Compiled By Erik Tomas, The Raceline Radio Network.
Weekend of: March 11, 2012
2012 is our 20th anniversary season on the air!
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Last Race: Sunday March 11th: Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Tony Stewart had ‘em all covered! Pulling away at will on re-starts, and with a car that stuck just about anywhere, up high or down low, “Smoke” swept underneath Brad Keselowski with 34 laps to go, then held off Jimmie Johnson for his first win of the season, and his first Sprint Cup win at Leas Vegas. JJ good for 2nd, Greg Biffle 3rd.
Cup Points: Biffle with a 10 point lead on Kevin Harvick, who was 11th at Vegas!
Next Race: Sunday March 18: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol Tenn. Last year’s winner: Kyle Busch.
Formula One World Driving Championship:
Next Race: 2012 season opener: March 18th: The Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne.
Last year: Vettel.
Last Race: Season closer: Sunday November 27th: Grand Prix of Brazil: Mark Webber’s first win of the season, in the last race of the season. Vettel 2nd, Jenson Button 3rd
F-1 Points: Vettel and Red Bull won the 2011 Driver’s and Constructor’s titles! That’s back-to-back
crowns for the German. Button finished 2nd to Vettel in driver points, 22 back. McLaren winds up 153 points back of Red Bull in final Constructors points.
Indy Racing League IZOD IndyCar Series:
Next Race: 2012 season opener: March 25th, Streets of St.Petersburg Florida. Last year: Franchitti.
2011 IndyCar Points: Dario Franchitti wins his 3rd title in a row, the 4th of his career. James Hinchcliffe is the Rookie of the Year, finishing 12th in over-all points, Alex Tagliani,15th in
final points. Canadian drivers this year: James Hinchcliffe ( Toronto), Alex Tagliani ( Montreal ), and maybe Paul Tracy ( Toronto ) if he can find money.
American LeMans Series:
Next Race: 2012 season opener: March 17th, 12 Hours of Sebring. Mosport: July 22nd.
Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru: Next
Rally: May 26th, Rocky Mountain Rally, Calgary. Last Rally: season opening Rallye Perce Neige, Maniwauki Quebec. Defending champs Antoine L’Estage/Natalie Richard win.
World Rally Championship: Last Rally: Rally Mexico: Sebastien Loeb the winner for Citroen. Next Rally: April 1- Rally Portugal.
COMING UP ON RACELINE RADIO on Sportsnet 590 The FAN:
March 12th, 7:06 PM: F-1 veteran RUBENS BARRICHELLO, TONY KANAAN and KEVIN KALKHOVEN on Ruben’s arrival in the IndyCar Series… Inside Track Motorsport News F-1 specialist RUSS BOND helps us preview the 2012 Formula One season… and another round of our world famous Tissot/Raceline E-Mail Bag contest!
March 19th: Our IndyCar season preview with Andretti Autosports’ fast Canadian JAMES HINCHCLIFFE… IndyCar Series Director of Engine Development TREVOR KNOWLES… and our Tissot/Raceline E-Mail Bag Contest!
-Guest scheduling is subject to change.