamie to prove otherwise and, it seemed that Juan could never recover from that.
Miracle of the Year - Shame Hmiel.
Worst Looking Car Livery of the Year - can I give it to Denny Hamlin for not driving 'his' Sponsafier car? Didn't think so...so, it has to go to Matt Kenseth with his yellow and red effort of 'Jeramiah Weed' that he used at Charlotte in May. I reckon I can already given the 2011 one to Ambrose's Petty ones...they don't look that flash to me from the pictures.
Bone-headed Overtaking Attempt of the Year - Jeff Gordon at Sonoma. Take your pick, I'm pretty sure he hit someone on all 110 laps.
The 'Dental School' Award (who made the most jaws drop in a single moment) - race one of the Chase...I never thought I'd see the day that Loudon produced a corker of a race!
The 'Carved from Stone' Award - for not breaking in the face of one of the best F1 seasons ever, Sebastian Vettel did what he had to by winning the final two races and becoming the youngest champ in F1 history.
The 'Red Bull' Award - Brad Keselowski's ride at Atlanta looked to have this one all done and dusted...until Mark Webber's flyover of Valencia that is.
The 'Lucky Bugger' Award - Dario Franchitti...I presume he sent the Penske team some flowers after they screwed up Will Power's pitstop at Chicago, focring him into making a splash and go with five laps remaining. Dario went on to win the race before mowing down Will in the points to win back-to-back titles in Homestead.
The 'Anthony Hudson' Award - Jimmie Johnson wins this one for his so called 'bumpdraft' on Kurt Busch at Pocono. I'm not exactly sure what Hendrick Motorsports has against Penske's #2 but just when you think "he's not going to hit Kurt again is he?", he proves you wrong. I bet Brad will be rather nervous when he sees any HMS cars around him in 2011.
The 'Top Gear' Award - have to agree with Gene and give it to Danica. All the hype, having had her best year in Indycars in 2009, she didn't exactly set the tintop racing world on fire when she graced the Nationwide series with her presence.
The 'Brett Favre' Award (best comeback) - Kyle Busch made a huge push for this one with his Truck drive at Bristol in August but, I think this guy deserves it more...Jamie McMurray.
So, hopefully, that's it from me for 2010 from the Northern hemisphere. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Cutting his teeth in sportscars, he put Jaguar back on the map at LeMans.
The 7 time F1 champ won his first title in 1994.
Buying the underachieving Arrows team, he nearly pulled off a miracle win with Hill in 1997.
Yep, he was also a big reason why HRT are still top tier in the V8 Supercars.
He was 64 and leaves behind his wife, Martine, and two children, Ryan and Sean.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wayne, above in these photos, with Kevin Perry, who I babysat until I got married! Wayne is in the white t-shirt and at the top, with Kevin's family and crew at Peach State Speedway, now known as Gresham Motorsports Park.
I'll miss my big brother and I miss you guys, too. Maybe the internet will return soon and I can comment on your posts. Right now I can read it but can't comment on my cell phone. But there is life out there and I'll carry on! Love you, guys!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Here's the link to last years so you can see how we do this thing.
On to the categories:
- Rookie of the Year
- Race of the Year
- Qualifier of the Year (or qualifying lap of the year)
- Team of the Year
- Pit Crew of the Year
- Driver of the Year
- Person of the Year
- Personality of the Year
- Crash of the Year
- Surprise of the Year
- Miracle of the Year
- Worst looking car livery of the Year
- Bone-headed passing attempt of the Year
- Dental School Award
- Carved from stone Award
- Red Bull Award
- Lucky Bugger Award
I'm adding a few new categories this year:
The 'Anthony Hudson' Award - Mr Hudson is an Australian AFL commentator who said during a match "I see it, but I do not believe it!". This differs from the Dental School Award as this one includes those moments where you go "I bet....happens" and, not even five minutes later, it does.
The 'Top Gear' Award - their motto is 'ambitious, but rubbish' and refers to the challenges the shows Producers give them (designing a car that can be used as a space shuttle for example). This award is geared towards those people and/or teams that talked the talk but required alternate means of transport to walk the walk instead.
The 'Brett Favre' Award - no, not for 'that pass', but his comebacks instead. Whether it's a team/person who was nowhere last year but a star in 2010 or looked down and out during a race yet found a way back to the front, this one's for you.
Remember, any motorsport category can be nominated (from DTM to NHRA to WRC...I won't exclude anything) and, if you can, any links to videos would be helpful (thinking of the Bone-head awards) in making the final choices :)
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
- will any of the top 3 fall out?
- will Rocketman complete the season sweep here?
- will the commentators mention the Danica incident yesterday during the broadcast?
* and congrats to Red Bull Renault and Sebastian Vettel for winning both titles in F1 for 2010.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Assuming you're all not sleeping in....
- will Sammy take out Vader like he did quite effectively last year?
- will the title battle still rival the one in F1 or will it pretty much be done after today?
- which Jamie McMurray will show up; the one who has won 3 races or the one who struggles to crack the top 20?
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
- will the non-chasers pinch a second race from the top 12?
- will anyone finish the race without any damage at all on their car (pace car included)?
- will Jeff Burton smack that wall that juts out at the start of his pit box?
- how much profit will Tums make with all those hotdogs that'll be sold today?
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
On SPINOUT: RIGHT SIDES ONLY.....
My picks for the Trifecta;
NFL...49'ers LOL, they can't loose that many game in a row!
so I come along and write:
My picks for the Trifecta;
SEC...DAWGS LOL, they can't loose that many games!
ALL MY CHOICES WON, SO SINCE WE'RE THE ONLY TWO THAT PLAYED, DON'T I WIN THIS WEEK?
He tricked me! I should get a win!
Have a great week, everybody!!!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
click the title for the story!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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Friday, October 1, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
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For me, there are two that stand out, both in F1; Montoya's drive-through in the 2002 Malaysian GP when he went side-by-side with Michael Schumacher, who understeered into the Williams yet Juan was judged to be in the wrong despite leaving the Ferrari plenty of room...he still went on to finish second that day.
The second being the 2008 Belgian race which saw a titanic scrap on a damp track at the end between Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton. Lewis slithered past at the bus-stop chicane but missed his braking point so he gave the spot back to Kimi before nailling him under brakes for the hairpin. Unfortunately, the officials said Lewis hadn't given Kimi enough time ahead and slapped 20 seconds onto his finishing time which gifted the win to Kimi's teammate, Felipe Massa, after the Finn had crashed on the last lap.
Over to you guys...got any head-scratchers?
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Ok! Stop the presses - Chase begins today in case you didn't know!
And we appear to have another tight race in the Trifecta so if nothing else, that should keep the race interesting.
Whose around to chat!?
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Who's going to win the various NASCAR Cup Championships? We've already crowned a road course winner. How's it stand on the long, short and intermediate track championships?
Then, why not winners in the Chase?
Finally, who wins the 2010 Chase when Racing by the Numbers?
Click the title!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time for racing - lets hope some of the locked-in Chasers let it all hang out or it could be a long night.
Are we doing shots every time they mention the points separating 12th and 13th?
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Trucks - from Chicagoland tonight (9pm EST)
Indycars - see above tomorrow night (8pm EST)
Formula 1 - from Belgium (possibly the best track on the planet) Sunday morning (8am EST)
Nationwide - from Montreal on Sunday afternoon (2pm EST)
pick a trio wisely...or not, doesn't really matter since it's entirely your choice I guess.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
These drivers are great with the fans, especially the little kids. They let anyone on pit road before the race and the drivers were all there to sign autographs and pose for pics with the fans. NASCAR at least does one thing right, as this goes a long way to build future fans with the youngsters.
It's race time. See ya later.
I may put something up late tonight if I get home early enough.