Stenhouse Vs. Sadler Part 1: The WYPALL 200 Preview
We are down to just two drivers still in the hunt for the 2011 Nationwide Championship and both are seeking their first one ever. At lot has been made about Phoenix being a wild card in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series due to a repaving of the track. Roush Fenway's Ricky Stenhouse, who is not guaranteed a ride as of yet for 2012, and KHI's Elliott Sadler, who will become a Richard Childress driver in 2012, have really made a huge leap forward for the Nationwide Series. While we still see about 85% of the races being won by Cup drivers, the Nationwide Series has begun to separate itself from the Sprint Cup Series with a Nationwide Only Champion. The Camping World Series has not had to worry about this as much as the Nationwide Series has. There is still more to be done, but having Stenhouse or Sadler win the Championship will be a great thing for the Nationwide Series going forward.
- Fast Five: Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR drivers get to sleep in their own beds this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Here is a look at five significant facts and records that could have an impact on the results of the race’s finish. Best Average
- Will Jimmie Johnson win this year’s NASCAR championship? The Phoenix International Raceway has a unique 1-mile oval that will be the focus this weekend during the Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 race. In the upcoming race, Jimmie Johnson is the leader in the Chase. He is seven points ahead of Matt Kenseth. This is very much like last year where Johnson was leading
- Great Tracks: The Dover International Speedway This weekend NASCAR is heading to the Dover International Speedway, and there are some pretty excellent races lined up. It’s also a raceway that has been around since 1969. It spent three years in construction, and currently can hold 135,000 people. The oval track, which up until 1994 was asphalt was replaced with concrete in 1995.
- Kevin Harvick won the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday at Kansas Speedway Kevin Harvick won the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday at Kansas Speedway in a race that had a record number of cautions and tightened up the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Harvick’s 22nd victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series got him closer and to within 25 points of Matt Kenseth in the Chase standings.