For years now the F1 Championship has been functioning on a points system: The drivers will collect points based on where they finish in the race during the course of the season and the person with the most points wins. It seems a flawless system â€“ until you look at it a little more closely.
NASCAR CEO Brian France recently discussed the dilemma facing most budding auto racing teams â€“ finances. Itâ€™s a dilemma that is currently affecting the entire industry and NASCAR seems set on finding ways to cut costs and making racing more accessible so that the sport stays afloat in this time of economic hardships.
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.
Jason Meyers has been hard at work climbing his way through the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series standings. After some aggressive driving he has managed to cut Donny Schatzâ€™s lead to 115 markers. Meyers currently leads the series with 34 Top-Five finishes â€“ the last fifteen of which have been consecutive. If he continues at his current pace, Meyersâ€™ chances of winning his first series title will be very good.
After two consecutive lackluster finishes, fans and fellow drivers alike thought that maybe Busch was slipping up a bit. But it seems that Kyle Busch will have no ill-talk of his skills. He responded to comments made by rivals Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson by winning a Sprint Cup Series event and setting a new NASCAR record on Sunday.