Thursday, August 6, 2015

Robby Gordon Wins at Watkins Glen. (Throwback Thursday)

This Weeks Throw Back Thursday highlights the 2003 Sirius At The Glen.

In 2003 Robby Gordon was driving for Richard Childress Racing in the #31. When NASCAR roared through Watkins Glen Robby Gordon was certainly fast. After 90 laps at Watkins Glen Robby Gordon soared past the flag stand in 1st position. It would be Robbys' final win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The race was 2 hours and 26 minutes long with eight lead changes.Scott Pruett, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top 5. There was a total of 100,000 people in attendance.

Sam Bass Reveals Bristol Program Cover

As many of you know Jeff Gordon will be making his final start at Bristol Motor Speedway. A track where Jeff has won multiple times. He will also be bringing back the rainbow colors with his sponsor Axalta. NASCAR Artist Sam Bass has came up with yet another phenomenal painting signifying this event. The painting above will be the program cover for the up and coming Irwin Tools Night Race so if your in Bristol, be sure to pick one up and go get it autographed by the man himself Sam Bass! Prints and Posters are also available at! (Koelle, 2015)

Furniture Row Racing gains New Associate Sponsor!

Furniture Row Racing has announced today a four-race agreement to carry the DraftKings logo as an associate sponsor on Martin Truex Jr.'s no. 78 Chevy. Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing, who has one win already this season at Pocono, will have the DraftKings logo debut this weekend when NASCAR makes its second and final right turn of 2015. DraftKings is the official daily fantasy game for NASCAR, Football, Baseball and all of the other sports. DraftKings will offer two different types of NASCAR-themed games with a free game for casual players and paid games for avid followers.We welcome Draft Kings to the NASCAR Sponsorship Family! (Koelle, 2015)

Chase Clinch Scenarios for Watkins Glen

Through the next few weeks The NASCAR Chase Grid will be taking its final shape. By September 13th, we will know who will be competing for the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship with Sprint leaving as the entitlement sponsor after this season. The chase begins on September 20th in Juliet, IL. Below is who has clinched and who can clinch this weekend in Watkins Glen.
With the exception of Kyle Busch, all drivers with multiple wins have clinched a spot in the Chase, assuming all start the remainder of the regular season races. That includes Jimmie Johnson with 4 wins, Kevin Harvick with 2 wins, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch who all three have 2 wins each.
Kyle Busch can clinch his chase spot this weekend by racing his way into the top 30 in points. If a driver that has already won this season will help the single win drivers like Brad Keselowksi, Joey Logano and Carl Edwards by locking them into the chase. In fact all single win drivers will be locked in as long as they have clinched a Top 30 points.
Kevin Harvick can guarantee that the points leader at regular season's end has a win. If he leaves Watkins Glen with more than a 176-point lead over the highest non-winning driver which at the moment would be Jamie McMurray, it would guarantee the points leader after race 26 would have at least one win.
2015 is panning out to be just as competitive at 2014 was. Homestead is shaping up to be one of the best races ever but we gotta turn right before we can turn left into Homestead.

Chris Buescher Returns to the #34

Bully Hill Vineyards and Front Row Motorsports have teamed up for this weekends Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen. Chris Buescher will be piloting the no. 34 Ford Fusion.  It will be the Xfinity Series points leader's sixth Sprint Cup race with Front Row Motorsports. His best start so far in 2015 was 33rd at Auto Club and his best finish was 20th also at Auto Club.(Koelle, 2015)