*wipes tear* Indycar season is over. :(?

I'm happy for Dario. Out of the Ganassi drivers, he's the one I wanted to win. I wish Briscoe could have won. That was INSANE that there weren't any yellows! It was a good race, though. Lots of passing and good, clean driving. Weird day for AGR. TK and Mutoh finish 4th and 6th while Danica and Marco finish 19th and 22nd. Sucks for Marco because he could have had his best finish in points in his career if he didn't have that brake problem. At least the season starts in March and not April!

rate my fantasy nascar team?

shoulda picked the Dale, But Johnson and Busch should carry you. And just from personal experience no one really does fantasy Nascar or answers questions on here. good luck though

Did you know that 8 points is all that seperates ... ?

yes it will be good and i hope Briso or Franchittti wins i wish Nascar would come down to something like that with 3 or more drivers that can win it but it won't happen unless they change the point system for the chasers

The other race, who's in and who's out?

ummmm i think they all pretty much stay out

Who do You Want to Win the Indy 500 ???

Michael Andretti, I just can't bear the thought of him running the Indy 500 for a 17th without a win. he was been running in the top-10 in practice most of the week, so he could be a contender for the pole and win.

Do you agree with Kyle Petty's assessment of Danica Patrick's NASCAR future?

She's not incredibly talented. I know trust me because I watch IRL and all of a sudden NASCAR fans want to act like they know everything about the IRL and Danica. I agree with Kyle 100%. I don't think he's jealous. He always tells the truth and the problem with the pu$$ified society of today is too many people can't handle the truth. She's a less then mid pack IRL driver in TOP IRL equipment. But of course like everything else in NASCAR she now has ties with JR so she has already gained the support of about 60% of NASCAR fans no matter what facts are presented. And we all know what it's like dealing with some of that fan base. Danica Patrick will NEVER win a race in Nationwide or CUP. Maybe it also makes an argument that NASCAR drivers aren't athletes. IF she could do it (100lbs wet) and that 80 year old Hylton guy could do it then how much of an athlete does it take?? My dear Madame you could do it if I bought you a multi million dollar team.

Who desrves to win the Indy 500 the most ????

1. Michael Andretti without a doubt. It is his 16th "500". He has raced 6,217 miles for 9th on the all-time mileage list. He has raced more miles without a win than anybody else. If that's not deserving I do not know what is. 2. Tony Kanaan got screwed out of a win in 2004 with that whole late lap yellow/rain thing. 3. Scott Sharp has put his time (and laps) in. He did forget to turn left on the first turn in 2001 when he started on the pole. 4. Marco Andretti lost his chance at a victory last year when Sam Hornish snatched it away from him. 5. Ryan Brisco has won with just about anything with wheels, except the "500". Although, this will only be his 2nd try.

Who has the best shot to WIN @ Chicagoland this weekendiMmA {}D {} {}\/{} {}D?

Well, since Franchitti and Petty are not going to race, doubt either will win. Juan Pablo has the best chance of the 4 since there is a good chance he will be the only one racing. It's a lot easier to win a race if you are actually racing in it.

[IndyCar] Does Ashley Judd ever wear a bra?

Uh yeah I see this as an issue because she really doesnt get enough camera time. Knowing she is braless and not having a camera track her every move is upsetting.

Poll: Who is your favorite Indycar driver?

in this order: 1. Marco Andretti 2. Tony Kanann 3. Danica Patrick 4. Dario Franchitti

Goodyear's rating for the Talladega weekend?

There would have been more tire failures if THAT was the issue with the ones that blew this weekend. At least in the cup race, it appeared to be an issue with camber and NOT the integrity of the tire itself. 3 STR8 N 08!!!

How about that Indy 500 polesitter?

I like his chances alot. thanks ~josh

which sprint cup drivers should race full time in the craftsman instead of sprint cup?

I like Casey Mears but I think him driving in the truck series for a few years might help him get his confidence back and come back up to the cup series and be successful.

Which celebrity/sports personality do you like AND dislike.?

i don't really take much notice in sport stars. But I think its not so much the sports people its their wags. eg. Victoria Beckham, I don't mind Colleen so much but she does get extravagant, I don't like Nicola who ws on a celebrity in 2008. I think Ian Wright I don't favour very much.

Which driver deserves a sprint cup ride the most this season?

I have to say Tony Raines. When he was in th #96 he stayed in the top 35 and was competitive throughout the season. He should still be in the #96 instead of JJ Yeley.

Who is going to sponsor the 01, the 27, the 40, the 28, or the 38 next year?

This is what I think may happen but not a definite answer 01 Regan Smith Coors Light 27 Jaques Villeneuve Unicef 40 Dario Franchitti Canadian Club 28 Travis Kvapil I think maybe K&N Filters? 38 David Gilliland not sure Check Jayski.com for Silly Season updates.

Which open wheeler will have the best rookie season in NASCAR?

...I honestly think Jacques Villeneuve will. He recently bought part of BDR so he will be there to win not just to have a seat. He has shown that he has respect for the other drivers (Talladega) and they will do what they can to help someone like that . He has been getting practice time in at the truck series. If he can handle a truck he should be able to adjust well to the cup cars. The respect he shows for the other drivers may contribute to some degree of consistency.

In IRL who will have a better season Dixon or Franchitti?

I think Dixon will have another good season. I don't think he'll win the championship again, but he'll do well. Dario probably won't do as well as Scott, but I think he'll win a race or two this season. Go Dario!

Did anyone see any of the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona?

The only top level driver was Jimmie Johnson but they broke early and then before his last stint in the car, Johnson cut his finger and had to get stiches so he missed his last turn in the car Nascarologist, how many in the list you put up have a chance at championship: Juan Pablo Montoya Casey Mears Jimmie Johnson Kyle Petty A.J. Allmendinger 1. Jimmie Johnson, that makes him the only top level NASCAR driver in race

Do you agree that Dario got hosed?

That definitely gave Will an unfair advantage over Dario. I hope they never do that again.

Dario's NASCAR Team?

OK ... here's my 2-cents ... buckle up. Franchitti's 2008 NASCAR season ended due to the lack of proper sponsorship. Basically, TCGR was funding Dario's team pretty much out of Ganassi's own pockets, and if you've seen Dario's sponsorships over the first half of the season, you'll see he's had a TON of them, but nothing regular. Without a regular sponsor willing to contribute $22-25 million / single season, racing a full season is very tough. I am REALLY interested what happened to the money Dario supposedly brought with him with Canadian Club Whiskey, and whether they pulled the plug as well. In any regards, Ganassi signed Franchitti to a long-term contract, so I really don't see him trying to find another team in the near future. Now ... onto Dario rumors. I believe Ganassi & Sabates really want him to drive the rest of the season in the Nationwide Series. Personally, I think this is the best move. He's a lifelong open-wheeler, and driving NASCAR vs. IndyCar is apples to elephants. It takes time, and I think most IndyCar fans know Dario can absolutly drive the wheels off a car. He just needs the "tintop" experience. As for 2009, I think sponsorships are absolutely necessary, but he *could* be back in the Sprint Cup series. Now ... the return to IndyCars? Forget it. Absolutely forget it. Dario has *NOTHING* left to prove in the IndyCar Series. He's got his Indy 500 victory, and he got his IndyCar Series championship - both in 2007. He left IndyCars at the top of his game. Could he get back into an IndyCar? Sure. Does he want to? Personally, I think we've seen the last of Dario in an open-wheel car. Last year's "flights" at both Michigan and Kentucky I think made him think long and hard about returning (plus, I find it highly ironic that both "flights", he walked away from unscathed, but his big NASCAR accident, he broke his ankle). Dario may have gone to NASCAR for the money, but personally, I really believe he went to NASCAR more for the "next challenge". After several years doing something, we all need to be looking for that "next challenge" to keep ourselves and our sanity fresh and active. This is why he went to NASCAR. Could he have gone to a full-time sports car? Personally - that's where I think he will end up in 3-4 years. Much safer, and he's a proven winner there, too. Perhaps in one of TCGR's sports cars in ALMS. Mind you - my opinions only.

Does anyone know how the sprint drivers qualified at Talladega?

Here is the Nationwide Series lineup. Dario wrecked DURING the race so they should have started the same way. Pos Car Driver Team 1 20 Tony Stewart Old Spice Toyota 2 1 Mike Bliss Miccosukee Resorts Chevy 3 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips Toyota 4 40 Dario Franchitti # Fastenal Dodge 5 88 Brad Keselowski NAVY Chevy 6 2 Clint Bowyer Camping World/RVs.com Chevy 7 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. DELPHI Chevy 8 18 Kyle Busch Z-Line Designs Toyota 9 33 Cale Gale # Camping World Chevy 10 32 Denny Hamlin Hass Avocados From Mexico Toyota 11 60 Carl Edwards Save-a-Lot Ford 12 9 Patrick Carpentier # Lipton Dodge 13 21 Stephen Leicht Childress Vineyards Chevy 14 41 Kyle Krisiloff Polaroid Dodge 15 16 Greg Biffle CitiFinancial Ford 16 27 Brad Coleman United States Postal Service Ford 17 81 D.J. Kennington Northern Provincial Pipe Lines Dodge 18 47 Kelly Bires Clorox Ford 19 29 Scott Wimmer Holiday Inn Chevy 20 7 Mike Wallace GEICO Toyota 21 6 David Ragan Discount Tire Ford 22 75 Johnny Sauter Arctic Ice Chevy 23 01 Kertus Davis RACEGIRL Chevy 24 64 David Stremme Atreus Homes & Communities Chevy 25 66 Steve Wallace Atreus Homes & Communities Chevy 26 70 Mark Green ForeTravel Motorcoach/Biomet Chevy 27 99 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine/Best Western Toyota 28 28 Kenny Wallace U.S. Border Patrol Chevy 29 24 Eric McClure Hefty Brand Chevy 30 59 Marcos Ambrose Kingsford with Hickory Ford 31 0 Dwayne Leik Lori Morgan, LLC Chevy 32 22 Reed Sorenson Arctic Ice/Supercuts Dodge 33 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory in Jesus Racing Dodge 34 91 Larry Gunselman MSRP Motorsports Ford 35 11 Jason Keller America's Incredible Pizza Chevy 36 25 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Smithfield Ford 37 4 Robert Richardson Jr. Jay Robinson Racing Chevy 38 61 Kevin Lepage Ford 39 52 Donnie Neuenberger Royal Farms Wraps Chevy 40 05 Brett Rowe 31W Insulation/CertainTeed Chevy 41 90 Johnny Chapman MSRP Motorsports Chevy 42 57 Justin Ashburn dverne.net/Fidelity Printing Dodge 43 84 Mike Harmon Talladega Dirt Track Chevy I hope this helps. 3 STR8 N 08!!!

What are your thoughts on foreign drivers in NASCAR?

Since I was a child, as far back as I can remember, foreign born drivers have been competing in NASCAR at least on a part-time basis. The 1960's was a decade in which foreign drivers competed regularly as the Holman-Moody team made a lot of contacts with drivers through their involvement with the development of the Ford Le Mans winning car. As an example, soon after Jim Clark won the F1 crown, he was hired by Holman-Moody to wheel a Ford in a race at "The Rock". No less than a half dozen F1 drivers have tried it once or twice. The difference today is the number who are willing and have the desire to take on the challenge full-time. I take it as the compliment it truly is as these drivers, attracted by fierce competition, have acknowledged that NASCAR is where the racing is. Yesterday a young Hispanic boy was in my place of employment. He spoke English well enough to talk to. I asked to look at his ball cap. It was a Jimmie Johnson cap. He handed me his cap and I asked if he liked Jimmie Johnson. He smiled and said he did. I told him I liked JPM at which point he tilted his head, dropped his jaw while his face took an expression which was priceless. From the heart of NASCAR country I send a big salute to NASCAR fans, wherever they may be, Kyle Busch fans, too.

Who thinks Ryan Briscoe will be able to hold his position in the Indycar Championship?

I think you'll see Ryan B. at the top of the charts the rest of the year. Penske Racing (along with TCGR) is riding high this year. Here's another valid argument: Briscoe is more of a Road/Street course driver than an Oval driver. Richmond is a short-track that is almost like a street course. The next three (Watkins Glen, Toronto, Edmonton) are road/streets. There are two other road/streets remaining in the season (Mid-Ohio & Infineon), and the four remaining ovals (Kentucky, Chicago, Motegi, & Homestead) he's performed fairly well in. In my opinion, it's Briscoe vs. Franchitti for the championship - HOWEVER - don't be surprised if Castroneves, Dixon, or (yes) Patrick get their noses closer to the top. All three have been very consistent this year, and should still have good runs left in them this year. Unless something changes, I predict of the remaining 10 races, these 5 drivers will win all but one (I'll give T.K. a nod for a win this year - he needs one).

How much does it cost to repair or totally replace a wrecked Sprint Cup car?

depends on what the damage to the car is sometimes a couple $1000 and sometimes over $75000 but it all depends on the damage

Who is going to replace Dario?

Depends who you talk to. Speedtv says Mutoh. Because he brings 6 million in sponsorship. Honda wants a Japanese driver to win a race and is throwing money to get him in the car. Scheckter and Buddy Rice were early candidates, but bring no money. Both are quality drivers and can set up a race car. Miera ran ALMS with AGR a couple of weeks ago. If you listen to Internet rumors you will hear other wild rumors that include Paul Tracey, because of his relationship with Team Green. Regardless, this is one of the most sought after seats in racing. Indy 500 Champion and IRL champion car.

Ouch! Dario Franchitti?

he broke his ankle and has a lot of contusions and hes not racing tommorrow stremme is

Dario Franchitti won the Indy 500 : how do feel about it : are you happy , sad, mad or neutral ??

I have mixed feelings. Im happy for him cause he does work hard like everyone else and hes on the Andretti team, which is my favorite. And I think he deserves it a little...but i HATE it when its called on account of rain...i dont know...i like it when they finish and win because they won...ya know? For example, last year when Sam Hornish Jr. passed Marco (i cried by they way....HUGE Marco fan!) he won cause he had an advantage because of the draft and passed him... I dont know....Dario does work hard and he got to first so.... I just hope Marco wins next year :]

Where will Dario Franchitti go?

NNS or home to Ashley.

Does anybody have a picture of Dario Franchitti's Michigan 2007 Flip?

Here are the pictures of the flip: http://www.indycar.com/multimedia/photos/gallery.php?series_id=1&event_id=667&track_id=10&eventDate=2007-08-06&display=60&photo_id=62041 And here is the video: http://www.indycar.com/multimedia/videos/player.php?v=738

When Dario Franchitti wins this weekend will it insure he stays in NASCAR long term.?

I like Dario, but as long as he Drives for Chip, he will be in sub par equipment. Chip likes to blame the drives for the teams short comings, unfairly I may add. The injury causing him to miss a few races did't help either. Ganassi needs to step it up, he dumped David Stremme, and look how good he is doing in the Nationwide series for RWI. Rusty only brought him over to help out Stephen, but he is now in the top 10 in points.

Dario Franchitti coming to nascar?

I don't think he will be wrecking people. Juan is a one off wonder. Plus he has been doing lots better as far as not wrecking people as much. I look forward to comparing the best in Nascar to the best in the rest of racing. The Nascar greats will more than hold their own.

Two of my favorite Brits are Alain de Cadenet and Dario Franchitti. Are they immigrants?

Sounds like one's a Frenchman; the other an Italian. If NOT, at least their ROOTS would lie in those places. YES, you need to speak fluent Spanish to post on the immigration page--perhaps Russian, Polish, and whatever they speak in the Muslim countries. Possibly Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chech....the list goes on!!

what's the lastest condition on Dario Franchitti? how long will he be out?

Here's the most recent update I could find on Jayski. It's from yesterday. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) driver Dario Franchitti was re-evaluated this week by his doctors and will sit out this weekend's Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader will drive the #40 Kennametal Dodge on Saturday for the 400-lap event. Franchitti was seen by Dr. Terry Trammel and Dr. Kevin Scheid in Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday. The doctors confirmed the slight fracture in Franchitti's left ankle. Franchitti will be fitted for a carbon fiber brace later this week. His status behind the wheel of the #40 Dodge will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. Schrader is confirmed to race for CGRFS in Richmond only. Franchitti will also be in Richmond with the #40 team. It sounds to me like it might not be that bad, they are only going one race at a time. I would think Dario will be back in it for Darlington or Lowe's at the latest. 3 STR8 N 08!!!

Is Dario Franchitti Ashley Judd's husband? If so,how lucky he is with pretty Ashley!?

Very lucky indeed :) I love Ashley Judd!

True or False: Will Dario Franchitti win Indy 500 back to back, today?

false Dan Wheldon wins

Good Picture of Indy 500 Dario Franchitti?

The links below should give you what you want with a resolution of at least 3800 x 2500.

is Dario Franchitti out of his league?

I love Ashley Judd! Double Jeopardy was a great movie, she has a cool scene with a car on a ferry boat. Remember that?

when will dario franchitti race again?

Not this week, Marlin will be in the #40 ganassi entry this week at the 600. Not able to find any time table on his return after this week.

Dario Franchitti Winner of Indianapolis 500 Race Dario Franchitti won his second Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, M?

This belongs in the Auto racing section, not here. It has nothing to do with horses.

who do you think overall is a better driver dario franchitti or juan pablo montoya?

JPM wins that one hands down.

Would it be a good idea, to let Dario Franchitti run Homestead ?

I don't see a problem with it. Dario is a great driver. What do you see as the problem? Also, did you know you put this in the Pregnancy and Parenting/Grade-Schooler category?

What's up with Dario Franchitti?

The drivers and team owners were foolish to think they could run in cup without a couple of years in truck and nationwide. Nascar is harder to drive than the IRL or F-1. The cars are harder to drive and the intensity from all the traffic is more than the open wheel guys can handle. Edit ------ Lots of thumbs down here so lets look at the facts. Villeneuve raced 6 truck races and averaged a 27th place. Trucks aren't cup, they are 2 steps below cup. The Wallace girl drives one truck race and finishes 17th because she had 2 years in late models. It doesn't matter how much you love open wheel and the drivers you can't dismiss the facts, the drivers needed lower class experience. Maybe even going all the way down to late models. Scott Speed is smart to run ARCA, he has a chance to learn and succeed.

Dario Franchitti, Sam Hornish and Patrick Carpentier have dropped below 35th?

Dario is barely on the outside and I think he will be back in after Atlanta and probably Sam as well. They still are guarenteed 2 more starts before they have to "earn" their spots in races. The bigger tracks, like Atlanta this week, will help them feel more comfortable in the car. It will be interesting to see how they do at Bristol and Martinsville after that. Patrick is in too big of a hole to get back into the top 35 before they start using this year's owner's points.

IRL's Dario Franchitti moving to NASCAR in 08?

Dario Franchitti is moving because he is going to make 3 million this year in Indy and he can make tons more money in NASCAR because even Dave Blaney is going to make that much this year probably. Staying in Indy would just be stupid when he can easily make more in NASCAR.

What is Dario Franchitti's car color and sponsor?

Red Target..

how will Dario Franchitti do in Nascar, what kind of competition does Juan Pablo Montoya get out of this?

I would imagine Dario would have the same kind of start that Juan Pablo has had in his first year. I figure he'll finish in the top 20 to 25 in points next year and probably have a few good showings along the way.

What do you think of Dario Franchitti returning to IRL?

He had to do what he had to do I guess. I liked Dario, he was a very well spoken driver who respected the other drivers around him and was happy to be in Nascar just like Patrick Carpentier. I say its a loss for Nascar and a gain for the Indy Car series and I don't think Chip was putting all his efforts into his Nascar program.

How does everybody feel about Dario Franchitti going to NASCAR?

NASCAR is quickly becoming the Indy Retirement League. And nothing...NOTHING...is purely 'American'. Miller is made by a South African company. Chrysler was (until recently) German-owned. My Mercury was built by Mazda (in a US plant) with European Ford parts.

How is Dario Franchitti getting on In NASCAR?

As of right now, he's currently struggling to adapt to a car and tracks he's not familiar with. His NASCAR team, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, a satellite of his former IndyCar team Target Chip Ganassi Racing, is giving Dario time in the Nationwide Series one step below the Sprint Cup to help acclimate him to "stock-car" racing. Dario Franchitti is a very talented driver but learning anything takes time, no matter how talented you are. He will likely make more of an impact next year once he has some experience under his belt.