Saturday night’s STP 300 Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway saw drivers roll over the finish line to victory, powered by momentum and a whiff of gas. The last four laps of the race turned into a duel between Carl Edwards and Justin Allgaier. With Carl Edwards in the lead, Justin Allgaier was close behind as Edwards’ car ran out of fuel. Recognizing the tell-tale wobble of a car with no fuel, Allgaier grabbed the opportunity to pass Edwards. Although his car ran out of fuel soon after passing his opponent, Allgaier managed to cross the line in first place, with Edwards coming in second and Trevor Bayne taking third spot.
The very first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race took place in 1985, and was hosted by Lowe’s Motor Speedway, which is known today as the Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was however named The Winston till the year 2004, after which it became the Nextel All Star Challenge until the year 2007. The drivers of this event consist of the winners of the previous season, as well as the winners of the Cup Series from the last ten years.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is home to the annual Kobalt Tools 400 that was inaugurated in 1998. The race is held over a distance of four hundred miles, or six hundred and forty kilometers. Kobalt became the main sponsors for 2011. The race was known as the Shelby American from 2008 to 2010 and before that, from 2001 to 2008, it was known as the UAW Daimler Chrysler 400. On Sunday, 6 March 2011, the Kobalt Tools 400 was in full swing, and the biggest smile on the podium belonged to Carl Edwards – this year’s winner.
Every year some of the worldâ€™s greatest drivers gather together to enjoy a relaxing and entertaining bit of racing â€“ the annual Race of Champions event. The race has been described as being â€œlike racing go-karts in your living roomâ€ by Jenson Button (Formula One) and it certainly seems to be an apt description of this enjoyable event.
Until now, thereâ€™s always been a question of â€œwhat if?â€ when it comes to the Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards scenario. Though Johnson has been in the lead for some time now, a couple of bad races and interesting finishes have put a stop to any claims that he is completely unbeatable this racing season â€“ until now that is.
It seems that there is little hope now that anyone will be able to catch Jimmie Johnson in the run for the Sprint Cup Championship. Even though Carl Edwards won Sundayâ€™s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, heâ€™s still so far behind Johnson that is seems doubtful that heâ€™ll ever catch up.
After just barely surviving a mass of collisions at the AMP Energy 500 on Sunday, October 5, an exuberant Tony Stewart managed to take home the winnerâ€™s trophy. This was his first ever win at Talladega Superspeedway and Stewart certainly had a lot to be thankful for after a very difficult and trying race.
When Kyle Busch takes to the racetrack, fans are generally kept on tenterhooks waiting to see if heâ€™ll blast past fellow competitors to take the winnerâ€™s trophy or if heâ€™ll let his winning style slide for another bad finish. This past weekendâ€™s race left no-one guessing, however, as Busch leisurely kept ahead of the pack for an easy finish.
During an exciting race on Saturday, Carl Edwards pulled out ahead of the pack to collect his third Nationwide Series victory so far this season. In doing so he took his Planterâ€™s Peanut sponsored car, complete with Mr. Peanut logo, passed 42 race teams and fought off the likes of other top drivers Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers until he at last came out on top.
When the cars lined up on the starting grid at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal this past weekend, it was clear that the drivers were in for a wet race. Despite almost swimming to the finish line, the majority of drivers seemed to have enjoyed the change in conditions at the first truly wet conditions that NASCAR has ever experienced at a major points race.