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The twelve nominees for the NASCAR Sprint Cup are known

Last weekend in Richmond (Virginia), the NASCAR Sprint Cup had its twenty-sixth of the thirty-six races of the season. But it was also, and especially the last ordeal of what we may call the regular season since has the end of this round, the top twelve drivers in the championship classes were being selected to compete in the "Chase" race Championship which will be distributed over the next ten races. Betting on a different judgments of the strategy well, Clint Bowyer (Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing) surprised the favorites to win his second win of the season and ensure its qualifying spot. Second race Jeff Gordon inherited the twelfth and last available place in the "Chase". The other ten are qualified drivers Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kasey Kahne. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards or Marcos Ambrose are eliminated from the title race this year.

On the side of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Kevin Harvick (Chevrolet) was the winner of the ordeal was presented in support of Richmond Sprint Cup. Elliott Sadler's championship leader.

In Europe, Formula 1 drivers found themselves on the prestigious Monza racetrack, near Milan, to compete in the Grand Prix of Italy. Domination after McLaren-Mercedes in qualifying, Lewis Hamilton collecting pole position ahead of Jenson Button, the race did not reserve surprise to Hamilton, winner ahead of Sergio Perez. The young Mexican was again realized a feat with his Sauber-Ferrari while finishing on the heels of Hamilton after starting the race from the thirteenth row. Ferrari Alonso and Massa, Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus-Renault) and Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) round off the "Top 6". With the abandonment of Vettel and Button, on all mechanical breakage, Fernando Alonso kept his distance at the forefront of the championship, as he now has 37 points ahead of Hamilton, Raikkonen on 38 and 39 on Vettel.

Rally is to Quebec that attention was tour, while quarreled Rallye Defi, an ordeal spot for the North American Cup and the Canadian Championship, and gone in two days of competition (Friday in Laurentian and Saturday in the MRC Papineau, north of Montebello). A rally that saw Ken Block dominate local favorites. Californian, which evolved part-time World Championship, talk has the power of his Ford Fiesta HFHV (a machine close to WRC standards) to win more than three minutes ahead of the Quebecois Antoine L'Estage , already provides the title North American and password unhook a new national title.

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