Monday, October 26, 2015

FINAL Statement About Talladega from the writer

Alright the smoke has settled and Joey Logano hoisted the trophy in victory lane. The way the crowd reacted at the end of the race was really mixed. You had the fans on both ends of the spectrum and you had fans throwing things on the track which showed there displesure with not only NASCAR but with Joey Logano. Joey was just the driver in the lead when the Yellow Flag was put out. Many showed their displesure with Joey during the Driver Intros before the race and even during Qualifying.
I don't know how you were during that race whether you were in the stands or at home watching the race on NBCSN but I know when that last caution flag came out and when the field was coming to green for that final green flag me and my friend's heart rates had to be up because the ending was exciting. This new chase format makes it exciting and I think that was what we wanted. I know Fans in my section were on their feet cheering Jr, Kyle Busch, Carl many different drivers and everyone was ready to see if Jr could do it. Yes Jr didn't win and no he didn't move on but he has 2 wins in 2015, more than some of the higher caliber drivers and to me thats nothing for Jr Fans to be dissapointed in. The guy did everything possible to win that race and Joey was in the right place at the right time. Dale Earnhardt Jr said it himself that if they wouldn't run terrible the previous 2 weeks then we wouldn't be in a must win situation coming to Talladega.  That will be something they will certainly work on going into next season and who knows Jr could win Charlotte or Kansas next season and not even begin to worry about
Talladega in October which as of late seems to be his Achilles heel as of late. There are still 4 races left in the 2015 season and that means 4 more races Jr can win and steal from the chasers. He can still technically finish in the 5th place in points so there is still no reason for anyone's fans to hang there heads nor stop watching NASCAR.
When it comes to writing about who won I will always side with NASCAR on who won because I would not want to report wronging Information to you the fans no matter who you were cheering for. You come to this site for NASCAR News and that's what I try my best to report in a non biased way. Being a fan of NASCAR for my whole life means I have my opinions of things but those are just those, opinions.
Like I have said to numerous people, "Talladega is over with now lets move on to Martinsville and enjoy the rest of the Chase" I don't know if you have notice there are 5 drivers left in the chase who have never won a championship in their career and we could be looking at our second straight first time champion. Don't overlook Jeff Gordon or Brad Keselowski as both have been very competitive as of late.
When it comes to who I cheered for last weekend does it honestly matter. I cheered for Michael McDowell and the Leavine Family Racing and Go Green Racing's #32 of Bobby Labonte because both have been very helpful in helping me get my blog to where it is today. On Saturday I cheered for The Mittler Brothers, Jordan Anderson both because of like both sprint cup teams have helped get my blog exposure. When it comes to the end of the Sprint Cup Race Sunday I was cheering for who ever won
because I knew I would write about them when the time came and that's exactly what I did.
I want to send a thank you to everyone who helped make my final race as a spectator special. You know who you are and I want to send a shout out to some of my Singapore and Russia Readers who I met this weekend! I appreciate everything you have done over seas for my blog and I hope you enjoy what I have to come! As for the rest of 2015 I have the rest of the Chase to cover and I also have a specaial article that I will reveal on November 23rd that will run into the next season! Again Thanks to everyone who helps make this blog go and get bigger everyday! (Koelle, 2015)

NASCAR Announces 2016 Schedules for Premier Series and Xfinity Series

NASCAR released the 2016 schedules for two of its three national series Monday without -- as expected -- any major overhauls going forward. The most significant development, though, doesn't relate to change at all, but an added layer of continuity built in for tracks.

NASCAR announced that it has reached sanctioning agreements with its host race tracks for the next five years. That means the 23 facilities that host Premier Series events and the 24 tracks that serve as Xfinity Series venues will remain locked in as a part of the NASCAR calendar through 2020.

According to an official release, NASCAR and the tracks will work to determine each venue's place on the calendar in the year 2017 and beyond. The sanctioning agreement also does not preclude additional tracks from joining the Premier Series schedule, though such a development would likely require a more dramatic alteration to the calendar structure. The premier-series schedule has stood at a modern-era maximum of 36 races since 2001.
The Sprint Cup season kicks off Saturday, Feb. 13 with the non-points Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona International Speedway, which will greet fans with a new look as the Daytona Rising project comes to fruition. The Can-Am Duels follow on Thursday, Feb. 18 with Daytona Speedweeks culminating in the Great American Race, the Daytona 500, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21.

The fan-favorite Southern 500 throwback race on Labor Day weekend will return, as will the popular NASCAR Goes West three-race swing in March. The western sweep starts March 6 with a stop in Las Vegas, followed by Phoenix on March 13 and Auto Club on March 20.

Among the notable changes for 2016:

  • Keeping the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, which is as late as it can be this year, moves Dover up in the 2016 schedule, to May 15, the Sunday before the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in Charlotte.



  •  Bristol Motor Speedway is adding a college football border war to its schedule this year, featuring Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee on Sept. 10. To accommodate the .533-mile oval's transformation from race track to football venue, the annual Bristol night race is on Saturday, Aug. 20. That shifts Michigan back a week to Sunday, Aug. 28.



  • Pocono adds a NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first time in 2016. The 250-mile race is set for Saturday, June 4, part of a race weekend with the Sprint Cup Series' Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 on June 5.



  • Chicagoland Speedway, which hosted two XFINITY races annually from 2011-15, will host just one event for the series in 2016.



  • Daytona's annual event in early July returns to a Saturday night event after a rain-plagued edition on a Sunday night this season.



  •  Richmond's first doubleheader weekend of the season in April will now be spread over a Saturday-Sunday schedule instead of Friday-Saturday.


The 2016 schedule features two off weeks in addition to the Easter holiday, so Sprint Cup racing will go quiet March 27, June 19 and Aug. 14 next year.

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field again will be determined at Richmond on Sept. 10, with the 10 races from the 2015 postseason reappearing in the same order in the 2016 Chase. Elimination races are scheduled to take place at Dover, Talladega and Phoenix again next year.

The Sprint Cup Series will crown its 2016 champion at Homestead-Miami finale Sunday, Nov. 20, one day after the XFINITY finale at the south Florida track. (NASCAR.com)

Joey Logano Wins A Controversial CampingWorld.com 500! Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, and Denny Hamlin Eliminated

Joey Logano Sweeped the Contender Round but he won the final race at Talladega with tons of Controversy. Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, and Carl Edwards rounded out the Top 5.
A Very Controversial Ending Sends Dale Earnhardt Jr out of the Championship Hunt while Logano wins his 3rd race in a row, 5th of 2015 and 2nd Restrictor Plate Win tying Dale Earnhardt Jr on those tracks in 2015.
Many Drivers who were vowing for great finishes like Trevor Bayne, Bobby Labonte, and even Michael McDowell have wrecked racecars now because of a certain driver in the next round who shouldn't be.

Within Inches Jr Is Eliminated......

This Is The Controversy that sent Jr fans going in a frenzy, Throwing Beer Cans, Water Bottles and other Objects at Joey Loganos' Ford Fusion.
NASCAR Stated on Tuesday that only one G.W.C attempt would be used. Then Explain why we had to do it again after we tried the first time. The Same Driver would have went to victory lane.  
On the 2nd G.W.C Attempt, As Joey, Brad, Jeff, and Jr were heading towards turn 1 in the one and only attempt at a green white checker The big one happened behind them. Per NASCAR's Decision Joey Logano was just a foot ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr when Race Control hit the button turning on the Whelen Caution Lights sending Joey To victory Lane and Jr to a disappointing 2nd Place Finish and out of the championship hunt. As I walked out of the Talladega Superspeedway I asked many fans their opinions of the finish and many agree with me that Joey was in the lead and he was the right driver In victory lane.

Harvick Eliminates Others On His Way To The Eliminator Round

This is one that ended the race. Kevin Harvick was the certain driver I was talking about above in the fact that the first time they attempted to do a G.W.C Harvick went to the top of the Track out of line off pace. The Good and Bad thing for Harvick was the fact that cars in front of Kevin wrecked so he would go back to the position he was in. 
On the second restart, I don't drive a race car but I think it would be hard to go anywhere or accelerate without shifting and then turning the car that went around you just because he didn't want to ram you. I understand if you have an issue but come to pit road and fix that issue instead of having an issue and jumbling up everyone behind you. This wreck destroyed a lot of fast cars like the #95, 14, 10, 32, and many others. 

NASCAR Source Driver Of The Week

After much thought and consideration Martin Truex Jr will be this weekends Driver Of The Week. He had a fast lap in qualifying that was disallowed after he went below the yellow line. Martin started 43rd and even fell a lap down but overcame all the adversity to finish 7th and move onto the the Eliminator Eight! Congrats Martin!






Official Results

1 22 Joey Logano  
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr  
3 24 Jeff Gordon  
4 2 Brad Keselowski 
5 19 Carl Edwards 
6 27 Paul Menard  
7 78 Martin Truex Jr 
8 15 Clint Bowyer  
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr  
10 41 Kurt Busch  
11 18 Kyle Busch 
12 31 Ryan Newman  
13 98 Michael Waltrip 
14 3 Austin Dillon  
15 4 Kevin Harvick  
16 43 Aric Almirola  
17 9 Sam Hornish Jr 
18 48 Jimmie Johnson  
19 5 Kasey Kahne 
20 16 Greg Biffle  
21 6 Trevor Bayne  
22 35 Cole Whitt 
23 32 Bobby Labonte 
24 42 Kyle Larson 
25 14 Tony Stewart  
26 20 Matt Kenseth  
27 10 Danica Patrick  
28 95 Michael McDowell 
29 34 Josh Wise 
30 55 David Ragan  
31 13 Casey Mears  
32 38 David Gilliland 
33 7 Alex Bowman  
34 40 Landon Cassill 
35 33 Travis Kvapil  
36 47 AJ Allmendinger 
37 11 Denny Hamlin  
38 26 J.J. Yeley  
39 1 Jamie McMurray  
40 83 Matt DiBenedetto 
41 62 Timmy Hill  
42 51 Justin Allgaier  
43 21 Ryan Blaney

Next Weekend

Lots of Drivers will need this weekends Entitlement Sponsor after a wild Talladega! The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head to Martinsville Virginia this weekend for the Goody's Headache Relief Shots 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Will Matt Kenseth seek revenge on Joey Logano after incidents 2 weeks in a row has Matt with nothing to lose? We'll find out this weekend in Martinsville! 

Timothy Peters Wins Fred's 250 For 2nd Year In A Row!

Timothy Peters Won Saturday Afternoon's Fred's 250 at The Talladega Superspeedway. Timothy came across the finish line taking the Yellow and Checkered Flag after a crash on the backstretch involving John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher. Points Leader Erik Jones Continued his great season and continues to Martinsville in the Points Lead.
This of course is Timothy Peters 2nd Straight Win at Talladega and he will continue his 9 year streak with at least one win in a season.
Brian Keselowski was on his way to victory until he dramatically ran out of fuel before the final restart. I was really Impressed with Brian's performance in the race and hope to see him more in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Results

1      Timothy Peters 
2      Brandon Jones  
3      Mason Mingus  
4      Erik Jones  
5      Tyler Reddick 
6      Cameron Hayley  
7      Johnny Sauter  
8      Chris Fontaine 
9      Chad Boat 
10    Tyler Young 
11    John Hunter Nemechek  
12    Bobby Gerhart 
13    Christopher Bell 
14    Ray Black Jr.  
15    Korbin Forrister  
16    John Wes Townley  
17    Brian Keselowski 
18    Spencer Gallagher 
19    Jordan Anderson  
20    Timmy Hill 
21    Norm Benning 
22    Austin Hill 
23    Matt Tifft 
24    Matt Crafton  
25    Ben Kennedy
26    Tyler Tanner  
27    Travis Kvapil 
28    Daniel Hemric 
29    Stanton Barrett  
30    Clay Greenfield 
31    Terry Jones
32    Jennifer Jo Cobb 

Next Race

Next Weekend the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Martinsville, VA. Matt Crafton has a lot of points to gain back after a disappointing Talladega and how ironic he is the defending race winner. Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick, Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton all come to Martinsville still in the hunt for the championship! Will the Paper Clip Crunch up some of these drivers Championship Hopes? Also Next Weekend's Driver Spotlight will be the driver of the #15 Mason Mingus!!