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02/18 2011

Race weekend 02/18-2/20

Here is your weekly LIVE race breakdown of where on TV and the web to find races this weekend (all times Eastern). Friday, February 18th 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Daytona Qualifying – ESPN2 – 4pm NASCAR Truck Daytona Race – SPEED – 7:30pm Saturday, February 19th, 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Daytona Race – ESPN2 – 1:15pm AMA […]

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02/17 2011

Gatorade Duel 150 grids and guesses

DUEL 1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2 27 Paul Menard 3 39 Ryan Newman 4 5 Mark Martin 5 14 Tony Stewart 6 22 Kurt Busch 7 42 Juan Montoya 8 9 Marcos Ambrose 9 29 Kevin Harvick 10 48 Jimmie Johnson 11 09 Bill Elliott 12 43 A.J. Allmendinger 13 87 Joe Nemechek 14 […]

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12/13 2010

CLOSING THOUGHTS on 2010

I was right. I was wrong. On July 24, 2007, I wrote here about ESPN’s return to Big Time NASCAR Cup race coverage after an absence of more than six years. Here’s a link to that posting, titled “ESPN’s Turn.” http://spindoctor500blog.blogspot.com/2007/07/espns-turn.html I expressed my enthusiasm, but signaled my concerns, based on what I’d seen on […]

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11/21 2010

THE NASCAR “PHONEY” CUPPERS…SEASON FINALE

4 TIME AND REIGNING…SERIES CHAMP…JIMMIE JOHNSON… HEADED TO HOMESTEAD …A.K.A ”NORTH CUBA”…RACEWAY …FOR THE SEASON FINALE AND NEEDING SOME…”CHAMPION’S MAGIC”…TO RETAIN HIS CROWN AND CLINCH THE 2010 CUP TITLE AND AS EXPECTED HE KEPT HIS FOCUS…AND HIS NOSE CLEAN WHILE THE “PRETENDERS”…TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP KEVIN HARVICK AND DENNY HAMLIN…SELF-DESTRUCTED…ALLOWING JOHNSON TO SEIZE…HIS 5TH CONSECUTIVE CUP […]

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11/08 2010

Minutiae RACE-VEMBER 8, 2010…SHOW

THE U.S.A.C./C.R.A. “CAL SPRINTERS” AND THE “BACK-EASTER’S…(MOSTLY FROM INDIANA) HEADED TO…WEASLEY NAMED…PERRIS SPEEDWAY FOR THREE NIGHTS OF…HEAD TO HEAD SPRINT CAR RACIN’…OVER THE WEEKEND…AND HERE’S HOW THINGS…SHOOK OUT… BEGINNING ON THURSDAY NIGHT WITH 51 SPRINTERS CHECKING IN THE OPENING ROUND SAW NATIONAL POINT LEADER LEVI JONES PASS…BUD KAEDING…WITH… 3 TO GO…TO TAKE THE OPENING NIGHT […]

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11/07 2010

ROUND # 8 OF THE…“FARCE” TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP

DESPITE BEING ALONG…LONG…RACE…THE TEXAS CUP SHOW WAS INTERESTING ENOUGH FOR US TO SLOW DOWN OUR D.V.R…AND GET SOMEWHAT INVOLVED IN THE BROADCAST FOR A CHANGE…AND THE “SLOWING DOWN TO WATCH”…WAS TRIGGERED…NOT ONLY BY THE ON TRACK ACTION…BUT…THE ANTICS OCCURRING IN THE PITS…AS WELL… MIXED IN WITH SOME PRETTY GOOD RACING…INCLUDING THE CONTINUED RESURGENCE OF THE […]

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10/03 2010

SEASON ENDER…A.K.A…THE “FORK” RACE HOMESTEAD…A.K.A…”NORTH CUBA”…

THE SEASON ENDER FOR THE I.R.L…EASILY THE BEST RACE OF ANY TYPE OVER THE WEEKEND FOR THE OPENING 65 LAPS…ANYWAY WAS A TRUE “NAILBITER” AS CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS…DARIO FRANCHITTI & WILL POWER WERE THE FOCUS OF THE WHOLE SHOW UP UNTIL LAP 65…WHEN…POWER…SCRAPED THE WALL AND RUINED THE SUSPENSION OF HIS PENSKE RIDE…WHILE…FRANCHITTI…KEPT HIS NOSE CLEAN […]

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