Saturday, November 20, 2010

NASCAR at Homestead (FL)

The NASCAR Chase is very close coming into the final race of the long 36 race season.  Before the race at Miami-Homestead (FL) Denny Hamlin leads four time champ Jimmie Johnson by 15 pts, and dark horse Kevin Harvick is only 46 pts back.

Our SPEEDTALK "pick the winner" contest is also close.  Jason leads Jordan by just one point 28 to 27, last years champion Dean Reller is third with 19pts.

Jason is picking Denny Hamlin this weekend, Denny is the defending race winner, he also finished third in 2006 & 2007, he is a two time winner at 1.5 mile tracks this year and they are racing the same car they won with at Texas a couple weeks ago.  Denny was the fastest car at Phoenix last week and is really running well.   Its time for someone new to win the Cup Championship.

Jordan is going with Carl Edwards who won at Homestead in 2008 and has five consecutive "top 10" finishes.  He has the best driver rating (111) and is first in "average running position" at 8.9.   He starts on the front row and was fastest in first practice.  Cousin Carl won at Phoenix and has moved up to fourth place in the standings.

Dean Reller will pick Jimmie Johnson who is looking for "one for the thumb," this weekend.  Jimmie has finished in the "top 5" three of the nine races at Homestead.  He has run a conservative race the last few years protecting a points lead, that is NOT the case this year.   For the 2010 season Jimmie is best in driver rating (108.5) and average running position (9.3).

This contest is sponsored by Darin Nelson and Hideaway Speedway radio controlled car racing track in Isanti MN.

*photos courtesy of NASCAR/Getty Images

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