Racing off Season

It is the off season for Racing!  All the racers are either on vacation, spending time with family, or picking up races down south.  The year ended with Kevin Harvick winning the championship his first year with Stewart Haas racing.  Good job Kevin.  Dale Jr. ended a banner year in 8th place in the points, since it was his last year with the crew cheif he finally clicked with next year should be interesting.  He had 3 wins in 2014 which is really good but others had more points so 8th place is his top place for the year.

The headlines right now for Nascar read something to the effect of, "Nascar Sprint Cup Driver Kurt Busch accuses ex-girlfriend of being assassin."  This is going to be hard for Mr. Busch to live down when it is over.  The ex-girlfriend is suing for a restraining order against Mr. Busch and he said this on the witness stand......LOL!  That's quite a sideline the ex-girlfriend has going on, hit woman for hire.  Apparently Mr. Busch thinks she has pictures on her phone showing the people she has killed.  But yet he had the balls to try and choke her in his motor coach after or before a race.  Humm, not so sure I would go after someone who I believed was a hit person.  Talk about airing dirty laundry in public, this hearing has gone on for at least four days and both sides aired quite a bit about the other side.  There will be a ruling in about 10 days which alines with the media blitz for the coming race season.....another LOL, the timing couldn't be any better.

Nascar wanted the drivers to show their true personalities but I don't think they really had what has happened in the media in 2014 and the start of 2015 in mind.  Through their actions and words some of these top tier drivers are showing more ass than personality, so are they really asses or are these instances just off moments?  2015 is going to be interesting, yes it is!   

Srpint Cup Standings Entering The Chase

The places are set and the Chase starts next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.  The top few drivers have plenty of wins already and hopefully Dale Jr. will get at least one more during the chase.  But considering that he has 3 more wins than he has had for the past few years I am a happy fan this year.....

Standings entering the Chase 2014:

1
Brad Keselowski                            
2,012
Leader
4
26
11
13
4
2
Jeff Gordon                            
2,009
-3
3
26
9
17
2
3
Dale Earnhardt Jr.                            
2,009
-3
3
26
11
16
0
4
Jimmie Johnson                            
2,009
-3
3
26
8
16
1
5
Joey Logano                            
2,009
-3
3
26
10
15
1
6
Kevin Harvick                            
2,006
-6
2
26
8
13
6
7
Carl Edwards                            
2,006
-6
2
26
6
11
0
8
Kyle Busch                            
2,003
-9
1
26
6
9
2
9
Denny Hamlin                            
2,003
-9
1
25
6
11
2
10
Kurt Busch                            
2,003
-9
1
26
6
7
0
11
Kasey Kahne                            
2,003
-9
1
26
3
10
0
12
Aric Almirola                            
2,003
-9
1
26
2
6
0
13
AJ Allmendinger                            
2,003
-9
1
26
2
4
0
14
Matt Kenseth                            
2,000
-12
0
26
10
16
1
15
Greg Biffle                            
2,000
-12
0
26
3
10
0
16
Ryan Newman                            
2,000
-12
0
26
2
10
0

 

 

Who Can Make The Chase With One Race Left?

So I was trying to figure out who can still get in the Chase when I saw that MRN has it figured out in somewhat simple terms so I copied their article so I can try and figure out who to watch at Richmond.  Nascar seems to think they have made the Chase format easier for fans to follow.....say what? 

"This much is known for the Chase - 14 drivers have clinched spots. That's the 13 different winners this season and Matt Kenseth. That leaves two spots left to be filled Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.

Here's a look at the Chase clinch scenarios for the drivers eligible for those final two spots:

Kasey Kahne wins Atlanta August 31, 2014

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Kasey Kahne wins at Atlanta.  So now he is locked into the chase because he has won a race before the chase starts.  Matt Kenseth did not win but it seems that he might be locked in too by way of points.  I didn't think that points mattered as much this year as winning.

The race was fun to watch except when we lost satelite tv when a huge storm moved through the area.  I still have no idea why Kyle Busch went after Martin Truex Jr. not once but several times until he wrecked him out.  Maybe someone will talk about that later in the week. 

MRN Race News

  • Hamlin Wins Pole at Homestead-Miami
    Denny Hamlin took the top spot away from Championship 4 driver Martin Truex Jr. as qualifying came to a close to win the pole for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
  • Patrick to Step Away From Full-Time Racing
    Danica Patrick announced she will step away from racing full-time, but has plans to run both the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in 2018.
  • Championship 4 Owners Meet the Media
    The four team owners with a chance to win this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 met the media Friday afternoon.
  • Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth Friends From the Start
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth's NASCAR careers basically parallel each other. Both went full-time in 1998 and became good friends right from the start.
  • Logano Joins MRN Team in Miami
    MRN will add Monster Energy Series driver Joey Logano as an analyst for Saturday’s XFINITY Series broadcast at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
  • Earnhardt Jr. Set for Emotional Weekend
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start as a full-time driver in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
  • REV Group to Sponsor Blaney
    REV will be the primary sponsor of the No. 12 Ford Fusion and driver Ryan Blaney for two races next season, including the spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway.
  • Championship 4 Media Day Recap
    The quartet of drivers in this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 met the media ahead of the weekend’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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