Johnson Hits The Wall Hard During Saturday Night’s Bank Of America 500

The Bank Of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, didn’t seem to have much going for it until the last 40 laps or so when guys started to get itchy and impatient. Midway through the field there was plenty of pushing and shoving going on.

Jimmie Johnson rolled into Charlotte third in the Nascar Chase, but his incident with Ryan Newman changed all of that.  Johnson was running low and Ryan Newman was going around on the high side, when the air off of Newman’s car seemed to upset the 48 of Johnson. Johnson’s Lowes Chevrolet began to spin sideways, when that happened Jimmie floored the gas to keep the car from backing into the wall, all of a sudden the 48 hooked sideways and went full tilt tight into the safer barrier.

Johnson’s car hit the wall so hard it moved the safer barrier back about a foot, stoved the whole front end of the Lowes machine in, and when he hit the safer barrier, the rear of the car lifted about 3-4 feet off of the ground from the impact.

Jimmie was taken to the infield medical center where he was immediately checked and released, and ended up being okay. If this accident were about 10 years ago the outcome more than likely would have been grim.

Nascar has done a great job in the past 10 years in evolving these cars to the point where the drivers can walk away from accidents like this. Jimmie Johnson now sits 8th in the Chase.

 

Next Race Is;The Coca-Cola 600

If you’re in a fantasy league you would be wise to pick either Kyle Busch or Carl Edwards as this weeks winner of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Both had very strong cars last Saturday night during the All-Star Race.With Carl Edwards winning the event and Kyle rolling across the finish line to bring home a second place finish, the two of these guys ran strong all night.

If I had to make a decision as to who was going to bring home the checkers for the Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600, I’d have to put my finger on Kyle Busch. For starters to Kyle, coming home second means your the first looser, and to get another shot at a victory at the same track; I can’t see Mr. Busch letting that one slip by him twice in a row. He sure to make his presence known on Sunday.

If that isn’t enough, it seems as though Mr. Busch has been practicing all week in preparation , does a certain Lexas mishap seem to ring a bell?

In all seriousness Carl Edwards is backed by Roush Fenway racing and boy have they gotten that new FR9 Ford Motor figured out. He hooked up and checked out all night long during the Nascar All-Star event.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. never was a factor during the race. He was voted in on the fan vote, and for some reason the team just couldn’t seem to get that car dialed in on Saturday night. Was the Hendrick camp able to compare notes this week between the 48,88,5 and 24 we’ll never know.

The Coca-Cola 600 is Nascar’s longest race of the year, so if you plan on watching it you’re in for the long haul.

A Weekend In Charlotte…. Nascar Style

This past weekend the boys were at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Camping World Truck Series had all of the action that the Nascar All-Star Race seemed to lack on Saturday night. From spinouts to post race chest poking, there was certainly some action to be had during the N.C. Education Lottery 200.

Kyle Busch lead all of seven laps on Friday night clinching the win after spinning out at one point during the race. He had passed Clint Bowyer with seven laps to go. Clint Bowyer got back in the throttle to make a hard charge towards the bumper of Kyle Busch’s NOS sponsored Toyota, but slower traffic broke the line he was running on, which ruined his only chance to pass Busch.While in victory lane Kyle Busch stated that Clint Bowyer had the truck to beat. » Continue reading more of this post…

The Nascar All-Star Race Is This Weekend!

Get your recliner ready because Nascar’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is this weekend!

Rookies Trevor Bayne (winner of this years Daytona 500), and Regan Smith are both in the show for having won a race this year. However Nascar’s biggest star Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not. Although he has seemed to have turned his season around, he hasn’t won a race yet in 2011. So for Dale Junior he is going to have to try to race his way into the show during the Nascar prerace qualifier, and if he doesn’t make it in this way, it will be up to Junior Nation to support their driver and toss him into the ring on a fan vote.

When asked about how he felt about getting into the race he said that he has never been able to be part of the prerace show and was actually pretty excited to go through that process to see what happens, and basically be part of the event.

So the dash for cash is on for Saturday night on Speed with a purse of 1 million dollars. This is a no holds barred race with no points to worry about, and I have also heard that Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick’s probation didn’t count, or isn’t going to be enforced for this race.

Pretty much anything can happen. Remember in 2008 when Kasey Khane was voted in on the fan vote and won the darn thing, or what about the year Kurt and Kyle Busch took each other out of the event when they crashed. They didn’t speak to each other until Thanksgiving of that year when their grandmother at dinner time made them put it behind them and shake hands!

Who do you think will win the million dollar purse on Saturday night?