Sunday Night Quick Takes

Spencer Neff


Thank you for reading and I hope you had a great weekend. Here are some of the top headlines from the weekend in racing.

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a delayed and rain-shortened race at Phoenix on Sunday night. His win meant that no Chase drivers would be elligible to advance via the win. Along with Martinsville winner Jeff Gordon, the other three drivers who advanced on points were Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. This Sunday’s finale will have no shortage of great storylines as the title is decided. Ending the race may have been the right call, but it was certainly a disappointing way to get to the last race.
  2. Nico Rosberg won his second race in a row at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. Rosberg’s fifth win of the season guarantees him second place to teammate Lewis Hamilton in the championship standings. In two weeks, the season will close in Abu Dhabi, as the Mercedes team will look to close out the season in a dominant fashion.
  3. The NHRA closed out their season as Andrew Hines Won his record-tying fifth Pro Stock Motorcycle title and Del Worsham became the third driver to win titles in Funny Car (won on Sunday) and Top Fuel (2011), joining Top Fuel’s Antron Brown and Pro Stock’s Erica Enders-Stevens as 2015 title winners. Worsham was the only champion to win  on Sunday, as he was joined by Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Kraweic. Three months from, the 2016 season will begin at Pomona where the 2015 edition ended today. One interesting story to watch will be the introduction of electronic fuel injection to Pro Stock in place of carburetors.

Have a great week and see you soon.


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