It saddens me to write this article today. Yesterday NASCAR gave us a new formula for how points will be distributed during the races. Apparently you get points for leading a segment of the race, and each race is broken into three segments. I am not going to go deeply into the exact way in which this system all works. If you want the specifics, visit NASCAR.com and they are there. …Read the Rest
NASCAR announced today changes to the Green White Checker flag procedure, and has also introduced something called the Over Time …Read the Rest
From time to time I like to throw together some quick hits and stats that I find interesting. Thought I might throw that together tonight, so here we go.
The West Coast Swing for NASCAR has now come to an end. From what I have seen, it is all about Kevin Harvick. Harvick took two of the three races on the swing to the left coast. I really thought that Harvick was going to take the three races out there. It did not happen, and in the end, although we never really saw him all day long, Brad Keselowski ended up taking the win at the Auto Club Speedway.
He was suspended in what was a sham call by NASCAR. I am not a Kurt Busch fan, but I do like to think I have some idea of right and wrong. It is not right to suspend a competitor for an accusation. This set a dangerous precedent from NASCAR that if anyone accuses a driver or crew member of basically anything illegal, that he or she could be suspended for an accusation.
Okay, I agree, they Daytona 500 featured real racing. I thought the racing was good last Sunday. There was some intrigue in the race, and for a period of time it looked like a story book ending to Jeff Gordon’s last ride in NASCAR’s biggest race. In the end, our favorite piece of Sliced Bread grew up to a half loaf and stole the checkered flag for himself. Truly though, congratulations to Joey Logano on the big win.