Sunday, October 28, 2012

Simona de Silvestro

So it looks like Simona de Silvestro has left HVM Racing for KV Racing, where she will team up with Tony Kanaan in a Chevy powered car. For the first time in her career, she'll have an experienced teammate to learn from, no cobbled together cars named "porkchop," and no hamster-wheel powered Lotus engines keeping her laps off the pace. It should be interesting to see what she can do.

Lotus Hamster

Monday, October 22, 2012


When you have a newly repaved track, and a relatively hard compound racing tire, but cars keep blowing their right front, no amount of diplomatic language will cover the truth. Some teams just got too aggressive with their setups.

Camber Alert

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Korean Grand Prix

My Pre-race prediction:

Meh. Close enough:

Insanity Paul Wolfe

Paul Wolfe's brilliant strategery for Brad Keselowski at Charlotte.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Greg Biffle: Wizard

Greg Biffle pulled off a truly awesome move around the entire field at Talladega, avoiding the 25 car pileup to finish sixth. These screenshots only begin to tell the tale. Keep an eye on the 3M car if you find yourself Youtubing the wreck or catching a replay. It was truly championship caliber driving when he needed it most, after a shaky day that involved a couple close calls and near-disasters.

Greg Biffle Talladega wreck

Talladega wreck Tony Stewart

Greg Biffle avoids Tony Stewart Talladega wreck

Greg Biffle avoids Tony Stewart Talladega wreck

Greg Biffle avoids Tony Stewart Martin Truex Talladega wreck

Greg Biffle avoids Talladega wreck

Greg Biffle misses 25 car Talladega wreck on the last lap

In his post race comments, Biffle lamented the lack of in-car camera, saying his view would've given ESPN some "million dollar shots." ESPN stayed true to form, promptly ignoring his accomplishment and failing to comment on or shine a spotlight on what he did.

Ladies and gentlemen, after displaying his ability to disappear in a cloud of Smoke when faced with a near-certain catastrophe and reemerge on the other side unscathed, I am forced to conclude that Greg Biffle is a wizard of some sort.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives a ride to Jimmie Johnson

After the carnage at the end of the final Talladega race in 2012, Dale Jr. stopped off to pick up teammate Jimmie Johnson to give him a ride back down pit road.

Jimmie Johnson rides on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Kurt Busch Peels Out Away From Talladega Safety Workers

Kurt Busch did a very Kurt Busch thing today at Talladega. After running out of gas and damaging his car, safety workers rushed to where he came to a rest and were around his car when he decided to refire it and drive off. Apparently a "Hey guys, I'm going to drive back to pit road now" was beyond him. You know. Because he's a competitor. Or something.

Kurt Busch 51 Phoenix Racing Talladega wreck 2012

51 Kurt Busch Talladega Safety Workers 2012

#51 Kurt Busch Track officials Talladega

#51 Kurt Busch pulls away from safety workers with a bag on the roof#51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing Talladega final race wreck 2012

Afterwards, Kurt hugged his crew members and fucked off to the 78 team, who he promises not to wreck out of the sport.