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Kyle Busch won the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, so it makes sense that he's gone on record to say he likes the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup elimination-style format.
That didn't stop the Joe Gibbs Racing driver from offering a tweak to the existing format, though.
"I think there's one thing that could be added," Busch said during Champion's Week in Las Vegas. "I think we have to take care of the regular-season (points) leader. Whoever is the points leader after (the regular-season finale), I think it would be pretty neat if they got a first-round bye, for instance.
"I think being able to accomplish that feat of leading the points is somewhat similar to the old championship format. I think you should reward that guy and not have to make them sweat for the first round."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors.
The change gets away from the independent contractor model that had been used since NASCAR's 1948 inception. A car owner was responsible for all the financial obligations to race each week, depending on sponsorship to help foot the bills. When a sponsor pulled its funding, a car owner could go broke and be left with nothing but racing equipment.
"This is a very complicated agreement, to sort out, with 60 years of history doing business in a certain way," NASCAR chairman Brian France said. "To restructure things in the manner that we did was a very tall order to accomplish."
Michael Waltrip Racing had nothing but old cars, used equipment and a building to sell when it closed its doors in November. Now MWR has two of the 36 coveted...
Honoring Bobby Allison, love it, BTW, I think Coke will be the sponsor for the Cup series in 2017, lol,
Hisense, or Samsung, or Yums, fok that,
February 24, 2016
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that its four-car operation will switch from Chevrolet to Ford-powered cars in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2017 -- the news catching most of the national media and racing insiders off-guard.
Co-team owner and driver Tony Stewart considers it a coup that they were even able to keep the past six months of negotiations with Ford under wraps before Wednesday's big announcement -- only two weeks into the 2016 season.
"I don't think the timing was a big issue, we just wanted to make sure we were in control of it," Stewart said. "It's very hard to keep secrets in this sport.
"In figuring things were going to get out, we wanted to be proactive in announcing this.
"We're going to get it out there, and then we're going to get back to business.”
Both Stewart and co-owner Gene Haas opened their remarks on a national conference call Wednesday morning by thanking Chevrolet and committing to the 2016 season driving...
CHARLOTTE – Tony Stewart said Thursday he was reprimanded by NASCAR Chairman Brian France last August at Pocono Raceway for speaking his mind too often.
That ordinarily might have turned off the mercurial three-time series champion, but he said France needs to do more of it – in part, because Stewart wants his peers to stand up to man running the show more often.
“I want to see Brian France at the track more,” Stewart told “Sirius Speedway” host Dave Moody during an appearance on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s NASCAR channel as part of the Sprint Cup Media Tour.
“I want to see him walking through the garage more. I want to see him being more active than just showing up and patting the sponsors on the back and going up in the suite. I want to see him down there in the trenches with everybody and understanding what’s truly going on. I think that’s where he needs to be for a while.”
Stewart referenced the Pocono meeting several times Thursday during multiple sessions with reporters,...
Brady Hoke has moved eight different times during his 33-year career as a college assistant and head coach.
One of the stops was a five-year stay in Corvallis, where Hoke coached Oregon State’s defensive line from 1989-94.
The new Oregon Defensive Coordinator Brady Hoke answers questions with local media in his first public appearance since taking the job for the Ducks. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)
So what does Oregon’s new defensive coordinator remember about his final Civil War?
“I don’t,” Hoke said. “Did we get beat or win?”
The Ducks, of course, won the memorable defensive slugfest with the Beavers, 17-13 at Parker Stadium, to clinch the program’s first Rose Bowl berth in 37 years.
It was one of former Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti’s finest hours.
“Saw Nick yesterday,” Hoke said. “He’s one of the good dudes, a good man.”
Two seasons removed from Aliotti’s final game and a year removed from Oregon’s historic Rose Bowl win over Florida State in the...
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Who will win 2016 Daytona 500?
Outcomes w/Current Odds
Jimmie Johnson : 7/1 (7.00)
Clint Bowyer : 40/1 (40.00)
Greg Biffle : 40/1 (40.00)
Jamie McMurray : 40/1 (40.00)
Kyle Larson : 40/1 (40.00)
Paul Menard : 40/1 (40.00)
Ryan Blaney : 40/1 (40.00)
Ryan Newman : 40/1 (40.00)
Aric Almirola : 50/1 (50.00)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. : 50/1 (50.00)
Danica Patrick : 60/1 (60.00)
Trevor Bayne : 60/1 (60.00)
AJ Allmendinger : 80/1 (80.00)
Casey Mears : 80/1 (80.00)
Austin Dillon : 40/1 (40.00)
Field (Any Other Driver) : 35/1 (35.00)
Joey Logano : 10/1 (10.00)
Kevin Harvick : 10/1 (10.00)
Brad Keselowski : 12/1 (12.00)
Matt Kenseth : 12/1 (12.00)
Carl Edwards : 15/1 (15.00)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. : 15/1 (15.00)
Denny Hamlin : 15/1 (15.00)
Kasey Kahne : 15/1 (15.00)
Kurt Busch : 15/1 (15.00)
Kyle Busch : 15/1 (15.00)
Martin Truex Jr. : 15/1 (15.00)
Chase Elliott : 25/1 (25.00)
Tony Stewart : 30/1 (30.00)
Michael Waltrip :...
Way To Go Rowdy,
In a season fit for the silver screen, Kyle Busch completed his emotional comeback from a devastating season-opening injury to capture his first career NASCARSprint Cup Series title.
Busch took home the 2015 championship by being the top finisher among the Championship 4 drivers, which also included Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr., in the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Busch led 41 laps on the day and the last seven of the 267-lap event for his first career postseason win as a member of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field. "Rowdy" spent much of the race running in the top two and took the lead fromBrad Keselowski for good shortly after the Lap 261 restart. Busch then distanced himself from Harvick, the series' 2014 champion, who finished as the runner-up in the race and final standings. Gordon finished sixth in his final race, while Truex finished 12th.
"This is just so unbelievable, so amazing and means so much...
Nascar has undergone big changes over the past decade with how the sport crowns a champion, sells its merchandise and broadcasts its races on TV. The latest overhaul is a “charter” system that transforms 36 Sprint Cup teams into franchises, with similarities to other sports leagues liked shared revenue.
The new system means adjustments to how drivers are paid. Drivers traditionally received a salary, as well as a percentage of the race purse winnings. But purse winnings will no longer be publicly released weekly with charter teams now guaranteed a certain amount of money annually distributed from a fund. There is no need to shed a tear for the leading drivers. Owners are currently reworking driver contracts and are expected to cut deals where the drivers won’t lose money under the new charter system.
There is a huge pay gap in Nascar as is the case in most pro sports. Drivers regularly in the back of the pack might make mid-six figures annually, but the guys up front pull down...
2yrs ago i bought a 99 dodge durango...old school and absolutely mint...lifted a little with 31's..bf goodrich at's..bullet proof 318 magnum with sweet exhaust...gear on gear 4x4...hardly any electronics..well it does have pwr windows and chitty stereo..thats it...has lots of pwr and a nice grrr to it..maintained too perfection always...undercoating...and oil changes every 3 months regardless ..i love the older stuff..preferably chevy or dodge..i will post a pic later..cheers all..
Anyone else use an iPad to view this site? Have noticed on mine, have to use it now, my PC, never mind, lol, the view with the sidebar scrolling (sticky nav) doesn't seem to scroll properly. Will have to check the css, is quite annoying. Any others on a tablet let me know if the site looks off when using one.
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