Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend recap

What you missed while watching Mel Kiper Jr. ramble on about the edge speed of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.


What you missed while reading Ridebuyer's Talladega-preview linked on Deadspin. We have truly hit the big time.

-NASCAR went restrictor-plate racing in the Alabama. Kyle Busch won the Cup race (making RB'ers-Hendrick runaway prediction seem silly and misguided). Results. Quality performances were turned in by Juan Pablo Montoya (2), David Ragan (4), Brian Vickers (5), Travis Kvapil (6), and Robby Gordon (11).

The Nationwide Series saw Tony Stewart take victory for the first time in Bama. The big one was caused by Kevin Lepage. (Yes, he is still racing). Results.

The fun starts at about the 1:05 mark:

Well done, Kevin.

- The IndyCar Series was in Kansas City (Kansas, not Missouri), where Dan Wheldon won. The Brit bested Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon. Results. Marty Roth's weekend ran the gamut of surprising to typical. His pit lane blunder was truly something to behold:

Keep on keeping on, Marty. *We fully expect this video to be removed by the end of the day. Enjoy it while you can.

-The F1 circus invaded Spain, where Ferrari spoiled the show. Kimi Räikkönen and Felipe Massa went one-two. Fernando Alonso gave the crowd a collective hometown hard-on by qualifying p2. He finished 15, 32-laps down (hard-on gone). The second best shunt of the weekend went to Heikki Kovalainen, he had to be airlifted from the circuit, but is alright. Feel free to attempt to Youtube the wreck, but the F1 higher-ups are pretty quick to remove the "protected" video content. Fags.

-Speaking of F1, congratulations to Scott Speed as the Torro Rosso ex-pat won his first ARCA race in Kansas.

-Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas extended their Grand-Am Rolex Sport Car Series lead with a victory at VIR. Read about it. I didn't watch it. Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis took GT honors in a their Pontiac GXP.R.

- Ashley Force beat her old man to become the first broad to ever win a Funny Car event. She retains the points lead. Antron Brown won Top Fuel. It was Mike Edwards in Pro Stock, and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Bike. Atlanta Results.

-And drumroll... The biggest shunt of the weekend award goes to Stephane Ortelli in Monza during the LSM event. Btw, that is Allan McNish who drives under the airborne ORECA Courage. Ortelli is pretty lucky to have only a broken ankle.

1 comment:

Meesh said...

Ha! Thank you for posting the Marty moment. We here in Canuckdia got the abridged, 7hr later, tape delayed version of the race where they cut out 40 laps every commercial break. Marty's mishap was one of the things that was never mentioned or shown (I knew about it as I listened live to the race earlier in the day)

Wonder if the crew member who clocked him got penalized?