Written by Monte Dutton Sat, 2019-11-23 09:29
Jimmie Johnson is retiring, at least from full-time competition, at the end of 2020. That’s 7-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. He won six straight, which no one else has ever done. Only two other drivers, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, have ever won seven.
That’s Jimmie Johnson who failed to win a race this year. It’s also Jimmie Johnson to whom I have not talked since 2012, at least not 1-on-1.
by Zachary Hinson Mon, 2019-11-18 06:53
Winning the 2015 Monster Energy Cup Series title while only running 2/3rds of the season due to an injury has been eating away at Kyle Busch for years as many have tried to shoot it down as illegitimate championship for years. This year at Homestead-Miami during the Ford EcoBoost 400, Busch shut those talks down with his second Cup championship.
Written by Monte Dutton Fri, 2019-11-15 10:18
It’s the final race of the season, and the last time Kyle Busch won a Monster Cup race, most Democrats were against impeachment. The Atlanta Braves looked like they might win the World Series.
It was June 2 in the Poconos, which was like being no place at all.
Justin Haley has won since Kyle Busch won. Kurt Busch has won since Kyle Busch won. The Washington Redskins have won since Kyle Busch won.
by Zachary Hinson Mon, 2019-11-11 09:58
It essentially took a win at ISM for Denny Hamlin to walk into Homestead-Miami with an opportunity at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, and win he did with a dominant victory.
The day in the Phoenix sun began with Kyle Busch winning his first pole in what many have called, even though he has four wins and a chance at the championship, a trying and difficult year for him. On the green, Busch cut low onto the track to keep the lead and Joey Logano followed through with him to get right on his bumper for second. After a quiet race with no changes for the first sixty-five laps the first caution came out for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hitting the wall and getting to pit road with a flat tire. Everyone on the lead lap pitted aside from Brad Keselowski and William Byron. On the restart, Keselowski shot to the lead while Byron begin to fall; Brad didn’t hold the lead long however as Hamlin got ahead to get the stage win with Chase Elliott right behind him.
Written by Monte Dutton Sun, 2019-11-10 09:32
This is a week of penultimacy, leading me to ask …
… Is that a word?
NASCAR is in Avondale, Ariz., for its next-to-last race.
Virginia Military Institute is in Greenville for Furman’s next-to-last home game, but that’s likely more important to me than you.