Posts tagged: Dover

Sep 26 2009

Johnson on Pole for Second Chase Race

Blah blah blah, Jimmie Johnson on the pole, blah blah blah. Hehe

1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 157.356 22.878 Leader
2 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Polaroid 156.699 22.974 -0.096
3 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 156.393 23.019 -0.141
4 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 156.284 23.035 -0.157
5 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 155.979 23.080 -0.202
6 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 155.871 23.096 -0.218
7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 155.777 23.110 -0.232
8 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T 155.555 23.143 -0.265
9 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 155.494 23.152 -0.274
10 98 Paul Menard Ford Energizer / Menards 155.434 23.161 -0.283
11 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 155.373 23.170 -0.292
12 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 155.353 23.173 -0.295
13 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 155.193 23.197 -0.319
14 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Kellogg’s / Carquest 155.045 23.219 -0.341
15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 154.992 23.227 -0.349
16 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 154.905 23.240 -0.362
17 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 154.832 23.251 -0.373
18 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet TRG Motorsports 154.639 23.280 -0.402
19 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Super 8 154.633 23.281 -0.403
20 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 154.606 23.285 -0.407
21 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 154.573 23.290 -0.412
22 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Burger King 154.533 23.296 -0.418
23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 154.480 23.304 -0.426
24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Amp Energy 154.407 23.315 -0.437
25 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 154.288 23.333 -0.455
26 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge Valvoline 154.136 23.356 -0.478
27 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox 154.070 23.366 -0.488
28 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 153.879 23.395 -0.517
29 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 153.807 23.406 -0.528
30 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 153.557 23.444 -0.566
31 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Camping World 153.440 23.462 -0.584
32 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Vaseline Men Body Lotion 153.387 23.470 -0.592
33 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 153.211 23.497 -0.619
34 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy’s Geek Squad 153.107 23.513 -0.635
35 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 153.074 23.518 -0.640
36 09 Mike Bliss Dodge Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 153.029 23.525 -0.647
37 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell 152.938 23.539 -0.661
38 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 152.873 23.549 -0.671
39 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull 152.620 23.588 -0.710
40 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 152.046 23.677 -0.799
41 96 Bobby Labonte Ford DLP 152.001 23.684 -0.806
42 37 Tony Raines Dodge Long John Silver’s 151.547 23.755 -0.877
43 36 Michael McDowell Toyota Wave Energy Drink 151.388 23.780 -0.902

Did Not Qualify
44 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Morgan McClure Motorsports 149.247 24.121 -1.243

Jun 01 2009

Johnson Pulls it Out at the End

Looked like Tony Stewart might get his first win on Sunday, but a hard charging Jimmie Johnson had a different ending in mind.

Jimmie Johnson won the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway this past Sunday and even though he dominated most of the race, a bad pit stop forced him to restart in eighth and race his way past Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart and others to take the lead with only a couple or three laps to go. I wasn’t really rooting for anyone at the end, but it was some good racing, Jimmie was coming like a rocket ship and Tony kept trying to keep him out of his groove to slow his momentum, but there was only so much Tony could do. Once Jimmie was past him, there was no way Tony was going to catch him to lay the bumper on him, so it was all over but the celebrating.

Tony did take the points lead from Jeff Gordon, who finished in 26th a couple laps down, but the points lead doesn’t really matter anymore, Gordon has dominated all year long during the chase before and still not won the championship. All Gordon needs to do now is win more races and get some bonus points to start off good in the chase and keep running good the rest of the way. Of course, that’s all everyone needs to do and it’s always easier said than done.

After the big story this past week of Dale Earnhardt Jr. being separated from his cousin Tony Eury Jr., they managed a respectable 12th place finish, but I believe Dale averages at least a mid pack finish at this track, and he has 7 out of 18 top tens here with one win, so there’s nothing for Jr. nation to celebrate about yet. There was also mention of a little conversation between Dale and Kyle Busch because Kyle had told the media Dale’s problems never seem to be his, always the crew chief. No one knows what they said to each other, but I bet Dale would clean his clock if Kyle got too mouthy with him.

Here is how they finished:

1 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 195/10 400 Running
2 31 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice 175/5 400 Running
3 5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Nexcare 170/5 400 Running
4 14 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 165/5 400 Running
5 19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 155/0 400 Running
6 2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 150/0 400 Running
7 13 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 151/5 400 Running
8 11 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 142/0 400 Running
9 17 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 138/0 400 Running
10 28 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Kellogg’s / Carquest 139/5 400 Running
11 25 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet The Hartford 130/0 400 Running
12 22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 127/0 400 Running
13 12 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 124/0 400 Running
14 18 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 121/0 400 Running
15 21 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 118/0 400 Running
16 32 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 115/0 400 Running
17 35 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 112/0 400 Running
18 1 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 114/5 400 Running
19 4 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge U.S. Air Force 111/5 400 Running
20 20 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota RaceSavers.com 103/0 400 Running
21 15 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 100/0 399 Running
22 33 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 97/0 399 Running
23 6 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 94/0 399 Running
24 26 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 91/0 399 Running
25 9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 88/0 399 Running
26 42 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 85/0 398 Running
27 10 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Stanley Tools 87/5 398 Running
28 27 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com / AutismSpeaks.com 79/0 397 Running
29 7 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper 76/0 396 Running
30 3 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 78/5 395 Running
31 30 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 70/0 370 Accident
32 36 98 Paul Menard Ford Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 67/0 363 Running
33 40 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Richmond Water Heaters 64/0 282 Accident
34 43 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell 61/0 253 Accident
35 29 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA 58/0 250 Engine
36 16 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 55/0 232 Accident
37 23 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull 52/0 118 Engine
38 38 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota G.P.’s Enterprises / Huckleberry’s BBQ / LubePro’s 49/0 67 Drive Shaft
39 39 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 46/0 66 Transmission
40 37 09 Mike Bliss Dodge Phoenix Racing 43/0 56 Electrical
41 34 36 Mike Skinner Toyota Tommy Baldwin Racing 40/0 51 Engine
42 41 37 Tony Raines Chevrolet Long John Silver’s 37/0 42 Accident
43 24 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet CompUSA 39/5 38 Engine

And here are the current chase for the cup point standings:
1. +1 Tony Stewart 1,853 –
2. -1 Jeff Gordon 1,807 -46
3. +1 Jimmie Johnson 1,789 -64
4. -1 Kurt Busch 1,762 -91
5. +2 Ryan Newman 1,680 -173
6. — Kyle Busch 1,634 -219
7. -2 Denny Hamlin 1,630 -223
8. +1 Matt Kenseth 1,625 -228
9. +1 Greg Biffle 1,618 -235
10. -2 Jeff Burton 1,587 -266
11. — Carl Edwards 1,582 -271
12. — Mark Martin 1,567 -286

Sep 26 2008

Very Interesting Nascar Videos

Here are a couple of the good videos between Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards at Bristol Motor Speedway:


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Sep 26 2008

Biffle Wins Second Straight Chase Race

Whether you like Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth or Carl Edwards or not, you have to admit, they made the race in Dover one of the most exciting finishes in awhile. I’m a Gordon fan, but this was a great finish no matter who your favorite driver is, and it kind of looked like Jimmie Johnson was going to add to the excitement for a few minutes, but he faded and finished fifth. Carl made some runs near the end but he faded as well as they only took on two tires while everyone else took on four.

At a place where most of the patrons double down, Greg Biffle doubled up on last week’s victory at New Hampshire with a thrilling win Sunday in the Camping World RV 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway (watch video).

With a determined run down the backstretch, in the shadow of the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Biffle passed Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth on Lap 392 and opened a lead that reached .934 seconds at the finish.

Carl Edwards ran third behind his two Roush teammates, after taking two tires on his final pit stop on Lap 352 under caution. Edwards restarted in the lead on Lap 357 but couldn’t hold it, as Kenseth surged past Edwards and Biffle to claim the top spot on Lap 378.

From that point, Biffle made repeated runs at Kenseth, who tried to protect the outside line but finally fell victim to Biffle’s No. 16 Ford. Mark Martin finished fourth, followed by Jimmie Johnson, as Roush Fenway cars finished 1-2-3 for the first time since sweeping the top four spots at Homestead-Miami in November 2005. Source: Biffle becomes serious title threat with second victory

Kyle Busch extended his slide to two races, finishing 43rd and dropping to 12th in points, he even said that is was over for them as the same exact thing happened to them two years and they finished last in points. Now, I have been complaining about the Chase, but, it’s certainly possible for them to make a comeback with 8 races to go as they can gain 161 points, I believe, a race. But, he’s right it won’t happen, Biffle is hot, Johnson is going strong and Carl Edwards could win it easily as well.

I predict Jeff Gordon will finish 4th or 5th in points after the race in Kansas, 2nd or 3rd after the next race in Talladega, and will take the points lead at the race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway or Martinsville, all strong races for Gordon, and he will cruise on to his first Chase for the Cup championship. But, that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.

Here are the Chase standings after the Camping World RV 400:
1. — Carl Edwards 5390 –
2. — Jimmie Johnson 5380 -10
3. — Greg Biffle 5380 -10
4. +1 Jeff Burton 5308 -82
5. +5 Kevin Harvick 5289 -101
6. +3 Clint Bowyer 5284 -106
7. — Tony Stewart 5277 -113
8. +3 Jeff Gordon 5272 -118
9. -5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5261 -129
10. +2 Matt Kenseth 5223 -167
11. -5 Denny Hamlin 5197 -193
12. -4 Kyle Busch 5180 -210

Here is how they finished:
1 5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 190/5 400 Running 218,450
2 8 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 180/10 400 Running 208,041
3 22 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 170/5 400 Running 175,150
4 2 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 160/0 400 Running 154,508
5 20 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 160/5 400 Running 162,711
6 24 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 155/5 400 Running 139,461
7 1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 151/5 400 Running 146,011
8 6 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 147/5 400 Running 100,625
9 21 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 138/0 400 Running 125,183
10 40 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 139/5 400 Running 118,783
11 33 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot 130/0 400 Running 125,711
12 37 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 127/0 400 Running 95,433
13 19 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel 124/0 400 Running 116,100
14 42 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 121/0 400 Running 113,461
15 31 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 118/0 400 Running 91,275
16 30 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota Red Bull 115/0 400 Running 75,025
17 14 44 David Reutimann Toyota UPS 112/0 399 Running 74,725
18 23 6 David Ragan Ford AAA Insurance 109/0 399 Running 82,750
19 7 38 David Gilliland Ford Ford. Drive one. 106/0 399 Running 88,483
20 16 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 103/0 399 Running 105,308
21 34 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 100/0 398 Running 81,500
22 41 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Menards 97/0 398 Running 94,758
23 15 28 Travis Kvapil Ford Hitachi Power Tools 94/0 397 Running 101,164
24 10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / AMP Energy 91/0 397 Running 80,750
25 32 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters 88/0 397 Running 82,522
26 36 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 85/0 397 Running 102,216
27 12 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge McDonald’s 82/0 397 Running 98,320
28 13 70 Tony Raines Chevrolet Haas Automation 79/0 396 Running 68,825
29 28 00 Michael McDowell Toyota Champion Mortgage 76/0 395 Running 73,175
30 39 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 73/0 395 Running 98,739
31 18 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 70/0 395 Running 76,350
32 29 21 Marcos Ambrose Ford Little Debbie 67/0 395 Running 86,495
33 43 96 Ken Schrader Toyota DLP HDTV 64/0 394 Running 76,950
34 4 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 61/0 394 Running 67,825
35 27 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row/DenverMattress.com 58/0 388 Running 67,600
36 9 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 60/5 369 Running 75,450
37 26 01 Regan Smith Chevrolet DEI / Principal Financial Group 52/0 365 Running 75,325
38 3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 49/0 362 Running 102,266
39 35 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Big Red Slim Pack 46/0 351 Accident 94,933
40 38 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 43/0 349 Running 66,875
41 17 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge Charter Comm. 40/0 348 Running 66,680
42 25 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 37/0 304 Accident 112,130
43 11 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 34/0 172 Engine 84,782

Jun 29 2008

Kurt Busch Wins Rain Shortened Race at Dover

Kurt Busch Wins in Dover
Finally, I was able to watch another Nascar race, so I thought I would give my thoughts on it while they were still fresh.

It all worked perfectly for Kurt Busch, at least at the end of the race, a late caution, caused when McMurray hit Earnhardt Jr. coming into the pits, had almost everyone pit, the few who thought they could make it on fuel, like Busch, Yeley, Waltrip and others, stayed out. Stewart, who had been leading the race, took two tires while everyone else just took gas, so he came back out of the pits in 14th.

They restarted on lap 278 with 1. Kurt Busch 2. Michael Waltrip 3. J.J. Yeley 4. Martin Truex Jr. 5. Elliott Sadler as the top five, two laps later, Hornish clipped Bowyer and the race was over, they just didn’t know it yet. On lap 284, Nascar brought the cars down pit road for rain and red flagged it, and eventually called the Lenox Industrial Tools 301, naming Kurt Busch the winner.

It looked like Gordon was going to do something in this race, running 2nd, 3rd and 4th after starting 19th, and during the last pit stop, they took gas only because they actually ran better on older tires, going for track position. After the last caution, I figured it was over because they had been talking about the rain coming; at least they didn’t take forever to call it.

Here is how they finished:
1 26 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 190/5 284 In Pit
2 36 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 170/0 284 In Pit
3 30 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota DLP HDTV 165/0 284 In Pit
4 8 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 160/0 284 In Pit
5 11 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Hancock / Best Buy / Garmin 155/0 284 In Pit
6 6 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 150/0 284 In Pit
7 24 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet CARQUEST / Kellogg’s 151/5 284 In Pit
8 12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 142/0 284 In Pit
9 23 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 138/0 284 In Pit
10 2 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 134/0 284 In Pit
11 19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 130/0 284 In Pit
12 31 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet LENOX Industrial Tools 127/0 284 In Pit
13 28 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot 134/10 284 In Pit
14 3 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 126/5 284 In Pit
15 16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel 118/0 284 In Pit
16 40 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 115/0 284 In Pit
17 17 99 Carl Edwards Ford DISH Network / DishDVRs 112/0 284 In Pit
18 9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 109/0 284 In Pit
19 29 44 David Reutimann Toyota UPS 106/0 284 In Pit
20 43 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row/ DenverMattress.com 108/5 284 In Pit
21 15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 100/0 284 In Pit
22 39 8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet U.S. Army 97/0 284 In Pit
23 5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / AMP Energy 99/5 284 In Pit
24 27 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 91/0 284 In Pit
25 32 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline 88/0 284 In Pit
26 18 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 85/0 284 In Pit
27 22 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Camping World/ RVs.com 87/5 284 Running
28 25 01 Regan Smith Chevrolet DEI / Principal Financial Group 79/0 284 In Pit
29 33 38 David Gilliland Ford FreeCreditReport.com 76/0 284 In Pit
30 42 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Sylvania / Menards 73/0 282 In Pit
31 14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 70/0 282 In Pit
32 1 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge Berlin City Auto Group 72/5 282 In Pit
33 41 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 64/0 281 In Pit
34 4 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters 61/0 281 In Pit
35 34 45 Terry Labonte Dodge Victory Junction Gang 58/0 281 In Pit
36 21 28 Travis Kvapil Ford Ford. Drive one. 55/0 281 In Pit
37 37 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Atlas Copco 52/0 280 In Pit
38 7 40 Dario Franchitti Dodge The Guitar Hero / Target 49/0 280 In Pit
39 20 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 46/0 280 In Pit
40 35 6 David Ragan Ford AAA Insurance / Red Sox 43/0 272 Running
41 13 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 40/0 271 Running
42 38 00 Michael McDowell Toyota Champion Mortgage 37/0 209 Out of Race
43 10 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota Red Bull 34/0 202 Running

Sep 23 2007

Carl Edwards Wins in Dover, Fails Inspection

Carl Edwards won the race in Dover, but he won’t end up with the most points because his car has failed the post race inspection, his right rear fender was too low. Similar penalties in the past have caused the driver to loose 25 points and the crew chief 25,000 dollars, so it could potentially drop Edwards from 3rd to 7th in the standings or worse. Nascar has said they will announce their ruling midweek, so, it’s all speculation until then.

Jeff Gordon regained the points lead, by two little points, over Tony Stewart, as Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick all had trouble. Gordon had a so so day, finishing in 11th position, but it was good enough to put him in the lead, so all he has to do is keep it up and keep Stewart behind him.

One of the most interesting things in this race was Denny Hamlin wrecking Kyle Petty and himself and the subsequent confrontation in the pits. Here is the video of the incident.

Carl Edwards dodged the smoke, the skids and the wrecks to win his first Chase race in two seasons and vault five spots in the Chase for the championship standings.

He probably won’t be able to avoid a NASCAR penalty.

The No. 99 Ford failed the post-race inspection because the right-rear fender was too low. NASCAR will likely fine him and dock points that will push him down the standings and negate some of the effort from his win Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Source: Edwards hangs on to win wreck-filled race at Dover

Here is how they finished:

1 15 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 190/5 400 Running
2 9 16 Greg Biffle Ford Nintendo Wii 175/5 400 Running
3 21 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 165/0 400 Running
4 31 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 165/5 400 Running
5 22 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 155/0 400 Running
6 17 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 150/0 400 Running
7 36 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 146/0 399 Running
8 30 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 142/0 399 Running
9 28 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 138/0 399 Running
10 2 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline 134/0 399 Running
11 27 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 130/0 399 Running
12 42 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet DIRECTV 127/0 399 Running
13 5 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 124/0 399 Running
14 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 126/5 398 Running
15 43 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 123/5 398 Running
16 23 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 115/0 397 Running
17 12 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 112/0 397 Running
18 13 00 David Reutimann * Toyota Dominos.com 109/0 397 Running
19 41 7 Robby Gordon Ford Jim Beam Black 106/0 397 Running
20 7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 103/0 396 Running
21 38 15 Paul Menard * Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 100/0 396 Running
22 18 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 97/0 396 Running
23 39 88 Kenny Wallace Ford Snickers 94/0 396 Running
24 37 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s 91/0 395 Running
25 35 6 David Ragan * Ford AAA 88/0 394 Running
26 26 21 Ken Schrader Ford U.S. Air Force 85/0 394 Running
27 8 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 82/0 394 Off Track
28 4 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 84/5 385 Out of Race
29 24 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 76/0 385 Out of Race
30 33 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 78/5 384 Running
31 34 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Comcast 70/0 384 Off Track
32 14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 67/0 384 Off Track
33 32 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 64/0 383 Off Track
34 6 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 61/0 382 Off Track
35 10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT NANO Technology 68/10 374 Running
36 20 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 55/0 361 Running
37 29 49 John Andretti Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 52/0 358 Running
38 3 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Ground 54/5 308 Running
39 40 40 David Stremme Dodge Halo 3 / Target 46/0 287 Running
40 16 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 43/0 201 Out of Race
41 19 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 40/0 141 Out of Race
42 25 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Haas Automation 37/0 11 Out of Race
43 11 84 A.J. Allmendinger * Toyota Red Bull 34/0 4 Out of Race

Sep 21 2007

Jimmie Johnson Nails Dover Pole

Jimmie Johnson claims Dover pole
That 48 machine is still rolling with Jimmie Johnson grabbing the pole late in Dover, almost 1mph faster than the 2nd place qualifier, Juan Montoya, and landing that all important first pit stall. Half of the 12 Chase for the Cup drivers are in the top 10, as usual, while Gordon and Stewart are starting 27th and 28th. Here is how the 12 cuppers qualified:

1. Jimmie Johnson 154.766
3. Denny Hamlin 153.570
4. Kurt Busch 153.518
5. Martin Truex Jr. 153.211
7. Kevin Harvick 152.879
10. Matt Kenseth 152.362
15. Carl Edwards 151.796
22. Kyle Busch 151.477
27. Jeff Gordon 151.178
28. Tony Stewart 151.172
36. Jeff Burton 150.420
42. Clint Bowyer 148.038

Clint Bowyer followed up the win with a disappointing qualifying run, which could show how important it is to be consistent in Nascar, up and down every week does not a champion make. Sam Hornish Jr, still hoping to make his first Nascar start, did not make this race, his second failed attempt in a row.

Here is something interesting, if you are really into Nascar and trying to predict the winners and other such things, here is how the 12 drivers in the cup finished in the last Dover race:

1 1 Martin Truex Jr.
3 99 Carl Edwards
4 11 Denny Hamlin
5 17 Matt Kenseth
8 15 07 Clint Bowyer
9 24 Jeff Gordon
12 31 Jeff Burton
15 48 Jimmie Johnson
17 5 Kyle Busch
20 29 Kevin Harvick
40 20 Tony Stewart
42 2 Kurt Busch

So, in the last Dover race, every cup driver ran well, with Truex winning it and Edwards coming in third, everyone except for Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch, and we all remember why right? If you don’t, Kurt Busch came close to hitting a crew member on Tony’s 20 team when he slid into the side of Tony’s car, because of the on track racing where neither was giving the other room. Here is a video with Tony’s side and one with Kurt’s side. Personally, I think Kurt should’ve set out a week, but Nascar declined on sending a message, probably because of Penske, Miller Lite and a “big” star like Kurt Busch.

Johnson leads the points standings heading into the second race of NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup championship. He hasn’t started worse than ninth in any of the last eight races.

“It’s tough to say how important track position is going to be,” Johnson said. “The thing I’m most excited about is having the first pit stall.”

Johnson and Jeff Gordon both have 5,210 points, but Johnson’s series-high six victories give him the edge. Gordon has four. Source: Johnson steals Dover pole from Montoya in late run

Here is how they qualified:

1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 154.766 23.261 Leader
2 42 Juan Montoya* Dodge Texaco / Havoline 153.833 23.402 -0.141
3 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Ground 153.570 23.442 -0.181
4 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 153.518 23.450 -0.189
5 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 153.211 23.497 -0.236
6 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 152.931 23.540 -0.279
7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 152.879 23.548 -0.287
8 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 152.439 23.616 -0.355
9 16 Greg Biffle Ford Nintendo Wii 152.413 23.620 -0.359
10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT NANO Technology 152.362 23.628 -0.367
11 84 A.J. Allmendinger* Toyota Red Bull 152.362 23.628 -0.367
12 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 152.284 23.640 -0.379
13 00 David Reutimann* Toyota Domino’s Pizza 152.066 23.674 -0.413
14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 152.008 23.683 -0.422
15 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 151.796 23.716 -0.455
16 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 151.771 23.720 -0.459
17 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 151.713 23.729 -0.468
18 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 151.694 23.732 -0.471
19 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 151.668 23.736 -0.475
20 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 151.643 23.740 -0.479
21 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 151.515 23.760 -0.499
22 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 151.477 23.766 -0.505
23 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 151.464 23.768 -0.507
24 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 151.407 23.777 -0.516
25 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Haas Automation 151.381 23.781 -0.520
26 21 Ken Schrader Ford U.S. Air Force 151.197 23.810 -0.549
27 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 151.178 23.813 -0.552
28 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 151.172 23.814 -0.553
29 49 John Andretti Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 151.051 23.833 -0.572
30 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 151.013 23.839 -0.578
31 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 150.912 23.855 -0.594
32 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 150.880 23.860 -0.599
33 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 150.880 23.860 -0.599
34 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Comcast 150.804 23.872 -0.611
35 6 David Ragan* Ford AAA 150.628 23.900 -0.639
36 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 150.420 23.933 -0.672
37 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s 149.782 24.035 -0.774
38 15 Paul Menard* Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 149.564 24.070 -0.809
39 88 Kenny Wallace+ Ford Snickers 149.068 24.150 -0.889
40 40 David Stremme+ Dodge Halo 3 / Target 148.926 24.173 -0.912
41 7 Robby Gordon+ Ford Jim Beam Black 148.173 24.296 -1.035
42 07 Clint Bowyer+ Chevrolet DIRECTV 148.038 24.318 -1.057
43 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 150.344 23.945 -0.684

Did Not Qualify
44 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Lucas Oil / State Water Heaters 149.856 24.023 -0.762
45 33 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Holiday Inn 149.782 24.035 -0.774
46 06 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Penske Truck Rental 149.545 24.073 -0.812
47 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge Front Row Motorsports 149.489 24.082 -0.821
48 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 149.025 24.157 -0.896
49 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 148.503 24.242 -0.981

Jun 05 2007

Tony Stewart Talks About Dover Incident

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You just knew Tony Stewart would talk about the incident at Dover with Kurt Busch in the pits, didn’t you? In this video from Bumps Notes, Tony Stewart Fires Back, he says pretty much the same thing he said on TV, Kurt Busch hasn’t been giving him room or let him go, so he didn’t let Kurt Busch go, and they wrecked, or he wrecked Kurt, however you want to look at it. Personally, I think both of them are a couple of the biggest whiners in Nascar, please, Tony’s pet peeve is the new guys don’t let him go? You reap what you sow. He did say he was only mad about Kurt almost hitting his crew member, and that if Kurt had a problem with him, he should come to him about it. Well, we know Kurt won’t do that, hell, he called the cops on Jimmy Spencer, what a wuss.

There’s some bonus coverage at the end with Tony talking about the Eldora dirt track. Check it out, it’s a good video.

Lots of these great videos I have posted recently are made by Joseph Foster of Insider Racing News, check it out, lots of great news and info.

Jun 05 2007

Video of Busch Hitting Stewart’s Car on Pit Road

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Lot of searches looking for stuff like this one, this video shows Kurt Busch brushing the side of Tony Stewart’s car, the pit crew member jumping out of the way, it also has Kurt Busch’s interview afterwards of him complaining how Tony had it in for him all day. Kurt should ride the pine for a week or two to knock some sense into him, this kind of stuff can’t be going on when there are hundreds of other people all working on pit road. Nascar needs to nip it in the bud right here.

Jun 04 2007

Martin Truex Jr. Wins at Dover

Martin Truex Jr wins in Dover
In his first win, Martin Truex Jr. had a dominating performance for DEI, leading or running up front all day long just about at the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware. This is the second week in a row that we have a first time winner, last weeks was Casey Mears in Charlotte. Jimmie Johnson was running in second until he wore out a tire trying to chase Truex down, he ended up in 15th.

On lap 273, Nascar parked Kurt Busch after he pulled up beside Tony Stewart car, while the crew was working on it, to tell him what he thought about their mishap while racing, he peeled out and got into the side of Stewart’s car while in pit lane. I’m sure some fines are going to be handed out to ol’ Kurt, and I bet we hear more about it from Tony Stewart. We’ll call those a couple predictions for the coming week.

Everybody should be happy now that we have a COT race won by someone other than a Hendrick’s driver. Truex has run pretty good this year and it was only a matter of time before his first win came. Glad to see a couple deserving drivers win over the past couple of weeks.

Here is how they finished:

1 1 Martin Truex Jr.
2 12 Ryan Newman
3 99 Carl Edwards
4 11 Denny Hamlin
5 17 Matt Kenseth
6 16 Greg Biffle
7 01 Mark Martin
8 15 07 Clint Bowyer
9 24 Jeff Gordon
10 7 Robby Gordon
11 9 Kasey Kahne
12 31 Jeff Burton
13 25 Casey Mears
14 6 David Ragan
15 48 Jimmie Johnson
16 14 Sterling Marlin
17 5 Kyle Busch
18 43 Bobby Labonte
19 83 Brian Vickers
20 29 Kevin Harvick
21 96 Tony Raines
22 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
23 10 Scott Riggs
24 26 Jamie McMurray
25 13 Joe Nemechek
26 19 Elliott Sadler
27 41 Reed Sorenson
28 55 Michael Waltrip
29 38 David Gilliland
30 66 Jeff Green
31 42 Juan Montoya
32 70 Johnny Sauter
33 84 A.J. Allmendinger
34 45 Kyle Petty
35 21 Bill Elliott
36 40 David Stremme
37 18 J.J. Yeley
38 36 Jeremy Mayfield
39 88 Ricky Rudd
40 20 Tony Stewart
41 4 Ward Burton
42 2 Kurt Busch
43 44 Dale Jarrett

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