Sprint Cup Series
Driver that impressed you the most: Regan Smith. Rookie of the year. Not a DNF to his name. And a win at Talladega......well, a technical win.
Biggest disappointment: David Gilliland. This is a personal choice, simply for the fact that I considered him an oncoming talent, someone that, if showed enough promise this year, I think could be successful in a better car. But then texas rolled around, and attempted murder on a columbian driver is a little less than classy if you as me. Gilliland dissapointed me!
Most overrated driver: Jeff Gordon. Jeff and his team I don't think quite have a handle on these cars. His first season in what, 14 years has ended winless? But yet DuPont was still plastered all over race coverage!
Most improved driver: David Ragan. Absolutely agree with a lot of you. Ragan will be in victory lane next season. No doubt about it.
Most improved team: Michael Waltrip Racing - After the fiasco they were involved in last year, it's good to see they have their act together. Something tells me they're here to stay for quite some time.
Biggest asshole: David Gilliland. No explanation needed. One brainfart gives him the asshole award!
Biggest wreck: Michael McDowell at Texas - No explanation needed. He was one 'lucky dog.'
Most LOL wreck: Speed and Gilliland at Phoenix. Speeds explanation of the happenings made it my vote for LOL Wreck!
Race of the year: The AMP Energy 500 at Talladega. Great race, simply for the fact that two drivers one that race. One won the race, then other got the trophy and paycheck. I don't want to ruffle any feathers, I am a Tony fan thru and thru, but what is the first principle of winning any type of race? Cross the finish line first. I hope there are some rule changes coming.
Driver of the year: Chad Knaus and Carl Edwards. I include Chad for the fact that the only real record actually BEAT this year was three championships for this crew chief. Jimmie only tied a record, Chad beat one. Carl Edwards was one of the most entertaining drivers on track this year. Kansas City, great example. Too bad none of the other drivers play videos games, and care about how exciting the races are. If NASCAR ends up with 43 Jimmie Johnsons, no emotion showing, boring ass drivers, NASCAR will be in trouble. Thanks for adding excitement this year Carl.
Just wanted to add two drivers, with my thoughts on their performance.
First of all, Dale Earnhardt Jr. This year, his relative consistency has impressed me. New team, and one sputtering win. OK. Now, if he can't perform this coming season, with at least one or two SOLID RACE wins, where he beats the 42 other guys with a fast car, then the hype should still be valid, but until then, we will have to wait and see. Last chance Junior, get into victory lane next year the right way, or some fans might jump the band wagon.
Kyle Busch. Still a spoiled little rich boy if you ask me. The way he treated his team early in the chase when he was having all his problems made the decision for me. Great job in all those wins before the chase buddy, but those wins would have never come without the crazy good team backing you, and way to throw them under them bus as soon as a sawy bar bolt breaks............not very classy if you ask me.
Just my two canadian cents.