Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend recap

What you missed while trying to figure out if you will be able to listen to both MLB and NFL games on your XM. The answer? Probably. Maybe. Eventually.

- The 24 heures du Mans at Circuit de la Sarthe (just typing in all that French makes us feel strangely feminine and frog-like) was faithfully contested on Speedtv this weekend. Class winners are as follows:

LMP 1: Audi Sport North America (Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen)

LMP 2: Van Merksteijn Motorsport Equipe Verschuur (Peter van Merksteijn, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Jos Verstappen)

GT 1: Aston Martin Racing (David Brabham, Antonio GarcĂ­a, Darren Turner)

GT 2: Risi Competizione (Gianmaria Bruni, Mika Salo, Jaime Melo).

The much hyped Team Peugeot Total-entries finished second and third overall, unable to keep Audi-pace during the rain.

LE MANS: Audi, Aston, Risi The Big Winners At Le Mans

-Fuel mileage played a large role in Dale Earnhardt's victory in Michigan on Sunday. Like, a really huge role, as pretty much no one expected him to have enough gas to survive the green-white-checkered finish. So, Chevy won in Michigan for the first time since 2001, and Junior won for the first time in 76 races (proving us wrong on both fronts, damn).

Sweet relief: Dale Jr. claims first win in 76 races

-The second coming of Christ in a stock car-Joey Logano-won in his third outing in the Nationwide Series at Kentucky (though if you ask the folks at Deadspin, he won at Dover). It looks like Christ will get to make a few Cup starts because of his success. Good for him.

Logano makes Nationwide history with Kentucky triumph

- The Truck Series put on the most entertaining race of the weekend (as per norm). Erik Darnell won by about an inch over Johnny Benson. Then Ron Hornaday tried to beat Kyle Busch's ass. Good stuff.

Darnell wins by inches in photo finish at Michigan

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