Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend recap

What you missed while Reggie Jackson was making fun of Jews, Jose Canseco was getting knocked the fuck out, and Billy Packer was getting fired.

-The NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup series were in Chicago for motoring-related contests. Kyle Busch won both events. That makes win number seven for Busch in the Cup series. That makes win number five for Busch in the Nationwide series. That makes 13 wins for Joe Gibbs Racing in N'wide competition. Fairly impressive.

Rowdy does it again

Kyle Busch helps Gibbs match N'wide record

- The IRL IndyCar Series' was in Nashville (unsuccessfully) dodging rain showers. There was not much in the way of passing during the abbreviated event. 171-laps (out of a scheduled 200) were completed and Scott Dixon was declared the winner. Chalk it up to good luck as the call went out for Dixon to pit with the rest of the field at lap-148, he didn't get that information, stayed out and won when the rain came. Wheldon, Castroneves, Kanaan and Patrick rounded out the top-five. Cheers to Buddy Rice for posting a p7.

INDYCAR: Dixon an Accidental Winner at Nashville

-The NHRA started the "Western Swing" with Sunday's eliminations from Denver. This was the first event where nitro cars raced to 1000-feet verses 1320-feet. Pro winners were Tony Schumacher (TF), Tim Wilkerson (FC), Greg Anderson (PSC) and Matt Smith (SCB).

'Shoe,' 'Wilk,' Anderson, and Smith are triumphant at historic Mile-High Nats

-The ALMS took to Lime Rock Park where a late race pass by David Brabham secured the first overall victory for Acura in ALMS competition. It was an added bonus for Patrón Highcroft Racing as their shop is less than a hour from LRP. Corvette Racing's Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen won in GT1 Wolf Henzler and Jörg Bergmeister took their second straight GT2 victory.

Lime Rock: Acura Scores First Ever Overall Victory

1 comment:

Time I$ Money ! said...

Congratulations to Kyle on his win.
He is having fantastic year.