Monday, July 7, 2008

Weekend recap

What you missed while celebrating the birth of a nation by blowing a part of it up.

- David Hobbs doesn't think too highly of this decision, but F1 will contest its final British GP at the Silverstone circuit for the foreseeable future in 2009. Starting in 2010 Donington Park will play host. On Sunday, Lewis Hamilton won his home GP for the first time, overcoming moist conditions and a visor malady. Nick Heidfeld's BMW Sauber finished second, with Rubens Barrichello's Honda rounding the podium. It was the first top-three for Barrichello in four years.

Hamilton wins rainy British GP

- Most people were confused as shit during the moments directly following Saturday night's Coke Zero 400. The caution came out during the green-white-checkered attempt, ending the race, and baffling fans and officials alike, as Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards were side-by-side at that particular moment. Video replays were used to crown Busch the winner. Matt Kenseth finished third. Thumbs up to Robby Gordon for a P6; thumbs down to Tony Stewart for having to use a relief driver (J.J. Yeley) for the final segment of the race. Smoke had the poops. Probably.

Busch edges Edwards as race ends under caution

- The #20 car continues to be the balls of the Nationwide Series. This time it was Denny Hamlin who piloted the car to victory lane. Kyle Busch finished second in the team-car. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was third (comically, Junior thought Tony Stewart was in the the #20-car until after the race.) In a roundabout way, this was a Nationwide-sweep at Daytona for Joe Gibbs Racing, as Stewart won the race in February driving the deuce-zero.

JGR's 20 adds to fireworks display on Fourth of July

- The IRL IndyCar Series was at Watkins Glen for some road coursing. In surprising fashion, Ryan Hunter-Reay won his first career IRL race. It was surprising because Scott Dixon wrecked under caution, taking out Ryan Briscoe in the process, which paved the Hunter-Reay way. Darren Manning finished second, Tony Kanaan was third and Buddy Rice scored a P4. Danica Patrick finished 14th after wrecking in pit lane whilst trying to do a burnout. It may be in Patrick's best interest to attend one of Frank Hawley's fabulous programs. We recommend the Super Comp course.

Hunter-Reay prevails after Dixon goofs at Watkins Glen

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