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18 06 2011

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2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Official Driver Standings: June 4 2011

5 06 2011

 

 

 

 

RANK +/- DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS POLES WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 WINNINGS
1 Carl Edwards 445 Leader 12 2 1 6 9 4,428,830
2 +3 Kevin Harvick 409 -36 12 0 3 5 7 2,589,180
3 -1 Jimmie Johnson 408 -37 12 0 1 4 7 2,399,540
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 402 -43 12 1 0 2 6 1,722,760
5 -2 Kyle Busch 392 -53 12 0 2 6 7 2,550,350
6 +3 Kurt Busch 377 -68 12 0 0 2 6 2,391,050
7 -1 Matt Kenseth 374 -71 12 1 2 4 5 2,493,740
8 Clint Bowyer 365 -80 12 0 0 2 6 2,311,630
9 +1 Tony Stewart 356 -89 12 0 0 1 4 2,111,780
10 -3 Ryan Newman 353 -92 12 0 0 4 5 1,997,490

via NASCAR.COM.

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Social Media Guide to the Indianapolis 500 – Driver Twitter Accounts

29 05 2011

It’s almost time to kiss the bricks and drink your milk, folks, as perhaps one of the most famous races in the world gets ready for its annual running. That’s right. The Indianapolis 500 is getting ready to drop the green flag on for the 100th time since it began.

Yes, it’s the official 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, so expect the already-exciting event to have even more hype when the race starts. As is the case with most savvy business, the Indianapolis 500 has a strong web presence, including their own YouTube page, as well as Twitter and Facebook profiles. As an example of the Speedway’s social media engagement, their Facebook profile links to “The Greatest 33” contest, where fans and friends can pick the top racers to take part in Indy 500.

As for their YouTube page, content is about what you’d expect. Interviews with drivers and other racing dignitaries, and there’s also Practice Day footage:

While the Indianapolis Motor Speedway does indeed have a flourishing Twitter account, more fans are probably more interested in what the drivers have to tweet about. In some cases, it’s quite a bit, actually. In this day and age of athletes tweeting their hearts out, race car drivers using Twitter a lot is to be expected. Over at Naptown Buzz, there’s a list of all the Indy 500 racers and their Twitter accounts, which is reproduced below:

via A Quick Social Media Guide to the Indianapolis 500 | WebProNews.

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Danica Partrick Catty after Crash at Bristol

20 03 2011
BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 18:  Danica Patrick, drive...

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Danica Patrick’s spring session in NASCAR ended with a bang. A big one. And she wasn’t happy about it.

With 53 laps to go in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Patrick made contact with Ryan Truex. Patrick’s car spun hard into the wall – first the nose, then the rear, leaving her with a destroyed race car.

After getting out of her car, Patrick waited for the cars to come back around. When they did, Patrick walked onto the track, located Truex and spread her arms apart as if to say, “What gives?”

“It felt like to me – I came out of the corner I was just running down the straight and it felt like he came off the wall,” said Patrick, who was running 17th at the time, two laps down. “I don’t I know if he had a tag-slap off the wall, like he was pushing up and then it snapped on him and he came off. I don’t know. I don’t know if I may be giving him the benefit of the doubt right there.”

Upon first look it didn’t appear as though Truex did anything wrong. It looked liked Patrick got loose, slipped up the track and into Truex’s rear bumper. But the head-on replay does show Truex turning slightly into Patrick’s lane.

“It was my fault. I guess that’s just racing at Bristol,” Truex said. “We were racing there and I just came off the corner, got loose, and as I was saving it just came down the hill and got into her. My fault. I mean, I’m sorry. I didn’t want for that to happen. I don’t know if she thinks I did it on purpose. I guess she’s just mad because she was running good. It was an accident. I apologize.”

Regardless of fault, it was a tough way for Patrick to end this portion of her Nationwide schedule. She’d finished in the top 20 in her first three races, including a career-best fourth-place run two weeks ago at Las Vegas.

She ended up 33rd at Bristol.

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2011 Daytona 500 Race Results: 20 Year Old Rookie Trevor Bayne wins the Daytona 500

20 02 2011

20 Year Old Rookie Trevor Bayne has won the Daytona 500

Improbably, unbelievably, 20-year-old Trevor Bayne has won the Daytona 500.

A kid who just left his teen years on Saturday won the Great American Race a day later, ushering in NASCAR’s newest star. Amazingly, Bayne has no full-time ride and isn’t even running for points in the Sprint Cup Series this year.

Somehow, Bayne sent the Wood Brothers’ famous No. 21 car to Victory Lane, with a retro David Pearson paint scheme along for the ride.

Runnerup Carl Edwards’ late charge – a push from third-place David Gilliland – was barely not enough to overtake Bayne.

There was a race record for both lead changes and caution flags resulted in one of the strangest Daytona 500s in the 53-year history of the “Great American Race.”

The two-car drafts were prevalent throughout the race – as expected – and there were plenty of crashes because of it. Several star drivers were collected in early wrecks, leaving just a few solid contenders at the end.

Get the  full race results for the 2011 Daytona 500 SBNation.com.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Remembers His Father, Fans have moment of Silence

20 02 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The white No. 3 decals are no bigger than a fist and sit just above and behind the driver’s side window of all the Richard Childress Racing team’s Chevrolets. Crew members wore black baseball caps with the same No. 3 logo and driver Tony Stewart strolled through the Daytona International Speedway garage Friday afternoon clutching one of the prized caps himself.

Friday marked exactly 10 years since the driver of the Richard Childress Racing No. 3, seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, was killed in Turn 4 of this track after crashing on the last lap of the Daytona 500. The speedway will remember the NASCAR icon with a moment of silence and fans will hold up three fingers on the third lap of Sunday’s Daytona 500.

But for such an overwhelming event, it has been a subdued, subtle and suiting anniversary.

For the past week, Earnhardt’s competitors, teammates and friends have shared emotional stories about that fateful Sunday afternoon. But the one person you won’t see participate in any contrived memorial this weekend is Earnhardt’s son, Dale Jr. No hat, no decal. None necessary.

“I’d personally rather just watch it and stand on the sidelines,” Earnhardt said of the various tributes and memorials planned for the weekend.

“It’s more fun for me hearing how other people reflect, hearing other people’s stories. I know how I feel in my heart and I don’t feel a real need to discuss that a lot.

“I want to do what’s right and honor him, but I don’t need to do it in front of a bunch of people. I feel like he carries his own weight and he doesn’t need me being a part of the celebration or whatever you want to call it. I don’t want to take away from it in any way.”

Read the Rest at Dale Earnhardt Jr. Remembers His Father in His Own Way — Motorsports FanHouse.

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NASCAR Daytona Opener: Kurt Busch Wins Budweiser Shootout

13 02 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Call it “Dancing with the Cars.” Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout exhibition was a 200-mph tango of two-car drafts on the newly-paved, super-fast Daytona International Speedway.

In a photo finish, Kurt Busch won a predictably wild NASCAR opener on the new $20 million racing surface, pushed to the front by defending Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray a few feet before the finish line. Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag first, but was subsequently black-flagged for dropping below the yellow line on the track trying to pass Ryan Newman at the finish line.

NASCAR ruled the finish Busch, McMurray and Newman. Five-time defending Sprint Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle rounded out the top five.

“What an unbelievable experience,” Busch said.

The race had set a record for lead changes (24) with 12 laps to go — there ended up being 28. The two-car drafts were easily reaching speeds of 206 mph — nearly 15 mph faster than last year’s pole-winning speed for the Daytona 500.

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