Homestead-Miami Speedway. Aric Almirola, subbing for the recently dismissed Kasey Kahne, posted a fourth-place finish in his 35th Sprint Cup Series start, running at or neat the front all day for a career-best performance.
Sad but true: the 2010 NASCAR racing season, for all intents and purposes, is over.
Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.577 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday Jr. to win the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday night.
Kasey Kahne’s best day of Ford 400 weekend came on Friday with a blistering pole run, but Kahne didn’t have a bad day overall. Like Almirola, who took over Kahne’s seat on a temporary basis, Kahne won’t be in the No. 83 next year as regular driver Brian Vickers returns from a nearly year-long layoff, but he will be Vickers’s teammate in the Red Bull No. 82, and his sixth-place run at Homestead had to have the whole team smiling about 2011.
Kyle Busch led seven times for 153 laps to win the Ford 300, his record 13th Nationwide Series victory of the 2010 season and one that clinched the owners’ title for Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch knocked off Kevin Harvick by a few car lengths at the start-finish line. Brad Keselowski finished third, scoring his seventh …
The Nationwide Series, on the other hand, was officially decided last week at Texas, with Brad Keselowski taking this year’s title.
Carl Edwards led early and often on Saturday, running up front for 153 laps en route to an easy five-second victory in the Wypall 200 at the Phoenix International Raceway.
In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.002 of a second ahead of Aric Almirola to win the Mountain Dew 250 Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch pushed Almirola during a green-white-checkered finish but pulled ahead just before the start/finish line to score the smallest margin of victory in the history of the …
Welcome to Running Their Mouth! Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what they all were thinking following the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
With the NASCAR season two-thirds of the way gone and the final off week now out of our way, we’re taking a brief moment of respite, grading all the drivers and teams once again on their performance so far in 2010.