Dale Earnhardt Jr. and David Reutimann are two competitors in a sport that is fast and loose at times because of the speeds and timing requirements of their sport. It takes talent, timing and intangibles of an unknown type to be a NASCAR champion. Neither of these gentlemen has exactly been the top racer during the 2009 NASCAR season, both having their ups and downs due to race cars that are still in need of tweaking, and at times bad or aggressive decisions.
Sunday on the New Hampshire International Speedway they were both racing for nothing but a win, pride and …read more
Pole sitter Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran hard and fast for 193 laps of Saturday night’s Degree V12 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and then surrendered the lead to the No 33 Chevrolet of Kevin Harvick. Earnhardt Jr. had pitted for the last time on Lap 125 and then managed his fuel well enough to make it to Lap 193 but lost pace and ground to the front runners in the process. Earnhardt tried to chase after Harvick but the pace of his car was slower than the other front runners and he was eventually passed by Kyle Busch on lap …read more
The 2009 NASCAR season is on its one week break that traditionally happens every year, so to mark this occasion, we’ve decided to do go over the report card for the 2009 season. We’ll go over a few of the surprises and disappointments on NASCAR’s national levels so far this year.
The biggest disappointment of the year for many will be the disappointing year of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Expectations were high for Dale but he has had a hard time getting his car up to speed all year, but hopefully these are just growing pains and he’ll find his wheels next …read more
Talladega Superspeedway is a track that fills all drivers with energy, especially a veteran driver like Dale Earnhardt Jr. can look back through the years of his racing career to days at Talladega that he will never forget. In fact, Earnhardt has had some of his finest days as a NASCAR racer at this storied venue that has a history that will be remembered in the annals of NASCAR. Earnhardt has won a total of five Cup Series wins at this fast and dangerous track 2.66 mile race course and on race driving in the Nationwide Series, and he would …read more
Avondale, Arizona was the place to be Saturday night as racing fans were treated to a entertainment feast that was Kyle Busch loose the race by a mere fraction of a mile per hour, a spectacular and gladly ultimately painless crash by Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Mark Martin managed to make it out of the pit in time to beat everybody to the checkered flag and take the trophy and check.
Dale Earnhardt’s downfall brought on the final caution flag of the Subway Fresh Fit 500 with a mere 12 laps to the finish line, with the race order standing as …read more
There’s a revolution occurring in the background of the NASCAR universe these days, one that will see a stronger, more physically fit, and better prepared generation of race driver in the years to come in the world of NASCAR, if it becomes the norm. NASCAR drivers who take their physical fitness seriously are being seen and heard of more and more in the NASCAR world and are no longer the minority among the drivers.
Race drivers of old who new that routine workouts can improve a drivers physical ability and driving performance while on the track weren’t an animal found in …read more
Everything seemed to be going perfectly for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the no. 88 team on Sunday as Earnhardt was in search of his first Cup victory at Watkins Glen International, and his first win at the track since winning the 1999 Nationwide Series race there. He started the day with the outside pole position after rain canceled out qualifying on Friday, and then he went onto lead 28 of the first 29 laps in the race.
Earnhardt gave up the lead during the first round of green flag stops after being one of the last cars to make their stop. …read more
Kyle Busch made perfect on his efforts to sweep the road course races in the Sprint Cup Series this season as he nabbed his first career victory at Watkins Glen International on Sunday. He led four times for a race high 52 laps, giving him his 8th win of the season and making him the first driver to win the races at both Infineon and Watkins Glen in the same year since his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Tony Stewart, did it back in 2005. He also won the Nationwide Series race in Mexico City earlier in the year, making him …read more
Some would say that it’s been a trying season for Goodyear in 2008 as they continue to work on developing new tires to coincide with NASCAR’s latest project, the Car of Tomorrow. Things got heated early in the season between Goodyear’s racing group and some of the drivers in the garage area, particularly after Atlanta when several of the drivers bashed the tire in public forums. You might recall one man inparticular’s rants regarding the tires as they made headlines for several weeks. Yes, I’m referring of course to Tony Stewart.
It seemed as though things had finally cooled off between all parties involved …read more
*Credit photo to Newscom.
This week NASCAR heads to Waktins Glen International for one of their two road course races of the season on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. The race comes just one week after NASCAR made history for itself when they raced in the rain last Saturday in the Nationwide Series in Montreal, which most critics feel came off as a huge success. As of right now there are no plans to break out the rain tires on Sunday, but there’s still plenty to look forward to with just five races remaining until the cutoff for the Chase.
2007 …read more