Anybody that knows me know that I am a huge motorsports fan and that does not exclude Nascar, although everyone keeps telling me it should. What do they know. In fact Nascar was originally where I found my love for racing, left turns and all things hill billy. Anyway, if you missed this past weekends race at Phoenix it was a good one and a popular win as Carl Edwards found himself back in victory lane. The guy is just so darn nice. I like it. Anyway, have a look at the top five video from Nascar.com from this past week. Kevin from the office even chimes in with an enthusiastic gentlemen start your engines. Get your left turn appreciation on in less than five minutes vs four hours… and go!
Check out the Race Rewind on Nascar.com here.
If you have not picked up on it I am a huge motorsports fan. Last night I was doing some of my weekly browsing around for motorsport news and ran into a pleasant surprise. After something like 3 or 4 years nascar.com has been updated. They have updated their look and feel and gone to a more single long page for their home page. The site is much more visual and I am excited to poke around. As this pertains to my daily work and interest I always love to see how major players attack a problem or a site redesign. At first look I am not stoked on all the design, UI and UX decisions but overall I am enjoying the new look, function and feel. I wish I had a comparison screen shot for you… but I don’t. Have a look and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Visit the new Nascar.com
The Nascar Sprint series officially hits the track in its first event of the year. Although it is not for points there is still a lot at stake. Mostly information that can be gained for next weeks Daytona 500. Trevor Bayne, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and more will hit the track tonight in search car setup information as well as an obscene amount of prize money. Two years ago I wrote a bit of an article that explains how the shoot out works. Some of the information may be a little bit dated but most still applies. Read about the Budweiser Shootout here.
We are about 12 minutes out from coverage of the 2012 Budweiser Shootout on Fox so clear the couch, grab a snack and enjoy! Looking forward to the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup series getting off the ground. Daytona is one of my favorite times of the year. My racing itch certainly needs to be scratched.
Looks like Nascar is trying something a little new this year. Whoever leads the 100th lap of the Daytona 500 this year will receive a check for $200,000. An interesting addition to the format if you ask me. Honestly I am not sure how I feel about it. I think it will definitely make things a bit more entertaining at the point in the race where things are typically not that exciting. Let’s be honest, the last twenty minutes is typically all you need to see during a restrictor plate race. The only other advantages of hanging up front is to stay out of trouble and lead the most laps. There are of course some rules that apply it to prevent cautions around that time. In fact if they are under caution at lap 100 then they have worked out a plan to get that covered and put some competition into it at the same time. Read more here.