Jimmie Johnson says no to rain tires at Watkins Glen…so why at Montreal? Safety issues here?
August 5, 2008
Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin last summer at the Glen. Gordon and Stewart have won 15 of the last 22 NASCAR Cup tour road races, and Stewart goes for two in a row at Watkins Glen International Sunday (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR) By Mike [email protected] Rain tires at […]
This summer there’s a lot of discontent on the NASCAR tour, and Montreal was, well, a washout
August 4, 2008
Some NASCAR fans may be grumbling, but politicians certainly still love NASCAR: Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and NASCAR president Mike Helton look over Denny Hamlin’s Toyota at Pocono Raceway (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) By Mike [email protected] It’s been a ragged summer for NASCAR, and the weekend’s […]
GM’s Pat Suhy listens to Toyota’s Lee White engine diss, and dishes it right back
August 2, 2008
Montreal last summer was warm and sunny for NASCAR racers…this time around, though, it was rain—and rain tires!? (Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images for NASCAR) By Mike [email protected] Horsepower, horsepower, who’s got the horsepower? Lee White, the Toyota racing boss, says his teams are getting a raw deal from NASCAR with that horsepower-cutting engine rules change […]
Journal Readers Rant: On safety, Indy tires, the car-of-tomorrow, Ford, Toyota…and NASCAR!
August 2, 2008
If NASCAR is “Safety First,” then how to explain forcing drivers to race under conditions like this? NASCAR executives shouldn’t have backed themselves in a corner with Montreal and Pocono the same weekend. And the fans get cheated too. (Stanton Barrett drives in the rain during the Montreal 200.) (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for […]