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Should I do year-by-year reviews for Full-Time teams?

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  1. Xerex

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    This is a new mock season I am working on. It starts in the year 2000 and moves onward, hence the name. It covers the what-ifs of several drivers (Earnhardt, Irwin etc), tracks, and teams. The Winston Cup starts in 2000, but the Busch/Truck series starts in 2001. I will post the winners of each race. At the end of the year, I will post a spreadsheet with full results, points standings and statistics. The races will be 20% for Cup and 25% for feeder series (except road courses @ 20%). The provisional system will be used from 2000-01 and the top 35 rule for 2002-onwards. If you have any questions or comments I beg you to reply so I can give you an answer.
     
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    2001 Winston Cup Winners:

    Race EX: Busch Clash - Jeff Gordon
    Race 1: Daytona - Jeremy Mayfield
    Race 2: Rockingham - Mike Skinner
    Race 3: Las Vegas - Dale Jarrett
    Race 4: Atlanta - Jeremy Mayfield (2)
    Race 5: Darlington - Rusty Wallace
    Race 6: Bristol - Jeff Gordon
    Race 7: Texas - Mike Skinner (2)
    Race 8: Martinsville - Mike Skinner (3 )
    Race 9: Talladega - Ward Burton
    Race 10: Fontana - Rusty Wallace (2)
    Race 11: Richmond - Mike Skinner (4)
    Race EX: All-Star Race - Ricky Rudd
    Race 12: Charlotte - Bobby Labonte
    Race 13: Dover - Jeff Burton
    Race 14: Michigan - Mike Skinner (5)
    Race 15: Pocono - Terry Labonte
    Race 16: Sonoma - Dave Blaney
    Race 17: Daytona - Dale Earnhardt
    Race 18: Chicagoland - Mike Skinner (6)
    Race 19: Loudon - Jeff Burton (2)
    Race 20: Indianapolis - Bobby Labonte (2)
    Race 21: Pocono - Bobby Labonte (3 )
    Race 22: Watkins Glen - Ricky Rudd
    Race 23: Michigan - Jeff Burton (3 )
    Race 24: Bristol - Sterling Marlin
    Race 25: Darlington - Kurt Busch
    Race 26: Richmond - Jeremy Mayfield (3 )
    Race 27: Loudon - Tony Stewart
    Race 28: Dover - Dave Blaney (2)
    Race 29: Kansas - Kurt Busch (2)
    Race 30: Charlotte - Bobby Labonte (4)
    Race 31: Martinsville - Jeremy Mayfield (4)
    Race 32: Talladega - Kenny Wallace
    Race 33: Phoenix - Jeff Burton (4)
    Race 34: Rockingham - Dale Jarrett (2)
    Race 35: Homestead - Jerry Nadeau
    Race 36: Atlanta - Dave Blaney (3 )
     
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    I do plan on putting the results sheets up for download at the end of 2001.
     
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    2001 Busch Series Winners:

    Race 1: Daytona -
    Joe Nemechek
    Race 2: Rockingham - Kevin Harvick
    Race 3: Las Vegas - Chad Little
    Race 4: Atlanta - Jeff Green
    Race 5: Darlington - Jeff Green (2)
    Race 6: Bristol - Kevin Harvick (2)
    Race 7: Texas - Kevin Harvick (3 )
    Race 8: Nashville - Jason Keller
    Race 9: Talladega - Kevin Harvick (4)
    Race 10: Fontana - Jeff Green (3 )
    Race 11: Richmond - Jason Keller (2)
    Race 12: Loudon - Mike Dillon
    Race 13: Nazareth - Greg Biffle
    Race 14: Charlotte - Jeff Green (4)
    Race 15: Dover - Greg Biffle (2)
    Race 16: Kentucky - Mike Dillon (2)
    Race 17: Milwaukee - Kevin Harvick (5)
    Race 18: Watkins Glen - Jay Sauter
    Race 19: Chicagoland - Greg Biffle (3 )
    Race 20: Gateway - Kevin Harvick (6)
    Race 21: Pikes Peak - Jay Sauter (2)
    Race 22: IRP - Jay Sauter (3 )
    Race 23: Michigan - Jeff Green (5)
    Race 24: Bristol - Bobby Hamilton Jr.
    Race 25: Darlington - Kenny Wallace
    Race 26: Richmond - Kenny Wallace (2)
    Race 27: Dover - Jason Keller (3 )
    Race 28: Kansas - Jeff Burton
    Race 29: Charlotte - Jeff Green (6)
    Race 30: Memphis - Kenny Wallace (3 )
    Race 31: Phoenix - Kenny Wallace (4)
    Race 32: Rockingham - Elton Sawyer
    Race 33: Homestead - Elton Sawyer (2)
     
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    2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

    Race 1: Daytona - Terry Cook
    Race 2: Homestead - Jack Sprague
    Race 3: Mesa Marin - Rick Crawford
    Race 4: Martinsville - Joe Ruttman
    Race 5: Gateway - Jack Sprague (2)
    Race 6: Darlington - Scott Riggs
    Race 7: Pikes Peak - Jack Sprague (3 )
    Race 8: Dover - Joe Ruttman (2)
    Race 9: Texas - Ricky Hendrick
    Race 10: Memphis - Jack Sprague (4)
    Race 11: Milwaukee - Terry Cook (2)
    Race 12: Kansas - Rick Crawford (2)
    Race 13: Kentucky - Terry Cook (3 )
    Race 14: Loudon - Travis Kvapil
    Race 15: IRP - Travis Kvapil (2)
    Race 16: Nashville - Joe Ruttman (3 )
    Race 17: Chicago* - Terry Cook (4)
    Race 18: Nazareth - Joe Ruttman (4)
    Race 19: Richmond - Joe Ruttman (5)
    Race 20: Texas - Dennis Setzer
    Race 21: South Boston - Jack Sprague (5)
    Race 22: Las Vegas - Dennis Setzer (2)
    Race 23: Phoenix - Willy T. Ribbs
    Race 24: California - Blaise Alexander
    *Not Chicagoland, but Chicago Motor Speedway
     
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    Keep in mind the winner's list will be updated
     
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    2001 IROC Winners

    Race 1: Daytona - Tony Stewart
    Race 2: Talladega - Dale Jarrett
    Race 3: Michigan - Buddy Lazier
    Race 4: Indianapolis - Scott Goodyear

    Points:
    1. Buddy Lazier (Champion)
    2. Dale Jarrett (-8)
    3. Scott Goodyear (-23 )

    4. Tony Stewart (-26)
    5. Jeff Green (-30)
    6. Ricky Rudd (-37)
    6. Kenny Brack (-37)
    8. Bobby Labonte (-41)
    9. Eddie Cheever Jr. (-45)
    10. Dale Earnhardt (-47)
    11. Jeff Burton (-51)
    12. Mark Dismore (-55)
     
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    If you have any questions about how a certain driver is doing or the results of a certain race, Feel free to ask. Once the season ends I will post spreadsheets for each series and a recap video. I also plan on doing the Indy 500.
     
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    I put up a poll, voting would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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    Enjoying what you doing. :cool:
     
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    The poll has closed, and I have decided to make a team-by-team review for Full-Time teams in all 3 series once 2001 ends. I will also post a paint schemes video for 2002 in the showroom, and put any ones I make into the downloads section. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to ask.
     
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    Top 10 in points for each series (as of October 7th, 2001):

    Winston Cup (6 races to go):
    #31 Mike Skinner - 4,341 points
    #20 Tony Stewart - 94 points behind
    #88 Dale Jarrett - 179 points behind
    #93 Dave Blaney - 290 points behind
    #12 Jeremy Mayfield - 296 points behind
    #2 Rusty Wallace - 311 points behind
    #99 Jeff Burton - 341 points behind
    #18 Bobby Labonte - 409 points behind
    #25 Jerry Nadeau - 417 points behind
    #5 Terry Labonte - 492 points behind

    Busch Series (4 races to go):
    #10 Jeff Green - 4,318 points
    #98 Elton Sawyer - 23 points behind
    #57 Jason Keller - 184 points behind
    #2 Kevin Harvick - 193 points behind
    #43 Jay Sauter - 288 points behind
    #60 Greg Biffle - 327 points behind
    #48 Kenny Wallace - 541 points behind
    #26 Bobby Hamilton Jr. - 617 points behind
    #21 Mike Dillon - 724 points behind
    #37 Kevin Grubb - 775 points behind

    Truck Series (3 races to go):
    #18 Joe Ruttman - 3,216 points
    #60 Travis Kvapil - 53 points behind
    #24 Jack Sprague - 80 points behind
    #14 Rick Crawford - 187 points behind
    #90 Lance Norick - 189 points behind
    #46 Dennis Setzer - 203 points behind
    #17 Ricky Hendrick - 241 points behind
    #29 Terry Cook - 353 points behind
    #2 Scott Riggs - 536 points behind
    #8 Willy T. Ribbs - 594 points behind


    Who do you think will win the championships?
     
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    Well the 3 with the most points have a good chance unless they run into a bunch of bad luck. Well done it is good entertainment.
     
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    2001 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES REVIEW

    It was a phenomenal season for NASCAR's third tier of racing. The season started with a bang at the Daytona International Speedway. A late-race wreck saw Terry Cook capture the victory under caution. Over the course of many, many months, we saw a clash between veterans and rookies. The season also had a historic moment: On October 26th, 2001, Willy T. Ribbs snatched a win at Phoenix, making him the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race since legend Wendell Scott. As for the champion, a total shock emerged: Travis Kvapil, who had never made a single start prior to the season, won the championship for Addington Racing. He beat the likes of Joe Ruttman, Dennis Setzer, Jack Sprague, and Rick Crawford to be crowned champion. Here are the top 20 in the points standings (Red = ROTY Contender):

    1.Travis Kvapil 3,621 (2 wins: Loudon & IRP)
    2.Joe Ruttman 3,619 (5 wins: Martinsville, Dover, Nashville, Nazareth, Richmond)
    3.Jack Sprague 3,528 (5 wins: Homestead, Gateway, Pikes Peak, Memphis, South Boston)
    4.Lance Norick 3,476
    5.Rick Crawford 3,474 (2 wins: Mesa Marin, Kansas)
    6.Ricky Hendrick 3,434 (1 win: Texas 1)
    7.Dennis Setzer 3,388 (2 wins: Texas 2, Las Vegas)
    8.Terry Cook 3,350 (4 wins: Daytona, Milwaukee, Kentucky, Chicago)
    9.Scott Riggs 3,102 (1 win: Darlington)
    10.Willy T. Ribbs 3,013 (1 win: Phoenix)
    11.Matt Crafton 2,895

    12.Ted Musgrave 2,884
    13.Billy Bigley Jr. 2,777
    14.Coy Gibbs 2,764
    15.Bobby Dotter 2,536
    16.Carlos Contreras 2,258
    17.Randy Tolsma 2,148
    18.Jimmy Hensley 2,139
    19.Jon Wood 1,970
    20.Larry Gunselman 1,924


    Other Winners:

    22. Blaise Alexander 1,868 (1 win: California)



    How did your driver do? If you don't see them, let me know. Once the other series end, I'll do the review :)
     
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    Unfortunately, due to time management, I'll only do the review for FT Cup teams. Sorry guys :(
     
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    2001 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES REVIEW

    NASCAR's secondary series saw an amazing season, with great racing all year round and a tight championship battle. The main contenders early in the season were Kevin Harvick, Jeff Green, and Jason Keller. However, this wasn't permanent, as Harvick took Keller out at Watkins Glen, signifying the end of their championship hopes early on. Greg Biffle, Kenny Wallace, and Jay Sauter put up some great runs later in the season, but could not catch Jeff Green. However, one man defied Jeff Green with only a third of his wins: Elton Sawyer. Elton was a very consistent driver and failed to finish inside the top 10 only 4 times. Elton won the last 2 races of the year and won the battle of Homestead. Here are the top 20 in points (Red = ROTY Contender):

    1. Elton Sawyer - 4,954 points (2 wins: Rockingham 2, Homestead)
    2. Jeff Green - 4,832 points (6 wins: Atlanta, Darlington 1, California, Charlotte 1, Michigan, Charlotte 2)
    3. Kevin Harvick - 4,740 points (6 wins: Rockingham 1, Bristol 1, Texas, Talladega, Milwaukee, Gateway)
    4. Jay Sauter - 4,630 points (3 wins: Watkins Glen, Pikes Peak, IRP)
    5. Greg Biffle - 4,629 points (3 wins: Nazareth, Dover, Chicagoland)
    6. Jason Keller - 4,547 points (3 wins: Nashville, Richmond 1, Dover 2)
    7. Kenny Wallace - 4,368 points (4 wins: Darlington 2, Richmond 2, Memphis, Phoenix)
    8. Bobby Hamilton Jr. - 4,152 points (1 win: Bristol 2)
    9. Mike Dillon - 4,063 points (2 wins: Loudon, Kentucky)
    10. Kevin Grubb - 3,969 points
    11. Tony Raines - 3,827 points
    12. David Green - 3,820 points
    13. Jimmie Johnson - 3,803 points
    14. Jamie McMurray - 3,698 points
    15. Hank Parker Jr. - 3,538 points
    16. Chad Little - 3,538 points (1 win: Las Vegas)
    17. Randy LaJoie - 3,362 points
    18. Ashton Lewis - 3,279 points
    19. Larry Foyt - 3,005 points
    20. Matt Kenseth - 2,974 points

    Other Winners:
    29. Jeff Burton - 1,693 points (1 win: Kansas)
    30. Joe Nemechek - 1,639 points (1 win: Daytona)


    Cup Series Review coming soon.
     
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    Here's the first batch of team reviews. More to come later:


    #26 Haas-Carter Racing Ford
    Stats: 44th in Owner Points, 0 Wins, 19 DNQs, 0 Top 5s, 1 Top 10
    Best Finish: 6th @ Talladega (Fall)
    Driver(s): Jimmy Spencer
    Driver Stats (W-T5-P-Pts Rank): Jimmy Spencer (0-0-0-43rd)
    Summary: This is the worst full-time team in 2001. It only had three top 30 finishes and DNQ’ed more than half the season, including a stretch of 8 DNQs in 9 races. Jimmy Spencer has been released from the ride and is currently a free agent. It is unknown if the team will be able to compete full-time for 2002, with not only no driver but no sponsorship.


    #92 Melling Racing Dodge
    Stats: 43rd in Owner Points, 0 Wins, 17 DNQs, 0 Top 5s, 0 Top 10s
    Best Finish: 14th @ Bristol (Spring)
    Driver(s): Stacy Compton (Fired after first Dover race), Mike Bliss (rest of the schedule)
    Driver Stats (W-T5-P-Pts Rank): Stacy Compton (0-0-0-53rd), Mike Bliss (0-0-0-44th)
    Summary: The team got off to a terrible start to 2001, as they had wrecked at Daytona and DNQ’ed the next 4 races. After only making 4 starts in the first 13 starts, Stacy Compton was let go in favor of Mike Bliss. Over the course of the year, Bliss only managed one top 20 (Daytona Summer) and struggled to make races, failing to qualify 8 more times. It is unknown if Melling Racing would be able to compete full-time next year or even compete at all


    #10 MB2 Motorsports Pontiac
    Stats: 42nd in Owner Points, 0 Wins, 13 DNQs, 0 Top 5s, 0 Top 10s
    Best Finish: 11th @ Bristol (Summer) & Daytona (Summer)
    Driver(s): Johnny Benson
    Driver Stats (W-T5-P-Pts Rank): Johnny Benson (0-0-0-40th)
    Summary: MB2 has had a fall of grace compared to last year, with the #10 team finishing 10 positions lower than in 2000. Benson failed to qualify for the Daytona 500 and had a mechanical issue at Rockingham. The team struggled, with missing a third of the year’s races and only 2 top 20s. The team will return for 2002 full-time.


    #11 Brett Bodine Racing Ford
    Stats: 41st in Owner Points, 0 Wins, 14 DNQs, 0 Top 5s, 1 Top 10
    Best Finish: 10th @ Daytona 500
    Driver(s): Brett Bodine
    Driver Stats (W-T5-P-Pts Rank): Brett Bodine (0-0-0-39th)
    Summary: The only full-time driver-owner of the series, Brett Bodine did quite well regarding his low budget and low-quality cars. Despite 14 DNQs, Bodine had managed to be a threat in the top 30, with the very occasional top 20. Brett Bodine will return a single-car team in 2002.


    #66 Haas-Carter Racing Ford
    Stats: 40th in Owner Points, 0 Wins, 15 DNQs, 0 Top 5s, 1 Top 10
    Best Finish: 7th @ Talladega (Spring)
    Driver(s): Todd Bodine
    Driver Stats (W-T5-P-Pts Rank): Todd Bodine (0-0-0-41st)
    Summary: After taking over the retired Darrell Waltrip’s ride, Todd Bodine proved to be the better of the Haas-Carter cars. The team only managed one top-20 besides their 7th-place finish at Talladega: Darlington (Spring). Haas-Carter has announced they will become a 1-car team for 2002, so it is unknown if the #66 would return in 2002.


    #77 Jasper Racing Ford
    Stats: 39th in Owner Points, 0 Wins, 13 DNQs, 0 Top 5s, 1 Top 10
    Best Finish: 8th @ Talladega (Fall)
    Driver(s): Robert Pressley, Rick Mast
    Driver Stats (W-T5-P-Pts Rank): Robert Pressley (0-0-0-51st), Rick Mast (0-0-0-42nd)
    Summary: The team started off with Robert Pressley as the pilot of the #77, but they got off to a terrible start in 2001, failing to qualify for the first 3 races. After wrecking out at Dover, he was fired from his ride, and Rick Mast, who at the time was driving for the now defunct #50 team, was hired. Rick Mast wasn’t really that good either. Despite a top 10 at Talladega, he had DNF’ed 2 races and finished 40th or worse 6 times. He will not return for 2002 in the #77.


    #27 Eel River Racing Pontiac
    Stats: 38th in Owner Points, 1 Win, 12 DNQs, 1 Top 5, 1 Top 10
    Best Finish: 1st @ Talladega (Fall)
    Driver(s): Kenny Wallace
    Driver Stats (W-T5-P-Pts Rank): Kenny Wallace (1-1-0-38th)
    Summary: What is undoubtedly the biggest upset of the year, Kenny Wallace snatched his 2nd career win at Talladega. However, besides the win, they struggled a lot through the season, including a streak of 4 DNQs in a row. Prior to the win, the team had not finished inside the top 20 since the first Talladega race. The team will attempt the 2002 Daytona 500 and will race in The Winston with Kenny Wallace.