The Weekend Results in Car Racing October 4-6

Weekend Racing Results for Formula 1, NASCAR Sprint CUP Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck:

Formula 1

October 04-06 – FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX (Yeongam)

On the pole:  Sebastian Vettel

Winner:  Sebastian Vettel

Indy Car

Oct 06 (SUN) Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Race 2 (Houston, TX)

On the pole:  Helio Castroneves

Winner: Will Power

Nascar – Sprint Cup

Oct 06 (SUN) HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400 KANSAS SPEEDWAY KANSAS CITY, KS

On the pole: Kevin Harvick

Winner: Kevin Harvick

Nascar – Nationwide

Oct 05 (SAT) KANSAS LOTTERY 300 KANSAS SPEEDWAY KANSAS CITY, KS

On the pole:  Austin Dillon

Winner:  Matt Kenseth

 

The Weekend Results in Car Racing September 27-29

Weekend Racing Results for NASCAR Sprint CUP and Camping World Truck: 

Nascar – Sprint Cup

Sep 29 (SUN) AAA 400 DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY DOVER, DE

On the pole: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Winner: Jimmie Johnson

Nascar Camping World Truck  Series

Sep 28 (SAT) SMITH’S 350 LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY LAS VEGAS, NV

On the pole:  Ty Dillon

Winner: Timothy Peters

 

Photos from Nascar All-Star Race 2013

Here are some pictures of the Nascar Sprint All-Star Race that took place on Saturday May 18th at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carl Edwards took the pole position, Jimmy Johnson won the race.

Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth Takes the Win at Darlington

Matt Kenseth takes the Win at Darlington Sprint Cup Race. Here are some pictoral highlights of the race including Kenseth passing Kyle Busch to cinch the win, Kenseth in the winners circle and Kenseth doing donuts after his Sprint Cup win!

Front Row Motorsports Driver David Ragan WinsTalladega

Amidst all the commotion, dramatic crashes and fanfare, Front Row Motorsports Driver David Ragan Wins the Nascar Sprint Cup Race at the AARON’S 499 TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY in Talladega, Alabama

Here are some highlights of that race  once again reaffirming the meaning of the phrase “a picture says a thousand words.”

Is this Feud Over and Has a New Feud Started?

"Car Racing dot com logo"Good day CarRacing.com race fans, this is Anthony and this is my view from the “couch”. After two exciting weeks of plenty or NASCAR drama, then a weekend off with no NASCAR, I am craving some more NASCAR drama. Where do we start, the large paper clip in Martinsville always has drivers leaving that race hot, and after the past 2 races some drivers are going into Martinsville hot. Is the Logano-Hamlin feud over, and will Tony Stewart get even with Logano’s water bottle? Will we see Gordon and Boywer revive their Feud where it began a year ago?

My view from the couch is mixed about the Logano and Hamlin feud; I believe Logano did a great job of getting in Hamlin’s head all day at California. I do believe Logano was racing for the win in turn 4, and if he wasn’t going to win he wouldn’t let Hamlin win either, but when there is an injury or a scary crash Feuds have a tendency of calming down, just like Carl Edward crashed Brad Keselowski at Atlanta in 2010. We all wish Denny Hamlin a quick and health recovery also, but I do believe this feud is over just as quickly as it started.

What is the next upcoming feud going into Martinsville? I do wonder if Tony Stewart will get even with that pesky water bottle. I am a fan of Tony Stewart and at times he can be a great ambassador for NASCAR, but these crazy outbursts from a veteran in this sport to act the way he did is surprising. Tony did not have the car to win the race, if he was able to pass Logano and take the lead after turn 2 would he have blocked the rest of the competitors for the win like he did in Talladega last fall. Did Michael Waltrip get out of his car in Talladega and run around and call Tony Stewart a witch (switch the w for a b) and start pushing and running after Tony after the Talladega race? None of the competitors did that afternoon. What was the real meaning behind his motives? He didn’t get really upset until Logano threw the water bottle he said in an interview… HMM, can we get a water bottle sponsor on one of these cars quickly? Is this a new feud or is this over with already? This one is intriguing.

I do believe the true feud after the California race should be between NASCAR, the teams and the drivers feuding against track owners and track promoters. In this day and age when it seems that cars can wreck everywhere and anywhere on the track; as in some cases where the cars are trying to fly off the track and wreck, that there is no safer barriers on every wall on the outside wall and the inside walls. Can track owners and promoters put a price on the safety of its drivers in all the different series of racing on a track and even more the fans that come out and pay the money to see these races? I do believe NASCAR should mandate that all tracks comply with the safety needed for their drivers or remove the track from the schedule.

Feuds are good for the sport, everybody loves drama, reality TV is addicting, and I do enjoy it, but nobody wants to see injuries. Whose turn is it this week? Somebody is going to leave Martinsville UNHAPPY, I can see the Bowyer and Gordon Feud comes back to life; now that tandem is like the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s. Good luck to the drivers this week and the beaten and banging at Martinsville.

Anthony Quintana, From the Couch

 

Jeff Gordon Auctions two Monte Carlos at Barrett-Jackson

"Jeff Gordon's Dupont Monte Carlo SS"To Benefit Drive to End Hunger

Jeff Gordon’s 2006 No. 24 DuPont Monte Carlo race car and a 2000 Monte Carlo, were sold at auction during Saturday’s Barrett-Jackson Collection Car auction. Together the cars brought in $350,000 and the money will benefit Drive to End Hunger.

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, donated the limited edition 2000 Monte Carlo that features Jeff Gordon’s signature.

Ron Pratte, car enthusiast, donated the 2006 Monte Carlo.

Both cars were designed by Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, N.C.

Also at the Barrett Jackson auction were Rusty Wallace and Kurt Busch. Wallace’s car went for $200,000 (2012 Ford Mustang GT he built) to benefit the NASCAR Foundation and a 1969 Ford Bronco sold for $500,000 to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation (Kurt Busch is one of their spokespersons).

Photo Source: Wikimedia.org – originally posted to Flickr.com by RoyalBroil (Bo Nash)