Friday, February 26, 2016
Ryan is one of the longest active driver in NASCAR as of today. He has always been known as Ryan the "rocket man" Newman. He drives the number 31 Chevy for Richard Childress Racing. He has 17 career wins in the Chevy company and also 214 top tens. He has won 51 career poles. Poles are very hard to get that means you are the fastest driver to qualify that week. In the year 2002 Ryan won a career 5 poles in on season and there is on 36 races in a year. That is a very impressive task to do most people can not even win a pole. The bad thing about qualifying is when you qualify on the pole there is a 90 percent chance that you wont win the race. It is just very bad chance that you will win it is just a known fact. Most of race car driver dont like to here that but that is just a fact. In 2010 Ryan broke a 78 winless streak at his home track at the brickyard. The brickyard is one the hardest races to win just like the Daytona 500 just because it is a long race and a big racetrack. Ryan has had a great career and still has a great career ahead of him.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Denny Hamlin drives the number 11 Toyota Camry for the Joe Gibbs race team. He started his racing career in go-karts at age seven. He was very successful in go-karts winning many championships but when he got done driving go-karts he moved to late models in 2004. He signed up for the developmental driving program for Joe Gibbs racing. The developmental driver program is a great program that allows people to drive at no cost for awhile. It is so the owners can watch the driver to see how he drives and how talented. Denny started his NASCAR Sprint cup series in 2007. He finished in 28th in his First Daytona 500 he drove in. Denny won his third career race in New Hampshire. Denny is one of the very few people in the history of NASCAR to win a race that early in his career. Most of the people say a rookie should not win in his first season because they could get to confident and go into a drought when they don't win for awhile. It happened to Trevor Bayne in 2010 when he won his first career NASCAR race ever which was also the biggest race of anyone's career and now Trevor has went 5 years without a win. Denny is still very young and has had a successful career already. Denny will continue racing in the Sprint Cup series because he is a great driver with a lot of talent and he will continue to win races for the rest of his career.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Tony Stewart is one of the best drivers ever in the sport of NASCAR. Tony is a 3 time sprint cup championship. Tony has won a championship in every class or divsion he has raced. That is why they call him one of the best drivers ever. Tony started his career in these little cars called quarter midgets. Tony has won 6 championships in the quarter midgets and also he raced go carts. In 1995 tony won the 4- crown nationals which is the highest goal a sprint car driver could ever dream of doing. In 2009 tony started to run his own sprint cup team with gene has and that is when he switched from the number 20 to 14.Tony says he only has one goal left to do and that is win the biggest race of NASCAR and that is the Daytona 500. This will not happen because he is having surgery on his back and will not be back till the beginning of April the Daytona 500 is in one week. You can judge him because he has not won one of those because he has one of the best careers that anyone has ever had in the sport of NASCAR.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Kevin Harvick was the 2014 sprint cup champion. He was by far the most dominant driver in the 2014 series he won 7 races and set 3 poles. The 3 poles that he set were track records that will stand for a while, because they were extremely fast laps. It was a dominating season the Stewart Haas needed to get his company off and running good. Harvick holds the all-time record for wins as a Cup Series driver at Phoenix International Raceway with seven wins, four of them consecutively from 2013 to 2015. Harvick started his NASCAR career in 1995 in the Camping world truck series. The camping world truck series in the very first thing you get into when you get into NASCAR. The soon after that he made his debut in the NASCAR Busch series which he went on to be very successful never actually winning a championship but he won a lot of races. In 1998 his started in the highest level of NASCAR you can get and that is the Sprint Cup series. He won 5 races his first year and he won the championship that same year. Here are a couple of statistics on Kevin Harvick. Kevin has won 31 sprint cup series races and has 257 top ten races, as well as 15 pole sin his career as a sprint cup driver.