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Thursday, August 26, 2010

What's Your Favorite Racing Movie?

It’s another off weekend for the Sprint Cup Series, so we thought we’d talk about a different topic this week on our blog – movies – racing movies that is! 

We have a lot of movie buffs in our office and we all have different ideas of what the best racing movies are.  Since we couldn’t agree, we thought we’d search the web to see what other sources had to say...here is a great list we found from sportsinmovies.com:

Top 10 Auto-Racing Movies:
1.   Le Mans (1971)
2.   Days of Thunder (1990)
3.   Fast and the Furious, The (2001)
4.   Grand Prix (1966)
5.   Winning (1969)
6.   Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
7.   Cars (2006)
8.   Speed Racer (2008)
9.   Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
10. 3 - The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)

A lot of us were surprised that Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby didn’t make the top 10 – especially since that seems to be the movie we could remember the most lines from!  It almost made the top 10, coming in at number 11.  We were also surprised that Cannonball Run didn’t make the top 10 – it was number 19. 

What do you think of the top 10 list?  What’s your favorite racing movie?

Until next week....happy movie watching!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Countdown To The Chase

With just three races left until the Chase field is set, competition will surely be heating up as we head into this weekend’s Sprint Cup race in Bristol.  Kevin Harvick clinched his spot in the Chase with his win in Michigan last weekend and Tony Stewart has moved up to 4th in the points standings, while Mark Martin dropped one place to 13th – just outside of the cut.  Here’s a link to the complete list of the latest standings:


At this point in the season, I always pay closer attention to the standings to see where my favorite drivers rank and to see what their chances are of making the Chase. To me, the end of the race season is always more exciting when my favorite drivers are in the Chase. In our office, we have fans of a variety of drivers – Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kyle Busch just to name a few.  The Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch fans are happy with their drivers’ positions in the standings right now, but the Dale Jr. fans are keeping their fingers crossed for good luck in these next three races, hoping that he will make the Chase.

With all this talk about the Chase, we were wondering – who is your favorite driver (or drivers)?  How do you feel about the last races of the season if your favorite driver isn’t in the Chase? 

Post your comments here or share them with us on our facebook page!