JURY STILL OUT ON WHO WON IN INDYCAR
UPDATE: Marcos Ambrose won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen today. Brad Keselowski was second and Kyle Busch third.
Martin Truex Jr. finished fourth. Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Juan Montoya, A.J. Allmendinger, Jeff Burton and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the Top Ten.
Other notables: Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 11th through 14th. Mark Martin was 25th, Tony Stewart 27th and Greg Biffle 31st. Kurt Busch finished 38th.
Canadians: Ron Fellows of Mississauga finished 30th, but was on the lead lap. Andrew Ranger of Roxton Pond, Que., was 35th. He was in the pits when the checkers flew.
Ambrose got past Keselowski on the first lap of a green-white-checkers finish and held on for the win.
The race finished under yellow as two late-race crashes resulted in mayhem.
Nobody was hurt but Greg Biffle went after Boris Said in the garages afterward and hadn to be held back by crew and onlookers. Said called Biffle a "scaredy-cat" and vowed to give him a black eye the next time they meet up.
1. NASCAR to race at the Glen today.
2. IndyCar officials make fans forget drivers
3. Aero kit postponement sign of IndyCar problems?
4. Fellows’ team gambles, loses, at the Glen
1. NASCAR, with the safest racing cars in the world and a fan base that loves ka-boomers, decided not to race in the rain at Watkins Glen, N.Y., Sunday (it was too dangerous . . .) and will try to get the Sprint Cup Series race in today, starting at 10 this morning. If you’re home, you can watch it on TSN.
It is ridiculous that NASCAR refuses to race in the rain on a road course. They call their drivers the best in the world. Prove it.
2. The conclusion of the IZOD IndyCar Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was a farce. Ryan Hunter-Reay was declared the winner but Oriol Servia really won the race.
When the officiating becomes the story rather than the racing or the racers, it’s time to make a change. Please see post below or click here.
By the way, it’s interesting that the IndyCar media release sent out last night with the finishing order contained an asterisk and these words:
"Tentative - subject to resolution of any protests or appeals."
And there will likely be several.
P.S on IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe of Oakville drove an excellent race to finish fourth. Super aggressive and kept his nose clean all day.
3. The IndyCar Series has postponed the introduction of specialized aerodynamic kits for the new 2012 chassis until 2013 and I suggest this is a mistake. Why? Please see second post below or click here.
4. In a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen on Saturday, Mississauga’s Ron Fellows was running third near the end when he was called into the pits. The guys he was running with stayed out.
When the race ended shortly afterward, he was seventh and the guys who stayed out were first and second. I suggest he was not pleased. Please see third post below or click here.