Denny Hamlin dating

Denny Hamlin Net Worth. Denny Hamlin has made a generous $14.6 million in total NASCAR earning last year. $13.1 million came directly from Hamlin’s salary and winnings, while the remaining $1.5 million is made up of endorsements and licensing. As of September 2020, Among his other accomplishments, his net worth is said to be around $80 million. Jordan Fish was born on October 27, 1987, in the United States of America.; Her age is just 32 years old as she is just a month shy from being 33 and hitting another milestone in her life.; Jordan Fish is the partner of an American professional race driver Denny Hamlin and they aren’t married yet but they are planning it very soon.; Jordan and her partner Denny have two children together and ... Denny Hamlin worth. The 39-year-old American race car driver has done well. Denny Hamlin’s net worth is $45 million.There are many sources that talk about Denny Hamlin’s net worth, his salary, and income, but online estimates of his worth vary. Who is Denny Hamlin dating? Denny Hamlin is currently single, according to our records.. The American Race Car Driver was born in Tampa, FL on November 18, 1980. 2006 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year who became the first rookie in NASCAR history to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Denny Hamlin’s Girlfriend. Denny Hamlin is single. He is not dating anyone currently. Denny had at least 2 relationship in the past. Denny Hamlin has not been previously engaged. He was born in Tampa, Florida. He welcomed a daugther named Taylor James Hamlin with his girlfriend Jordan Fish. According to our records, he has no children. Who is he dating right now? According to our records, Denny Hamlin is possibly single. Relationships. Denny Hamlin has been in relationships with Jordan Fish (2009) and Kristin Buntain (1999 - 2007).. About. Denny Hamlin is a 39 year old American Auto Racer. Born James Dennis Alan Hamlin, Jr. on 18th November, 1980 in Tampa, FL, he is famous for Winning the 2006 Pocono 500.

NASCAR DRYDENE 311 - RACE 1- ODDS, TRENDS, TIPS, AND PREDICTIONS + Exclusive sign up bonus offer from XBet

2020.08.22 03:13 TheMACSPicks NASCAR DRYDENE 311 - RACE 1- ODDS, TRENDS, TIPS, AND PREDICTIONS + Exclusive sign up bonus offer from XBet

NASCAR DRYDENE 311 - RACE 1- ODDS, TRENDS, TIPS, AND PREDICTIONS + Exclusive sign up bonus offer from XBet
NASCAR DRYDENE 311 - RACE 1- ODDS, TRENDS, TIPS, AND PREDICTIONS + exclusive sign up bonus offer from XBet - Claim your $300!
Use Promo Code \"THEMAC\"
NASCAR RACE SERIES MOTOR SPORTS - Aug 22
08/22 - 04:10 PM - DRYDENE 311 - RACE 1
Wager cut off: 2020 22nd August 4:10 PM
  • MARTIN TRUEX JR. +330 - #1 MAC's Top Pick
  • KEVIN HARVICK +350
  • CHASE ELLIOTT +550
  • DENNY HAMLIN +650
  • RYAN BLANEY +1000
  • KYLE BUSCH +1200
  • BRAD KESELOWSKI +1200
  • JOEY LOGANO +1400 - #2 MAC's Long Shot
  • ARIC ALMIROLA +1600
  • ALEX BOWMAN +220
  • 0JIMMIE JOHNSON +2000
  • ERIK JONES +2500
  • CLINT BOWYER +2500
  • WILLIAM BYRON +3300
  • KURT BUSCH +3300
  • MATT DIBENEDETTO +4000
  • COLE CUSTER +5000
  • CHRISTOPHER BELL +5000
  • TYLER REDDICK +6600
  • AUSTIN DILLON +6600
  • DANIEL SUAREZ +8000
  • MATT KENSETH +8000
  • RYAN NEWMAN +10000
  • RICKY STENHOUSE JR +15000
  • CHRIS BUESCHER +15000
  • BUBBA WALLACE +20000 - #3 MAC's BLM Money Maker
  • JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK +25000
  • TY DILLON +25000
  • MICHAEL MCDOWELL +30000
  • RYAN PREECE +30000
  • BRENNAN POOLE +50000
  • COREY LAJOIE +100000
  • JJ YELEY +100000
  • TIMMY HILL +100000
  • QUIN HOUFF +100000
  • GARRETT SMITHLEY +100000
NASCAR Cup Series - Drydene 311 #1
Saturday, August 22 – 4:00 pm ET, NBC Sports
Drydene 311 #2
Sunday, August 23 – 4:00 pm ET, NBC Sports
Written by Willian Ayes on August 21, 2020
Martin Truex Jr has come in third in five consecutive races, so he might be due for a breakthrough here. At Dover International Speedway, he has a runner-up finish and a victory in his last two races. Dating back 12 races, he has not finished worse than 15th, with two wins and four other top-five finishes in his last seven races.
Chase Elliott has only raced at Dover International Speedway eight times, but he has turned that into a victory and five other top-five finishes here. He won last week at Daytona International Speedway, giving him two wins in his last seven races. He has four top-ten finishes in a row, leading nine or more laps in three of those races.
Free picks courtesy of MAC's Sports & RedAlertWagers.com
submitted by TheMACSPicks to SportsReport [link] [comments]


2020.05.04 00:00 pterodaktyl4 Nascar Drivers Anagrammed!

We're all stuck in a house, so I decided to make all the anagrams for the drivers. I used this site. There's probably better, but it's all in good fun.
The only rule is I can't use names that are already used or 1 letter difference with the exception of Quin Houff (Qu) and Jimmie Johnson. (Bell can't be Bell; Ray Black can't be Black Ray)
NASCAR CUP SERIES INSECURE CRAP ASS
Aric Almirola Racial Oil Arm
Christopher Bell Help Rich Lobster
Ryan Blaney Lean By Yarn
Alex Bowman A Blown Exam
Clint Bowyer Only Wet Crib
Chris Buescher Beers Is Church
Kyle Busch Shy Buckle
Kurt Busch Truck Hubs
William Byron My Ill Rainbow
Cole Custer Erect Locus
Matt DiBenedetto To Attend Bedtime
Austin Dillon Laid No Insult
Ty Dillon Tiny Doll
Chase Elliott Leach Toilets
Chad Finchum Ham Chic Fund
Joey Gase Go See Jay
Denny Hamlin My Linen Hand
Kevin Harvick Heck Viva Rink
Timmy Hill Hit My Mill
Quin Houff In Huff Quo
Jimmie Johnson Johns Join Mime
Erik Jones Noise Jerk
Matt Kenseth The Mask Tent
Brad Keselowski Broke Sidewalks
Corey LaJoie A Recoil Joey
Joey Logano Enjoy A Logo
Michael McDowell Call Him Welcomed
John Hunter Nemechek He Nut Joker Henchmen
Ryan Newman Yawn Manner
Brennan Poole Enable No Porn
Ryan Preece Near Creepy
Tyler Reddick Tickled Dryer
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Here Run Joysticks
Daniel Suarez A Land Seizure
Martin Truex Jr. Jinx Turret Ram
Bubba Wallace A Wall Cub Babe
JJ Yeley N/A


XFINITY SERIES EXIT FIERY SINS
Anthony Alfredo Nylon Afro Death
Justin Allgaier Tag All Injuries
Michael Annett Machine Talent
Ray Black Jr Balk Cry Jar
Chase Briscoe Aerobic Chess
Brandon Brown Down Born Barn
Harrison Burton Iron Nut Harbors
Ross Chastain An Ostrich Ass
Austin Cindric Rustic Inn Acid
Jeremy Clements Eject Sly Mermen
Joe Graf Jr. Jog Ref Jar
Noah Gragson Go On Hangars
Kaz Grala A Zag Lark
Justin Haley He Insult Jay
Mike Harmon A Honk Mimer
Riley Herbst She Terribly
Brandon Jones No Nerd Banjos
Justin Little Still See Jet
Tommy Joe Martins Majority Moments
Vinnie Miller In Evil Merlin
Matt Mills N/A
Ryan Sieg A Syringe
Myatt Snider Army Dentist
David Starr N/A
Josh Williams I Show Ill Jams


GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES OUR GROSS SIDETRACKED TURNOVER
Jordan Anderson Darn Jean Donors
Tyler Ankrum Murky Rental
Spencer Boyd Creepy Bonds
Jennifer Jo Cobb Nice Job Fern Job
Matt Crafton Not Tram Fact
Sheldon Creed Chord Needles
Christian Eckes I Race Thickness
Grant Enfinger Regret Fanning
Tate Fogleman Got Tan Female
Stewart Friesen SWAT Interferes
Todd Gilliland Lid Doll Dating
Tanner Gray Rate Granny
Austin Hill Hail Insult
Derek Kraus Us Reek Dark
Raphael Lessard A Helpless Radar
Ty Majeski Aim Jet Sky
Brett Moffitt N/A
Ben Rhodes Herbs Done
Angela Ruch Launch Gear
Johnny Sauter No Jay Hunters
Zane Smith Mazes Hint
submitted by pterodaktyl4 to NASCAR [link] [comments]


2020.02.22 07:41 Captain-ATG The Greatest Kevin That Racing Ever Knew. (WARNING: Language and ranting.)

Let me speak a name...Lepage. Does it remind you of anyone?
If it does, you're probably thinking of former NASCAR driver Kevin Lepage, a man who would have been just another flash in the pan in a league of already considerable parody, had it not been for his one (in)famous moment in the fateful year of 2008. The moment I refer to is an action so shockingly, borderline maliciously stupid, it nearly wiped out an entire field of drivers, and almost killed about half of them involved. Any fan of NASCAR knows exactly which incident I'm talking about.
For those who don't...here's a brief history lesson.
The date: April 26th, 2008. The day would mark the 17th annual running of the Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway. Some of the drivers of note for this race would include Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, and a few others who would also have success in the Cup Series. Even Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti made the grid, starting in a solid 4th place. Tony Stewart takes the Pole Position and goes on to dominate the race, matched only by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for most of the run. And then there's Kevin Lepage...he'd be his usual self in the sense of being there just to fill the grid, only starting 38th.
The race goes well...for the first two thirds, at least. A few cautions here and there, but no spectacular crash like you'd see in your typical Restrictor Plate race. It all goes to hell on Lap 71. Picture this...you're in the middle of the pack, inches apart from everyone else and running somewhere between 190 and 200 miles an hour. One mistake, one bit of contact, and your race is over as you're sent into a crash that will destroy any hopes you have of actually winning the race. The pack leads you through the front straightaway. Just when you start to make your way through Turn 1, though, you see a red car that has a big yellow stripe on it, and is going about 100 miles an hour slower than you. That red and yellow car then moves from the apron all the way onto the track.
What is your last conscious thought before you get thrown into a clusterfuck of spinning cars and flying metal? (Responses to this question by commenters and YouTubers who read Reddit stories welcome.)
Let's rewind a little bit. While the main pack is racing through the front stretch, Kevin Lepage is making his way out of Pit Road. From what I gather, his crew had just finished servicing some damage to his car. As he exits, he puts the pedal to the floor, as you do on Talladega. Even with over 800 horsepower, though, accelerating all the way up to race speed doesn't just...happen. By the time he reaches Turn 1, he's going only about 100 miles an hour. It's here that I have to clarify another rule: the merging rule. In NASCAR, when you exit Pit Road, you cannot merge back onto the racetrack until you've gone all the way through Turn 2, and made it onto the back straight. This is just a typical example since most tracks are ovals, and there are exceptions (Road Courses for one), but that's the jist of it.
So, to recap: The main pack is going through the front straight at about 190, Kevin has just exited the pits, whereupon he proceeds to break the merging rule by crossing the blend line on Turn 1, while going only 100, mind you, which puts him...right in the middle of the pack. What results is, honestly, one of the scariest crashes I've ever seen on film. Yes, there have been some scary looking crashes at Superspeedways in the past. Geoff Bodine's Truck crash at Daytona in 2000, both of Ryan Newman's crashes at Daytona in 2003 and just this year (2020), Dale Sr.'s Talladega crash in 1996. All of them looked damn near fatal. Here's the thing, though...they were all accidents. This crash was caused by a lack of intelligence so boundless that it's borderline malicious intent.
15 drivers are officially involved. Most of them are out of the race on the spot. Kevin Lepage was in the middle of the biggest crash in the entire race. That he started. Before you say his spotter is to blame...nope. If you watch ESPN's coverage of the race, you'll eventually get to one replay where they have the voice of Lepage's spotter playing. Here are her exact words during this whole fiasco: "Uh, the whole pack's comin' off 4...but they've got-...talking 'bout a piece of debris, they're all gonna blow by you, so just stay low. Watch the blend line, watch the blend line. Here comes the pack...AUGH!" So yes, Kevin's spotter gave him plenty of warning. Now that we've established that...what the fuck was Kevin Lepage thinking!? This is the kind of thing I expect from rookies, not a veteran who's been driving since the 80's and even had a run in the Cup! And what does Kevin say in his interview after getting released from the care center?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t010EV6EtE&t=337s
*Okay Lepage, I'm going to pretend that I did not hear that, because I could have sworn you just indicted yourself for utter incompetence. So please, let me clear my ears...explain yourself, Kevin.
"You know, there's 40 other guys up there trying to spot these things, and uh, they couldn't see me comin' out of the pits with this red n' yellow race car, uh, then maybe they need to get new spotters."
...you're kidding right? Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME!? WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF EXCUSE IS THAT!? Let me get this straight...you just made one of the most stupid, boneheaded, common sense devoid decisions in all of motorsport, caused one of the most horrific crashes I've ever seen in its history, and then have the audacity, the nerve, to blame LITERALLY EVERYONE ELSE!? THIS KIND OF LOGIC COMBINED WITH THAT LEVEL OF INEPTITUDE IS GROUNDS FOR BEING SUSPENDED...INDEFINITELY!
Wanna know what happened to him? NOTHING!
Specialty Racing kept him for next week's race as if nothing had happened. NASCAR never issued a SINGLE PENALTY for this shit show. I'm surprised that every single driver managed to not hunt Kevin down and kick his ass. Lepage would eventually be forced to apologize a few weeks after, but after a move like that, I feel nothing. Just like Specialty Racing felt nothing when they decided to cut Lepage mid-season. Once again, should have happened immediately after the crash, and it was only because of a lack of results. The point is: Kevin Lepage pulled one of the stupidest moves I'd ever seen in motorsport, and still maintained his career...through 2014. 6 YEARS AFTER THE FACT.
What does this mean? What am I supposed to make of this? That I can be as stupid as I want and still get behind the wheel of a 900 horsepower monster of a car? Just another notch in the association of lolcows that is NASCAR.
And, so ends the tale of the greatest Kevin that racing has ever known...
(*Yes, stole this line from UrinatingTree. Also formatted this whole post like a UrinatingTree video, or at least tried to. DEAL WITH IT.)
submitted by Captain-ATG to StoriesAboutKevin [link] [comments]


2020.02.18 23:56 DBTornado NASCAR's Weekday Winners

Inspired by a thread by u/patmal_8 this is a list of the drivers most successful at winning on the weekdays. The stats are compiled using the date of the race as given on Racing Reference, and runs during what is considered NASCAR's Modern Era, 1972 to Present.
It is important to note that from 1972 through 1983 the Southern 500 was run on Mondays, and from 1972 through 1987 the Firecracker 400 was run on July 4th no matter what day that was. This skews the data a bit.
Most Weekday Wins (Active drivers in Bold):
David Pearson: 7 - All of these came in either the Firecracker 400 or Southern 500.
Cale Yarborough: 6 - All but one of these (Pocono 1979) came in the Southern 500. All six of his Weekday wins came on Monday.
Bobby Allison: 4 - All came in Southern 500 or Firecracker 400
Denny Hamlin: 4 - Leads active drivers, leads all drivers post 1987 when Daytona moved to July 4th Weekend. Each has come at a different track: Pocono, Martinsville, Texas, Daytona.
Richard Petty: 3
Jeff Gordon: 3
Neil Bonnett, Geoffery Bodine, Bobby Hamilton, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex, Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth: 2
Darrell Waltrip, Greg Sacks, Tim Richmond, Buddy Baker, Terry Labonte, Rusty Wallace, Ken Schrader, Harry Gant, Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton, Jeremy Mayfield, Jerry Nadeau, Steve Park, Ricky Craven, Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, David Reutimann, Marcos Ambrose, Chris Buescher, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney: 1
INTERESTING NOTES:
Kurt Busch is the only active driver with a Tuesday win. David Pearson, Jeff Gordon, and Kurt Busch are the only drivers to win races run on a Tuesday.
David Pearson, Neil Bonnett, and Richard Petty are the only Wednesday winners.
Cale Yarborough and Greg Sacks are the only Thursday winners.
Richard Petty, Tim Richmond, and Robby Gordon are the only Friday winners.
Years with no Weekday Winners: 1988-1990, 1993-1996, 2004-2005, 2013, 2015.
There were no weekday winners from Watkins Glen 1987 (Rusty Wallace) until Atlanta I in 1991 (Ken Schrader)
There were no weekday winners from North Wilkesboro II 1992 (Geoffrey Bodine) to Martinsville II 1997 (Jeff Burton)
Geoffrey Bodine is the only drive to win Weekday Races in consecutive weeks, North Wilkesboro II and Martinsville II in 1992.
Denny Hamlin (2010) and Geoffrey Bodine (1992) are the only drivers to win 2 Weekday Races in the same year.
From Pocono I 2000 (Jeremy Mayfield) until Martinsville 1 2010 (Denny Hamlin) each weekday race had a different winner. The only driver to win their second weekday race during that time was Jeff Gordon, who had won his first in 1999.
No year has produced more than 3 weekday winners. (1977, 1979, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2018, 2019)
HONORARY MENTIONS:
Matt Kenseth 2012 Daytona 500: Race started on Monday, ended early hours Tuesday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2015 Firecracker 400: Race started on Sunday, ended early hours Monday.
Erik Jones: 2019 Southern 500: Race started on Sunday, ended early hours Monday.
I pulled all of this Racing Reference and basically checked the date they had against a calendar from that year. This was actually really fun to research. I welcome any comments and corrections, thanks for reading!
submitted by DBTornado to NASCAR [link] [comments]


2020.02.15 16:28 KBFANATIC18 FANTASY FASTLANE

JOEY LOGANO Fastlane forecast: While only one of his four superspeedway wins has come at Daytona, Logano has five straight top-six finishes in the season opener. The 2018 champion is sure to be a strong play throughout the year but I like having one "Top Gun" in my lineup at the superspeedway and for this race, it's Logano for me.
DENNY HAMLIN Fastlane forecast: With two Daytona 500 wins to his name and three top-three finishes in his last four "Great American Race" starts, Hamlin is one of the top contenders this weekend. Here's the rub: Given his strong 2019 and a similar rules package, you may be better served to save the use and load him into bonus picks.
RYAN NEWMAN Fastlane forecast: The 2008 Daytona 500 winner has been one of the stronger options of late on superspeedways. Since the 2017 summer race at Daytona, he has eight top 10s in his last 10 starts on superspeedways with an average of 29.5 points. He won't get you much if any stage points, but when you look with two laps to go, he'll be there.
RYAN BLANEY Fastlane forecast: Blaney always seems to unload fast at Speedweeks and he has had success in recent Daytona 500s (second in 2017, seventh in 2018). He's also the most recent superspeedway winner with his playoff victory at Talladega in 2019. Based on his strong close to 2019, I expect big things out of Blaney this year.
ALEX BOWMAN Fastlane forecast: Bowman only has one top 10 in seven Daytona starts but has an average of 31.3 points per race in his four starts in Hendrick equipment. Having now started on the front row in four of his last five Daytona starts, Bowman should be in the mix for some stage points. He's one of the better picks in the Chevy camp.
RICKY STENHOUSE JR Fastlane forecast: The polesitter for Sunday's race is no stranger to Daytona success with a summer win in 2017. He's also led 97 laps in the past five races there and has the third-most points at the track over the past six races (more than Logano and Hamlin). He's crashed out of two of the last three Daytona 500s, so one way or another, he'll be at the center of the action.
AUSTIN DILLON Fastlane forecast: Dillon is one of the best among the active drivers at Daytona. He has top 10s (seven) in over half of his starts (13). He led 46 laps in the summer race before wrecking out late in the event. He's coming off a down year, but is paired back up with the same crew chief he won the 2018 Daytona 500 with.
JIMMIE JOHNSON Fastlane forecast: The two-time Daytona 500 champ and three-time Daytona winner is entering his final full-time season. Johnson is one of two drivers to finish in the top 10 in both Daytona races last season – Ty Dillon is the other. From a usage perspective, he's more of a wildcard then he's been in the past at other tracks.
ERIK JONES Fastlane forecast: Jones survived a crash-filled finish to win the Busch Clash and he does have a summer win at Daytona. He is not top of mind for superspeedway racing, but he's a sneaky option based on some recency bias. He's had three top 10s and at least 28 points in three of his last five Daytona starts.
SLEEPER - MATT DIBENEDETTO Fastlane forecast: DiBenedetto has three top 10s in his last six starts at Daytona. He also had a great run going in last year’s Daytona 500 – leading a race-high 49 laps – before a late wreck. The early results may be up and down but the Woods (along with a Penske alliance) know how to get it done at this track type.
SLEEPER - MICHAEL MCDOWELL Fastlane forecast: Would you believe me if I told you that McDowell has earned the most points –175 – in the last six Daytona races? It is a fact. He has one finish outside the top 15 during that stretch with three races of over 30 points. He's a great play to make if you are looking to save some of the bigger names right away.
SLEEPER - TY DILLON Fastlane forecast: How is this for Dillon's last three Daytona results? Sixth, sixth and fourth – a stretch that has seen him average 33.7 points per race. Those top 10s are three of the four in his Cup career to date. This play is along the lines of McDowell especially considering he's not likely in the mix at many other tracks.
SLEEPER - CHRIS BUESCHER Fastlane forecast: Readers of this franchise know I am a big believer in Buescher. He had a run of three straight top 10s at Daytona (summer 2017 through 2018). Being in the Ford camp and working with a teammate like Ryan Newman only boosts his chances for good finishes at the superspeedways.
SLEEPER - JUSTIN HALEY Fastlane forecast: If you are looking for a deep, deep sleeper, look no further than Haley. He's the most recent Daytona winner in the Cup ranks and has a runner-up finish in both Xfinity (2019) and Gander Trucks (2018) over the past two seasons at this track. He's one of four open cars to make the field for Sunday.
STAY AWAY FROM - BRAD KESELOWSKI Fastlane forecast: Keselowski is one of the best at superspeedways but almost all that success has been at Talladega. He has one Daytona win, but just three top fives and four top 10s in 21 starts there. He's also wrecked out of five of his last six Daytona starts and finished inside the top 15 once in that stretch.
STAY AWAY FROM - KEVIN HARVICK Fastlane forecast: This game is about managing your uses – you only have 10 in the regular season. With Las Vegas, Fontana, Phoenix, Atlanta, Miami and Texas up next, it's likely going to be a Harvick-heavy spring. He's wrecked out of five of the past seven Daytona races so you are best served to save him.
STAY AWAY FROM - MARTIN TRUEX JR Fastlane forecast: Truex has no wins in his Cup career on superspeedways with just four top fives (two each at Daytona and Talladega) in 59 starts. Factor in his recent strong runs at upcoming tracks like Las Vegas, Fontana, Atlanta and Miami and it's worth keeping him out of the lineup for a week.
My lineup heading into the weekend: Joey Logano, Matt DiBenedetto, Alex Bowman, Austin Dillon, Erik Jones; Garage: Ryan Newman.
Check back for our "Fantasy Update" piece later today for the final lineup. Comment below with your lineups and questions ahead of Sunday's race at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
submitted by KBFANATIC18 to NASCARfantasyleague [link] [comments]


2020.02.15 16:28 KBFANATIC18 FANTASY FASTLANE

JOEY LOGANO Fastlane forecast: While only one of his four superspeedway wins has come at Daytona, Logano has five straight top-six finishes in the season opener. The 2018 champion is sure to be a strong play throughout the year but I like having one "Top Gun" in my lineup at the superspeedway and for this race, it's Logano for me.
DENNY HAMLIN Fastlane forecast: With two Daytona 500 wins to his name and three top-three finishes in his last four "Great American Race" starts, Hamlin is one of the top contenders this weekend. Here's the rub: Given his strong 2019 and a similar rules package, you may be better served to save the use and load him into bonus picks.
RYAN NEWMAN Fastlane forecast: The 2008 Daytona 500 winner has been one of the stronger options of late on superspeedways. Since the 2017 summer race at Daytona, he has eight top 10s in his last 10 starts on superspeedways with an average of 29.5 points. He won't get you much if any stage points, but when you look with two laps to go, he'll be there.
RYAN BLANEY Fastlane forecast: Blaney always seems to unload fast at Speedweeks and he has had success in recent Daytona 500s (second in 2017, seventh in 2018). He's also the most recent superspeedway winner with his playoff victory at Talladega in 2019. Based on his strong close to 2019, I expect big things out of Blaney this year.
ALEX BOWMAN Fastlane forecast: Bowman only has one top 10 in seven Daytona starts but has an average of 31.3 points per race in his four starts in Hendrick equipment. Having now started on the front row in four of his last five Daytona starts, Bowman should be in the mix for some stage points. He's one of the better picks in the Chevy camp.
RICKY STENHOUSE JR Fastlane forecast: The polesitter for Sunday's race is no stranger to Daytona success with a summer win in 2017. He's also led 97 laps in the past five races there and has the third-most points at the track over the past six races (more than Logano and Hamlin). He's crashed out of two of the last three Daytona 500s, so one way or another, he'll be at the center of the action.
AUSTIN DILLON Fastlane forecast: Dillon is one of the best among the active drivers at Daytona. He has top 10s (seven) in over half of his starts (13). He led 46 laps in the summer race before wrecking out late in the event. He's coming off a down year, but is paired back up with the same crew chief he won the 2018 Daytona 500 with.
JIMMIE JOHNSON Fastlane forecast: The two-time Daytona 500 champ and three-time Daytona winner is entering his final full-time season. Johnson is one of two drivers to finish in the top 10 in both Daytona races last season – Ty Dillon is the other. From a usage perspective, he's more of a wildcard then he's been in the past at other tracks.
ERIK JONES Fastlane forecast: Jones survived a crash-filled finish to win the Busch Clash and he does have a summer win at Daytona. He is not top of mind for superspeedway racing, but he's a sneaky option based on some recency bias. He's had three top 10s and at least 28 points in three of his last five Daytona starts.
SLEEPER - MATT DIBENEDETTO Fastlane forecast: DiBenedetto has three top 10s in his last six starts at Daytona. He also had a great run going in last year’s Daytona 500 – leading a race-high 49 laps – before a late wreck. The early results may be up and down but the Woods (along with a Penske alliance) know how to get it done at this track type.
SLEEPER - MICHAEL MCDOWELL Fastlane forecast: Would you believe me if I told you that McDowell has earned the most points –175 – in the last six Daytona races? It is a fact. He has one finish outside the top 15 during that stretch with three races of over 30 points. He's a great play to make if you are looking to save some of the bigger names right away.
SLEEPER - TY DILLON Fastlane forecast: How is this for Dillon's last three Daytona results? Sixth, sixth and fourth – a stretch that has seen him average 33.7 points per race. Those top 10s are three of the four in his Cup career to date. This play is along the lines of McDowell especially considering he's not likely in the mix at many other tracks.
SLEEPER - CHRIS BUESCHER Fastlane forecast: Readers of this franchise know I am a big believer in Buescher. He had a run of three straight top 10s at Daytona (summer 2017 through 2018). Being in the Ford camp and working with a teammate like Ryan Newman only boosts his chances for good finishes at the superspeedways.
SLEEPER - JUSTIN HALEY Fastlane forecast: If you are looking for a deep, deep sleeper, look no further than Haley. He's the most recent Daytona winner in the Cup ranks and has a runner-up finish in both Xfinity (2019) and Gander Trucks (2018) over the past two seasons at this track. He's one of four open cars to make the field for Sunday.
STAY AWAY FROM - BRAD KESELOWSKI Fastlane forecast: Keselowski is one of the best at superspeedways but almost all that success has been at Talladega. He has one Daytona win, but just three top fives and four top 10s in 21 starts there. He's also wrecked out of five of his last six Daytona starts and finished inside the top 15 once in that stretch.
STAY AWAY FROM - KEVIN HARVICK Fastlane forecast: This game is about managing your uses – you only have 10 in the regular season. With Las Vegas, Fontana, Phoenix, Atlanta, Miami and Texas up next, it's likely going to be a Harvick-heavy spring. He's wrecked out of five of the past seven Daytona races so you are best served to save him.
STAY AWAY FROM - MARTIN TRUEX JR Fastlane forecast: Truex has no wins in his Cup career on superspeedways with just four top fives (two each at Daytona and Talladega) in 59 starts. Factor in his recent strong runs at upcoming tracks like Las Vegas, Fontana, Atlanta and Miami and it's worth keeping him out of the lineup for a week.
My lineup heading into the weekend: Joey Logano, Matt DiBenedetto, Alex Bowman, Austin Dillon, Erik Jones; Garage: Ryan Newman.
Check back for our "Fantasy Update" piece later today for the final lineup. Comment below with your lineups and questions ahead of Sunday's race at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
submitted by KBFANATIC18 to Fantasy_NASCAR [link] [comments]


2019.11.23 01:24 ArmenianWave ArmenianWave's 2012 Mock Season [Pt 2/2]

2000 - Pt 1
2001 - Pt 1Pt 2
2002 - Pt 1Pt 2
2003 - Pt 1Pt 2
2004 - Pt 1Pt 2
2005 - Pt 1Pt 2
2006 - Pt 1Pt 2
2007 - Pt 1Pt 2
2008 - Pt 1Pt 2
2009 - Pt 2Pt 2
2010 - Pt 1Pt 2
2011 - Pt 1Pt 2
2012 - Pt 1
Grand National and Trucks (2000-2010) - Pt 1Pt 2
Sorry I've been gone, I've been really busy recently and I probably will be until Christmas break. However, I did finish the 2012 season. It will be a while before 2013 comes out as I have to come up with probably 20-25 schemes as we transition to Gen 6 cars in addition to running the races. Here's a quick summary of what happened
  • David Stremme comes out of nowhere to score two wins at Bristol and Michigan back to back to bump him from 19th to 13th in points, and the two wins gives him an edge in the wild-card race. The Bristol race was a fluke for sure as the leader, Kasey Kahne, decided to pit with 15 laps left and then just sat in his stall (possibly due to losing powenot being able to start). This led to Jeff Gordon taking the lead, but he got spun by the lap down car of Chase Montgomery, but no caution came out. David Stremme would take the lead and hold on to win, but had a more convincing win at Michigan leading 61 of 200 laps to take home the checkered flag. Also during Bristol Clint Bowyer impaled the pit road barrier at high speed, ending his season due to injury. Stephen Leicht, who had been driving the Tommy Baldwin 36 car part time, took over the 31 for the remainder of the season.
Jeff Gordon would get some redemption as he won the next two races in a row, upping his win total to three on the season. He'd finish second at Richmond, beating out Jimmie Johnson by one point to win the regular season title. The winner of Richmond would be Kevin Harvick, scoring Stewart-Haas' first win of 2012. The 2012 chase class would be Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Adam Petty, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, JJ Yeley, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kevin Harvick. As for the last two spots, Jeff Burton would finish 11th and Tony Stewart 12th. However, both Burton and Stewart had no wins, and lost their spots to David Stremme (who was 15th in points, but his pair of wins allowed him to leapfrog to 11th), and David Ragan (13th in points before the reset with one win). This is the both time either driver has missed the playoffs. Other notable exceptions include AJ Allmendinger (14th before the reset), Brad Keselowski (16th before the reset), Casey Atwood (who missed a race due to injury and had his worst career season since his debut), Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, Justin Allagaier, and Jamie McMurray.
Matt Kenseth strikes first in the chase, scoring his fourth win on the season at Dover. David Stremme gets his third win on the year at Talladega in a shocker. Regular season points winner Jeff Gordon chokes during the playoffs, going winless in the final 10 races of the season with a best finish of third and gets fifth in points. Adam Petty scores fourth in points with a pair of wins, his lowest win total since coming to Joe Gibbs. Jimmie Johnson finishes the season third. Carl Edwards had a really solid chase, entering 8th in points but ending up 2nd with a win and six top five finishes during the chase. The 2012 champion would be Matt Kenseth, who won at Homestead to end his season with six wins and 25 top ten's, earning his first Sprint Cup championship. It's Evernham Motorsports' first title since 2005 with Casey Atwood, and second overall. It's also the first time a car #39 has won a championship in NASCAR. Congrats to Matt Kenseth!
2012 Results - https://imgur.com/a/xxwGyvY
2012 Standings - https://imgur.com/a/oTe6zG3
2012-2013 Silly Season - https://imgur.com/a/7SBbl0N
Big changes for 2013:
After another average season at Joe Gibbs, Denny Hamlin is surprisingly out of the 11 car. He has scored five wins in the #11 Fedex Chevy/Toyota between 2006 and 2012. After six years, Hamlin leaves Joe Gibbs and will get a new coat of paint at Earnhardt-Childress Racing, where he will pilot the 31 car with FedEx joining along.
Kyle Busch is one of the biggest shocks of the silly season as he moves to the Joe Gibbs 11. He has had a really respectable run with Hendrick Motorsports, picking up an (ironic) 11 victories between 2005 and 2012 between the 84 and 25 rides. Busch starts a new chapter of his career at the 11 team and hopes to stand out. This is a pretty unusual move as the two teams he is switching between are equilateral in strength, with the 11 arguably being worse than the 25 considering the 11 team has made the chase once since its 2007 inception while the 25 has made it all but one year.
Martin Truex Jr gets a big opportunity, moving from the Yates 38 to the Hendrick 25 replacing Kyle Busch. The former Nationwide champion has a big opportunity, with only one cup win so far to date.
Clint Bowyer departs the 31 after a few rather unsuccessful seasons. He's been really solid in terms of consistency, but only scored a single victory in four years. He heads to the Turner 32, replacing the retiring Bobby Labonte. This is somewhat of a downward move but Turner has been looking to expand their Cup presence and after their first win this seems possible.
Danica Patrick starts her first full time season in the Cup series, piloting the #41 GoDaddy/Haas Chevy for Stewart-Haas Racing.
submitted by ArmenianWave to Nr2003 [link] [comments]


2019.11.05 05:33 ArmenianWave ArmenianWave's 2012 Mock Season [Pt 1/2]

2000 - Pt 1
2001 - Pt 1Pt 2
2002 - Pt 1Pt 2
2003 - Pt 1Pt 2
2004 - Pt 1Pt 2
2005 - Pt 1Pt 2
2006 - Pt 1Pt 2
2007 - Pt 1Pt 2
2008 - Pt 1Pt 2
2009 - Pt 2Pt 2
2010 - Pt 1Pt 2
2011 - Pt 1Pt 2
Grand National and Trucks (2000-2010) - Pt 1Pt 2
Before I start I forgot to mention that Ron Hornaday, Jr won the 2011 Truck title beating out Timothy Peters and Austin Dillion while Ricky Stenhouse was able to fend off Scott Wimmer and Trevor Bayne to win the 2011 Nationwide title. Full details to come in a more concise recap of multiple seasons down the line.
Also, I will be experimenting with a different presentation format here that hopefully doesn't take me 2-3 hours to type out.
2012 Pt 1
Race 1/36: The 2012 Daytona 500 saw several 2-3 car crashes but no big ones. Denny Hamlin notably blew an engine on lap one to end his day early. The biggest wreck took place on lap 25 of 200 as Brian Vickers (in his return race), Danica Patrick, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmie Johnson, and Kasey Kahne got together with all cars recieving moderate damage and Montoya retiring. With 16 to go, a crash between Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, and David Stremme stacked up the field that was going through its last set of pitstops. This led to only five cars being on the lead lap - Matt Kenseth, Landon Cassill, Tony Stewart, 2011 '500 winner Dale Jr, and the leader would be none other than Ricky Stenhouse Jr in his third Cup race. Cassill would take the white flag and look to win in just his eighth cup race but was passed by Matt Kenseth. Kenseth would hold on to put the 39 in victory lane, earning his first Daytona 500 win and Evernham Motorsports' first since its debut 11 years ago. Cassill would take second, with Jr, Stewart, and Stenhouse rounding out the top five.
Race 2/36: After entering the race with a winless streak dating back to New Hampshire 2010, David Ragan was able to park his #16 Ford in victory lane for a feel-good win
Race 4/36: Roush Racing's fortunes continue as Carl Edwards wins the next two races, preforming his patened back flip at Las Vegas and Atlanta
Race 6/36: Jimmie Johnson responds and takes the points lead from Edwards with back-to-back wins of his own at Bristol and Darlington.
Race 7/36: Aric Almirola and Justin Allagaier get career high finishes of 6th and 8th as Matt Kenseth scores win #2 of 2012. In seven races, there have been four unique winners, the lowest amount since 1999.
Race 9/36: The next two races see minor upsets take place. Justin Allagaier wins in just his 8th career Cup start, piloting his #12 Dodge to an emotional first victory at Phoenix by holding off Adam Petty. AJ Allmendinger would then beat out Tony Stewart by .09 at Talledega to take the win.
Race 10/36: Adam Petty puts himself on the board, leading 142 of 500 laps at Martinsville to win. Jimmie Johnson wrecks at this race and slides down to third in points, giving Carl Edwards the points lead with a 5th place run and Adam Petty moves to second in points with his win.
Race 11/36: The 2012 Coca-Cola 600 sees a lot of surprises. Denny Hamlin went winless in 2011 and after a poor start to 2012 was considered by many to be on the hot seat at Joe Gibbs. However, he silenced the critics by leading 82 laps and holding off Jeff Burton to win at Lowe's. Mike Bliss, piloting the #34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, was somehow able to finish third. Bliss has silently been having a fantastic season, as he qualified for all of the first five races and was able to put himself in the top 35 in owners points for the first time in FRM's history, guaranteeing them a ride for every race. A bad wreck here also sees Casey Atwood flip over, he has to sit out a week with a pulled hamstring and Evernham development driver Timothy Peters substitutes the following race with a solid 14th place run.
Race 14/36: Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Jimmie Johnson would win the next three races as Johnson put himself back in front of the points standings. Adam Petty DNF's two of the races, entering this stretch 3rd in points and exiting 7th.
Race 16/36: Joe Gibbs scores back-to-back wins with JJ Yeley and Adam Petty recording victories at Pocono and Watkins Glen .
Race 17/36: The Pepsi 400 bears witness to the biggest upset since Jerry Nadeau's Daytona 500 win. Coming to the white flag, Juan Pablo Montoya was in front and looked to break a two-year winless streak, but Reed Sorenson's 47 would be pushed to the front by his old team, Bobby Labonte in the 32. Labonte would get around Sorenson on the backstretch and edge out the 47 in a photo finish. It would be Braun Racing's first win and Bobby Labonte's first win since 2007, ending a five year winless streak. Sorenson would take second, his best career finish but rather heartbreaking since he was beat out by the team that released him last season.
Race 18/36: Kevin Harvick dominates, but Earnhardt-Childress Racing snaps a small winless streak dating back to Brad Keselowski's Brickyard win 33 races ago with Dale Jr winning off of fuel milage at Kentucky. Carl Edwards blows an engine right at the start of the race and fails to complete a lap, bumping him from second to fourth in points.
Currently, four-win Jimmie Johnson holds a large point lead over teammate Jeff Gordon, who has no wins but has finished every race 21st or better. Jeff Burton holds third and is in a similar position, no wins but hella consistency. Carl Edwards is five points behind Burton at fourth despite being in the top 3 most the season with a pair of wins, while Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth is the top Dodge at fifth. Teammates JJ Yeley and Adam Petty are tied for 6th, with Petty's midseason woes keeping him out of the top three. Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, and Kevin Harvick round out the top ten.
In the wildcard spot, Dale Jr has a win and holds 11th 30 points behind Harvick, while Brad Keselowski is the best winless driver outside the top 10 at 12th. Jamie McMurray and Kyle Busch hold 13th and 14th, but are so far behind 10th they're in must win situations while AJ Allmendinger at 15th would be the final wildcard driver if the chase started today. Justin Allagier, David Ragan, and Denny Hamlin also hold wins but sit 17th, 18th, and a dismal 22nd in points for Hamlin. Other stories this seasion include an absolute garbage run for Casey Atwood, who seems to have not completely recovered from his week 11 injury. He sits 21st in points with 1 top 5 and 3 top 10's after 17 races and is basically eliminated from the playoffs barring a late comeback. Mike Bliss, meanwhile, has exceeded expectations. The former JGR driver has had a really solid season with Front Row Motorsports, putting the 34 car not only in the top 35 in owners points but 25th in regular season points (currently ahead of Joey Logano in a Joe Gibbs Toyota, Juan Pablo Montoya, Landon Cassill, and Greg Biffle). Youngsters Landon Cassill and Joey Logano started off 2012 hot with top fives in the first and second race, consecutively, but since then the drivers of the 5 and 15 rides have combined for two top 5's and six top 10's.
Race Results - https://imgur.com/a/IfctTuq
Standings - https://imgur.com/a/4pSxw6m
2013 Silly Season
NASCAR has confirmed they will be moving to a new Gen 6 body starting in 2013! (This will mean that it will take a while to create the cars on the Gen 6 mod)
Clint Bowyer has reportedly been on the hot seat at Earnhardt-Childress Racing. He won the 2007 Busch series title with them, but since then has only scored one Cup victory and that was three years ago. Although it's clear the team is not as strong as it used to be. Bowyer might need a new ride to revitalize his career.
Big news as Jeremy Mayfield announces his retirement from the Cup series following 2012. The 2004 Daytona 500 winner has picked up 8 wins in his Cup career, but hasn't been a factor on the track since the decline of BD2 Motorsports. It's been a great career for Mayfield, and this leaves a spot open at BD2 Motorsports with their #22 Toyota.
The reports are true: Danica Patrick will be running for ROTY in 2013, piloting the #41 Stewart-Haas Chevy. It's a big story as Danica becomes the first female driver in a competitive ride, well, since forever. GoDaddy jumps ship from Hendrick Motorsports to sponsor 30 of 36 races with Haas covering the other six. Landon Cassill was able to score a new sponsor in Farmers' Insurance for 2013, however. No word on current driver Aric Almirola's future in NASCAR.
Michael Waltrip Motorsports is reportedly cleaning house at the end of 2012. It is rumored that all three of their drivers - Michael McDowell, Kurt Busch, and Paul Menard could be gone at years end. The team has gotten off to a slow start since becoming full time in 2007, recording their lone win with Paul Menard in 2009 at Talladega. Firing Kurt Busch would be shocking, considering he put the 55 in top 35 in owners points and is basically carrying MWR talent wise, but he's had ego and behavioral problems that have gotten him booted from better rides. Perhaps a reset is what MWR needs to change its Cup fortunes.
submitted by ArmenianWave to Nr2003 [link] [comments]


2019.10.31 02:26 ArmenianWave ArmenianWave's 2011 Mock Season [Pt 2/2]

2000 - Pt 1
2001 - Pt 1Pt 2
2002 - Pt 1Pt 2
2003 - Pt 1Pt 2
2004 - Pt 1Pt 2
2005 - Pt 1Pt 2
2006 - Pt 1Pt 2
2007 - Pt 1Pt 2
2008 - Pt 1Pt 2
2009 - Pt 2Pt 2
2010 - Pt 1Pt 2
2011 - Pt 1Pt 2
Grand National and Trucks (2000-2010) - Pt 1Pt 2
2011 - Pt 2
Casey Atwood, who had a mediocre 2011 up till this point, was able to snap a small winless streak with a win at New Hampshire to start off the second of the season. Pocono would see a stunning upset unfold with Greg Biffle winning a rain-delayed event, the first victory for the #43 since the 2003 Daytona 500 8 years ago and Biffle's first win since 2003 as well. The streak of first-time winners on the season would continue as Brad Keselowski kissed the bricks for his first win since the 2009 miracle win he had at Atlanta. Carl Edwards would score at Bristol despite Casey Atwood leading 210 laps. Evernham would see a bright stop the following weeek, though, with AJ Allmendinger scoring his first career win at Infineon. Atwood's second-half resurgence would continue by passing Jimmie Johnson on the last lap to win at California. Jimmie Johnson would take the final win of the regular season at Richmond, winning the regular season title in the process by 59 points over Adam Petty. Carl Edwards would finish third, with Jeff Burton and Tony Stewart rounding out the top five. Dale Jr, Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Casey Atwood, and Matt Kenseth would round out the top ten. JJ Yeley would score 11th in points with Kyle Busch 12th, but due to the new points format and Yeley's lack of wins, 13th place Kurt Busch would move in the wildcard spot to get the last position of the chase with Yeley being bumped out.
Justin Allagier, despite missing the chase, would get a big first career win at Chicagoland, while Adam Petty's 2nd place points place run gave him the lead. Jimmie Johnson took Dover for the first chase win of 2011 to pick up the points lead. Talladega saw JJ Yeley dominate, leading 87 of 200 laps from the pole, but failing to score the win. Ryan Newman would pass Denny Hamlin on the last lap to put his #33 Earnhardt-Childress Chevy in victory lane, ending a winless streak dating back to September of 2006. Jeff Gordon would take the points lead with a win at Kansas, while Matt Kenseth moved to 4th in points behind Gordon, Johnson, and Petty by winning at Charllote. An uncharacteristic 29th place run at Martinsville gave Johnson the lead again. He'd extend that lead with a 2nd at Atlanta, as teammate Kyle Busch scored his fourth win. Johnson would further increase the lead to 23 over Adam Petty with 3 races left. JJ Yeley would finally get into victory lane at Phoenix, while an Adam Petty 3rd place run put him 9 points behind Johnson with one race left, while Carl Edwards got up to third 30 points back with all other dirvers mathematically eliminated. Hendrick Motorsports would triumphantly go 1-2-3 with Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, and champion Jimmie Johnson third. It would be title #3 for #48, the first driver to win three titles since Jeff Burton in 2006. Petty would finish 10th in the race, ending up second 15 points behind Johnson in points despite leading the league in top 10's with 29. Carl Edwards would have his best career run with a third place points run. Jeff Burton would score 4th, his best points run since his 2006 title win, while Kyle Busch also scored a career best 5th in points.
2011 Results - https://imgur.com/a/08Ni3BA
2011 Standings - https://imgur.com/a/ZdBS3qS
2011-2012 Silly Season - https://imgur.com/a/OM0krFy
Kurt Busch, despite making the chase and winning at Michigan, has been released from Penske Racing in a shocker due to behavior problems. He heads to Michael Waltrip Racing's 55 Toyota in a definite downgrade, although it seems like the few top rides that were open this year weren't interested in signing the baggage that came along Busch.
David Stremme heads to the Blue Deuce to replace Kurt Busch following the 40 team shutting down. It's a big opportunity for the 34 year old, who has 2 Cup wins since his debut in 2006.
BK Racing has announced they will field the #83 Burger King Toyota with rookies David Gilliland and Chase Montgomery driving and the #93 Dr Pepper Toyota with Scott Speed Driving. It seems like Elliott Sadler will move back down to the Nationwide Series to compete for a title in the Earnhardt-Childress #8 Chevy instead of finding another Cup ride following Red Bull Racing's implosion.
Marcos Ambrose moves from JTG Daughtry Racing to the famed Wood Bros #21 in a full time effort. His replacement is Reed Sorenson, who will pilot the 47 moving foward in his first full time Cup opportunity since 2010.
2007 ROTY Stephen Leicht returns to the Cup in a full time ride for the first time since 2009, piloting the #36 Golden Corral Chevy for Tommy Baldwin.
The Stewart-Haas #41 will be a full time car in 2010. Aric Almirola gets his biggest Cup opportunity yet as he gets to pilot the car for 29 races, while Danica Patrick will drive for 7 races. The anticipation is that Patrick will take over in 2013 full time.
submitted by ArmenianWave to Nr2003 [link] [comments]


2019.10.29 15:54 ArmenianWave ArmenianWave's 2011 Mock Season [Pt 1/2]

2000 - Pt 1
2001 - Pt 1Pt 2
2002 - Pt 1Pt 2
2003 - Pt 1Pt 2
2004 - Pt 1Pt 2
2005 - Pt 1Pt 2
2006 - Pt 1Pt 2
2007 - Pt 1Pt 2
2008 - Pt 1Pt 2
2009 - Pt 2Pt 2
2010 - Pt 1Pt 2
Grand National and Trucks (2000-2010) - Pt 1Pt 2
2011 - Pt 1
2011 Power Rankings
1) #18 Adam Petty (Scoring 1st and 2nd in the points in his last two seasons, Petty and rival Jimmie Johnson have been neck and neck competing to be not only the Sprint Cup champion but the face of NASCAR. With new rules banning Cup drivers from making more than seven appearances in the Nationwide and Truck series, AP will be able to focus more energy into scoring his second title in three seasons)
2 #48 Jimmie Johnson (Johnson has emerged from Jeff Gordon's shadow to become the top driver at Hendrick Motorsports over the last few seasons. His last five Cup campaigns have seen him score 2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in points. "The Juggernaut" is a favorite to win his third title, which would put his name on a short, but talented, list of three-time Cup champions that includes Jeff Burton, Lee Petty, Darrell Waltrip, and Cale Yarbrough)
3 #14 Tony Stewart (Stewart came out of nowhere to upset the "Big Two" and win his second championship, ending a seven year title drought and the first driver to win gold for his own team since Richard Petty. "Smoke" will have tough competition ahead of him and a challenging route to winning his third title, but many people did not expect him to win the championship last season so anything is possible with the 39 year old)
4 #9 Kasey Kahne (The 2005 Daytona 500 champion has made the most out of his two years with Evernham, taking the #9 car from a 15-20th place team to a top 5 team that can compete for wins. With back-to-back 4th place runs in 2009 and 2010, Kahne is right now on the verge of greatness. He's the most likely candidate to become a first-time champion in 2011)
5) #24 Jeff Gordon (Gordon had a bounce-back 2010 with two wins and more importantly leading the league in top 10's with 21. Sadly, a poor chase run led him to score sixth when he really had a top four run most the season. Can Gordon end a championship drought that dates back to 2000?)
6) #39 Matt Kenseth (The inaugural season of the Kenseth and Evernham partnership ended in success, with Kenseth scoring 5th in points and getting two victories in the #39 Charter Communications Dodge. He's got a lot of competition including his own talented batch of teammates, but Kenseth is a dark horse to win it all in 2011)
7) #99 Jeff Burton (The veteran had a solid 2010, but similar to Gordon killed his title hopes due to a bad run in the Chase. A 10th place points finish by the Mayor is his worst since 1996, where he finished 13th. In an age where Burton is no longer considered the top dog, the 44 year old is looking to race not only to his fourth title, but race against time. How long can Burton stay competitive?)
8) #19 Casey Atwood (It is rather impressive that Ray Evernham has three cars ranked in the top 10, but it is a little surprising that Casey Atwood is the worst ranked of those three. The 2005 champ had a down season in 2011, barely missing the Chase for the first time in his career and only scoring one win. A 13th place run is considered good for many teams, but with Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth making top 5 in points this is a bit underwhelming. Atwood is hungry to bounce back this year and prove that last season's run was a fluke)
9) #25 Kyle Busch (The younger Busch brother had a standout 2010, scoring a pair of wins and a career-high 7th in points. Kyle brings aboard new sponsor Mountian Dew this season as well. Can he use this momentum to shock the world and win the title in 2011?)
10) #20 JJ Yeley (The fourth-year driver has really proven his worth at Joe Gibbs Racing. He backtracked slightly from 2009, going from 7th to 8th in points and only scoring 4 top 5's, but did win at the Brickyard for his first Crown Jewel. Yeley is hungry to stand out from the shadow of teammate Adam Petty and perhaps crack top five in points)
11) #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr (Jr had a sluggish return from injury in 2010 with his worst career season. Jr went winless and ended up 15th in points, despite being in the top 12 for a good chunk of the season. Little E has a lot to prove this season, can he end a winless streak that dates back to 2008? It would be a redemption arc for the ages)
12) #6 Carl Edwards (The three time Nationwide champ has had a fine Cup career, but is still looking for that big breakout season. With a couple team adjustments at Roush, Edwards moves to the #6 ride. Can he make magic happen with a new number and sponsor in UPS?)
13) #11 Denny Hamlin (Hamlin has found mild success at Joe Gibbs Racing, and ended up making the 2010 chase with a victory at Michigan but finished 12th. With a fourth JGR car (the #15 Z-Line Designs Toyota for Joey Logano) being added, can Hamlin stand out from his teammates and make the chase again?)
14) #04 Kevin Harvick (In his final season for Earnhardt-Childress Racing that spanned over 10 years and 3 Nationwide Titles, Harvick went winless for the first time since in his career, but made the chase and had a nice 9th place run due to consistency. With a fresh start in the Stewart-Haas #04 Chevy, Happy Harvick has chase hopes on his plate this season)
15) #2 Kurt Busch & #16 David Ragan (This was honestly a tie. Both drivers are in similar positions of finding success at their teams and recording 1-win 2010 seasons, but failing to make the chase. Both Busch and Ragan look to rebound in 2011)
Honorable mentions: #12 Ryan Newman, #1 Brad Keselowski, 17 Jamie McMurray, #42 Juan Pablo Montoya, 5 Brian Vickers, #40 David Stremme
The Daytona 500 would see Joey Logano win the pole in his first race at the Joe Gibbs Racing #15 with Jeff Gordon second. The first accident would take place on lap 118 of 200, that saw Adam Petty, Jeff Burton, Joey Logano, and Paul Menard crash on turn four. The second and final wreck happened on turn four again, this time taking place between Matt Crafton, Jerry Nadeau, and Jason Leffler in the midpack with thirty laps to go. This set up a twenty-five lap shootout between the lead-lap cars, with Jeff Gordon in front. With five to go, Dale Jr would pass Jimmie Johnson for the lead. Jr would use lapped cars to put some distance between him and the rest of the pack, taking the checkered flag for an emotional victory at the same race that his father won ten years ago and the race that he got injured at two years ago. It would be the first win for Dale since June of 2008 and his first '500 victory. Ryan Newman would finish second, giving ECR a 1-2 finish, with Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and Bobby Labonte rounding out the top five.
Jr would nearly win again at California the next week, leading 17 of 250 laps and finishing second to Adam Petty. Kyle Busch would pilot his Mountain Dew Chevy to victory lane at Las Vegas for a hometown win, with Hendrick winning again the next two weeks with Jimmie Johnson's victory at Atlanta and Bristol. Darlington would feature a photo-finish, with Matt Kenseth edging out Jimmie Johnson by .07 to give Dodge and Evernham their first wins of 2011. Ford would snap a small winless streak as Carl Edwards led 224 of 334 laps at Texas to score his first win in the #6 car. Kyle Busch would win his second race of the season at Phoenix, outlasting Adam Petty and Jimmie Johnson with a tight battle. Kevin Harvick would score his first win for Stewart-Haas at Talladega with a last lap pass on Jeff Burton, the first win for the team not by Tony Stewart. Burton would recover the next win for a win at the paperclip, Martinsville. After this race, tragic news would hit the air as Brian Vickers announced he was stepping down from racing in 2011 to deal with health issues. He is replaced by Stephen Leicht (8 Races), Landon Cassill (7 Races), David Gilliland (4 Races), Danica Patrick (2 Races), Boris Said (2 Races), Aric Almirola (1 Race), and Travis Kvapil (1 Race).
Hendrick would have a feel-good moment the following race after the sad news, as Vickers' replacement Landon Cassill led 25 laps in his rookie race, while Hendrick went 1-2 with Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson taking the top two spots. Adam Petty took the checkered at Richmond, while Jamie McMurray earned a solid victory at Dover in the #17 Roush Ford. Kurt Busch won at Michigan for Penske's first win of 2011, while his brother Kyle would pass Casey Atwood with three laps to go at Pocono to win his third win of the season. It would be the first time since 2005 with Ward and Jeff Burton that two brothers would win back-to-back races in the Cup series. Boris Said qualified on the pole in the #5 GoDaddy Chevy at Watkins Glen and nearly pulled off the shocking win, but Dale Jr would take home the trophy for win #2 on the season. Kasey Kahne would win at Daytona, a race that saw a huge crash. Coming off turn four on lap 39 Joey Logano blew a tire and ignited a massive fifteen car wreck. Kevin Harvick would be hit and flipped over violently, barrel rolling twenty times. Harvick broke a leg as a result of this crash and would be replaced by Reed Sorenson and Danica Patrick for the rest of the season, a dissapointing result for someone who was on the chase bubble. Later in the race, teammates Kurt Busch and Justin Allagiaer would wreck, with Busch giving the finger to his teammate after the race. Stewart-Haas would come back the following race, however, with last year's champion Tony Stewart earning his first victory of the season at the first ever Kentucky Cup race.
After 18 races Jimmie Johnson holds the points lead over Adam Petty, Dale Jr, Carl Edwards, and Kasey Kahne. Dale Jr's Cinderella story continues with a Daytona 500 win and being 58 points behind first. With the new shift in points system, only the top 10 in points are locked in, while the two next winningest drivers between 11th and 20th in points take the last two playoff spots. 9th and 10th in points are currently held by Kyle Busch (3 wins) and Casey Atwood (no wins), with 11th being held by winless JJ Yeley just 3 points behind 10th. Kurt Busch, who has one win, holds twelfth. Other drivers with wins in the "wild card spot" are Jamie McMurray at 15th and Kevin Harvick at 18th (although he won't make the chase due to injury). As it stands, Busch and McMurray would secure the final two spots with Yeley being booted. Who do you think will make the chase, and who will win the 2011 title?
Results - https://imgur.com/a/u56Hjzd
Standings - https://imgur.com/a/llVSjcW
2012 Silly Season
Big news as Red Bull Racing is shutting down at the end of 2011. Apparently, the team was simply not making enough money or generating enough interest to continue fielding cars. With 0 wins between 2007 and 2011 and none of their drivers cracking top 20 in the points in that timeframe, that makes a lot of sense. The team's assets were recently sold to Burger King franchisee Ron DeVine, who looks to bring his new team "BK Racing" to the scene. No word on Elliott Sadler or Scott Speed's plans for 2012.
Brian Vickers will have a "roll-out return" in 2012 according to him and Hendrick Motorsports in a press release as he recovers. Vickers will pilot a 5th Hendrick Car, the #28 National Guard Chevy, for 12 races in 2012, with truck and nationwide veteran Aric Almirola also landing four races in the part-time ride. Landon Cassill, who has done a decent job backing up Vickers so far, will run for ROTY in 2012 behind the 5 GoDaddy Chevy.
David Stremme is surprisingly out of a ride at the end of 2011. Considered by many to be Chip Ganassi Racing w/ Robert Yates's top driver, the 40 car will be shutting down following 2011 due to a lack of funds. Stremme, with two wins in his five year career is likely the top free agent on the market right now.
Roush Racing will be fielding a fifth full time car in 2012 for the first time since 2010. Ricky Stenhouse will be the driver of the #50 Discount Tire Ford in a ROTY campaign.
BD2 Motorsports will be slimming down in 2012 to a one car organization. The #01 will shut down and Reagan Smith will be let go from his ride. No clue where he goes.
Kurt Busch and Penske Racing have reportedly had disagreements behind the scenes. Busch has reportedly been asking for a release from his ride due to fustrations with the team and lack of chemistry with teammate Justin Allagaier, which were escalated following a wreck caused by Allagaier that took him out of the July Daytona race. Team owner Rodger Penske is reportedly tired with Busch's "diva complex", and Busch could be on the market at the end of the season. With his behavioral problems plaguing his career, would any other teams be interested in the two-time Daytona 500 winner?
submitted by ArmenianWave to Nr2003 [link] [comments]


2019.10.20 19:39 ArmenianWave ArmenianWave's 2010 Mock Season [Pt 1/2]

2000 - Pt 1
2001 - Pt 1Pt 2
2002 - Pt 1Pt 2
2003 - Pt 1Pt 2
2004 - Pt 1Pt 2
2005 - Pt 1Pt 2
2006 - Pt 1Pt 2
2007 - Pt 1Pt 2
2008 - Pt 1Pt 2
2009 - Pt 2Pt 2
2010 Power Rankings
1) #18 Adam Petty (After an incredibly dominant 2009, a member of the Petty family is on top of the racing world for the first time since 1979. AP and Joe Gibbs are a money combination and look to continue that run in 2010)
2) #48 Jimmie Johnson (The two-time champion is one of the favorites to win it all in 2010. Looking to score 3 titles in 4 seasons, Johnson is one of the top drivers in NASCAR today)
3) #99 Jeff Burton (One of the top drivers of the 2000's looks to continue that run into the 2010's. Burton had a solid 2009 and is a favorite to take home the gold for the fourth time in his career)
4) #24 Jeff Gordon (Gordon had a decent 2009, but a poor run in the chase slipped him down in the points standings to 8th. Can Gordon snap a 10 year championship-less steak?)
5) #2 Kurt Busch (Busch had a huge breakout season in 2009, scoring 3rd in the points. This is the best run in points he's had since his second place run in 2004. Finally looking like a threat after a few seasons out of the title picture, Busch is likely to give Penske their first championship in the Sprint Cup)
6) #97 Carl Edwards (Edwards had his best season yet with a fifth place points run and two wins. In a competitive field, can he shine in 2010 and score his first Cup title?)
7) #9 Kasey Kahne (Kahne came out of nowhere, defying expectations in his first year at Evernham to snag a pair of wins, 23 top 10's, and a 4th place points run. Kahne is a dark horse to win the gold in 2010)
8) #16 David Ragan (Ragan had a breakout 2009, exploding for three wins and 21 top 10's. Ragan was high as fourth in points at one point, but inconsistency in the chase killed his momentum and he ended up 9th in points. Ragan looks to continue this run and prove that 2009 was no fluke season)
9) #5 Brian Vickers (Vickers had another good season at Hendrick, bouncing back from a weak 2008 where he missed the chase. In Vickers second chase run, he scored only one win despite leading over 1000 laps and ended up 10th in points. Can Vickers make a title run in 2010?)
10) #20 JJ Yeley (Yeley has gotten better each year, and 2009 was his best season yet. Replacing Tony Stewart in the JGR 20 Toyota, Yeley won twice and made the chase, with a career-best 10th place points run. The young gun is looking forward to improving this in 2010)
11) #39 Matt Kenseth (After a few stagnant seasons at Roush, Kenseth made a big splash in the free agency by moving to a fourth Evernham car. Kenseth pilots the #39 Charter Communications Dodge, can he make a strong statement in his first season outside Roush?)
12) #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr (A injury at the Daytona 500 ended Jr's title hopes very early on, but Jr is determined to rebound this season. What a great story it would be if Dale could pick up his second title just a year after being out most the season)
13) #19 Casey Atwood (Atwood made the chase again in 2009, but wasn't much of a factor, scoring just one win and landing 11th in points. The 2005 champion is focused on taking home that second championship in 2010)
14) #14 Tony Stewart (Stewart had a solid first year with his new team. The owner-driver and 2003 champ will have to compete and battle uphill just to make the chase, which would be the new team's first ever chase run)
15) #25 Kyle Busch (While his brother soared in 2009, the younger Busch had a rather disappointing season. He did pick up a victory at Phoenix, but is having difficulty standing out from his more competitive teammates. Kyle is determined to break out in 2010)
Honorable Mentions: #07 Kevin Harvick, #11 Denny Hamlin, #31 Clint Bowyer, #12 Ryan Newman, #1 Martin Truex Jr, #17 Jamie McMurray
The 2010 season started off hot with the Daytona 500. Matt Kenseth would score the pole position in his first time driving the Evernham #39 Dodge. Jamie McMurray, new driver for the Roush #17 Ford that Kenseth left, would start alongside him at second. The race would be clean for the first 44 laps, until a caution occured during green flag pitstops. Kevin Harvick would be turned by David Reutimann trying to get down to pit road, igniting a twelve car pileup between the cars behind them. Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, Dale Jr, Elliott Sadler, and Jimmie Johnson would be among those involved. The second of the three cautions occured at lap 135 of 200 when Stephen Leicht, Brian Vickers, Ryan Newman, and Jeremy Mayfield went four wide off of turn four, which did not work as planned. Sam Hornish Jr and JJ Yeley would also be forced to retire due to the wreck, with Matt Kenseth taking damage as well. Following this caution, the race would see a wild turn as a lap 191 caution took out Martin Truex Jr and Paul Menard, who both crashed on turn one. This led to a four lap shootout between the 9 lead-lap cars. 2005 Daytona 500 winner Kasey Kahne would start out front, with the rest 8 cars all being winless at the Daytona 500 - Adam Petty, Reagan Smith, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Casey Atwood, Todd Kluever, Jerry Nadeau, and Scott Riggs being the top 9. Following the restart, Petty would move to the lead and hold it, while the cars behind him shuffled around. Petty took the white flag, looking to win his first Daytona 500, with Edwards pushing him. Meanwhile, Todd Kluever in the 41 was getting pushed by Jerry Nadeau in third and fourth. Coming to turn one, Petty went to block the incoming Kluever but Kluever had a nose under. Kluever, Edwards, and Petty would crash with Atwood also getting involved. This put Jerry Nadeau in the lead coming to the backstretch. Scott Riggs and Reagan Smith would run second and third. Riggs would go for a pass off of turn four but Nadeau, driving the #09 Miccouskee Chevy for James Finch, would take the checkered flag in one of the biggest upsets in NASCAR history! Riggs, Smith, Kahne, and a heavily damaged Matt Kenseth would round out the top five.
After the miracle run by Jerry Nadeau at the Daytona 500, he was able to quality for the race at California, but finished 30th. Adam Petty would take the white flag and this time also take the checkered. Matt Kenseth would score a victory at Las Vegas, the first time he's won for Evernham Motorsports. Carl Edwards and Kasey Kahne would pick up the next two races at Atlanta and Bristol. Jimmie Johnson had a fantastic run at Martinsville, winning from the pole and leading 385 of 500 laps in the process. Kasey Kahne would have a similar run at Texas, leading the most laps from the pole to win again in the #9 McDonald's Dodge. For the second year in a row, Kyle Busch would score the win at Phoenix, this time holding off his brother Kurt in a tight battle. Dale Jr would lead the most laps at Talladega, but a last lap pass by Tony Stewart would give the '03 champ his first win of 2010. Stewart-Haas would continue their success at Richmond as Bobby Labonte led the most laps in the #04 Chevy and finished 6th while Tony Stewart finished 3rd, but Adam Petty would score his second win on the season. The Coca Cola 600 would be a fuel milage race due to an accident during green flag pitstops involving Reed Sorenson, Brad Keselowski, and Matt Kenseth. JJ Yeley would have the lead with three laps to go but was forced to pit. Clint Bowyer would take the lead, and the third year driver would have enough in the tank to score an emotional first career win. Tony Strewart would dominate at Dover, leading 157 of 400 laps and scoring the pole, but settling for third as Jeff Burton snagged the win. Roush's good fortune would continue at Michigan, as Carl Edwards and David Ragan would finish 1-2 and the entire team would finish in the top 15. Brian Vickers and Adam Petty would battle for the lead most the race at Pocono, but the leaders would actually crash with 20 to go while fighting for the lead. This would allow Tony Stewart to score the victory for the seocnd time in the season. Juan Pablo Montoya would shock many by routing the field at Infineon, leading 65 of 84 laps to win his first career Cup race. The Pepsi 400 wasn't too interesting, but had an exciting finish. Mike Bliss in the 34 was in the line for pulling off a major upset as he took the white flag with Jimmie Johnson pushing him. Casey Atwood was running fifth when he took the white flag, but was able to get into third after a turn one pass. As Jimmie Johnson made a move to pass Bliss on the backstretch, Atwood made it three-wide and took the lead. Atwood would hold off the field to score his first win of the season in the #19 Tide Dodge. Bliss would give Front Row racing their best career run with a second place finish, while Johnson finished third and AJ Allmendinger got his best career finish at fourth. Adam Petty would win at Chicagoland, his third on the season, leading 197 of 267 laps. Brad Keselowski would park his #78 Furniture Row Chevy in fourth, the team's best run to date thanks to their alliance with Earnhardt-Childress.
Currently, Adam Petty holds the point lead by just one single point over Jeff Burton. Matt Keneth runs third seven points behind, while Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart round out the top five 23 and 43 points back. Who's your pick to win in this tight points race?
Race Results [Races 1-18] - https://imgur.com/a/qO74k8Q
Standings [Races 1-18] - https://imgur.com/a/FQFh3I9
2010-2011 Silly Season
Big news as Kevin Harvick becomes a free agent following the 2010 season. He has been driving full time for Richard Childress Racing/Earnhardt Childress Racing since 2002, and has scored a high points run of 5th in that time, but has stagnated in the last few seasons. He is easily the hottest free agent on the market.
Earnhardt-Childress seems to be cleaning shop as Martin Truex Jr is also gone after the 2010 season. He's had one victory since his full-time debut in 2006, and after five seasons will now have a new ride. This hopefully is what he needs to revitalize his career.
Brian Vickers gets a new sponsor in 2011 as GoDaddy comes aboard to replace Kellogg's as sponsor. GoDaddy will sponsor five races in the 2010 season.
Scott Riggs is out at Roush Racing following three rather disappointing seasons, scoring 23rd and 25th in points in 2008 and 2009 and being the only winless driver at Roush in those two seasons. No word on his plans for 2010.
Andy Houston will be forming his own race team in 2011 with his father Tommy Houston forming Houston Family Ventures. The 2003 Daytona 500 winner will be piloting the #96 State Water Heaters Chevy full time in 2011 with factory support from Earnhardt-Childress, due to Houston's family connections to Richard Childress. The team has low expectations in 2011, but Andy's first foray into an owner-driving begins and hopefully the team can make an impact.
AJ Allemdinger will have a big opportunity in 2011 as he moves to Evernham Motorsports. He will be piloting the #29 Dodge, replacing Patrick Caprentier. Allmendinger has shown flashes in the pan at Red Bull, putting the #84 Toyota into the top 35 in owners points. His replacement is Scott Speed, who will be running for ROTY in the renumbered #82 Toyota.
Bobby Labonte is reportedly on the hot seat at Stewart-Haas. He had an average 2009, finishing 21st in points with no wins, and this season is shaping up to be worse as he currently sits 24th in points with no top fives and 2 top 10's while Tony Stewart is in 5th with two wins.
Braun Racing will be expanding to a two car team in 2011. They will continue to field the #32 Dollar General Toyota, and will now field the #10 Great Clips Toyota as well. No word on if Reed Sorenson will be returning to the #32, but Jason Leffler will be making a ROTY attempt in the 10 car after racing over ten seasons in the Busch/Nationwide series with just a handful of cup series starts in between. At 34 years old, Leffler will be one of the oldest to attempt ROTY in the Cup series.
submitted by ArmenianWave to Nr2003 [link] [comments]


2019.09.30 19:28 ArmenianWave ArmenianWave's 2005 Mock Season [Pt 1/2]

2000 - Pt 1
2001 - Pt 1Pt 2
2002 - Pt 1Pt 2
2003 - Pt 1Pt 2
2004 - Pt 1Pt 2
Five years of simulation
2005 Power Rankings
  1. 20 Tony Stewart (The '03 champ had a really impressive 2004 with 4 wins, 962 laps led, and a 4th place points run, barely missing out on the title. He has a lot of momentum coming into 2004 and is probably the favorite to win the title)
  2. 97 Kurt Busch (Busch was just mere points from winning his first championship last year. He is one of the most consistent and hard-nosed drivers. Can the elder Busch brother make it happen in 2005?)
  3. 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr (Despite having an amazing championship season, NASCAR's fan favorite has a big obstacle ahead of him in 2005 with a big shakeup in team management. How will Jr adapt to DEI and RCR's merger?)
  4. 99 Jeff Burton (The face of NASCAR and two time champ took a small step back in '04 but still snagged a top five points finish. He's got a lot of newfound competition not only from other drivers, but his teammates. Burton has a realistic chance of being a three time champion and is a safe bet to win the gold in 2005)
  5. 24 Jeff Gordon (Hendrick had a weaker 2004, with Gordon only scoring two wins and finishing 8th in points. A bounce-back season for Gordon is definitely the expectation, with the drive for five not yet out of the question)
  6. 17 Matt Kenseth (Kenseth led the most laps in 2004 with a whopping 1567 laps and 3 wins, but consistency issues kept him away from the gold. Kenseth has all the pieces, can he win his first title?)
  7. 12 Ryan Newman (Arguably the top Dodge driver in NASCAR, Newman did not have the season he was hoping for in 2004. He did finish 7th in points and won two races, but didn't even come close to the championship like many predicted. Newman is hungry to prove his doubters wrong and win it all in 2005)
  8. 48 Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR's newest standout driver has developed himself into a solid wheelman in the last three years. Despite playing second fiddle to Gordon at Hendrick, Jimmie has started to break out of his shadow. Can he continue these strides in 2005?)
  9. 19 Casey Atwood (Casey had his strongest season yet in 2004. He picked up a new primary sponsor in Tide and won three races with a 6th place points finish. A dark horse to win the 2005 Nextel Cup title, can Atwood prove his 2004 season wasn't a fluke?)
  10. 9 Bobby Labonte (Labonte's got a lot to look forward to in 2005. He's got a new team with Evernham Motorsports that has been a proven winner, and he is hungry to end his winless streak and show he's still got it in 2005)
  11. 30 Kevin Harvick (Harvick has really proven himself in what is arguably the 3rd ECR car. He can consistently get a win a year, can he expand on it and possibly get a top five points run this season?)
  12. 38 Kasey Kahne (Kahne shocked many with a really consistent rookie season. He took the struggling 38 team to new heights, doing basically everything besides winning a race. Kahne has high expectations in 2005)
  13. 25 Elliott Sadler (Sadler had a breakout 2004 with a win and a 12th place points run. He's got a lot of competition, can Sadler prove his '04 wasn't a fluke and continue his success in 2005?)
  14. 6 Mark Martin (How long does Mark have left in the tank? Apparently enough to keep a consistent top 15 points run. Time is running out for the eldest Roush driver, can he make magic happen this year?)
  15. 45 Adam Petty (The fourth generation driver took a small step back in 2004, not scoring a win but at least achieving a decent 14th place points run. It's clear Petty's equipment isn't elite or even great (looking at the 43's failures since winning the 2003 Daytona 500), but AP is hungry to return to victory lane and break his winless streak)
Honorable mentions: #5 Brian Vickers, #31 Jeremy Mayfield, #88 Dale Jarrett, #15 Michael Waltrip, #2 Kenny Irwin
The 2005 season kicked off with a great Daytona 500. Jeff Burton and Bobby Labonte would start on the front row, and a lap two crash took out Jimmie Johnson and Blaise Alexander. After that, the race was mostly clean with a lot of exciting action towards the front. The finish saw Andy Houston of all people in the lead with three to go, looking to shock the world yet again by claiming his second Daytona 500. Kasey Kahne would be drafted to the front by Jamie McMurray to pass Houston. Kahne was then able to use the #91 of Hank Parker Jr, who was a lap down, as a pick to further the gap between the 38 and the 42. Kahne would hold off his fellow sophomore driver to win his first career race at the Daytona 500. McMurray, Stewart, Houston, and Bobby Labonte would be the top five. Jeff Gordon would score early with a win at California (which replaced Rockingham), and Adam Petty would snap his winless streak at Las Vegas by holding off Jimmie Johnson. Then, Casey Atwood would win back to back races at Atlanta and Bristol. It would be the first time since Tony Stewart did it at Texas and Martinsville in 2004 that a driver won back to back.
Jeff Gordon would return to victory lane, denying Hank Parker Jr of a huge upset by holding him off to take his second victory of the season. Texas would mark Bobby Labonte's first win since 2002 in an emotional victory for Evernham Motorsports. Texas also saw a scary last lap crash where Kurt Busch was turned hard into the wall by teammate Greg Biffle. Busch was airlifted to the hospital, and thankfully was declared safe and able to drive the following week. Jeff Burton would ease the tensions for Roush by scoring the team's first win, at Phoenix.
Talladega would see arguably the biggest upset in this sim to date. In the closest finish in NASCAR history, Ward Burton edged out Michael Waltrip by 0.0001 of a second Initially, Waltrip was scored as the winner, but a closer review saw that Burton barely edged out the 15 for Haas-CNC's first win and Ward’s first since 1995. With Jeff Burton's win the week prior, it would be the first time this century that two brothers won back to back races in NASCAR.
Darlington would be the "back to reality" moment for energetic NASCAR fans as Jeremy Mayfield and Jimmie Johnson combined to lead almost every lap of the race, with Johnson emerging victorious as Ward Burton finished 28th. Ryan Newman snagged Penske's first win of the season at Richmond, Dodge's 5th win of the year. Dodge would continue their success as Casey Atwood took home the Coca-Cola 600 for a big crown jewel win. With this lead, Atwood would take the points lead over Jeff Gordon, marking the first time he'd ever been in the points lead. Earnhardt-Childress Racing would score their first win since the two teams merged with Dale Jr's win at Dover. The Jeff's would win the next two races, as Jeff Burton won Michigan and Jeff Gordon won his third race of 2005 at Pocono. Tony Stewart would end a small winless streak by denying Bobby Labonte a win at Sonoma. Daytona was a wreckfest, as Matt Kenseth would emerge from the carnage to score his first win on the season. Roush would end the first half of the season on a high note with Mark Martin winning at Chicagoland.
After 18 races, Tony Stewart only has one win but holds the points lead. Jeff Gordon is just 9 points away, however, while Casey Atwood sits third 17 points out. Defending champ Dale Jr is in 4th down 151 points, and Bobby Labonte rounds out the top 5 in his comeback season. Who are you rooting for to take home the championship?
2005 Race Results [Races 1-18] - https://imgur.com/a/SiJIfeY
2005 Standings [Through Race 18] - https://imgur.com/a/OZkeLgj
2005-2006 Silly Season
Kurt Busch has reportedly had some tensions with Roush Racing and could be out. He's yet to score a win in 2005 and sits 10th in points, and had a scary wreck at Texas caused by one of his teammates. Joe Gibbs Racing, Robert Yates Racing, and Penske Racing have reportedly had talks with the elder Busch brother to drive for them in 2006. With a second place points run in 2004 and 8 career wins in just 4 full time years, Kurt would be a highly desire free agent.
Michael Waltrip has announced that he will be expanding on his own team, Michael Waltrip Racing, in 2006. MWR will be switching from Chevy to Dodge. Waltrip will be leaving Earnhardt-Childress Racing to drive a second car for MWR, the #55 NAPA Dodge, while Kenny Wallace shares driving duties of the #00 Dodge with new driver Dale Jarrett, who heads from Robert Yates Racing as Jarrett enters semi-retirement. Martin Truex Jr will take over the #15 ride in a ROTY attempt for ECR, which will be renumbered to #1 with Bass Pro Shops coming aboard to sponsor.
Who will take over the 88 ride in 2006? Former Daytona 500 winner Andy Houston, who announced his departure from Petty Enterprises following the end of the 2005 season in a 1 year contract. Reportedly, Houston is to keep the seat warm for a year, then Busch series prospect Stephen Leicht will take over in 2007.
Roush Racing has been looking for teams to form alliances with, as they want to get their development drivers Carl Edwards and Todd Kluever in Cup rides ASAP. Both have been splitting time in the #06 Ford so far part time. Edwards attempted two races and qualified for one, with a 20th place finish, while Kluever DNQ'd his only attempt so far.
Joe Gibbs Racing has reportedly expressed interest in starting a third full time team in 2006. FedEx wants to sponsor a full time team with them but there are not a lot of sponsorship opportunities on rookie Mike Bliss or former champ Tony Stewart's car, and Busch series drivers Denny Hamlin, Mike McGlaughin, and JJ Yeley are rumored as the drivers.
Sterling Marlin has announced he is done with full time cup competition after 2005, but wants to drive part time in 2006. The former Daytona 500 winner would be a great addition and provide a lot of expertise to young/underfunded teams that need a week by week driver. Meanwhile, rookie Reed Sorenson gets his shot in a full time cup ride as he takes over the #40 in 2006.
AOL is reportedly looking to dial back their involvement in NASCAR after 2005. Meaning Kevin Harvick is looking for a sponsor for his 30 ride.
submitted by ArmenianWave to Nr2003 [link] [comments]


2019.08.31 17:07 Nas160 2019 Darlington Cup Paint Scheme List + Album (Missing a few, will add the rest Saturday night)

Album link HERE
Hey y'all. Some of you may remember the preseason and Darlington paint scheme preview albums I've been doing here for a few years. This year I've been slacking hard on the Darlington one, and it's bitten me in the ass hard. Been grinding hard to get 20+ of them in the last almost 12 hours, I severely underestimates how long each of these things take. As a result, I'm unable to do the Xfinity throwbacks this year in time for the race. However, I will most likely have all of the Cup ones finished by midnight EST tonight (Saturday), perhaps an hour or two later. I desperately love always having convenient visual guides for everyone to look through out of curiosity or for reference purposes, and Darlington is absolutely the best time of the year for that, so I'm not gonna let this one slip. I'm gonna do my best to work out the best I can do in what little time I have.
Without further ado, let me state that I have 7 left before I have the (as of writing this post) complete list of Cup throwbacks. Within 24 hours, this list/album will be complete, rest assured.
Monster Energy Cup Series - Bojangles' Southern 500 - Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 6 PM ET on NBCSN
No. Driver Mfr. Sponsor Inspiration
00 Landon Cassill Chevrolet StarCom Fiber Sterling Marlin — Coors Light 2001-04 40
1 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Chevrolet Accessories Kurt Busch's custom 1969 first generation Chevrolet Camaro
2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Rusty Wallace — Miller "Miller Splash" 1996
3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet American Ethanol Richard Childress Black Gold Motor Oil 1977
6 Ryan Newman Ford Oscar MayeVelveeta Mark Martin — Valvoline 1991-94 6
8 Daniel Hemric Ford Caterpillar 1925 Caterpillar branding/1920's Caterpillar tractor
9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts Bill Elliott — Mell-Gear 1981
10 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield Tony Stewart — The Home Depot 2002-04 (2002 Cup championship win)
11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Darrell Waltrip — 1991-95 Western Auto/1996-97 Parts America
12 Ryan Blaney Ford Pennzoil Michael Waltrip/Johnny Benson — Pennzoil 1991-96
14 Clint Bowyer Ford Rush Truck Centers Tony Stewart — Office Depot 2011 (Cup championship win)
18 Kyle Busch Toyota Snickers Bobby Hillin/Rick Wilson — Snickers 1990-91
19 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota Bass Pro Shops Himself — Bass Pro Shops 2004 (Xfinity rookie season and championship win)
20 Erik Jones Toyota Sport Clips Haircuts Himself — Paragon 2010 ASA Late Model (Rookie year; youngest race winner)
21 Paul Menard Ford Ford Motorcraft Glenn Wood — 1957 Ford Sunliner (Raced at Daytona Beach its final year)
22 Joey Logano Ford Shell/Pennzoil Kevin Harvick — Shell/Pennzoil 2007-10 29
24 William Byron Chevrolet City Chevrolet/Hendrick Autoguard Cole Trickle — City Chevrolet 1990 (Fictional drivescheme from Days of Thunder)
32 Corey LaJoie Ford Keen Parts/Corvetteparts Dale Jarrett — Nestle Crunch 1990-91 (Xfinity series car)
34 Michael McDowell Ford Dockside Logistics Jimmy Means (Front Row Motorsports co-founder) — Alka-Seltzer 1990-91
36 Matt Tifft Ford TEI Motorsports/Hilliker Glass David Hilliker — Hilliker Glass (Matt's childhood family-owned late model)
38 David Ragan Ford Shriners Hospitals for Children David Pearson — East Tenn. Motor Co. 1969 (Cup championship win)
41 Daniel Suárez Ford Haas CNC Tony Stewart — The Home Depot 2005-07 (2005 Cup Championship win) 97
42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Clover Network Ricky Craven — Kodiak 1995 (Late season version with the orange numbers)
43 Bubba Wallace Chevrolet Victory Junction 15th Anniversary Adam Petty — Spree 1998 (Ran in Xfinity, ARCA, and ASA National Tour)
47 Ryan Preece Chevrolet Kroger.com Delivery Ron Bouchard — Hawaiian Punch 1984 (Car owned by Ryan's late grandfather)
48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Ally Financial Himself — "Butch", 1995 Chevrolet Thunder Sportside, SCORE Int'l Series Stadium Truck
51 B.J. McLeod Chevrolet Jacob Companies Stroker Ace — Chicken Pit 1983 (Fictional drivescheme from Stroker Ace)
52 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Jacob Companies Bill Blair — Halifax Motors 1953 (Won at the Daytona Beach track)
54 Garett Smithley Chevrolet AQRE Lennie Pond — Pepsi 1976
88 Alex Bowman Chevrolet Axalta Tim Richmond — Folgers 1986-87 (Version with gold numbers/trim)
95 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Toyota 1987 Toyota Celica GTO - TRD Livery (1987 IMSA Championship win; TRD 40th Anniversary)
Confirmed non-throwbacks:
4 Kevin Harvick - Busch Big Buck Hunter (new paint scheme)
13 Ty Dillon
15 Ross Chastain
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
37 Chris Buescher
66 Joey Gase
77 Reed Sorenson - MRN 50th anniversary (throwback style design, but not an actual throwback to anything)
When I started setting the baseline for this year's throwback album and before I completely slacked off for months (and, as you can see), I did one image for Xfinity: Dale Jr. Here's his info:
No. Driver Mfr. Sponsor Inspiration
38 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Hellmann's Mayonnaise Dale Earnhardt Sr. — 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment 1975 (First career Cup race)
EDIT: That's all! At 11:30 AM EST, the album for Cup throwbacks has been completed. ...Barring any last minute changes or additions before the race...
This post has been up for a very brief time compared to previous years, as is the amount of time that it's been up to date. I will not let this amount of slacking and delaying for these to happen again, the amount of crunch I've put myself through the past week is enormous. Promise that I'll learn my lesson for the 2020 Cup previews album (as well as making sure I get Xfinity throwbacks done for 2020 too), unless I actually am busy for good reasons, haha.
Hope y'all enjoyed browsing this album, please lemme know of any last minute minor corrections, and feedback for my album image template. Here's to watching these beautiful things tear it up in a great race tonight!
EDIT 2: Like last year, here's a panoramic screenshot of this entire post to permanently preserve how the throwback flairs currently look for this weekend, and the completed state of main folder and logos sub-folder for this project.
submitted by Nas160 to NASCAR [link] [comments]


2019.02.05 23:41 UnloadedCube88 The Runner-up Curse in the Early 21st Century

The runner-up curse in NASCAR is when the championship runner-up has a drastic drop off in performance the following year. Let's look at the history of this in the 21st century because I have nothing better to do.
For those keeping at score at home, out of 18 years, 14 times the curse was upheld, (including since 2008) 2 times the curse was broken, and 2 times was neutral. Will Martin Truex Jr break the curse in 2019?
submitted by UnloadedCube88 to NASCAR [link] [comments]


2019.02.04 19:59 nfulks1996 Best Driver by Number in NASCAR

So I posted a breakthrough drivers list a couple days ago, so I thought I would post another list I made!
This a long one, but it's the most iconic driver by car number, in NASCAR history.
Hope you all enjoy it, and if you disagree feel free to respond!
#00. David Reutimann - Car #00 has only two wins in the history of the MENCS, both of which belong to David Reutimann. Reutimann also made the most starts in the car.
#01. Joe Nemechek - Nemechek has the lone win for car #01, which came in 2004 at Kansas when he held off Ricky Rudd. Mark Martin nearly won the 2007 Daytona 500 driving the #01 as well.
#07. Clint Bowyer - Driving the #07 for his first three years Clint Bowyer pulled off two wins and crossed the finish line to the 2007 Daytona 500 upside down.
#09. Brad Keselowski - Keselowski has won 23 of his 24 of his career wins, and the 2012 championship, in Car #2. But driving the #09 Keselowski scored his first win in the 2009 Aarons 499 after he spun Carl Edwards who eventually flipped into the catch fence.
#0. Delma Cowart - Car #0 has won two races, but the man behind #0 has to be Delma Cowart who “never won a race, but never lost a party.”
#1. Donnie Allison - Despite Jamie McMurray having the most starts, along with Steve Park and Martin Truex Jr having won races in the number, Donnie Allison takes the cake as the greatest driver of the #1 car. Allison won 4 times in the car and nearly won the 1979 Daytona 500 before crashing with Cale Yarborough and fighting in the infield.
#2. Rusty Wallace - Both Dale Earnhardt and Brad Keselowski won championships driving car #2, but Rusty Wallace won the most races in the car with 37 of his 55 career wins coming in the car, along with a 1993 series runner up.
#3. Dale Earnhardt Sr. - 6 championships, 67 wins, 1998 Daytona 500, and the greatest of all time. Enough said.
#4. Rex White - The smallest champion ever narrowly edged Kevin Harvick for this car # with wins being the deciding factor. White won 26 races in the car number, with the 1960 championship.
#5 Terry Labonte - Labonte won one of the greatest championship battles in 1996 narrowly edging Jeff Gordon in car #5 and added 12 wins to his time in the car.
#6 Mark Martin - Mark made over 600 starts in car #6 and won 35 races, along with 4 series runner up places in the championship standings.
#7 Alan Kulwicki - All 5 of the underbird’s career wins came in car #7 along with his victory in the greatest championship battle of all time in 1992, one that required no gimmicks, just hard racing.
#8. Dale Jr - Despite having 3 fewer wins than legend Joe Weatherly, there is something just magical about Jr.’s wins in the 2001 pepsi 400 and the 2004 Daytona 500. Add 5 wins at Talladega including 4 in a row, and 17 wins in total, Dale Jr is the greatest driver of car #8.
#9. Bill Elliott - Awesome bill from Dawsonville. Bill Elliott totally earned that nickname with his run of dominance in the late 1980’s. Bill won 38 of his 44 career wins driving car #9, along with the 1985 and 1987 Daytona 500’s, and the 1988 series championship.
#10. Ricky Rudd - this was a tough one. Danica Patrick is a women’s empowerment icon for the sport and I greatly respect that. However she could never find her way to victory lane, nor even the top 5. The winningest driver of car #10 was Ricky Rudd, who won 6 times in car #10, all of which were as an owner-driver in the mid to late 1990’s.
#11. Cale Yarborough - Despite Ned Jarrett and Darrell Waltrip each winning a plethura of championships and races in car #11, along with Denny Hamlin carving out a nice career of his own in the car, the greatest driver of car #11 is Cale Yarborough. Yarborough won 3 consecutive championships from 1976-1978 in the car, and had 55 wins to go along with it. Yarborough was also involved in the famous last lap scuffle of the 1979 Daytona 500.
#12. Bobby Allison - Bobby Allison won 25 times in car #12 with his most iconic being the 1988 Daytona 500 where he held off his son Davey. Allison would almost be killed later that year driving the same car number.
#13. Smokey Yunick - car #13 has had a weird history in NASCAR. The car number has only one win, belonging to Johnny Rutherford. However the man most identified with the car number is it’s longtime owner and mechanic, Smokey Yunick. Yunick also led a safety campaign more than 30 years before NASCAR took a serious stance on safety.
#14. Tony Stewart - It’s hard to not think of AJ Foyt when you think of car #14, but that’s more so in the world of open wheel racing. In NASCAR, the man behind #14 is Tony Stewart. Stewart won 16 times in car #14, including the dominant stretch in the 2011 Chase where he won 5 out of the final 10 races and won his third championship.
#15. Michael Waltrip - While numerous legends such as Dale Earnhardt, Buddy Baker, and Bobby Allison each drove and won in car #15, the greatest driver behind the car number is Michael Waltrip. Waltrip won 4 times in the car, with the fateful 2001 Daytona 500, the 2002 Pepsi 400, the rain shortened 2003 Daytona 500, and another win at Talladega Waltrip tis best remembered as the driver of car #15.
#16. Greg Biffle - In over 500 starts in car #16 Greg Biffle won 19 times, and had a runner up finish in the 2005 chase to Tony Stewart. Biffle’s biggest wins came in the 2003 Pepsi 400, along with the 2005 and 2006 Southern 500’s.
#17. Darrell Waltrip and Matt Kenseth - Another tough one. Kenseth won more races, 24, a championship in 2003, and 2 Daytona 500’s, 2009 and 2012, than DW did in the car number. However there is something about watching DW dancing and crying in victory lane after the 1989 Daytona 500 with the #17 on his Tide ride clearly visible. David Pearson was also very closely considered for this car number.
#18. Kyle Busch - A personally very tough one. Dale Jarrett put Gibbs on the map with the Dale and Dale show in the 1993 Daytona 500. Bobby Labonte won the 2000 championship and 21 races driving car #18. But, Kyle Busch is the greatest driver of car #18. With 47 wins and the 2015 series championship, after recovering from a broken leg and missing over 10 races, and we truly haven't even seen the best of this amazingly talented racer yet.
#19. Carl Edwards - Car #19 is another weird one. Carl Edwards has the most wins for any driver with 5, and nearly won the 2016 championship but was wrecked while blocking for the lead. Edwards walked away from the sport following the accident.
#20. Tony Stewart - Tony Stewart simply lit the racing world on fire when he arrived to NASCAR’s premier series in 1999 with that bright orange Home Depot Pontiac. With 33 wins and two champions in 2002 and 2005 in his time in car #20, Stewart truly left his mark.
#21. David Pearson - When you think of the iconic Wood Brothers #21 Ford the first driver that almost always comes to mind is David Pearson. Pearson won 43 of his 105 career wins in car #21, with the most notable being the 1976 Daytona 500 when he and Richard Petty crashed coming to the finish line, only for pearson to refire his car and win the race.
#22. Fireball Roberts - The first superstar of NASCAR edged Bobby Allison and Joey Logano for a spot with this car number. Roberts won 30 times in car #22 before succumbing to injuries that stemmed from a firey crash at Charlotte in 1964, mere weeks before his retirement.
#23. Jimmy Spencer - Car #23 has only won 3 times in NASCAR, but the driver with the most starts in the car is Jimmy Spencer. Mr. Excitement won’t forget his times driver car #23.
#24. Jeff Gordon - 4 Championships, 93 wins, 1997, 1999, 2005 Daytona 500’s. Once again, enough said.
#25. Tim Richmond - We’ll never know how good Tim Richmond could've been and that is unbelievably tragic, along with the circumstances surrounding his death. In just 37 starts in car #25 Richmond won an unreal 9 races.
#26. Junior Johnson - Junior Johnson’s most iconic car number is not #26. I totally understand that. But Junior Johnson is clear and away the most successful driver of car #26 with 12 wins.
#27. Rusty Wallace - Despite being nearly doubled in races ran in car #27 by Paul Menard, Rusty Wallace easily has the most wins for car #27 with 18 wins. Wallace also won the 1989 series championship and the 1989 all star race along with his scuffle with Darrell Waltrip post race.
#28. Davey Allison - While Fred Lorenzen won more races in car #28, Davey Allison will forever be known as the driver of car #28. Allison won 19 times in his career, including the 1992 Daytona 500 and narrowly lost the 1992 series championship in heartbreaking fashion.
#29. Kevin Harvick - It took a special driver to replace Dale Earnhardt after his death, and Kevin Harvick was that special driver. Three weeks after Earnhardt’s death Harvick drove the renumbered from #3 to #29 to victory lane at Atlanta. Harvick’s biggest win in car #29 was the 2007 Daytona 500 where he edged Mark Martin six years to the date after Earnhardt’s passing.
#30. Michael Waltrip - Car #30 has only one win in MENCS history, but Michael Waltrip far and away has the most success, and starts with the car number.
#31. Jeff Burton - Car #31 has an interesting history. Despite being run continuously by Richard Childress since 1997, the Car has only won 8 races. In that timespan the most successful driver was Jeff Burton with 4 wins and was a championship contender from 2006-2008.
#32. Ricky Craven - Ricky Craven won his only two victories of his journeyman career driving the famous Tide Ride for PPI Motorsports. Craven held off Dale Jarrett to win at Martinsville in 2001, and in the greatest finish of all time beat Kurt Busch to win at Darlington in 2003 by 0.002 seconds.
#33. Harry Gant - “Handsome” Harry Gant won all 18 of his career wins driving a car #33. Gant had a runner up points finish in 1984, and swept the month of September in 1991.
#34. Wendell Scott - The man who essentially broke the race barrier in NASCAR. Scott scored 1 win in nearly 500 starts, but his impact is felt far beyond victory lane as the Jackie Robinson of NASCAR.
#35. Alan Kulwicki - Car #35 has only ran 318 races since 1949, winning none. However Alan Kulwicki, the Underbird, won Rookie of the Year driving car #35 for Terry Motorsports. While Kulwicki’s success came in car #7, his start came in car #35.
#36. Ken Schrader - The image of Dale Earnhardt’s black #3 and Schrader’s colorful #36 crashing into the turn 4 wall at the 2001 Daytona 500 is forever ingrained in the memories of NASCAR fans. Unfortunately Schrader’s #36 will always be remembered as the car that crashed with Earnhardt. That’s a shame as Schrader’s colorful personality is one that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
#37. Bobby Isaac - Car #37 has only 1 victory in the highest level of NASCAR competition, and that belongs to Bobby Isaac. While Isaac would find more success driving a K&K Dodge, he is the only victory of Car #37.
#38. Elliott Sadler - Elliott Sadler had the best years of his Cup career driving an M&M’s Ford for Robert Yates. Sadler won twice in 2004 and was a member of the inaugural Chase for the Championship. Sadler also had two notable flips at Talladega, both of which being in car #38.
#39. Ryan Newman - Ryan Newman won all 4 of car #39 wins during his tenure at Stewart Haas Racing. Newman helped set the ground for the elite team that Stewart Haas would become today.
#40. Sterling Marlin - Nobody had more of an up and down career than Sterling Marlin. He ran the most races before nabbing his first win. Marlin was the man who triggered Dale Earnhardt’s fatal accident, and then in a car #40 Marlin appeared to have everything going his way in 2002. Marlin led the points for over 20 races, but cracked vertebrae in his neck ended his season.
#41. Kurt Busch - Kurt Busch’s career seemed over in 2012. Busch was set to drive for low budget owner James Finch, but he proved himself enough to move on to a pre Gibbs partnership Furniture Row team, and then to Stewart-Haas’ #41 in 2014. Since then Busch has won 6 races including the 2017 Daytona 500.
#42. Lee Petty - while Kyle Petty and Kyle Larson each found success driving car #42, the greatest driver to ever drive car #42 was Lee Petty. The Petty Family patriarch was a 3 time Cup Series champion, won the first Daytona 500, and had 54 total wins in his career.
#43. Richard Petty - Come on now. Too easy. 192 wins, The King won in #42 and #41, 7 championships, 7 Daytona 500’s. They call him The King for a reason.
#44. Terry Labonte - when Terry Labonte won the 1984 championship driving for Billy Hagan in car #44 he was a relative unknown, the iceman came into the sport in 1978, won his first race in the 1980 Southern 500, and won the title in 1984 winning only 2 races. Driving car #44 was where Labonte began his run as the Iron man, and the iceman.
#45. Adam Petty - I don't know how Adam Petty’s career would’ve turned out. He could’ve been a superstar, and his death is the greatest tragedy in NASCAR history being that Adam died far too young at only 19 years old. However his legacy lives on as the Victory Junction Gang Camp for children with special needs. At the camp sits a massive racecar done like Adam’s #45 paint scheme.
#46. Cole Trickle - I can put racers from movies on here, right? Cole Trickle was based on Tim Richmond’s life and career, and spent most of Days of Thunder driving a bright green car #46, or a Superflo sponsored car #46.
#47. Ron Bouchard - Ron Bouchard only won 1 race in his career, but it was a memorable finish as his car #47 used the draft to slip past Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte at Talladega in 1981.
#48. Jimmie Johnson - This is another one of those that is far too easy. 7 Championships, 83 wins, 2 Daytona 500’s, and one of the most dominant runs ever seen in sports from 2006-2010. Not just NASCAR, but sports in General.
#49. Bob Wellborn - Bob Wellborn had the most success in car #49, winning 5 races and sat on the pole for the first Daytona 500 in 1959.
#50. Ricky Craven - despite Craven having a memorable run driving Car #32, he has had the most success of any driver who’s driven car #50 as well.
#51. Kurt Busch - Kurt Busch was in self destruct mode in 2011. This led to him losing his competitive ride at Penske and had to move onto drive for James Finch. While there he ran 29 races, but reinvented himself. Yes Busch still had his run-ins with other drivers and members of the media but he was able to put it behind him and he nearly won at Sonoma in an unsponsored car #51.
#52. Jimmy Means - Jimmy Means made nearly 450 starts driving car #52, and despite the fact he never won a race, he was a mainstay in NASCAR for many years.
#53. Bob Burdick - Car #53 has only 1 win in NASCAR history, and that belongs to Bob Burdick after he won at Atlanta in 1961.
#54. Kyle Busch - Rowdy is the most successful driver in Xfinity Series history, and his run of dominance saw him wheel a Monster Energy sponsored #54 Camry from 2012-2015, and he nearly had his career ended following a severe crash at Daytona in 2015 where he broke both his legs.
#55. Phil Parsons - Benny’s little brother won the only race of his career at Talladega in 1988 driving a car #55 for the Jackson Brothers.
#56. Martin Truex Jr - the 2017 Champ drove his family’s number for Michael Waltrip from 2010-2013, and won once at Sonoma in 2013. Truex would be let go at the end of 2013 because of spingate, but would reach new heights with his new ride, Furniture Row.
#57. Jimmy Spencer - car #57 has never really caught on in NASCAR, but Mr. Excitement drove the car in 1990 for Rod Osterlund and had a tumble on the backstrech at Talladega that no cameras caught.
#58. James Hylton - At the age of 72 James Harvey Hylton attempted to make the 2007 Daytona 500 driving car #58. He nearly made it too, losing the transfer spot on the final lap of his duel race.
#59. Tom Pistone - Car #59 has 3 wins in NASCAR history, 2 of which belong to Tom Pistone.
#60. Boris Said - While a master of the road course, Said nearly won the 2006 Pepsi 400 driving a car #60 for Jack Roush but was passed with 2 laps to go.
#61. Richie Evans - Richie Evans was the greatest modified racer of all time. Simply said, he owned the modified scene in his all to brief time racing there. Following his death in 1985, NASCAR retired his number, #61, making it the only number retired in NASCAR.
#62. Ricky Bobby - So that whole part about using racers from movies can be used here too, right? In the climax of Talladega Nights Ricky Bobby drives car #62 with a picture of a cougar on its hood, and has a comically long crash with Jean Girard.
#63. Jocko Maggiocomo - Car #63 has only made 146 starts in the history of NASCAR, and had hardly any success. With that being said Jocko Maggiocomo made the most starts with 22. Maggiocomo was also involved in Bobby Allison’s near fatal accident in 1988.
#64. Elmo Langley - The most famous pace car driver of all time, Elmo Langley won both of car #64 races, and edged Cale Yarborough to win a legends race at Charlotte in 1991.
#65. Carl Adams - Car #65 has only 94 starts in NASCAR history, the most of which belong to Carl Adams.
#66. - Darrell Waltrip - DW only drove car #66 in his last two years driving for Travis Carter. For a guy who was known for being so dominant winning so often, it was rather sad to see him go out like that as a driver for a lower tier team.
#67. Buddy Arrington - Buddy Arrington ran nearly 500 races in car #67 despite never winning. Arrington was also the car thought to have been Richard Petty on the last lap of the 1979 Daytona 500 due to a mix up with the production staff because Arrington and Petty drove similarly painted cars.
#68. Bobby Hamilton - While Bobby Hamilton would hit it big driving for Petty Enterprises, Morgan-McClure, and Andy Petree, Hamilton got his start driving car #68 for TriStar Motorsports.
#69. Johnny Allen - #69, nice. Johnny Allen had the most starts and success driving car #69 despite never winning.
#70. JD McDuffie - A true independent. McDuffie made on 600 starts in car #70. Despite the fact he never found his way to victory lane, McDuffie is fondly remembered as a racer who did it his way.
#71. Bobby Isaac - Despite Dave Marcis driving car #71 for 4 decades, Bobby Isaac is the greatest driver of car #71. Isaac won 35 times in car #71, and the 1970 Championship. Isaac also set land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in his famous #71 K&K Insurance Dodge.
#72. Benny Parsons - BP won the 1973 championship and 1975 Daytona 500 driving for Dewitt Racing and in their car #72. Despite BP being more fondly remembered as a energetic and charismatic announcer, he was after all a championship racer first.
#73. Johnny Beauchamp - Johnny Beauchamp was originally the first winner of the Daytona 500 back in 1959 driving car #73. However after 3 days of deciding it was determined that Lee Petty was the actual winner.
#74. LD Austin - LD Austin ran over 150 races in car #74, and found little success.
#75. Neil Bonnett - Neil Bonnett won the last 4 races of his career driving a car #75 for RahMoc Enterprises. Dale Earnhardt’s best friend would move onto the Wood Brothers before his near fatal accident, and then would die driving for James Finch in 1994.
#76. Ben Arnold - Car #76 has 0 wins in NASCAR history, but Ben Arnold made over 125 starts in the car.
#77. Robert Pressley - despite being ran by numerous teams and drove by numerous racers, car #77 has never won a race. Despite that, Robert Pressley drove the car the longest and made the most starts.
#78. Martin Truex Jr - Since moving over to Furniture Row Racing in 2014, Martin Truex Jr has reached heights he was thought to never reach. In the time he has won 16 races, and ran away with the 2017 series championship.
#79. Frank Warren - Frank Warren made nearly 350 starts in car #79.
#80. Jim Paschal - while Paschal won 25 races in his career, he recorded car #80’s lone victory.
#81. Kenny Wallace - Herman made over 100 starts in Square D Ford Thunderbird for Filmar racing in the mid to late 1990’s. While he never won a race, he won numerous fans due to his magnetic personality.
#82. Scott Speed - Scott Speed was supposed to be great. He had the name, the sponsor, the racing ability, everything. Nothing clicked with him, and very little went right during his full time tenure in car #82 from 2009-2010, with Speed recording 3 top 10 finishes, and 1 top 5.
#83. Brian Vickers - This was a very tough one. Vickers and Lake Speed, no relation to Scott, each won races driving car #83. However Vickers was more competitive, having 11 top 5’s, and 34 top 10’s to go with his victory. Had Vickers blood clot related medical issues not arose, he would’ve easily had more wins.
#84. Dick Trickle - The White Knight. After Bobby Allison’s near fatal accident Trickle was the man labelled to replace him. Trickle won the 1989 Rookie of the Year driving car #84 at the young age of 48.
#85. Emmanuel Zervakis - Zervakis won twice in 1961 driving car #85, finished a career high third in points.
#86. Buck Baker - while the two time champion had much more success in another car #, he did grab car #86’s lone victory.
#87. Buck Baker - Baker’s most successful car #. Baker won 25 races in car #87, and drove the car # during each of his championship seasons in 1956, and in 1957.
#88. Dale Jarrett - one of, if not the toughest decision on this list. While Dale Jr won 9 times including the 2014 Daytona 500, and Darrell Waltrip won 26 times and nearly the 1979 Championship, car #88 belongs to Dale Jarrett. Jarrett won 28 out of his 32 career wins driving car #88, including the 1996 and 2000 Daytona 500, along with the 1999 Championship.
#89. Morgan Shepherd - Morgan Shepherd has been a field filler driving car #89. Simply enough. However his never give up attitude, the fact that he still races at age 76, and is Racing with Jesus sponsorship has helped Shepherd find his way into the hearts of many a race fan.
#90 Jodie Ridley - Junie Donlavey fielded his car #90 from 1950 to the mid 2000’s. In that time his car #90 won 1 race. That race belonged to Jodie Ridley in his rookie campaign of 1980 at Dover.
#91. Tim Flock - The first man to “win a championship upside down” won 16 races in his famous car #91. Flock won two championships in his career, before being banned from NASCAR along with Curtis Turner after trying to start a labor union.
#92. Herb Thomas - In just 200 races driving car #92, Herb Thomas won 42 races. The man who was the inspiration for Doc Hudson in the Disney-Pixar movie Cars was NASCAR’s first two time champion winning his championships in 1951, and 1953. After his death in 2000, Thomas was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2013.
#93. Dave Blaney - Ryans dad ran car #93 for Bill Davis in the early 2000’s in honor of Ryan’s year of birth, 1993. Dave Blaney found little success in car #93.
#94. Bill Elliott - Awesome Bill drove car #94 for himself from 1995-2000. His only victory was a non-points ran twin 125 at Daytona that broke Dale Earnhardt’s stranglefold on the event. Depsite never winning a points race Elliott had one of, if not the best run’s, a driver had without winning a race in his famous McDonalds Ford.
#95. Lightning McQueen - Cars is, in my opinion, the greatest racing movie ever put to screen. Lightning McQueen
#96. Richard Childress - Richard Childress was not a very successful racer. In over 108 in car #96 he recorded 3 top 5’s and 20 top 10’s. He would go on to be one of the greatest car owners of all time.
#97. Kurt Busch - Kurt Busch won the 2004 Championship in the first Chase for the Championship holding off Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Busch won 14 races in car #97 for Jack Roush. I do believe now that Busch holds the record for most appearances on this list as well.
#98. John Andretti - One of the lesser successful Andretti’s did score his first win in the 1997 Pepsi 400 driving for Cale Yarborough in a RCA sponsored #98 Ford Thunderbird.
#99. Carl Edwards - I had to finish on a close one. Carl Edwards made 80 more starts than the man he replaced in car #99 for Jack Roush, Jeff Burton, won 6 more races, and had two second place points finishes, 2008 and 2011, compared to Burton’s third place in 2000 giving Carl Edwards the nod for car #99.
submitted by nfulks1996 to NASCAR [link] [comments]


2019.02.02 17:45 nfulks1996 Breakthrough Driver of Each 2000-2018

Hi everyone, I've never actually posted anything but I'm going to try to get one going to why not.
I'm a college student with ADD and got bored in class one day and decided to make a list of the breakthrough drivers for each year dating back to 2000. My criteria was either a precursor to success, or someone who never reached the success the saw again. I also chose drivers for multiple years and also did ties. Some drivers may have had success before, but these were the years in my opinion where they really left their mark on MENCS.
if anyone disagrees with my list please, feel free to respond!
Here's my list
2018 - Chase Elliott: 3 wins, 11 top 5's 21 top 10's, 6th in points.
2017 - Kyle Larson: 4 wins, 15 top 5's 20 top 10's, 8th in points.
2016 - Kyle Larson: 1 win, 10 top 5's, 15 top 10's, 9th in points.
2015 - Martin Truex Jr.: 1 win, 8 top 5's, 22 top 10's, 4th in points.
2014 - Joey Logano: 5 wins, 16 top 5's, 22 top 10's, 4th in points.
2013 - Joey Logano: 1 win, 11 top 5's, 19 top 10's, 8th in points.
2012 - Brad Keselowski: 5 wins, 13 top 5's, 23 top 10's champion.
2011 - Brad Keselowski: 3 wins, 11 top 5's, 14 top 5's, 5th in points,
2010 - Jamie McMurray: 3 wins, 9 top 5's, 12 top 10's 14th in points.
2009 - Denny Hamlin: 4 wins, 15 top 5's, 20 top 10's, 5th in points.
2008 - Tie. Carl Edwards: 9 wins, 19 top 5's, 27 top 10's, 2nd in points. Kyle Busch: 8 wins, 17 top 5's, 21 top 10's, 10th in points
2007 - Clint Bowyer: 1 win, 5 top 5's, 17 top 10's, 3rd in points.
2006 - Kevin Harvick: 5 wins, 15 top 5's, 20 top 10's, 4th in points.
2005 - Greg Biffle: 6 wins, 12 top 5's, 18 top 10's, 2nd in points.
2004 - Jimmie Johnson: 8 wins, 20 top 5's, 23 top 10's, 2nd in points
2003 - Ryan Newman: 8 wins, 17 top 5's, 22 top 10's, 6th in points.
2002 - Tie. Kurt Busch: 4 wins, 12 top 5's 20 top 10's, 3rd in points. Matt Kenseth: 5 wins, 11 top 5's, 19 top 10's, 8th in points.
2001 - Dale Jr.: 3 wins, 9 top 5's, 15 top 10's, 8th in points.
2000 - Tony Stewart: 6 wins, 12 top 5's, 23 top 10's, 6th in points.

I've also done the 1990's if anyone wants me to post them!

submitted by nfulks1996 to NASCAR [link] [comments]


2018.11.22 05:51 LieutenantHardhat The Roster of NASCAR 06: Where are they now? [Part 2]

Fired up NASCAR 06 again post-Homestead and decided I'd get along with updating the rest of the driver roster for the game. Here comes Part 2 of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series roster in NASCAR 06 and where they all are today.
CaDriver combinations are listed as they appear in the roster of NASCAR 06: Total Team Control and may not accurately reflect the final roster of 2005. "Where it is today" section now reflects changes to the MENCS roster as of where we currently stand in the Silly Season.
NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES: PART 2
11 - Jason Leffler
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Sponsor: FedEx
  • Teammates: 18 - Bobby Labonte, 20 - Tony Stewart
  • Where it is today: Jason Leffler died in 2013. The 11 is still fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing, under the command of Denny Hamlin. FedEx still sponsors the 11. JGR runs Toyotas now.
12 - Ryan Newman
  • Make: Dodge
  • Team: Penske Racing
  • Sponsor: Alletl, Mobil 1, Sony
  • Teammates: 2 - Rusty Wallace, 77 - Travis Kvapil
  • Where it is today: Dodge is not currently involved in American NASCAR, but is active in the NASCAR Pinty's Series (Canadian) and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (Europe). Ryan Newman finished the 2018 season in the 31 of Richard Childress Racing, and will drive the 6 of Roush Fenway in 2019. The 12 is still fielded by Penske, under the command of Ryan Blaney. Alltel was bought by AT&T and Verizon in 2017. Mobil 1 sponsors all cars for Stewart-Haas Racing in some way, shape, or form. Penske Racing (now Team Penske) runs Fords now.
14 - John Andretti
  • Make: Ford
  • Team: PPC Racing
  • Sponsor: Airplus
  • Teammates: None
  • Where it is today: John Andretti retired in 2010 and is battling colon cancer. The 14 is fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing, under the command of Clint Bowyer. Airplus does not currently sponsor a car in the Cup series. PPC shut down in 2007 due to a lack of funding.
15 - Michael Waltrip
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Team: Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
  • Sponsor: NAPA
  • Teammates: 8 - Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 1 - Martin Truex, Jr.
  • Where it is today: Michael Waltrip retired in 2017 following the Daytona 500 and currently works for FOX Sports as a broadcaster. The 15 is currently fielded by Premium Motorsports, under the command of Ross Chastain (thanks canes_racing!). NAPA sponsors the 9 of Hendrick Motorsports. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. merged with Chip Gnassi Racing in 2009.
16 - Greg Biffle
  • Make: Ford
  • Team: Roush Racing
  • Sponsor: The US National Guard, Post-It Notes, Subway, Charter, Grainger (unlockable 2004 scheme)
  • Teammates: 99 - Carl Edwards, 17 - Matt Kenseth, 97 - Kurt Busch, 6 - Mark Martin
  • Where it is today: Greg Biffle ran last drove in 2016 and was a former analyst for NBC Sports' "NASCAR America". The 16 is not fielded by any current Cup team. The US National Guard, Post-It Notes, Subway, and Charter do not currently sponsor a car in the Cup series. Grainger sponsors the 31.
17 - Matt Kenseth
  • Make: Ford
  • Team: Roush Racing
  • Sponsor: DeWalt, USG Sheetrock, Trex
  • Teammates: 99 - Carl Edwards, 16 - Greg Biffle, 97 - Kurt Busch, 6 - Mark Martin
  • Where it is today: Matt Kenseth finished the 2018 season driving the 6 for Roush Fenway Racing. The 17 is still fielded by Roush Fenway under the command of Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (thank PocketSpeedyDry). DeWalt sponsors the 20 of Erik Jones (thanks, sickletotheface!). USG Sheetrock, and Trex do not currenyly sponsor a car in the Cup series.
18 - Bobby Labonte
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Sponsor: Interstate Batteries
  • Teammates: 11 - Jason Leffler, 20 - Tony Stewart
  • Where it is today: Bobby Labonte drives in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, behind the wheel of the 18 for RDV Competition. The 18 is still fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing under the command of Kyle Busch. Interstate Batteries still sponsors the 18 on occasion.
19 - Jeremy Mayfield
  • Make: Dodge
  • Team: Evernham Motorsports
  • Sponsor: Dodge Dealers/UAW
  • Teammates: 9 - Kasey Kahne
  • Where it is today: Dodge is not currently involved with American NASCAR, but is active in the NASCAR Pinty's Series (Canadian) and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (Europe). Jeremy Mayfield was suspended indefinitely as an owner and driver in 2009 following a positive test for methamphetamine. The 19 is fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing, under the command of Martin Truex, Jr. Dodge does not currently sponsor a car in the Cup series.
20 - Tony Stewart
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Sponsor: The Home Depot, Shrek 2 (unlockable 2004 scheme)
  • Teammates: 11 - Jason Leffler, 18 - Bobby Labonte
  • Where it is today: Tony Stewart retired in 2016 and owns Stewart-Haas Racing. The 20 is still fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing, under the command of Erik Jones. The Home Depot does not currently sponsor a car in the Cup series. Shrek 2 was the highest grossing film of 2004 worldwide - making $919.8 million in box office sale - and is Dreamworks' most successful movie to date.
21 - Ricky Rudd
  • Make: Ford
  • Team: Wood Brothers Racing
  • Sponsor: Motorcraft, US Air Force, RAC Rent-A-Center (unlockable 2004 scheme)
  • Teammates: None
  • Where it is today: Ricky Rudd retired in 2007. The 21 is still fielded by Wood Brothers Racing, under the command of Paul Menard. Motorcraft still sponsors the 21. The US Air Force periodically sponsors the 43.
22 - Scott Wimmer
  • Make: Dodge
  • Team: Bill Davis Racing
  • Sponsor: Caterpillar (CAT)
  • Teammates: None
  • Where it is today: Dodge is not currently involved with American NASCAR, but is active in the NASCAR Pinty's Series (Canadian) and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (Europe). Scott Wimmer currently co-owns State Park Speedway in Wausau, Wisconsin. The 22 currently fielded by Team Penske under the command of Joey Logano. CAT currently sponsors the 31 of Daniel Hemric. (thanks, PocketSpeedyDry!) Bill Davis Racing was sold to Triad Racing Technologies in late 2008, and they now produce wengines and chassis for various Toyota teams.
24 - Jeff Gordon
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports
  • Sponsor: DuPont
  • Teammates: 5 - Kyle Busch, 48 - Jimmie Johnson, 25 - Brian Vickers, 44 - Terry Labonte
  • Where it is today: Jeff Gordon retired in 2015 - though drove as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at times in the 2016 season - and now works as a broadcaster for FOX and is a top executive in Hendrick motorsports, co-owning the 48 of Jimmie Johnson and having an equity stake in the 24 team. The 24 is still fielded by Hendrick Motorsports under the command of William Byron. DuPont still sponsors the 24 car (as Axalta) and sponsors the 88 of Alex Bowman in the Cup series.
This ends part 2 of a series I plan to continue! If I forgot anything/got something wrong, please correct me in the comments.
BIG EDIT: I should not be making an in-depth post of this level late at night. I’m sorry that a lot of information in the initial posting was highly incorrect, and I promise to do better with part 3. I’m really sorry about this guys.
submitted by LieutenantHardhat to NASCAR [link] [comments]


2018.05.29 05:18 ArmenianWave ArmenianWave's Nextel Cup Mock Season - 2007 [Part 6]

Last week, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, and Clint Bowyer got wins. This week we see races 18-20, including two big races in the Pepsi 400 and Brickyard 500.
Race 18/36: Pepsi 400 @ Daytona
Carl Edwards started on the pole for this 72 lap event with Matt Kenseth second. The first wreck occurred on lap 4 that saw Greg Biffle and Dale Jarrett get together in a battle for second. This triggered a huge crash that saw David Ragan flip over. 12 cars retired following the wreck. The second caution was on lap 24, where Kasey Kahne was turned by teammate Elliott Sadler into Boris Said. Kahne flipped over violently and had minor injuries but nothing serious. The final coccurred on lap 51, which was Johnny Sauter and Tony Stewart get together. Kevin Harvick and Bobby Labonte exchanged the lead several times during the race, but Labonte would come out with the victory in a huge boost to Petty Enterprises and Labonte's first win since 2004. It would be the first time the 43 has been in victory lane since 1999. Dale Jarrett finished 3rd, the best finish for a Toyota to date, and a few other suprise finishes were JJ Yeley at 4th, Jeff Green at 9th, and Michael Waltrip at 11th.
Top 5: 1. #43 Bobby Labonte 2. #29 Kevin Harvick 3. #44 Dale Jarrett 4. #18 JJ Yeley 5. #2 Kurt Busch
Pictures, Race, & Results: https://imgur.com/a/B5zyCsy
Race 19/36: USG Sheetrock 400 @ Chicago
Kasey Kahne would start on the pole for this event with Dale Earnhardt Jr in 2nd. For this race, I forgot to save the replay so I don't have any pictures. The only wreck in this race was on lap 1 and it saw Kyle Petty, Mark Martin, Denny Hamlin, and Ward Burton involved. Kasey Kahne led most the event but Jimmie Johnson was able to get around him with a few laps left to take the win.
Top 5: 1. #48 Jimmie Johnson 2. #99 Carl Edwards 3. #24 Jeff Gordon 4. #9 Kasey Kahne 5. #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr
Pictures, Race, & Results: https://imgur.com/a/kOIIter
Race 20/36: Brickyard 500 presented by Allstate
Once again, Kasey Kahne started on the pole with Dale Jr second for this race. The only crash was on lap 10 with Ward Burton spinning out in a surprisingly uneventful race. The big thing, though, was Dale Earnhardt Jr's domination and victory here. Dale snapped a losing streak since Richmond 2006. He becomes the 13th unique winner this year in 20 events alongside Kenseth, Gordon, Johnson, Stewart, Edwards, Kahne, Harvick, Bowyer, Burton, Kurt Busch, Labonte, & Riggs.
Top 5: 1. #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2. #48 Jimmie Johnson 3. #17 Matt Kenseth 4. #29 Kevin Harvick 5. #24 Jeff Gordon
Pictures, Race, & Results: https://imgur.com/a/Tv46lbc
Chase Watch (6 races left) (asterisk indicates a win)
1) #17 Matt Kenseth ** 2) #24 Jeff Gordon *** 3) #48 Jimmie Johnson ** 4) #20 Tony Stewart ** 5) #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr * 6) #99 Carl Edwards * 7) #9 Kasey Kahne * 8) #29 Kevin Harvick ** 9) #12 Ryan Newman 10) #11 Denny Hamlin 11) #1 Martin Truex Jr 12) #07 Clint Bowyer * CUTOFF 13) #16 Greg Biffle 14) #31 Jeff Burton * 15 ) #2 Kurt Busch ** 16) #43 Bobby Labonte *
Silly Season News
Ginn Racing will be moving to a 2 car team in 2008, running the #01 US Army car for Mark Martin, and the #13 Certanteed Car for Reagan Smith, who will run for ROTY.
In a huge announcement, Dale Earnhardt Inc have revealed their 2008 plans. Tony Stewart, the hottest free agent right now, will sign with the team to drive the #14 Burger King/Old Spice Chevorlet alongside new teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr in the 8 car. Paul Menard and Martin Truex Jr will both not be returning, as DEI could reportedly not support a 3 car team after the end of 2007. #14 was chosen as a tribute to Tony Stewart's favorite driver, AJ Foyt, and because DEI ran the #14 in the past. The deal reportedely came about due to Stewart's desire to sign with a Chevy team, and Stewart having experience driving for Jr's Busch Series Teams, Chance 2 Racing and JR Motorsports. With DEI no longer using the #1 or #15 in 2008, Michael Waltrip Racing have agreed to renumber the #44 to #15 in '08.
Indycar Driver Dario Franchitti will join Chip Ganassi Racing in 2008 to drive the 40 Juicy Fruit car. David Stremme, who currently drives the 40 car, will move to the 41 to replace Reed Sorenson. Coors Light will reportedly depart Ganassi after the 2007 season, but nothing is official.
After several months of attempting to get things off the ground, Tim Brown Motorsports will launch in 2008 as new Nextel Cup Team. Owned by Tim Brown, the team will have a technical alliance with Roush Racing as NASCAR has forced Roush to limit the amount of cars they can have to 5. Tim Brown Racing will field the #81 Ford, sponsored by Roush partners Lumber Liquidators and World Financial Group. Danny O' Quinn Jr will run for ROTY in the 81 car.
Another blockbuster deal has been made as Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing have announced Busch to the #18 car in 2008. Also being announced is JJ Yeley's departure from Joe Gibbs Racing. Yeley joins Tony Stewart as drivers leaving JGR and an open spot for the #20 car remains.
Off the heels of a victory in the Pepsi 400, Petty Enterprises have announced an expansion in 2008 to a 3 car team. Bobby Labonte will return to the #43 with Cheerios and STP sponsoring. A new team, the #44, which ran in 2007 as the #49 part time, will be driven by Reed Sorenson. It will be sponsored by Super 8 and Dassault Systemes. The #45 will return with Chad McCumbee and a new sponsor, as Marathon Oil expands from a minor sponsor to a primary sponsor. Petty looks to continue their success in 2008.
Wood Brothers Racing is looking for a new driver in 2008. Ken Schrader was let go due to poor performance and a lack of qualifying for races, and Bill Elliott is currently filling out the rest of the schedule.
Silly Season Indicator
Free Agent Drivers: Martin Truex Jr, JJ Yeley, Paul Menard, Sterling Marlin, Jeff Green, Kenny Wallace, Travis Kvapil, Bill Elliott, Mike Bliss, Ricky Craven, Jack Sprague, Johnny Benson, John Andretti
Signed Drivers: Reagan Smith (13), Tony Stewart (14), Kyle Busch (18), Dario Franchitti (40), Reed Sorenson (44), Chad McCumbee (45), Joe Nemecheck (78), Danny O Quinn Jr (81)
Available Seats: #5, #15, #20, #21, #66
2008 ROTY Candidates: Reagan Smith (13), Dario Franchitti (40), Chad McCumbee (45), Danny O Quinn Jr (81)
submitted by ArmenianWave to Nr2003 [link] [comments]


2018.02.18 08:43 poppuom 2018 Daytona 500: Starting lineup, picks, odds, time, live stream, TV schedule for NASCAR's biggest race

How to watch the Daytona 500

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

Date: Sunday, Feb. 18

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

Length: 200 laps/500 miles

Stage 1: Ends on lap 60

Stage 2: Ends on lap 120

Final stage: Scheduled for lap 200

TV: Fox

Live stream: fuboTV

Starting lineup for the 2018 Daytona 500

Alex Bowman

Denny Hamlin

Ryan Blaney

Chase Elliott

Joey Logano

Kevin Harvick

Darrell Wallace Jr.

Erik Jones

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Clint Bowyer

Kurt Busch

Kyle Busch

Ryan Newman

Austin Dillon

David Ragan

Paul Menard

Daniel Suarez

Trevor Bayne

Jamie McMurray

AJ Allmendinger

Chris Buescher

Michael McDowell

Ty Dillon

Martin Truex Jr. (champion)

Brendan Gaughan

Kasey Kahne

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Danica Patrick

Justin Marks

DJ Kennington

Brad Keselowski

Corey LaJoie

William Byron

Gray Gaulding

Jimmie Johnson

Matt DiBenedetto

Aric Almirola

Kyle Larson

David Gilliland

Mark Thompson

submitted by poppuom to 2018DaytonaLivex [link] [comments]


2018.02.02 01:01 PBytes Unpopular NASCAR opinions and predictions

See title. Share your unpopular opinions here.
submitted by PBytes to NASCAR [link] [comments]


2017.10.11 04:39 DBTornado The Big One and Playoff Drivers: An Analysis

With 'Dega coming up this weekend, I decided to look at which fans should be worried as the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Playoffs move to high banks of the 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway. Using data gathered from official reports of the last TEN races (dating back to FALL 2012) and videos of the accidents on YouTube, I compiled a list of the Playoff drivers and their involvement in The Big One, as well as their finishes after said crashes. For the sake of the analysis:
THE BIG ONE is defined as a crash involving 5 or more cars. This means that involvement in crashes less than 5 cars in number or any engine failures did not factor into the analysis, but did count as a race not involved in The Big One.
INVOLVEMENT is defined as any contact, spin, or damage resulting from being collected in or attempting to avoid said crash.
It should also be noted that FALL 2013 and FALL 2016 did not feature "Big Ones" as the biggest crashes of those two races involved less than 5 cars. Everyone got a "Miss" for those races. Also race dates are noted F# and S# format, where # is the year.
MTJ: Fans of overcoming adversity, rejoice! You have nothing to worry about. Your driver is locked in due to his win at Charlotte. Even if he hadn't been locked in, the Stage Winnah has a 17.2 average finish that actually improves to 17.0 in the 4 races he was involved in the Big One (F12, S13, S16, and S17). Including a Top 10 in S13. In the 6 races he avoided the Big One, his average finish fell to 17.3.
Kyle Larson: If you're a fan of the Last True Racer, you'll be glad to know he isn't in trouble often when he comes to Sweet Home Alabama. Of the 7 times Kyle Larson has taken on Talladega he's only been caught up in The Big One twice, both in the Spring. (15, 16) for an average finish of 35.5. His average finish in the other five races is 13.6 for an overall average of 19.8.
Kevin Harvick: Fans of Harvick will be not so Happy to see him return to Talladega not locked in. In the last 10 races Harvick has only avoided the Big One 4 times. The Good News? In those 4 times he averaged a finish of 8.75. The Bad News? In the other 6 races he averaged a finish of 18.6, although he did manage an 8th place finish in the Spring of 2015. His average finish combined over 10 races is 14.7
Chase Elliott: Despite his attempt at amateur aeronautics in the Spring race, Elliott the Younger is averaging just outside a Top 15 (15.6) in his 3 starts at Talladega. In fact, before the flight of the Hooters wings earlier this year, Chase averaged an 8.5 finish in 2 prior races. He is the least experienced of the Playoff drivers at Talladega.
Denny Hamlin: Denny's fans may feel the same way about Talladega that Denny does about Lobsters. Despite delivering a win in 2014 and a 13.3 average finish in the 6 races Hamlin has avoided trouble in, 'Dega has also delivered three crushing Playoff blows to Denny in the forms of 2 Big Ones (F12, F15) and one standalone bad finish (F13). His average finish in races where he is caught in The Big One is 27.3 bringing his average finish in 9 races down to 18.0.
Kyle Busch: Kyle at Talladega is like experimental M&Ms flavors. When he's good, he's good! A 10.4 average finish including 3 Top 5s, slightly skewed by his 30th last year in the Fall. When he's bad, he's terrible. His average finish drops to 22.75, slightly skewed by a 2nd place finish in S16 after being clipped by Jimmie in the Big One. His average finish is 15.8
Jimmie Johnson: Speaking of 7 Time, he's managed to avoid trouble in 6 of the last 10 'Dega races. The problem? He finished outside the Top 15 on 3 of those occasions, making his average finish 14.1, not bad for Talladega. In his 4 dances with the big crash, he averages a still not bad 17.5 His overall average finish is 15.5.
Jamie McMurray: Fans of Jamie Mac may want to take an extended break for a Big Mac during this race, as Talladega has been a Jekyll & Hyde track for him. Despite missing The Big One 8 out of 10 times, he averages just 21.25 in those races, and 19.7 overall. His average in races he's collected in the Big One? 13.5 thanks to a 4th place finish in S16. Although the track has granted him a 1st in F13 and a 2nd in S17.
Matt Kenseth: Fans of the departing bucket of charisma Matt Kenseth are hoping for a repeat of F12 or F14 for Matty Ice. In those races he kept his nose clean and finished 1st and 2nd respectively, contributing to an overall No Big One average of 14.0. When he doesn't miss mayhem? His average drops sharply to 27.5. His overall average is 19.4, so Kenseth fans may want to invest in some Tide Pods for the sweat stains Sunday may cause.
Brad Keselowski: Bad Brad may feel pretty good about coming back to Talladega, even though his fans may be pounding back Miller Lites from stress the entire race. Despite winning twice in 10 races including F14's Hail Mary to advance, Brad's average even when avoiding trouble is 15.7, falling to 17.3 when he doesn't, and 16.2 overall.
Ryan Blaney: Fans of the future Penske driver will spend Sunday in a Glass Case of Emotion, as Talladega has been nothing but trouble for young Blaney. Despite not being involved in The Big One in all but 1 of his starts, he averages a 23.8 finish when avoiding the big wreck, including a 43 in F15 and 39 in S17. In his lone Big One appearance in S16? He finished 9th. His overall average finish is 21.3.
Ricky Stenhouse: The most recent Talladega winner and boyfriend of frequent Talladega wall tester, Ricky Stenhouse might be sitting in the proverbial cat bird seat for Talladega. In the 8 times Stenhouse has taken to the high banks he has only found trouble 4 times. His average finish when avoiding The Big One is 4.5, including 1 Win, 3 Top 5s and 4 Top 10s. And even when he does find trouble, his worst finish is 26th and his average is 16.25. His overall average finish at Talladega is 10.37.
I hope you all enjoyed this little examination of the drivers and the hope or lack thereof in this weekend's race. If I made any mistakes (Which I'm sure I did) feel free to point them out. I tried to double check my facts and my math as much as possible, but sometimes I miss things.
submitted by DBTornado to NASCAR [link] [comments]


2017.08.24 03:04 Nas160 Up-to-date Imgur album of all of the currently-known Darlington throwback paint schemes (with a list of drivers in the text)

Click here for the album
Last year someone made an imgur album containing an updated list of the throwback cars for the Darlington race. Well, I decided to do the same this year in a visual format that's more consistent and hopefully convenient for you guys. In each pic I have the car, the paint scheme it's based off, the number, and the series it's in. Initially I'll only have the raw pictures of the cars but I'll adjust every car to the template eventually. I will try my best to keep this up to date as fast as I can. Hope you enjoy!
Last update: 8/25
RECENT ADDITIONS
15 Cup 8/31
51 Cup 8/31
72 Cup 8/31
07 Xfinity 8/31
14 Xfinity 8/31
96 Xfinity 9/1
Cup Series paint schemes:
No. Driver Sponsor Inspiration
1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Dave Pearson '80
2 Brad Keselowski Miller Genuine Draft Rusty Wallace MGD '91-'95
3 Austin Dillon E15 American Ethanol Dale Earnhardt Sr. Wrangler '82-'87
4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer 80's Busch branding
5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Geoff Bodine Levi Garrett '86-'89
6 Trevor Bayne Advocare Mark Martin Stroh Light '87-'89
10 Danica Patrick Ford Credit Dale Jarrett Ford QC/Ford Credit '96-'00
11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Ray Hendrick
13 Ty Dillon Geico Smokey Yunick 60's
14 Clint Bowyer Carolina Ford Dealers Mark Martin CFD '88-'90
15 Reed Sorenson Xchange of America Brett Bodine '89
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Darrell Waltrip Parts America '97
20 Matt Kenseth Circle K Matt Kenseth 1st Xfinity win '98
21 Ryan Blaney Ford/Motorcraft Kyle Petty Citgo '87-'88
22 Joey Logano Shell/Pennzoil Jimmy Vasser '02 IndyCar
23 Corey LaJoie Dr. Pepper Davey Allison Miller '84-'85
24 Chase Elliott NAPA Bill Elliott rookie car '76
31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Dale Earnhardt Sr. Wrangler '82-'87
32 Matt DiBenedetto Keen Parts Bobby Allison Miller High Life '88
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Hulu Dale Earnhardt Sr. Lowe's Foods '89
34 Landon Cassill Love's Vintage Love's branding
37 Chris Buescher Cheerios Patty Moise Crisco '88
38 David Ragan Camping World Vintage Camping World branding
42 Kyle Larson CreditOne Bank Kyle Petty Coors Light '95
43 Aric Almirola STP Richard Petty '84
47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Terry Labonte Piedmont '84-'86
48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Lowe's delivery truck design '86
51 Cody Ware Bubba BurgePray For Texas Cole Trickle/Kyle Petty Mello Yello '90/'91-'94
55 Derrike Cope Mane 'n Tail Derrike Cope Mane 'n Tail '94-'95
66 Carl Long* Unsponsored Darrell Waltrip Route 66 '00 (not running, see below)
72 Cole Whitt Unsponsored Jim Whitt '72-'73
77 Erik Jones 5-Hour Energy "Rookie Class" '84-'89 collage tribute
78 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops Dale Earnhardt Sr. BPS gold '98
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Dale Earnhardt. Jr. ACDelco '98-'02
95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Alan Kulwicki Quinty's '86 rookie car
*Carl Long recently posted on Facebook that he sadly will not run the DW throwback paint scheme on his car due to financial reasons.
Confirmed non-throwbacks:
18 Kyle Busch - M&M's Caramel (Mars did not want to run a throwback)
19 Daniel Suarez - Arris
27 Paul Menard - Menard's/Dutch Boy
41 Kurt Busch - Monster Energy
66 Carl Long - Unsponsored
83 Gray Gaulding - Champion Machinery
Xfinity Series paint schemes:
No. Driver Sponsor Inspiration
00 Cole Custer Haas Sam Ard '82-'84
07 Bobby Dotter Unsponsored Butch Miller '85-'86
1 Elliott Sadler Armour Vienna Sausage Cale Yarborough Hardee's '83-'86
2 Austin Dillon Rheem Dale Earnhardt Sr. '79-'80
4 Ross Chastain South Carolina Education Lottery Mike Duvall modified 80's
5 Michael Annett TMC Transportation Brad Doty '80s sprint car
7 Justin Allgaier Advance Auto Parts Earnhardt family Mom 'n Pops late models
9 William Byron Liberty University Ricky Hendrick 00's
11 Blake Koch Leaf Filter Darrell Waltrip Budweiser '85-'86
14 JJ Yeley Unsponsored AJ Foyt '86-'87
16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Alan Kulwicki Zerex '89-'90
18 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Ray Hendrick
19 Matt Tifft Ron Jon Surf Shop Dale Earnhardt Sr. '77
20 Erik Jones Main St. Bistro Davey Allison Texaco/Havoline '87-'89
21 Daniel Hemric Blue Gate Bank Jeff Green Rockwell Automation '02
23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Airlines Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch '86
24 Dylan Lupton Nut-Up Industries Jeff Gordon DuPont '92-'00
28 Dakoda Armstrong Cale Yarborough tribute Cale Yarborough Hardee's '83-'86
39 Ryan Sieg Unsponsored Shane Sieg tribute circa '03
40 Timmy Hill Unsponsored Pete Hamilton Plymouth Superbird '70
41 Kevin Harvick Hunt Brother's Pizza Ken Schrader HBP '08
51 Jeremy Clements Unsponsored AJ Foyt '64
52 Joey Gase Agri Supply Jimmy Means (Tim Richmond) Folgers '87
62 Brendan Gaughan NAPA Brendan Gaughan NAPA '02
74 Mike Harmon TBD Red Farmer 60's-70's
90 Brandon Brown Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers '97
96 Ben Kennedy Hurricane Harvey Relief Dale Earnhardt Sr. '78
submitted by Nas160 to NASCAR [link] [comments]


Watch Denny Hamlin's 7-year-old daughter ruin his eNASCAR race in the cutest way Denny Hamlin on NASCAR Nation during DMP Race. HAMLINZ GETS BROKEN UP WITH BY HIS FORTNITE GIRLFRIEND ... NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin Talks Daytona 500 Win, Ryan Newman with Dan Patrick  Full Interview  2/18/20 Denny Hamlin's Reaction during the Pro Invitational Series Race At Talladega NASCAR driver's daughter shutdown his simulator in middle of race Popular Videos - Denny Hamlin - YouTube

Who is Denny Hamlin dating? Denny Hamlin girlfriend, wife

  1. Watch Denny Hamlin's 7-year-old daughter ruin his eNASCAR race in the cutest way
  2. Denny Hamlin on NASCAR Nation during DMP Race.
  3. HAMLINZ GETS BROKEN UP WITH BY HIS FORTNITE GIRLFRIEND ...
  4. NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin Talks Daytona 500 Win, Ryan Newman with Dan Patrick Full Interview 2/18/20
  5. Denny Hamlin's Reaction during the Pro Invitational Series Race At Talladega
  6. NASCAR driver's daughter shutdown his simulator in middle of race
  7. Popular Videos - Denny Hamlin - YouTube
  8. 2020 Daytona 500 Denny Hamlin Onboard Finish

The Dating Game with Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish Ex-NBA Cheerleader - Duration: 2:57. FOX Sports Recommended for you. 2:57. The Dating Game with Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish Ex-NBA Cheerleader - Duration: 2:57. FOX Sports 41,262 views. 2:57. Like and subscribe to join the Fortnite Family! Thumbnail girl: https://www.twitch.tv/demisxxual Hamlinz gets his hopes up when this girl tells him that she ... The Dating Game with Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish Ex-NBA Cheerleader - Duration: 2:57. ... Denny Hamlin wins 2019 Daytona 500 in emotional tribute to the late J.D. Gibbs ... The Dating Game with Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish Ex-NBA Cheerleader - Duration: 2:57. FOX Sports 43,515 views. 2:57. Ricky Bobby's House and Denny Hamlin's House - Duration: 5:57. The Dating Game with Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish Ex-NBA Cheerleader - Duration: 2:57. FOX Sports 39,534 views. 2:57. The Whole Story: Matt Kenseth vs Jeff Gordon - Duration: 12:37. The Dating Game with Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish Ex-NBA Cheerleader - Duration: 2:57. FOX Sports 43,515 views. 2:57. Dale Jr. Download: Isla Earnhardt's Podcast Debut - Duration: 8:25. The Dating Game with Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish Ex-NBA Cheerleader by FOX Sports. 2:57. Exclusive: Behind the scenes with Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and more in the NASCAR Playoffs