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Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas

Post by Swiss Miss on Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:39 pm

Good Afternoon Race Fans

First Things First  

Congrats to E for winning last weeks race....


Now for the racing schedule ....

THURSDAY, MARCH 6:
ON TRACK
-- 3-7 p.m ET: Sprint Cup Series testing  (Follow LIve)

FRIDAY, MARCH 7:
ON TRACK
-- 2-3:30 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1
-- 3:40-4:30 p.m. ET: Nationwide Series practice, FOX Sports 1
-- 5-6:20 p.m. ET: Nationwide Series final practice, FOX Sports 1
-- 6:40 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup Series qualifying, FOX Sports 1

SATURDAY, MARCH 8:
ON TRACK
-- 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 2
-- 12:40 p.m. ET: Nationwide Series qualifying, FOX Sports 2
-- 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup Series final practice, FOX Sports 2
-- 4:15 p.m. ET: Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 (200 laps, 300 miles), ESPN2 on air at 4

SUNDAY, MARCH 9:
ON TRACK
-- 3 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles), FOX at 2:30 p.m. ET


LAS VEGAS-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Red Cross Ford)
·        Two top fives, six top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 13.8
·        Average Running Position of 10.7, fourth-best
·        Driver Rating of 103.0, fourth-best
·        150 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
·        483 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 170.361 mph, fourth-fastest
·        1,754 Laps in the Top 15 (72.4%), fifth-most
·        270 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), seventh-most

Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Toyota)
·        One win, four top fives, five top 10s; two poles
·        Average finish of 14.7
·        Average Running Position of 10.3, third-best
·        Driver Rating of 102.8, fifth-best
·        110 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
·        500 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 170.333 mph, sixth-fastest
·        Series-high 1,904 Laps in the Top 15 (78.5%)
·        Series-high 358 Quality Passes

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Mountain Dew Kickstart Chevrolet)
·        Two top fives, seven top 10s
·        Average finish of 15.6
·        Average Running Position of 14.9, 12th-best
·        Driver Rating of 88.2, ninth-best
·        90 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
·        532 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 169.982 mph, eighth-fastest
·        1,590 Laps in the Top 15 (65.6%), eighth-most
·        284 Quality Passes, sixth-most

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Aflac Ford)
·        Two wins, four top fives, five top 10s
·        Average finish of 9.7
·        Average Running Position of 11.6, fifth-best
·        Driver Rating of 98.8, sixth-best
·        155 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
·        571 Green Flag Passes, second-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 170.031 mph, seventh-fastest
·        1,768 Laps in the Top 15 (72.9%), fourth-most
·        344 Quality Passes, second-most

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet)
·        One win, six top fives, seven top 10s
·        Average finish of 15.4
·        Average Running Position of 10.0, second-best
·        Driver Rating of 103.8, second-best
·        177 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
·        491 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 170.356 mph, fifth-fastest
·        1,870 Laps in the Top 15 (77.1%), second-most
·        334 Quality Passes, third-most

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Jimmy John's Chevrolet)
·        Three top fives, five top 10s
·        Average finish of 12.7
·        Average Running Position of 11.7, sixth-best
·        Driver Rating of 94.8, eighth-best
·        60 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
·        521 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 169.944 mph, ninth-fastest
·        1,680 Laps in the Top 15 (69.3%), seventh-most
·        267 Quality Passes, eighth-most

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet)
·        Four wins, five top fives, seven top 10s
·        Average finish of 9.5
·        Series-best Average Running Position of 9.6
·        Series-best Driver Rating of 112.3
·        Series-high 316 Fastest Laps Run
·        499 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
·        Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 170.622 mph
·        1,825 Laps in the Top 15 (75.3%), third-most
·        311 Quality Passes, fourth-most

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet)
·        Three top fives, five top 10s; three poles
·        Average finish of 14.0
·        Average Running Position of 14.3, ninth-best
·        Driver Rating of 87.7, 10th-best
·        88 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
·        539 Green Flag Passes, third-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 169.550 mph, 11th-fastest
·        1,498 Laps in the Top 15 (61.8%), 10th-most
·        245 Quality Passes, 11th-most

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)
·        Three wins, six top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 11.6
·        Average Running Position of 14.4, 10th-best
·        Driver Rating of 98.7, seventh-best
·        193 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 170.475 mph, second-fastest
·        1,551 Laps in the Top 15 (64.0%), ninth-most
·        253 Quality Passes, ninth-most

Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford)
·        One top 10
·        Average finish of 14.0
·        Average Running Position of 14.7, 11th-best
·        Driver Rating of 83.1, 12th-best
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 169.343 mph, 12th-fastest

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 17 Zest Ford)
·        Average finish of 18.0
·        Average Running Position of 12.9, eighth-best
·        Driver Rating of 83.5, 11th-best
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 169.856 mph, 10th-fastest

Tony Stewart (No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet)
·        One win, six top fives, nine top 10s
·        Average finish of 12.7
·        Average Running Position of 11.8, seventh-best
·        Driver Rating of 103.4, third-best
·        187 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
·        501 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 170.371 mph, third-fastest
·        1,733 Laps in the Top 15 (71.5%), sixth-most
·        298 Quality Passes, fifth-most

Stat wise that should be enough information to get us in trouble.

In other news.

Yes the rumors are true.  Kurt Busch will be doing the double Memorial Day weekend..

 Busch has been working toward the Memorial Day double ever since shaking down an Andretti Autosport IndyCar car in a rookie test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in early May of 2013. While he was unable to pull a deal together for that year, watching IndyCar rookie Carlos Munoz finish second in the Indy 500 only whetted his appetite for the attempt.

Busch said he has the full support of Stewart-Haas co-owners Gene Haas and Tony Stewart, the latter of whom has attempted the double twice himself. Busch said his Indy 500 entry would be fielded by Andretti Autosport, owned by Michael Andretti, and that the team is close on a sponsor deal although nothing has yet been signed. But Busch is committed to both races regardless.

"We have made a verbal commitment and handshake to each other to do this no matter what," he said. "So he's got a sponsor, he's pushed a contract across the table to me, I've signed it, and we're going to do this one way or another."

Among the rarest of motorsports feats, the double has been done previously by just three drivers since the Indy and Charlotte races have been on the same day -- John Andretti, Robby Gordon, and Stewart. John Andretti was the first in 1994, finishing 10th at Indy and 36th after an engine failure in Charlotte. Gordon attempted it five times, with a few of those thwarted by weather, his best effort coming in 2002 when he placed eighth in Indy and 16th at Charlotte.

It was Stewart, though, who set the standard. In 1999 the former IndyCar and future Sprint Cup champion scored top-10 finishes in both races, placing ninth at Indianapolis and fourth in Charlotte. In 2001 he became the first driver to complete all 1,100 miles of both events, finishing sixth at Indy and third in the Coca-Cola 600 to establish the benchmark for the attempt.

Speaking of Tony Stewart.  Mobil1 has started a new ad campaign..    Pretty good IMO..  but you be the judge






Stay tuned for the next episode.  


Have a great race weekend!!
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Re: Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas

Post by StAugustineFL on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:52 pm

LOL at Smoke rocking the porn stache.

I'd like to see KuBu do well in the double. That's a tough days work.
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Post by sangria on Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:46 am

I'm liking that ad campaign... looking forward to the next one.
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Post by emcf30 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:39 am

Thanks for the new blog Cocoa. Love the campaign. Used to love to watch that movie when I was like 2 years old, or close to it.
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Post by Swiss Miss on Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:42 pm



He ya go. The next episode....
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