Jeff Burton: Late Season Resurgence Brings Promise for 2012

Jeff Burton, sponsored by Catepillar

For race fans, the start of any new season provides optimism that their favorite driver can win races and put themselves into championship contention at seasons’ end. Jeff Burton fans, felt good about 2011 being a successful season. Jeff had just come off of a season that saw him make the chase and earn fifteen top-ten’s and six top-five’s to go along with a 12th place points finish. This team had several chances to win races along the way only to fall short, but their competitiveness was obvious. Despite a struggle at the 2010 seasons’ end, it seemed apparent the #31 team would be back stronger and ready to go in 2011. Continue reading

Fred Lorenzen – A NASCAR Legend is Honored

As presented by Fred Lorenzen’s family on his personal 
and Chicagoland Fans4Racing facebook pages 

Fearless Freddie Honored With Resolution

Elmhurst, IL… State Representative Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) sponsored a resolution to honor lifelong Elmhurst resident and NASCAR driver Fred Lorenzen. Continue reading

Kasey Kahne – Three Years of Change

Kasey Kahne at Chicagoland Speedway

In the midst of a tumultuous year at Richard Petty Motorsports, Kasey Kahne found himself looking at free agency at the end of the 2010 season. Richard Petty Motorsports, as it is known today, is the only team Kahne had worked with, since starting his Cup career in 2004. The team was then known as Evernham Motorsports. In early April, Kahne announced he would be leaving the organization and had signed with Hendrick Motorsports for the 2012 season. Continue reading

News and Views – Volume 2

For the week of November 21, 2011 – volume 2

With this volume of News and Views, the 2011 racing season is coming to a close with the final race at Homestead. As we cheer for our new Sprint Cup Champion, there is also a bit of sadness for fans as we now must wait out the next three months without any racing action on the track.   Continue reading

Tony Stewarts’ 2011 Historic Championship

Tony Stewart celebrating his third championship

Tony Stewart started the 2011 season very strong competing as a legitimate threat to win the first three races in Daytona, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Tony had the Vegas race in the bag, until he was plagued with a pit road issue, giving the win to Carl Edwards. This race win for Edwards would be key during the Chase when a mere three points separated these competitors. Continue reading

Jimmie Johnson, Legendary Five-Time Champion

Five-Time – Jimmie Johnson

With the 2011 Race in Homestead the championship crown is passed along to a new champion and the Jimmie Johnson, era comes to a close.  As fans are celebrating with a new champion in Victory Lane, the passing of this era will most likely go by, barely noticed by most. The new champion and everyone associated with his team, will celebrate well into the next day.  While Jimmie Johnson for the first time in five years will perhaps offer his congratulations and the quietly walk off into the evening with his family.  Continue reading