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.
It wasnâ€™t easy but after a grueling series of short dashes for victory, Jimmie Johnson finally managed to take home the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Sprint Cup race. Sunday afternoonâ€™s race saw 43 of the worldâ€™s best driverâ€™s fight for survival as the rough racetrack brought them to a screeching halt repetitively during the course of the race.
Both the Kroger 200 and the Power Stroke Diesel 200 are set to take place at the Oâ€™Reilly Raceway Park before the end of the month. The Nationwide Seriesâ€™ Kroger 200 is set to take place this Saturday on the 0.686-miletrack. This is something that shouldnâ€™t surprise anybody, as the race has been taking place at the Oâ€™Reilly Raceway since 1982.
Gateway International Raceway was abuzz with excitement this weekend as it hosted the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday night. The contenders for the winnerâ€™s trophy were fierce, but in the end it was Carl Edwards who managed to cross the finish line first.