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Feb 13 2011

Kurt Busch Wins 33rd Bud Shootout

There I was, laying on the couch, enjoying the 33rd running of the Bud Shootout at Daytona, Earnhardt Jr was wrecked by Regan Smith or Carl Edwards and they had a couple long commercials and I feel alseep. Daggonit. I missed the rest of the race, but, apparently, Kurt Busch was ruled the winner after Denny Hamlin passed by crossing the yellow line.

Here is how they finished:
1 – 22 Kurt Busch
2 – 1 Jamie McMurray
3 – 39 Ryan Newman
4 – 48 Jimmie Johnson
5 – 16 Greg Biffle
6 – 24 Jeff Gordon
7 – 29 Kevin Harvick
8 – 31 Jeff Burton
9 – 33 Clint Bowyer
10 – 47 Bobby Labonte
11 – 14 Tony Stewart
12 – 11 Denny Hamlin
13 – 17 Matt Kenseth
14 – 64 Derrike Cope
15 – 115 Michael Waltrip
16 – 18 Kyle Busch
17 – 5 Mark Martin
18 – 20 Joey Logano
19 – 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
20 – 42 Juan Montoya
21 – 99 Carl Edwards
22 – 78 Regan Smith
23 – 97 Kevin Conway
24 – 4 Kasey Kahne

Oct 19 2008

Can I Park it Now?

Roger Penske HAS to be looking for another driver. Seriously. Why in the world would he want a driver who asks if he can park his car now, as Kurt Pussy did during today‚Äôs race in Martinsville? I know I wouldn’t. Had it been me he asked, I would’ve told him to go ahead and park, and start looking for a new ride next year. Here is what I remember of what they said; I don’t remember the name of the gentleman he was talking to though;

Can I park it now?

No.

Well, if I wreck….thanks a lot

Or something to that effect. Certainly not the attitude one would expect from a Nascar Sprint Cup series regular.

What a wuss.

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

Feb 19 2008

Ryan Newman Wins the 50th Daytona 500

It seemed like they came out of nowhere, a bright blue freight train, the 12 and the 2 cars, with Kurt Busch giving Ryan Newman a BIG push in the final laps to win the 50th running of the Daytona 500. This was the first time Penske Racing has ever finished 1-2 and not only Roger Penske’s first Daytona 500 win, but his first restrictor plate win as well.

After watching it live and reading some of the comments they made afterwards, if they continue running and working together like they did Sunday, then they could be pretty hard to beat this year.

“Just to be part of the 50th running of the Daytona 500 … 15 years ago I was sitting in the grandstands in the Seagrave Tower,” Newman said. “Obviously, [I want to thank] Kurt Busch. Without a doubt, he could have easily gone three-wide and split us through the center and made one heck of a mess going into [Turn] 3.

“But he chose to be a teammate, and that’s the most honorable thing that he could be — and I would have done the same thing for him.”

“For us to come home and push Ryan Newman to victory, I feel like I’ve got a small bit of that victory within me,” Busch said. “I was emotional pushing him across the line. It felt incredible to have a Penske 1-2 finish [Sunday]. To have Newman jump up in front of me, I thought that was the most beautiful thing in the world because I knew one of us Penske cars was going to win at that point.” Source: Newman gets last-lap push from teammate to win 500

Dale Jr. led for 12 laps, Tony Stewart 16, Ryan Newman 8, Kurt Busch 9, Denny Hamlin had 32 and Kyle Busch led the most laps at 86, among others. There were a lot more lead changes this year, the viewer ship increased by 1% over last year, and, even though Gordon wasn’t there at the finish, it was a pretty good ending too.

Here is how they finished:

1 7 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 190/5 200 Running 1,506,040
2 43 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 175/5 200 Running 1,063,870
3 6 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot 170/5 200 Running 871,049
4 24 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 170/10 200 Running 652,938
5 5 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 160/5 200 Running 545,959
6 35 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy 150/0 200 Running 430,015
7 10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 151/5 200 Running 389,204
8 26 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Jim Beam 142/0 200 Running 352,921
9 3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / National Guard 143/5 200 Running 352,920
10 18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 139/5 200 Running 313,763
11 13 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 130/0 200 Running 329,756
12 23 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 127/0 200 Running 285,245
13 36 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 129/5 200 Running 323,496
14 16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 121/0 200 Running 322,224
15 19 77 Sam Hornish Jr. * Dodge Mobil 1 118/0 200 Running 319,845
16 20 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 115/0 200 Running 277,213
17 4 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 117/5 200 Running 341,416
18 42 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 109/0 200 Running 291,221
19 11 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 106/0 200 Running 321,520
20 25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 103/0 200 Running 303,978
21 27 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters 100/0 200 Running 287,928
22 21 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet PEAK / Menards 97/0 200 Running 279,295
23 33 70 Jeremy Mayfield Chevrolet Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon 94/0 200 Running 271,220
24 31 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 96/5 200 Running 284,545
25 37 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota DLP HDTV 88/0 200 Running 277,095
26 38 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal Cask No. 16 85/0 200 Running 276,888
27 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 87/5 200 Running 329,606
28 32 38 David Gilliland Ford FreeCreditReport.com 79/0 200 Running 278,746
29 2 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 81/5 200 Running 275,135
30 30 28 Travis Kvapil Ford K&N Filters 73/0 200 Running 291,202
31 12 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 70/0 200 Running 301,846
32 15 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline 67/0 200 Running 290,753
33 40 40 Dario Franchitti * Dodge Dodge Journey 64/0 199 Running 270,613
34 39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 61/0 197 Running 260,320
35 9 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 58/0 194 Accident 284,945
36 28 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 60/5 194 Running 308,129
37 29 01 Regan Smith * Chevrolet Principal Financial Group 52/0 194 Running 267,095
38 34 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 54/5 189 Accident 259,563
39 8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 51/5 186 Susp. 319,599
40 22 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Makoto 43/0 184 Running 258,613
41 41 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 40/0 171 Running 258,470
42 14 6 David Ragan Ford AAA 37/0 161 Accident 267,763
43 17 187 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row/DenverMattress.com 34/0 141 Engine 256,735

Feb 12 2008

Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart Videos

This is a quick first post for 2008, here are the Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart videos that everyone is looking for from this years Daytona racing action.

Here are some links to articles discussing the crash, the pit road incident, and both meetings with Nascar and what happened inside.

Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch placed on probation for six races

NASCAR warns Stewart, Busch to avoid each other

Sep 02 2007

Kurt Busch Gets Pole, Gibbs Moves to Toyota

I haven’t been able to watch qualifying much lately so I don’t have much to say, I am listing the starting order below.

The other big news, is Joe Gibbs racing is moving to Toyota in 2008. This is great news for Toyota, an experienced and good racing organization like the Joe Gibbs operation will make these Toyota cars catch up to everyone else a lot faster than Michael Waltrip and his cronies have. I am kind of surprised though.

Busch said Friday at California Speedway that team officials have told him the organization’s long-awaited move from Chevrolet to Toyota is official. “They finally made their decision, and they called me,” said the current Hendrick Motorsports driver, who is moving into Gibbs’ No. 18 car next season.

“I feel fine with it,” he said. “I think it’s something that’s going to take Joe Gibbs Racing a step forward in the right direction. They have a great reputation for being able to produce winning racecars year in and year out, and championship teams. I think they’re going to be just fine. This is a business decision that they felt was right. I guess now I have to talk to Five Star Race Bodies to make me a late model that’s a Camry.”

Toyota’s move into Nextel Cup has been fraught with difficulty, beginning even before the season-opening Daytona 500 when Michael Waltrip’s team was busted for an illegal fuel additive. While there have been a few bright spots — Dave Blaney’s pole at New Hampshire and Brian Vickers’ fifth-place finish at Charlotte foremost among them — the manufacturer’s first season in Cup has been defined by struggles just to make races on Friday.

So is the chance of Gibbs taking a competitive step back in its first season under the Toyota banner. For a Gibbs car to make the Chase next year in a Camry, it would require a dramatic leap in performance. The highest-ranking Toyota driver this year is Blaney, who sits 33rd in points. Source: Busch says Gibbs move to Toyota in ’08 is a done deal

Which is what I am saying, Gibbs will help Toyota a lot more than this will help Joe Gibbs racing, and if they start falling down and having trouble like the Waltrip organization has, how long will it be before Tony, Denny and Kyle are ready to leave?

Here is how they qualified:

1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 182.398 39.474 Leader
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Jimmie Johnson Foundation 182.394 39.475 -0.001
3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 182.020 39.556 -0.082
4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Kodak think: 181.415 39.688 -0.214
5 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Cheez-It / CARQUEST 181.342 39.704 -0.230
6 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 181.333 39.706 -0.232
7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 181.132 39.750 -0.276
8 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 180.818 39.819 -0.345
9 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Express 180.805 39.822 -0.348
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford Aflac 180.605 39.866 -0.392
11 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Totino’s Pizza Rolls 180.596 39.868 -0.394
12 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 180.542 39.880 -0.406
13 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 180.542 39.880 -0.406
14 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s 180.533 39.882 -0.408
15 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 180.338 39.925 -0.451
16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont Cromax Pro 180.185 39.959 -0.485
17 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 180.144 39.968 -0.494
18 84 A.J. Allmendinger* Toyota Red Bull 180.085 39.981 -0.507
19 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot Worklife Rewards 179.937 40.014 -0.540
20 15 Paul Menard* Chevrolet Johns Manville / Menards 179.856 40.032 -0.558
21 40 David Stremme Dodge Target 179.721 40.062 -0.588
22 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 179.502 40.111 -0.637
23 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 179.497 40.112 -0.638
24 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet DIRECTV 179.417 40.130 -0.656
25 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 179.332 40.149 -0.675
26 21 Bill Elliott Ford Motorcraft 179.305 40.155 -0.681
27 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 179.207 40.177 -0.703
28 00 David Reutimann* Toyota Burger King 179.202 40.178 -0.704
29 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 179.024 40.218 -0.744
30 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 178.904 40.245 -0.771
31 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target / Memorex 178.824 40.263 -0.789
32 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 178.594 40.315 -0.841
33 6 David Ragan* Ford AAA Insurance 178.576 40.319 -0.845
34 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 178.545 40.326 -0.852
35 7 Robby Gordon Ford Original Roadhouse Grill / Jim Beam 178.372 40.365 -0.891
36 17 Matt Kenseth Ford R+L Carriers 178.297 40.382 -0.908
37 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers Generation Max 178.258 40.391 -0.917
38 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Sharp AQUOS / 3M Vikuiti 178.024 40.444 -0.970
39 45 Kyle Petty+ Dodge Wells Fargo 176.796 40.725 -1.251
40 01 Aric Almirola+ Chevrolet U.S. Army 175.204 41.095 -1.621
41 70 Johnny Sauter+ Chevrolet Haas Automation 174.757 41.200 -1.726
42 42 Juan Montoya+* Dodge Wrigley’s Big Red – - -
43 49 John Andretti Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 178.722 40.286 -0.812

Did Not Qualify
44 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Sears Auto Center / Valvoline / Stanley 178.709 40.289 -0.815
45 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Lucas Oil / State Water Heaters 177.993 40.451 -0.977
46 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 177.405 40.585 -1.111

Aug 22 2007

Kurt Busch Wins in Michigan

I didn’t get to see the race myself, although I did get to see a few laps of it at lunch, so not much commentary from me this week. Kurt Busch won for the second time in three races, and won the first ever race run on a Tuesday, while helping himself in the points chase all at the same time.

Busch, who didn’t take his first lead until Lap 101 and wound up leading four times for 92 laps, beat Truex to the finish by 0.495 seconds — about eight car lengths on the high-banked, 2-mile oval.

There were two cautions in the last 13 laps and Busch stayed on track with worn tires while some of the cars chasing him pitted for fresh rubber. But he made two perfect restarts.

“It was tough,” Busch said. “You know, I’ve got to thank the fans who stuck it out on a Tuesday to see a green-white-checker [finish]. We put it on for them here at the end, all the restarts, all of the guys on different strategy, it really was a tough, hard-fought win.”

Reigning Cup champion Jimmie Johnson finished third, followed by Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Dave Blaney, June race winner Carl Edwards, Brian Vickers, Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart, last week’s winner on the road course at Watkins Glen. Source: Busch withstands charge from Truex Jr. for Mich. win

Kurt Busch is now 163 points in front of 13th place Dale Earnhardt Jr. and looks like he will probably make the Chase for the Cup this year.

Here is how they finished:

1 15 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 195/10 203 Running 190,108
2 14 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 170/0 203 Running 151,245
3 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 170/5 203 Running 175,761
4 21 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 165/5 203 Running 152,491
5 8 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Kinko’s 155/0 203 Running 109,650
6 17 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 150/0 203 Running 114,433
7 13 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 146/0 203 Running 93,150
8 18 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 147/5 203 Running 82,925
9 4 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 138/0 203 Running 120,036
10 35 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 134/0 203 Running 135,411
11 29 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 130/0 203 Running 94,625
12 39 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 132/5 203 Running 121,508
13 6 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet CARQUEST / Kellogg’s 124/0 203 Running 94,350
14 19 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 121/0 203 Running 114,891
15 28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 118/0 203 Running 124,336
16 34 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 120/5 203 Running 110,150
17 9 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 112/0 203 Running 85,625
18 25 6 David Ragan Ford AAA Insurance 109/0 203 Running 117,200
19 2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 111/5 203 Running 97,225
20 27 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Lucas Oil / State Water Heaters 108/5 203 Running 76,500
21 20 40 David Stremme Dodge TUMS 100/0 202 Running 76,125
22 40 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 97/0 202 Running 99,983
23 12 00 David Reutimann Toyota Dominos.com 94/0 202 Running 87,108
24 30 7 Robby Gordon Ford Jim Beam 96/5 202 Running 75,300
25 31 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 88/0 202 Running 103,333
26 26 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline 85/0 202 Running 109,100
27 1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 87/5 202 Running 135,236
28 24 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s 79/0 202 Running 101,264
29 41 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Yellow Trans. 76/0 202 Running 73,775
30 36 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 73/0 202 Running 82,400
31 3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 70/0 201 Running 117,841
32 5 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 67/0 201 Running 91,745
33 22 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers 64/0 201 Running 104,808
34 37 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 61/0 201 Running 78,225
35 23 21 Bill Elliott Ford Little Debbie 58/0 201 Running 89,289
36 43 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper – Valvoline 55/0 201 Running 78,025
37 16 49 John Andretti Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 52/0 201 Running 81,633
38 33 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 49/0 200 Running 87,422
39 38 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Sylvania / Menards 46/0 167 Oil Pump 69,825
40 11 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 43/0 135 Running 69,775
41 42 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 40/0 134 Running 69,725
42 10 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 37/0 101 Oil Pump 77,665
43 32 208 Joe Nemechek Dodge E&M Motorsports 34/0 92 Accident 68,724

Aug 05 2007

Kurt Busch Dominates at Pocono

Kurt Busch wins the Pennsylvania 500
Kurt Busch dominated the race today in Pocono, continuing the good runs he usually has there, finishing second in both races last year. This was about as good of a race as you can get at Pocono, which usualy seems like a boring race to me for whatever reason. The rest of the top five were Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson.

Kurt Busch dominated from the opening lap and raced his way back into championship contention, cruising to his first victory in 51 races Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

The race did not include Robby Gordon, who was suspended by NASCAR early Sunday morning for his conduct at the Busch Series race in Montreal a day before.

Busch, who had surged to 13th in the standings entering the Pennsylvania 500, led all but 25 laps and made his second career Pocono victory look easy. The 175 laps led was a Pocono record.

Not even a lug nut problem on pit road under caution late in the race and a hard-charging Earnhardt affected him very much. His No. 2 Dodge was clearly the car to beat all day. Source: Busch dominant at Pocono, overtakes Junior in points for Chase

Here is how they finished:
1 2 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 195/10 200 Running
2 1 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 175/5 200 Running
3 6 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Express 165/0 200 Running
4 11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 160/0 200 Running
5 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 155/0 200 Running
6 24 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 150/0 200 Running
7 4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Mobil 1 151/5 200 Running
8 15 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Camping World
/ RVs.com 147/5 200 Running
9 25 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 138/0 200 Running
10 8 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 134/0 200 Off Track
11 18 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 130/0 200 Running
12 3 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 132/5 200 Running
13 20 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Combos 124/0 200 Running
14 37 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 126/5 200 Running
15 17 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV / “Rush Hour 3″ 118/0 199 Running
16 9 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline 115/0 199 Running
17 23 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 112/0 199 Running
18 21 21 Bill Elliott Ford U.S. Air Force 114/5 199 Running
19 32 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Haas Automation 111/5 199 Running
20 19 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 103/0 199 Running
21 29 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 100/0 199 Running
22 12 16 Greg Biffle Ford “Dog the Bounty Hunter” / Dish Network 97/0 199 Running
23 13 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 99/5 199 Running
24 16 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 91/0 199 Running
25 34 40 David Stremme Dodge Target 88/0 199 Running
26 35 15 Paul Menard * Chevrolet Energizer / Menards 85/0 199 Running
27 5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 82/0 199 Running
28 10 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 84/5 199 Off Track
29 28 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 76/0 199 Running
30 26 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 78/5 198 Running
31 43 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 70/0 198 Running
32 14 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 67/0 198 Running
33 36 6 David Ragan * Ford AAA 64/0 197 Running
34 42 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 61/0 197 Running
35 27 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 58/0 197 Running
36 41 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Haas Automation 55/0 197 Running
37 30 7 P.J. Jones Ford MAPEI / Menards 52/0 197 Running
38 39 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 49/0 194 Running
39 33 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s 46/0 191 Running
40 22 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 43/0 177 Out of Race
41 31 00 David Reutimann * Toyota Burger King 40/0 159 Out of Race
42 40 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 37/0 151 Out of Race
43 38 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Lucas Oil / State Water Heaters 34/0 109 Out of Race

Jun 08 2007

Kurt Busch Penalized 100 Points and $100,000

Nascar announced the penalty today for Kurt Busch’s little incident on pit road Monday in Dover, 100 driver points and $100,000 dollars and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2007, for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing — reckless driving; endangering a crew member on pit road). Roger Penske was also penalized 100 owner points for the infraction.

Now, I don’t know about you all, but I think that is kind of weak for what happened. All Nascar did right there is tell the drivers you can have one major infraction before you are suspended for any races or anything more severe than just points and money. Sure, the points are big, it dropped him from 11th to tied for 18th with Bobby Labonte, 720 points behind Jeff Gordon, and the hit to the wallet is never good, but I’m sure he can handle it.

Remember in 2002 when Harvick got a little payback in a truck race? They parked him the next week in the cup series, so, how does that compare? I realize Harvick was on probation at the time, but he was put on probation because of something that happened in the Busch series, did a little payback in the truck series and was penalized for it in the cup series.

Jimmy Spencer was suspended for a weekend for punching Kurt Busch after the GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway, something that only could’ve damaged Nascar’s image, although it probably made more people interested. How does that compare? Jimmy Spencer punched Kurt, Kurt endangered a pit crew members life and possibly some others had he lost control of his car while doing it. If Kurt was really that unhappy, punching Stewart should’ve been his reaction, not sliding into his car on pit road.

Nascar continues to disappoint in how they handle the rules this year, and they are only hurting themselves right now, a similar incident on pit road could end up with people being seriously hurt or even killed. Just ask Ricky Rudd how he feels after loosing control of his car and running into a crewman on pit road in 1990, I think it was. That crewman died and is what led to Nascar implementing the pit road speed. I they don’t want a similar incident in the future, they need to make a harder statement than they did.

Jun 05 2007

Video of Busch Hitting Stewart’s Car on Pit Road

Looking for the videos from 2008′s Daytona action? Click here.

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.

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