Talladega is this weekend. Make all efforts to watch. It will be CRAZY and it always comes down to the last few feet to decide the winner.
And it's fast. If you get right down to it, they main reason we all watch racing has to do with speed.
Probably going to see a lot of the two-car drafting stuff from Daytona, which wasn't bad at all, and could yield another surprise winner. Key for the Chase to not get caught up in somebody else's mess, too.
STP is returning to NASCAR sponsorship after a long absence. The STP 400 at Kansas will be the same weekend as the STP 300 in Chicagoland; more importantly, A.J. Allmendinger will run this livery:
That'll look good on a COT, I think.
Steve Park returns to Tommy Baldwin Racing after a P13 at Daytona last July. He'll be in the 35 and they will run the full distance. Park, as mentioned last July, is a really nice guy (one of first NASCAR drivers I ever met) and was on the verge of breaking out in stock car racing when he had a freak accident under caution at Darlington that led to massive head injuries. He's had a tough time putting his career back together in the ten years that have passed (returning to Cup only to fall back to Truck and then K&N Pro), so I always enjoy his occasional starts. His teammate, Dave Blaney, ran well at Daytona, so you never know...
Not a big Paul Menard fan, but I have to mention how incredible of a start to the season he's had. His father, John, has a net worth of $7,300,000,000; Menard's basically gotten this far on Daddy's money. Yet he's turned out to have real talent. Next time someone screams about how terrible ride-buyers are, well...sometimes it's the only way for a talented driver to get in, and with time, they can prove themselves.
Greg Biffle has signed an extension with Roush-Fenway Racing.
Juan Pablo Montoya gets Oreo colors for Talladega. This means we might possibly see an Oreo INDYCAR for a certain Mr. Franchitti, which is cool, because the Oreo cars always look really nice.
HandyNZL, on 13 April 2011 - 08:26 AM, said:
Where do you get all the car renderings you've posted over the years, Eric?
Honestly, every single one comes from a different website. I find most of them on other forums.