Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Fans for NASCAR

Should NASCAR buy new fans?
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

The title says it all. Click on title to see enclosed image.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Off The Wall Racing News

What's going on during the off-season?

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Monday, December 20, 2010

2010 Motoring Awards...with a twist of Lugnut

Yes, it's that time of the year where, for the first time since I started this, I get to swap the tuxedo for some boardies as I am jetting off home for Christmas...provided YVR and LAX don't get snowed in over the next 24 hours.

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.

Orlando Magic pull trigger on Gilbert Arenas trade

Saturday, December 18, 2010

12 Car Numbers of Christmas

Sorry, no Lords a leaping.
Hit title and sing along.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Off The Wall Racing News

Racing News, Opinions, Polls and more...

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Tom Walkinshaw: 1946 - 2010

Tom Walkinshaw passed away over the weekend after battling with cancer. If you're wondering who Mr Walkinshaw is, here's a brief montage of his involvement in motorsport (founder of Tom Walkinshaw Racing) around the globe for the last couple of decades.

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.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow: Mall of America Field buckles under pressure (video caption contest)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

R.I.P. Wayne (not just another Dale Earnhardt fan)

Born January 13, 1952, to the late Bill Powell and Dorothy Blalock Powell Watson, Wayne was the oldest of two children. He was followed by a brother, Tommy Watson. He joined an extended family, George and Glinda Blalock and their two daughters, Beverly and Cindy. Married to the late Janice Yates, but later divorced, Wayne remained single until his death on December 4, 2010. Wayne was an avid fisherman, loved racing, loved his friends and watching his big screen TV! He never turned away a stray dog and owned several dobermans during his lifetime. His trade was an auto body repairman. He graduated from Athens Tech but learned more from his Uncle George who was about the best around when it came to fixing a wrecked car! Wayne worked for Boswell Motors, Brack Rowe Chevrolet and Barrett Dodge among others, and after his Uncle George retired, he helped his uncle with odd jobs occassionally. Wayne will be remembered for his love of music, the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, southern rock, even partying with the Allman Brothers in Macon, GA back in the day. He met Ronnie McDowell and attended a lot of his concerts. Wayne left this world with an humble heart, healed from pain of a disfunctional family, and headed to a place called Heaven where he would meet Jesus, his parents, grandparents, his Uncle George and Dale Earnhardt! We will miss you, Wayne!




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

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Turn Out The Lights

Turn out the lights,
The party's over

RIP Dandy Don

Friday, December 3, 2010

Super Cell!

I've always thought it would be something to head out to the plains states during tornado season and chase down some of those huge storms just to get a feel for them...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2010 Motorsport Awards...Lugnuts style

Yes, it's getting to that time of year again where we (well, more 'I' I suppose since I write it...but you guys contribute too!) dish out the prestigious awards from all motorsport categories around this planet. Sadly, despite Kristen's best protests, I cannot include horseracing as they don't have a combustion engine...even though you can measure them in horsepower.

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 :)

Is the NFL ready yet to name Michael Vick its MVP?

Off the Wall Racing News

Racing News, Thoughts and Opinions...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

NASCAR 2010 in Review

Little looky-loo back at the season.
Click to stop the madness.


Friday, November 26, 2010

A Little Levity!

What do you or rather how do you think?

Captions Please!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hendrick shuffles crew chiefs and teams for 2011

The most successful organization in NASCAR has already made big changes for 2011. Did Rick Hendrick just help end his own dynasty? Click on the title.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rating the Ford 400

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for the race at Homestead is up. Just click on the title.

Twelve helpful hints for Erik Spoelstra

Off the Wall Racing News

Racing News, Thoughts and Opinions

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Monday, November 22, 2010

TNQC and TNRC after Homestead

Final one for the year...wish you could import excel into this thing, my poor fingers!

View From The Flagstand

The last View of 2010. Maybe.
3 months until the Daytona 500!

Presenting Your Newest Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver: Andy Reid

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- 2010 Ford 400

The final GBU of the 2010 season is up. Click. Read. Comment.

Final Chat!

Better late than never...I am sure everyone is already glued to the TV!

Chat it up!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Boys, Have At It



DJ Steve Porter has an idea of how he would tell the 2010 NASCAR story. Check out his personal remix of the "Boys Have At It" collection of sound from this year.

The Great Lug Nuts Race To The Finish!

Who's driving the four horse power rig with the white ponies sponsored by the Arabs???

Good Luck to all!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Right Sides Only

A Chase that lives up to the hype... and TV ratings are only down double digits.
Send 'em out with a bang!
Click, click, bang!

The Trifecta- The Final Countdown Edition

Greetings, race fans. Here we are at the end of another exciting Trifecta season, and the chase for the coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy comes down to four players- Tez, Hanny. CR. and Kristen. The championship scenarios look like this:

1.) If Tez wins, the Trophy is his.
2.) If Hanny wins, the Trophy is his by virtue of the perfect score tiebreaker.
3.) If CR wins, the Trophy is his by virtue of the perfect score tiebreaker.
4.) If Kristen wins AND gets a perfect score, the trophy is hers. If she wins and does not get a perfect score, then we will count 1st place picks (2nd and 3rd place picks, of necessary). If a tie remains after all of that, duplicate trophies will be awarded.

Now on to the races.

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Homestead, Friday November 19; green flag drops at 8:18pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Homestead. Saturday November 20; green flag drops at 4:45 pm ET (entry list)

3.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Homestead, Sunday November 21; green flag drops at 1:15pm ET (entry list)

Good luck, and let's go racing.

Hail or Rail Scale, Part II: LeRon McClain, Erik Spoelstra, Antonio Margarito, Cecil Newton, Lakers, Jazz, Steve Spurrier and Kevin Love

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NASCAR driver, UPS deliver - Business

NASCAR driver, UPS deliver - Business

Oh, oh, oh, what I would give to receive this prize!

Off the Wall Racing News

World-Wide Racing News, Thoughts and Opinions...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Reflections on the 2010 NASCAR season

My perspective on the season. Click on the title to see and feel free to share your perspective.

Weekly Caption Contest pokes fun at Miami Heat and the Big Three

Rating the Kobalt Tools 500

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Sunday's race in Phoenix is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pit Wars!

And then there's one...


Will the Evil Empire prevail?

View From The Flagstand

No late-race cautions at PIR
Hmmmm
Click the title for full conspiracy theory

Predicting the future in sports? No thanks.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- 2010 Kobalt Tools 500

This week's GBU is up. Feel free to do what you do best.

Rumble in the Desert - Phoenix chat

Welcome to Arizona, check your tempers at the borders nd bring your 'A' game or your title hopes are over.

- 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

Phoenix Pit Selections

Check out my analysis of the three Chasers' pit stall selections for Phoenix. Click on the title to see.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our Daily Meditation

Ready to relax and unwind?



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Can Pastrana Save NASCAR?

Finally, a real talent comes to NASCAR
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Right Sides Only

Rattlers, Coyotes, and Cacti,
Oh my!
Click for more corn!

The Trifecta- Desert Rose Edition

Greetings race fans. Another week and another chance for another rare Kylefecta. The NASCAR boys and girls will be in the Arizona desert while the F1 boys will be racing for the series championship in Abu Dhabi.

In the chase for the coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy, the championship has come down to four: CR, Hanny, Kristen, and Tez with 5 wins each.

In case you missed it last week, in the event of a tie fir the championship, the tie will be broken as follows:

1.) # of perfect scores
2.) # of 1st place drivers picked
3.) # of 2nd place drivers picked
4.) # of 3rd place drivers picked

If a tie remains after all that, duplicate trophies will be awarded.

Now on to the races:

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Phoenix, Friday November 12; green flag drops at 8:18pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Phoenix, Saturday November 13; green flag drops at 4:45pm ET (entry list)

3.) The F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Sunday November 14; green flag drops at 8:00am ET

4.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Phoenix, Sunday November 14; green flag drops at 3:15pm ET

Good luck, and let's go racing.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Off the Wall Racing News

Thoughts and opinions...

Just click the title, all right?

Rating the AAA Texas 500

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Sunday's race is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, November 8, 2010

View From The Flagstand

Texas in my rearview mirror...
Clicka

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly -- 2010 AAA Texas 500

This week's GBU is up. You know what to do.

Texas race chat

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

Are They Kidding????

Just stumbled upon this article from SI-

Brazilian officials may prosecute F1 driver Felipe Massa if he helps teammate Fernando Alonso win Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Open wheel guys chime in.

Clue-less: A tale of five NFL coaches

Friday, November 5, 2010

Will he or won't he?

Mark Webber is the only one who knows what's best for Mark Webber...whether that decision changes should he becomes the first Australian to win the F1 title in 30 years (and the third ever behind Sir Jack and AJ) though is anyone's guess.

The Golden Turkey Award

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching my thoughts turn to Turkeys...

Please click the title.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Right Sides Only

Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas

Click for info

An apology letter to Raheem Morris

The Trifecta- Three To Go Edition

Greetings, race fans!! The NASCAR season is winding down with 3 races left on the schedule. That means three more opportunities for Hanny to capture another Kylefecta. The F1 season is also coming to its conclusion with 2 races left.

In the chase for the coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy, CR, Tez, and Kristen are tied with 5 wins each. Hanny is hot on their heels with 4 wins, and Moseby still has a shot at the title with 3 wins.

This week's races take us to the DFW metroplex with a side trip to Brazil for a cup of coffee.

On to the races-

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Texas, Friday November 5; green flag drops at 9:19pm ET (entry list)

2. The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Texas, Saturday November 6; green flag drops at 1:11pm ET (entry list)

3.) The F1 Brazilian Grand Prix from Sao Paulo, Sunday November 7; green flag drops at 11:00am ET (entry list)

4.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Texas, Sunday November 7; green flag drops at 3:16pm ET (entry list)

Good luck and lets go racing.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

View From The Flagstand

Did J Burton smooch Jr Nation's caboose?
Click for more.

Rating the Amp Energy Juice 500

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Sunday's race is up. Just click on the title.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- Amp Energy 500

This week's GBU is up. Feel free to come in and say "Trick or Treat!"

Drivers' Halloween Costumes

What the NASCAR drivers are wearing for trick-or-treating.

Trick the tritle.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A contributing author's thoughts about Brett Favre

Frustrated SF Giant Fan Has to Write!

Whether you're into baseball or not, this is a good story...

Click on the title and Enjoy!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Off the Wall Racing News

Some different Racing News...

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Tulare Motorsports Complex Debacle

Just what we need when times are tough... Legal gridlock.

Rating the Tums Fast Relief 500

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Sunday's race at Martinsville is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, October 25, 2010

View From The Flagstand

NASCAR finally has a decent Chase, with great racing, and no one's watching....
Ready, aim, click.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- 2010 Tums Fast Relief 500

This week's GBU is up. Click. Read. Comment.

Hotdog relie....uh, Tums Hotdog....October Martinsville Race Chat

And so, with the Chase looking to be a three horse race....pun very much intended after CR and my dismal effort last night with swapping a Prancing Horse for a Wounded Bull....can anyone make this race interesting and push the grandfather clock on top of Vader and the Hamster?

Other questions:
- 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

The Trifecta- Hot Diggity Dog Edition

Greetings, race fans. Time once again to get your picks in for the Trifecta, but before you go running off to the concession stand for a Martinsville hot dog, there is an administrative matter to take care of.

CR was found to be in violation of Section K9 of the Trifecta rules (click here for details). After a meeting in the big black, tan and white hauler, CR was fined 15 doggy treats and placed on scooper duty for this weekend's races.

Now that the unpleasantness :o) is out of the way, let's get on to the races:

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Martinsville, Saturday October 23; green flag drops at 1:16pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from St. Louis, Saturday October 23; green flag drops at 3:45pm ET (entry list)

3.) The F1 South Korean Grand Prix, Sunday October 24; green flag drops at 2:00am ET (entry list)

4. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Martinsville, Sunday October 24; green flag drops at 1:13pm ET (entry list)

Good luck, and don't eat too may hot dogs.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kahne is Toast! Well, Sort Of...

The Charlotte Observer is reporting this evening (Wed. Oct. 20th) that Richard Petty Motorsports has released Kasey Kahne effective immediately.


Click on the title to go to Jim Utter's article.

Right Sides Only

Hotdogs.... and Tums? Must be Martinsville.
Click for fast relief.

Weekly caption contest celebrates Nolan Ryan, George Bush and the Texas Rangers

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Cost of Infidelity

With Bret Favre now on the rotisserie accused of indescretions with a member of the opposite sex, here's some sobering news for all of you highly paid sports jocks that happen to be married...

I'm tellin' ya... All ya gotta do is click the title.

Tim Richmond 30 for 30

Tonight, Tuesday 10-19-10, A Tim Richmond documentary airs on ESPN at 8pm ET. Richmond was one of a kind. The best way I could describe him would be that he was a cross between Joe Namath and Evel Knievel... that kind of talent and charisma.

For those that got into NASCAR after Richmond's time, this is a chance to see how it used to be.... back in the good old days.

ESPN Press Release.....

Tim Richmond Featured in Tuesday Night ESPN ’30 for 30’ Film


Former NASCAR driver Tim Richmond, a star of the sport before his death from AIDS in 1989, will be the subject of a documentary airing on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN as part of ESPN Films’ critically acclaimed film series 30 for 30 Presented by Cadillac.


Tim Richmond: To the Limit, produced for ESPN by the Emmy-winning NASCAR Media Group,tells the story of Richmond with the words of many who knew him well and some who competed against him on the track. Former NASCAR drivers Darrell Waltrip and Richard and Kyle Petty, champion team owner Rick Hendrick, movie director Hal Needham, famed racing promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, ESPN reporters Dr. Jerry Punch and Ed Hinton, Richmond’s sister Sandy Welsh and friends from his hometown of Ashland, Ohio, are among those appearing in the film.


Click HERE to view a trailer of the film.


NASCAR Boss Going Under Cover

No, it's not Brian France; however, on this Sunday's episode of Undercover Boss (CBS), Steve Phelps- NASCAR Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer- will be going undercover within the NASCAR organization. The preview for the show showed him mostly working at race tracks and with race teams as a pit crew member. This brings up a whole slew of questions.

1.) Kristen, as a member of the NASCAR Fan Council, what if anything can you tell us about Mr. Phelps?

2.) How deep in the bowels of NASCAR does he work? It seems to me that the Chief Marketing Officer would be pretty well known by most of the race teams.

3.) NASCAR maintains that the race teams are independent contractors. Doesn't a NASCAR officer going undercover as a race team member contradict that?

4.) Will we see any noticeable changes in NASCAR because of this or is Brain-dead just humoring the disgruntled masses?

Ready, set, discuss.

Rating the Bank of America 500

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Saturday night's race in Charlotte is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I'm Telling......Kristen, CR tricked me!!!

Kristen,
On SPINOUT: RIGHT SIDES ONLY.....
CR_Racing said...
My picks for the Trifecta;
NNS...Harvick
Cup...Johnson
NFL...49'ers LOL, they can't loose that many game in a row!
so I come along and write:
ATHENS said...
My picks for the Trifecta;
NNS...Brad
Cup...Jamie
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!
lol j/k
Have a great week, everybody!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

News From Around NASCAR

All the latest?

Click the title.

Rating the Pepsi Max 400

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Sunday's race is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Races Within The Races


The Short, Intermediate and Long Track Championships...


Click it or Ticket!

View From The Flagstand

That's not smog, that's Smoke!

Click for Cali

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- 2010 Pepsi Max 400

This week's GBU is up. You know the drill.

Race Chat- Fontana

Questions for the race-

1.) On a scale of 1 to 10 how boring will this race be?

2.) What will be JJ's winning margin?

3.) Exactly what's in those vacation videos of Kurt's?

Talk amongst yourselves.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm Feelin' Kind of Pollish Again...

How do you feel about...

Clicking the title?

Kyle Busch Sets New Track Record In NASCAR Testing At Gresham Motorsports Park



click the title for the story!

The Trifecta- Another Boring Race In California Edition

Greetings, race fans! Well, the IRL wrapped up its 2010 campaign last week, and soon we will reach the finale of another exciting Trifecta season. In the chase for the Coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy, tez still stands alone with 5 wins, but CR, Hanny, and last week's winner Kristen are nipping at his heels.

This week's races find the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series at California while F1 heads to Japan.

The races:

1.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from California, Saturday October 9; green flag drops at 4:46pm ET (entry list)

2.) The F1 Japan Grand Prix, Sunday October 10; green flag drops at 2:00am ET

3. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from California, Sunday October 10; green flag drops at 3:16pm ET (entry list)

Good luck and let's go racing!

NOTE: The Trifecta will be off next week (not enough races on the schedule).

South Park goes NASCAR

It had a few funny moments, but not one of their better eps.
You don't have to be "poor and stupid" to click the title.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What was Found in Sinkhole at CMS?

Top ten list from the Sinkhole.
Didn't include Jr's driving ability. Hmmm....

Click for the top-10.

Right Sides Only

Welcome to Fontucky!
Jimmie's Playground...

Click da title.

Who the hell is Maverick Carter?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Let's Party!

Want to party like a rock star for free?
Want to get face to face with your favorite drivers?
How's Las Vegas sound to you?

Click the title!

BTW... Look what showed up at Charlotte Motor Speedway...

Sinkhole City, Baby!

Random Thought From the Beagle

Point, click, laugh, comment.

TNQC and TNRC after Kansas

Oops, forgot to link it on here last night.

Rating the Price Chopper 400

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Sunday's race is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Vexing about Hexing!


Let's think about this, shall we?

Clicking the title will take you to another place in time...

View From The Flagstand

Thanks, NASCAR!!
Where is the sarcasm font?
Clicky, click, click. The title.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- Price Chopper 400

This week's GBU is up. I apologize for the two-week absence, but the crew was moving during that time. Now we're up and running again.

They said what?!? Albert Haynesworth on the Redskins, Evan Longoria on Rays fans and an end to our mosquito crisis

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Best. Theory. Ever!

Don't suspend too much belief.....

Click.... Pow!

The Trifecta- Home on the Range Edition

Greetings, race fans! This week's Trifecta finds us "Home on the Range" (Kansas's state song) for NASCAR action with a side trip to Miami for Indy Car's season finale.

Despite a valiant effort by Kristen and moseby last week (both were one win away from a perfect score) Tez managed to hold on for the win and take the lead in the chase for the Coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy. No need to panic, though. With six races still left on the schedule, everyone is still in the hunt (of course, it would take JJ-like domination for some of us to pull it off).

This week's races:

1.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Kansas, Saturday October 2; green flag drops at 3:46pm ET (entry list)

2.) The IRL season finale from Homestead/Miami, Saturday October 2; green flag drops at 7:00pm ET (entry list)

3.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Kansas, Sunday October 3; green flag drops at 1:16pm ET (entry list)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rating the AAA 400

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Sunday's race is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, September 27, 2010

View From The Flagstand

Now, this is the Chase as we remembered it...

click title 48 times

And then there were three?

While Lewis and Mark were banging wheels, Fernando and Sebastian were romping away at the front...so the title race is still wide open.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

10th UGA football player arrested this year

click the title.....

Dover Chat

It's race time and we might get lucky and see some more hard racing again this weekend. Whose around to chat!!

David Beckham hires help

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ready to Rumble?

How can New Hampshire be topped?

Here we go...


Click that title!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sponsors Make The World Go Around

What's going on here?

Not good news...

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Wild and wacky rulings

With the talk about the #33 car being an ant's...uh, leg width outside the limits, I figured we could have a post about what you reckon is the worst/weirdest/silliest/etc penalty you've witnessed in motorsport?

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?

The Trifecta- We Are Family Edition

Greetings, race fans. By now, you're wondering what the heck does the title for this week's Trifecta have to do with racing. The answer is simple- absolutely nothing. I've been researching my family tree and found some pretty interesting things. So that got my curiosity up and brings us to this -week's totally non -racing question-
Who's the most interesting person in your family tree?

And who knows? We might find out that some of us are distant cousins.

On to the races-

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Las Vegas, Saturday September 25; green flag drops at 9:49pm ET (entry list).

2.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Dover, Saturday September 25; green flag drops at 3:45pm ET (entry list)

3.) The F1 Singapore Grand Prix, Sunday, September 26; green flag drops at 8:00am ET (entry list)

4.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Dover, Sunday September 26; green flag drops at 1:15pm ET (entry list)

Good luck, and let's go racing!!

Right Sides Only

On the rocket ship to Chase race two in Dover.

Click to board....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bowyer Cheated

Post race inspections on Clint Bowyer's winning Chevy, Sunday at NHMS resulted in a 150 point deduct and six week suspensions for his crew chief and car chief.

What a way to kick off the Chase!

It seems that parts of the #33 RCR Chevy did not match the pre-scanned barcodes that NASCAR had on record. Two weeks ago at Richmond NASCAR officials warned RCR that the #33 had pushed the envelope as far as possible, and gave the team a warning.

Weekly Caption Contest pokes fun at Mark Richt and the 1-2 Georgia Bulldogs

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Concert Review: Public Enemy

Rating the Sylvania 300

This week it's your turn to rate the race at New Hampshire. Just click on the title.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Who's Bringin' Home The Bacon?

A look who brings home the NASCAR purses plus a few words about start and parkers...

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View From The Flagstand

Loudon was exciting? Wow, this may be the year that the Chase lives up to the hype.

Another Gem!

Picked this up off Yahoo.com - gotta give the drivers props for being willing to do ANYTHING to promote the Chase...make sure you watch til the end!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A belated 2010 Winter Olympics post

A special request, asked by klv, after finding out where I went yesterday.

Loudon Race Chat

Oh Gawd this pre-race is a little painful...now I am remembering why I don't typically watch it!

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

Who Said That?

How well do you know the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers?

A little test...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Right Sides Only

The Chase is nigh,
he said through a sigh.
Just ten weeks to go,
Why must it move so slow.

More brilliance is a click away... lol

The Trifecta- And So It Begins Edition

Greetings, race fans. Time once again for that easiest of all fantasy racing games, the Trifecta. This week's races find the Chase for the Sprint Cup gearing up, while the Indy guys and gals are winding down their season.

In the chase for the Coveted Triple Lug Nut trophy, we have a three-way tie between CR, tez, and hanny with 4 wins each. Klv and moseby are hot on their heels with 3 wins each. Jon and Athens each have two wins, and well, let's just say that Dwindy and the Beagle are still in it mathematically.

On to this week's races:

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from New Hampshire, Saturday September 18; green flag drops at 3:19pm ET (entry list)

2.) The IRL race from Japan, Sunday September 19; green flag drops at 12:00am(midnight) ET (entry list)

3.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup race from New Hampshire, Sunday September 19; green flag drops at 1:15pm ET (entry list)

Please check the entry lists to make sure your driver is entered in the race.

Good luck, and let's go racing!

Chase fields for the TNC's

The likeable JMac hung onto his spot in the RC while no changes in the QC from when I last posted these things a couple weeks ago.

Chumpservations, Vol. 17: Aroldis Chapman, Troy Polamalu, Yankees-Rays and the persecution of Roger Clemens

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Are You Pulling for the Right Driver?

A Different Look at Fandom...

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Rating the Air Guard 400

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for the race at Richmond is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Racing By The Numbers

26 Down, 10 to go...

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!

View From The Flagstand

Last look back at that Richmond parade...

Chumping to Conclusions about Alabama, Boise State, Terrelle Pryor, UCLA, Tennessee, Steve Spurrier, Donovan McNabb, Calvin Johnson and when a complet

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Is the 2010 F1 title the one no one wants to win?

Will the driver who wants to win it this year please stand up? With five races to go, it's anyone's guess.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- 2010 Air Guard 400

This week's GBU is up. Feel free to click on the title. Read, then comment.

Richmond Race Chat

Not sure Night Ranger is all that fitting to honor 9/11 but I know we can thank all the first responders, emergency service workers and the military ourselves.

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

The Trifecta- Carry Me Back To Old Virginny Edition

Greetings, race fans. This week's Trifecta is a straight 3 up, 3 down edition. The NASCAR Nationwide and Cup drivers are in the capitol of the Confederacy, while F1 travels to Italy.

In the Chase for the Coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy, CR and tez top the leaderboard with 4 wins each.

On to this week's races:

1.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Richmond, Friday September 10; green flag drops at 7:43pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Richmond, Saturday September 11; green flag drops at 7:43pm ET (entry list)

3.) The F1 Italian Grand Prix from Monza, Sunday September 12; green flag drops at 8:00am ET (entry list)

Good luck and let's go racing.

NFL Preview: Part 2 (NFC)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Right Sides Only

Race to the Chase ends here.

Click title to enter.

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Unbelievable occurrences in NASCAR!

Click on the Title!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

View From The Flagstand

Smoke finally wins!

Click away.

Rating the Emory Healthcare 500

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Sunday night's race is up. Just click on the title.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Austin F1 Track Unveiled

Looks pretty decent...appears to be a few spots where passing could happen.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Right Sides Only

Doin' it in the dirty, dirty...

The Trifecta- The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia Edition

Greetings, race fans! With 10 races left in the 2010 Trifecta season, the chase for the coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy is still up for grabs. Everyone has visited Victory Lane at least once, and there is still no clear front runner for the championship. CR leads the standings with 4 wins.

This week finds the Trucks and Indy cars in Kentucky, while the Nationwide and Cup cars visit Atlanta.

The race line-up:

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Kentucky, Friday September 3; green flag drops at 8:18pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Atlanta, Saturday, September 4; green flag drops at 7:16pm ET (entry list)

3.) The IRL race from Kentucky, Saturday September 4; green flag drops at 9:00pm ET (entry list)

4.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Atlanta, Sunday September 5; green flag drops at 7:46pm ET (entry list)

There you have it. Good luck and let's go racing!

Chumpservations, Vol. 16 Wishful Thinking Edition: Randy Couture takes out Brett Favre, Roger Goodell AND fantasy football

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Is Sex Work?

Got Your attention?


Find out why this U.S. Marine PFC is smiling...
Click on the title!

Monday, August 30, 2010

SOS! College Football's Toughest 2010 Schedules


It's back... This weekend marks the beginning of the
2010 College Football Season!

Here's a look at who's got a tough road to hoe...

Click on the title!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Around the Racing World

It's raining... Nothin' to do until later...

This oughta get ya fired up!

Click on the title!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Non-Cup Weekend Trifecta

Anyone?

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.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Are You Pollish?

What's NASCAR Nation thinking?

This might give you an idea.
Click on it!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It Ain't Braggin' If You Can Do It!

Picture of cute little girl tellin' it like it is!

Click on that title!

Rating the Irwin Tools Night Race

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for the night race at Bristol is up. Just click on the title.

Dustin Johnson, parking tickets and the failure to pay attention

Monday, August 23, 2010

The TNC's are open for bragging rights

It's points, points, points with some stats thrown in, oh joy!

Out of the Box

A different take, a different scoring system...
Click the title!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

View From The Flagstand

How does it feel to witness history?
Pretty damn good.

Quit popping that Doublemint, and click the title.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- 2010 Irwin Tools 500

This week's GBU is up. Click. Read. Comment.

Bristol Race Chat

Hey everyone! Finally Katie gets to watch a race on television and not have to worry about the streaming video freezing up.

Questions for the evening:

1.) Will we see payback for past wrongs and who will it be?

2.) Will Gene(Hanahan) finally pull off the elusive "Kylefecta" or will Katie give in to temptation and utterly destroy the stuffed M&M in retaliation for last night's shenanigans?

Let's go racing!!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bristol!

Homage to Thunder Valley…

And a little Garth Brooks!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

View From The Flagstand

It's all here, folks.

Click to View.

The Trifecta- We Interrupt This Blog Edition

Greetings, race fans. This week's Trifecta comes early to accommodate the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Wednesday night.

This week provides another opportunity for Hanny to capture the elusive Kylefecta.

(Sorry about that, race fans. Unfortunately as the Trifecta was heading to post, Katie- our intrepid news hound- uncovered some disturbing news from the Duncan yo-yo factory.)

Now on to the races:

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Bristol, Wednesday August 18; green flag drops at 8:16pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Bristol; Friday August 20; green flag drops at 8:13pm ET (entry list)

3.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Bristol, Saturday August 21; green flag drops at 7:43pm ET (entry list)

4.) The IRL race from Sonoma, Sunday August 22; green flag drops at 5:50pm ET

I will get the entry list up for the IRL race as soon as it becomes available.

Good luck and let's go racing,


Breaking News

Point, click, comment

Move Over Race of Champions...

Want to see Castroneves, Power, Franchitti, Villeneuve, Brabham and Pruett battling it out on the streets?

Rating the Carfax 400

The Monday Morning Crew Chief rating for Sunday's race is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, August 16, 2010

2010 Sprint Cup... What's Goin' On Here?

Are we in the midst of one of the greatest runs in auto racing history?

Give the title a click!

This Weekend's Most Exciting Race: Darlington

Among NASCAR's big three.... not even debatable.

Clicks for pics

Defending the flop: A practical look at bending the rules in sports

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- 2010 Carfax 400

This week's GBU is up. Come on in and comment!

50th Knoxville Nationals

The 50th running of the Knoxville Nationals will be televised on SPEED on August 28th.  You really need to see the last 5 laps, which show why sprint car racing is so exciting.

In the mean time, here are a few things I learned while at Knoxville.

Anyone Awake Out There?

ROLL CALL!



Anybody wanta talk? Michigan? ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz???

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Trucks @ Darlington

Too much going on today for a long post. I'll have pics and inside info tomorrow. Still looks like it may rain at any minute. Should be some great action tonight. I've got some good pics already and interviewed some crew members while they prepped the pits.

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.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Right Sides Only

Another track Jimmie hasn't won on. Hmmm.

Click, click, boom!

The Trifecta- The Hills Are Alive Edition

Greetings race fans. This week's Trifecta is an all NASCAR affair with all three premier series seeing action this weekend.

In the chase for the coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy, CR holds a 1 victory lead over Tez and Kristen; however, with 13 more "races" on the Trifecta schedule, it's still anybody's trophy (NASCAR standings should be this close).

On to the races:

1.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Michigan, Saturday August 14; green flag drops at 2:16pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Darlington, Saturday August 14; green flag drops at 7:48pm ET (entry list).

3.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Michigan, Sunday August 15; green flag drops at 1:16pm ET (entry list).

Good luck and let's go racing.

Please remember Jamie "FORENSIC" & Susan in the loss of Susan's brother, Tony.

May you feel our love embrace you during this difficult time.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Is this the 2011 Sprint Cup Schedule?

The Official Unofficial 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule...

How far off will this be?

Click on the title and see!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

View From The Flagstand

Heluva Good? Meh.

Click that trick!

Rating the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

The rating for Sunday's race at the Glen is up. Just click on the title.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships!

What a concept!

How's your driver doing? Click the title and see!

Carl, Kyle and Marcos go hat-trick hunting

But only one pulled it off as the Aussie crushed the field on Saturday.

NASCAR Question of the Moment



























So, I've been reading comments on various NASCAR sites, and curiosity got the better of me. Still, it is an interesting premise. Your question for today is:

If your favorite driver signed with a team that you absolutely despised(Hendrick, Roush, etc.), would you still follow that driver?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- 2010 Heluva Good! Snacks 400

This week's GBU is up. Click on title. Read and comment.

Watkins Glen chat

Will anyone knock Smoke off his perch?
Will Kurt get his revenge on Jimmie?
Will Marcos get redemption?
Will Boris be able to fit his helmet on over his hair?

Friday, August 6, 2010

In the Name of the Father

NY Times Magazine piece on Dale Jr. Kinda long, but very insightful.
Click title to read.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Does playing for the New York Yankees still hold meaning it once did?

The Trifecta- The Long And Winding Road Edition

Greetings race fans. Yep, it's that time of the week again. We're back on the road with another exciting edition of the Trifecta.

Last week, CR captured his 4th win of the season to vault himself once again to the top of the standings in the chase for the coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy.

3 of the 4 races this week are on road courses, while the Campling Workd Truck Series heads to Nashville. This begs two questions- why don't the trucks run a road course, and would a road course truck race be exciting to watch?

So, on to the races:

1.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Watkins Glen, Saturday August 7; green flag drops at 2:18pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Nashville, Saturday August 7 ; green flag drops at 9:19pm ET (entry list)

3.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Watkins Glen, Sunday August 8; green flag drops at 1:18pm ET (entry list)

4.) The IRL race from Mid-Ohio, Sunday August 8; green flag drops at 3:20pm ET (entry list)

Good luck, and let's go racing!!!

NASCAR Pulls Race From Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Atlanta Motor Speedway opened in 1960 and every year, for the last 50 years, it has hosted two of the elite NASCAR races. That all changes in 2011.

click the blue sentence.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Right Sides Only

Right Sides, and right turns this week...
Click on the title for a font full of info...

Remember Now

Early August 2010 in the world...

Please Click on the title.