After seeing his streak come to an end as Nascar Champion many people wonder can Jimmie Johnson win it all again. The truth is Jimmie Johnson was on a magical ride that no one thought could last forever even himself. The streak made great press for Johnson and his team, but it also but pressure on him year after year, which is tough to handle in a high profile sport. What are Jimmie Johnson chances this year to win the Nascar Championship? I would say the odds are very good we will see Johnson at the top come this season. Now that the pressure has been lifted, business directv, Jimmie Johnson and his team can get back to winning another championship. In 2012, you will see a refreshed Jimmie Johnson, as he will no longer have the bulls eye on his chest. He can do many things now on the track that he probably would not have tried during his championship run. No longer will Johnson be the top dog, and he fits that role very well. Look for Jimmie Johnson to contend for another Nascar Championship in 2012. With all the pressure off his team, they can get back to business running consistently and vying for championships once again.
NASCAR is a great sport, but it could use three changes to make it even better. One of those changes is the elimination of the engine plates at faster tracks. The speeds at these events would increase a lot, but the wrecks would be less severe. The engine plates cause the cars to be bunched up in packs, and when one car wrecks, it often causes ten or more other cars to wreck as well. Another
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It would be safe to say that Mark Martin is the most successful NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver never to have won a championship.
Martin has the most wins (40) of any competitor not to have won a title in the series, which debuted in 1949 as the Strictly Stock Series and was later known as Grand National (1950-1971), Winston Cup Grand National (1972-1985), Winston Cup (1986-2003) and NEXTEL Cup (1984-2007). He ranks 17th all-time in victories and fourth among active drivers.
In 1990, Martin would have won the championship had it not been for a penalty he incurred after
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I can’t get enough of the high-octane, engine-firing action of NASCAR. There’s nothing quite like going to a race. It’s a unique and memorable experience that every sports fan should have at least once. I also find watching a race on television just as entertaining as watching a football or basketball game. In fact, I just found a great deal for NASCAR HotPass on DIRECTV at RASERtech.com. With this package, I’ll be able to listen to live radio feeds from the pit crews, which is my favorite thing to do during a race.
Today, one of the most intriguing drivers in NASCAR is Danica Patrick, who drives the No. 7 Go Daddy.com car. After becoming the most successful female driver in the history of American open-wheel racing, Patrick joined the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) in 2010.
Patrick has broken down the gender barrier in auto racing and become a source of inspiration for women athletes all over the world. Check out some of her amazing accomplishments. Danica Patrick:
Became the first woman to win an Indy car race by taking the checkered flag in the 2008 Indy Japan 300.
Finished third in the prestigious Indianapolis 500 in 2009 – the highest finish by a woman in the history of the race.
Holds the Indy Racing League record for most consecutive races running at the finish (33).
Finished fourth at Las Vegas on March 5, 2011 – her career best finish in the NNS and the best finish by a woman in a national NASCAR series race.
As the only female in a male-dominated sport, Patrick naturally garners a lot of media attention, which is great for racing. Despite struggling early on the NASCAR circuit, she has shown steady improvement and lots of promise as one of the sport’s top drivers for years to come.
I’m excited to watch her continue to grow. Go Danica!
Few drivers have accumulated the amount of championship hardware that NASCAR Sprint Cup’s current reigning champion, Tony Stewart, has. At 16, he won the World Karting Association’s title, followed by championships in Midget Car, USAC, Indy Racing League, IROC and now three (and counting) NASCAR Sprint Cup titles.
Stewart is the only driver to win both Indy and NASCAR championships, and his 2011 Sprint Cup title makes him the first driver to win NASCAR’s coveted prize under all three (Winston, Nextel, Sprint) sponsorships. He is also the first owner-driver to be crowned NASCAR champion since the late Alan Kulwicki in 1992.You
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The 2012 Nascar season should be a lot of fun for fans and drivers as well. After Tony Stewart captured the title in 2011, it goes to show you if you make The Chase, anything is possible. This coming season there are many different drivers that could claim the Nascar Championship. When it comes to who is going to win the title this year let us look at some of the contenders.
One of the dark horses
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NASCAR drivers get to drive fast cars for living. That’s basically every little boys dream. From a young age, boys play with cars. They race them. They think about owning them one day. One day, one of those little boys actually grows up to be a NASCAR driver. Unfortunately for some NASCAR drivers, they never outgrow childhood.
Once a child knows that he or she can get away with something, they will continue to do it. The same rule seems to apply to
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-paragraph-Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently received the title of “NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver” for the 9th straight year. However, some continue to ask the question of how someone who hasn’t won a race in over 3 years can have such profound popularity. Earnhardt Jr., who has a meager 3 victories in the past 7 years, will turn 38 in 2012, and some claim that the race car driver is far past his former prime. With an average finish of 20th place over the
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After seeing his streak come to an end as Nascar Champion many people wonder can Jimmie Johnson win it all again. The truth is Jimmie Johnson was on a magical ride that no one thought could last forever even himself. The streak made great press for Johnson and his team, but it also but pressure on him year after year, which is tough to handle in a high profile sport. What are Jimmie Johnson chances this year to
Read more "Can Jimmie Johnson Win It All Again?"