Unfortunately, in the battle for the Top 35, the race was basically running on empty. Only two drivers moved up or down in the standings in our bubble watch, simply changing positions with each other. Still, there were several drivers who put themselves in better positions after Sunday’s action. Let’s take a closer look.
Kasey Kahne picked up the pole for Sunday’s Banquet 400 at the Kansas Speedway, making it his fifth pole of the season (tying Kurt Busch for most poles in 2006). Kahne, looking for his sixth victory of the season, will line up beside his Evernham Motorsports teammate, Scott Riggs. This is the second 1-2 sweep …
Friday’s schedule at the Kansas Speedway was jam packed, with Nextel Cup practice and qualifying, Busch Series practice and USAC Silver Crown Series practice and qualifying.
Using the cleverest and most versatile invention ever to be thought of by mankind, statistics, I have come up with a new way to evaluate those that are lucky enough to be in NASCAR’s Chase. I say lucky enough because the particular statistic that I am using in this evaluation is what is affectionately known as the Lucky Dog.
A 1.5-mile D-shaped oval is a great place to see a NASCAR race. It is a big track that lets the 800 horsepower engines really stretch their legs and hit some high speeds. It doesn’t make you dizzy watching short laps from high above. It allows the sounds to escape so that the fans aren’t deafened by the end of the race. Unfortunately, the high speeds mean one very bad thing and that is high dependency on aerodynamics.
The Banquet 400 is the 29th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule and the third in the Chase for the Nextel Cup. The Cup Series visits the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway for the only time in 2006.
Who will follow the yellow brick road to glory at Kansas this weekend, and who will get caught up in a tornado of disaster? Let’s figure out the right picks for your Banquet 400 fantasy team.
This Week’s Question: Jeff Gordon said that Brian Vickers wasn’t really his teammate anymore since he is moving on to Red Bull Racing next year. Should Vickers feel an obligation to help Gordon win a championship for Hendrick Motorsports this year when he won’t be there after the end of the season?
Q: I’ve heard some people who want to replace the Dover race with something else because it’s not a “Chase-worthy” track. Hello, did they actually watch the race Sunday? That was the best finish to a NASCAR race in quite some time. Is there any way to get both Dover races in the Chase?
8. You will be wrongfully terminated from Richard Childress Racing just for uttering the words sucking or bleeding.