Bud Shootout 2011
February 11, 2011 by staff
Bud Shootout 2011, NASCAR has entered its short season with several nagging problems, was to correct as much as possible. That officials Series stock car appeared with a new format of notation that simplifies the complicated point system used since 1975. Remains unchanged ratings are sagging U.S., the alarming decline in attendance and apathy of new fans and old alike.
After 2010, produced one of the most competitive seasons in memory and dramatic, it was competition issues – the new points system, a tweak to the Chase for the championship – not the primary threats to the success of the NASCAR chairman Brian France has only sent one last month in its outlook 2011. “Look, we’re very satisfied with the most important thing: The level of competition,” France said. “It’s easy to leave one thing or another, we have 63 years. Each sport will have periods where for many reasons; you’re in a peak or a valley.
“But in the long term we are very confident that we are ourselves … the establishment of working through all the problems we have to take sport in a more intelligent for many years and ensure that the business models for the entire NASCAR community work properly. ”
Five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson in the series said simply changing the points system did not solve the broader issues of NASCAR.
“I do not think (the change points is) a great strategy to engage the most fans in terms of presence or hearing a point of view,” said Johnson. “I think, in my opinion there are other areas to concentrate on that. ”
Other areas – rising costs, a difficult market for sponsorship, fading stars, not to attract the coveted fan discomfort 18 to-34 demographic and all – keep in mind the status quo in a new NASCAR season. The unofficial kick-off is this week when Daytona International Speedway opened in preparation for exhibition Budweiser Shootout Saturday.
Camry driver Denny Hamlin out of a successful campaign in 2010 where he finished second in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final point (NNC). Hamlin won a series and career-best eight races last year, overcoming a torn ligament in his left knee that required surgery early in the season. The 30-year-old Chesterfield, Virginia native has proven he can win on short tracks and intermediate ovals, and plans to add the first superspeedway victory point’s tribute to his resume at Daytona.
Toyota won its third consecutive championship in the Nationwide Series manufacturer last year in his fourth season of series competition. The Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 18 Camry has also won the 2010 championship owner. Kyle Busch has been a major contributor to the success of the manufacturer in the series. The 2009 champion series earned 13 victories, 22 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes in 29 starts in 2010. The 25 years old Las Vegas native won a total of 32 NNS races since stepping into the No. 18 Camry in 2008. Busch NASCAR record-breaking number of over the last three years and is poised to become the leading all-time wins. He has 43 career NNS wins – five wins shy of tying Mark Martin’s record 48 wins.
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