Oct 05 2008

Jimmie Johnson Wins in Kansas, Stewart Takes Himself Out

I know this is a late posting, but I just wanted to make sure I commented on a couple things before they were too far in the past. The first was that attempted pass on Jimmie Johnson by Carl Edwards to win the race. I figured out why it didn’t work for him, he let off the gas, he had too. Anytime I have pulled a move like that in a Nascar race in any video game, you have to hold it too the floor and try to keep your momentum up, if, at any point, he let off the gas to straighten himself up, then that is where he screwed up.

Here’s a video with Carl talking about it.

It was one hell of a try in my opinion and hopefully we can see more all out action like this in the future. Nascar.com even put up an article with drivers with similar moves and stories here called Drivers respect Edwards’ last-lap effort at Kansas.

The other thing I thought was hilarious was when Tony Stewart wrecked himself when he tried to spin Brian Vickers during this race, because, earlier Vickers had kind of blocked Stewart in the pits, so I think he was trying to spin him as payback. Check it out.

Here is a great recap video from Joseph Foster that looks like it covers all of the highlights of the Stewart Vickers problems throughout the day.

Here is how they finished the race:
1 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 195/10 267 Running 364,411
2 34 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 175/5 267 Running 259,575
3 18 16 Greg Biffle Ford Sherwin Williams / 3M 165/0 267 Running 180,100
4 13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 160/0 267 Running 184,786
5 3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 160/5 267 Running 164,866
6 36 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 150/0 267 Running 156,411
7 37 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 146/0 267 Running 150,558
8 12 6 David Ragan Ford AAA Insurance 142/0 267 Running 114,550
9 14 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota Red Bull 138/0 267 Running 102,850
10 4 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Garmin 134/0 267 Running 137,120
11 30 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 135/5 267 Running 133,816
12 24 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 127/0 267 Running 110,825
13 11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / AMP Energy 124/0 267 Running 104,475
14 10 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet CARQUEST / Kellogg’s 126/5 267 Running 108,675
15 9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 118/0 267 Running 102,150
16 15 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel 115/0 267 Running 136,775
17 16 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 112/0 267 Running 102,250
18 2 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 109/0 266 Running 126,108
19 40 44 David Reutimann Toyota UPS 111/5 266 Running 91,250
20 42 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline 103/0 266 Running 120,808
21 8 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 100/0 266 Running 119,841
22 32 38 David Gilliland Ford Ford. Drive one. 97/0 266 Running 107,308
23 25 70 Tony Raines Chevrolet Haas Automation 94/0 266 Running 86,100
24 21 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 91/0 266 Running 124,761
25 7 21 Bill Elliott Ford Motorcraft 88/0 266 Running 102,770
26 17 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 85/0 266 Running 113,739
27 6 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Super Clean / Menards 82/0 266 Running 93,825
28 27 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 84/5 266 Running 100,125
29 19 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge LifeLock 81/5 266 Running 86,425
30 31 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 73/0 265 Running 84,675
31 26 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 70/0 265 Running 100,633
32 35 01 Regan Smith Chevrolet DEI / Principal Financial Group 67/0 265 Running 89,275
33 23 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Penske Truck Rental 64/0 265 Running 126,650
34 33 28 Travis Kvapil Ford Hitachi Power Tools 61/0 264 Running 109,039
35 29 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 63/5 264 Running 94,808
36 20 147 Marcos Ambrose Ford Little Debbie 55/0 264 Running 80,450
37 39 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Menards 52/0 264 Running 99,883
38 43 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row/DenverMattress.com 49/0 263 Running 80,000
39 28 96 Joey Logano Toyota DLP HDTV 46/0 263 Running 87,800
40 41 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot 43/0 260 Running 128,336
41 22 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 40/0 257 Running 88,922
42 38 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters 37/0 235 Running 79,205
43 5 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 39/5 229 Transmission 110,425

Here are the Chase for the cup standings after Kansas:
+1 Jimmie Johnson 5575 Leader 29 5 5 12 17 6,030,580
2 -1 Carl Edwards 5565 -10 29 1 6 14 22 6,332,320
3 — Greg Biffle 5545 -30 29 2 2 11 14 4,174,940
4 — Jeff Burton 5454 -121 29 0 1 5 15 4,452,800
5 — Kevin Harvick 5439 -136 29 0 0 6 15 4,475,030
6 +2 Jeff Gordon 5432 -143 29 3 0 10 14 4,702,210
7 -1 Clint Bowyer 5411 -164 29 0 1 4 13 3,650,720
8 +1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5385 -190 29 1 1 9 14 3,940,890
9 +1 Matt Kenseth 5383 -192 29 0 0 8 17 4,566,680
10 +1 Denny Hamlin 5332 -243 29 1 1 9 15 4,553,980
11 -4 Tony Stewart 5320 -255 29 0 0 9 14 5,212,500
12 — Kyle Busch 5264 -311 29 2 8 15 17 5,812,020

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