JOHNSON AND GORDON WOULD BE TIED IF NASCAR USED F1 SCORING SYSTEM

I am following up on an Oct. 1 post that showed what the standings would look like if NASCAR used Formula 1’s point system. I have updated the numbers and, well, let’s just say they would make many fans very excited about the last four races of the season. All of the sudden Jimmie Johnson isn’t running away with the title. He’s locked neck-and-neck in a historic battle with his friend, teammate and owner Jeff Gordon. This is much closer than the current Sprint Cup standin ...

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15 AWESOME NASCAR FANS

Today we'll be taking a look at some of the real hard-core fans out there in NASCARland.  This collection of fans will make you realize that, no matter how big of a fan you think you are, you still have a hell of a long way to go before reaching their level.  I'm sure some of you will be quick to point out that some of these fans are not awesome at all, but merely interesting, funny or strange.  My response is as follows:  Write your own damn article, then! No more Red Bul ...

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MAYFIELD SAYS NASCAR USING HIM TO SCARE DRIVERS WHO USE COCAINE, MARIJUANA

For reasons I don't understand, Jeremy Mayfield appeared on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Sunday. (The segment taped in September.) During the interview Mayfield more or less said there are drivers who use cocaine and marijuana and NASCAR knows about it. NASCAR's drug policy is so murky, Mayfield's allegation could be true. And this is the part where I point out to NASCAR that if your drug policy is so loosey-goosey that it can seriously be called into question by a man you allege to b ...

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NASCAR’S FRIENDLY GARAGE

MARTINSVILLE, Va. _ When Juan Pablo Montoya made the transition from open-wheel racing to NASCAR three years ago, there were a number of concepts he was forced to learn. The adjustment from the sleek, high-tech Formula 1 cars to heavier and boxier stock cars was a hurdle, but perhaps the biggest adjustment Montoya had to make was working with the competition.In other forms of racing – open-wheel, especially – the competition among drivers and teams is intense both on and off the trac ...

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TUMS FAST RELIEF 500 ODDS

Entertainment purposes only blah blah blah.Good, now that the disclaimer is out of the way, it’s time to look at Sunday’s race at Martinsville by the odds. There’s one main thing you need to know before hitting your ATM (to get food for the race, not to place any wagers unless you are in a state where such activity is legal):  Las Vegas is scared of Jimmie JohnsonIf every driver had an equal chance of winning the race, Jimmie Johnson would have a 2.3 percent chance of w ...

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