Over this past weekend, Denny Hamlin managed to upstage Nascar golden boy Jimmie Johnson at the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway as part of the current Nascar Sprint Cup chase series. Yeah, Hamlin's probably not going to win the championship this year (my prediction is Mr. Johnny Obvious aka Jimmie Johnson--look at the points advantage!), but still it's a career-highlight victory that stakes his claim as one of Nascar's stars. But while most drivers have their moments of brilliance, they usually also have at least a few moments in their career they'd rather forget … Read more
Chances are if you're reading this, you're probably aware by now that Nascar driver Denny Hamlin won the Tums Fast Relief 500 "chase race" in Martinsville yesterday, where he led the race for over 200 laps. It's a big victory for Hamlin, not just because he guaranteed victory in Martinsville where he was squeezed out earlier this year by rival Jimmie Johnson, but also because it breaks Johnson's fall winning streak at this famous speedway. Hamlin's win on Sunday also broke Johnson's winning ways in this year's Chase as well.
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The past couple of days we've been checking out how NASCAR upstart Jimmie Johnson won this past weekend's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in Indianapolis. So I figured we'd finish out the week with more spectacular moments from Jimmie Johnson's career.
While his victory at the Brickyard marked Jimmie's third victory of the season, today we take a look at his first win of the 2009 season at the Goody's Fast Relief 500 in Martinsville, VA back in March. This video clip takes a look at the last quarter or so the race while … Read more
I was reading some news at MSN.com the other day when I found an interesting article regarding how Nascar needs a new "villain" or "man in black" (as they called it) for the current millennium. The author of the article wrote that having not just heroes and fan favorites is good for putting asses in the seats at Nascar events, but also that Nascar fans need a someone to boo just as badly. The writer's logic isn't all that different from the necessity of having "good guys" and "bad guys&… Read more