2011 Talladega II: Red Bull NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Recap

There are 3 comments on the Paddock Talk story from Oct 24, 2011, titled 2011 Talladega II: Red Bull NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Recap. In it, Paddock Talk reports that:

There was no Tango or Mambo. No Samba or Rumba. Rather, Brian Vickers and Kasey Kahne danced the Talladega Two Step all the way to Red Bull Racing Team's best combined finish in the organization's fiveyear history.

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blah39

Oxford, CT

#1 Oct 26, 2011
Great job again! No worse than 6th in the past four races.. you know some jerk analyst at nascar somewhere commented saying that if kasey was in the chase this year hed be sitting third in points.. i would love to give that man a big finger pointed in his direction if you know what i mean. lol what a kick in the balls by saying that! lol
oh well its just really good to c him running so well and again ... in inferior equipment. Great Job #4 team! Lets just get past martinsville and should be smooth sailing.. w
well texas earlier this year didnt bode well, hopefully, he turns his luck around there soon, since winning there im not sure if hes even finished in the top ten since... not sure why...

Since: Jul 11

Morganton, NC

#2 Oct 27, 2011
He did do a great job. Soon he will have a win.
ramfan9

Barre, VT

#3 Oct 28, 2011
blah39 wrote:
Great job again! No worse than 6th in the past four races.. you know some jerk analyst at nascar somewhere commented saying that if kasey was in the chase this year hed be sitting third in points.. i would love to give that man a big finger pointed in his direction if you know what i mean. lol what a kick in the balls by saying that! lol
oh well its just really good to c him running so well and again ... in inferior equipment. Great Job #4 team! Lets just get past martinsville and should be smooth sailing.. w
well texas earlier this year didnt bode well, hopefully, he turns his luck around there soon, since winning there im not sure if hes even finished in the top ten since... not sure why...
Why were you upset by that comment? I didn't think it was meant in a bad way. The truth that NO ONE seems to realize is that Kasey has run better than EVERYONE in The Chase. He had a mediocre finish at Chicgao because he brushed the wall and lost a lap getting it fixed that it took them the whole race to get back but his lap times were great all day and he even said after the race on the radio that they probably had a winning car if hadn't screwed it up. His only other mediocre finish was Loudon because of the fule milegae. He could have had a winning car at Chicago, Loudon, Dover, Kansas, Charlotte and Talledega. Yes, every chase race so far he has had a car capable of winning.

I know critics will say that he needs to get it done when the car is that good and Chicago was his fault, but other than that it just seems like the guy can't catch a break. I remember watching Loudon and the commentators said right in the begiing of the race that Kasey may have the best car but he's not getting good mileage. I told my wife right then "watch, this will come down to fuel mileage" and of course it did. At Dover he had to jump out of the gas on the last restart to keep from hitting Johnson, at Kansas he just needed one more lap, at Charlotte they were off in the beginning of the race just long enough to keep him from having the time to pass all the cars he needed to but he sis have the fastest car at the end, and at Dega I honestly thought he showed as much muscle as anyone.

It all has to add up to a win sooner or later but it is nice KNOWING that if he can make the Chase he is capable of winning a championship. I always thought he was but this year he has proven it.

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