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Rain and twists!

Twice a year only thirty-six races, the NASCAR Sprint Cup occurs on a road course. This weekend, it was on the track of Watkins Glen in upstate New York. For many people, the act of driving on a road course and not an oval track removes the risk of being arrested or-proof postponed due to rain. But if this is true for almost all series, the NASCAR Sprint Cup is unique in that there is no rain tires factories for it! It therefore becomes impossible, even on a road course to present a race under these conditions.

This is what happened in Watkins Glen on Sunday, while the continuous rain has forced the organizers to postpone today Monday the race is held.

This stimulus has an old debate: Why Can Nationwide Series ride in the rain (the ordeal of it three years ago in Montreal had demonstrated) and not the star series, the Sprint Cup? Just because Goodyear sole manufacturer in NASCAR does not produce rain tires can be mounted on cars Sprint Cup. And this for the sake of economy willed by NASCAR and its teams because these tires would serve, on average, once every ten years!

In the Nationwide Series, many Sprint Cup drivers were at the start of the race Saturday disputed by dry weather. Without much bounce, this race has been marked by the domination of the Busch brothers, with not far behind Jimmie Johnson and the Ontario veteran Ron Fellows, who had a powerful stables prepared by Hendrick Chevrolet and instituted by JR Motorsports, a satellite structure Geree by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

In the end, Kurt Busch won with his Team Penske Dodge, before Johnson, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch. Ron Fellows retrograde in seventh position, trapped in traffic in the penultimate round. Disappointing performance in contrast to the single driver quebecois departing Andrew Ranger leaving shortly before the halfway point, the victim of mechanical trouble with his Dodge.

The other North American series featuring the IndyCar was on the oval of Loudon, New Hampshire. After a first half of few incidents enameled race, the rain came to spoil the festivities. Neutralization followed a long and while it remained less than ten laps to do, officials decided to revive the series race on a wet track and while the owners of stables most experienced (Michael Andretti, Roger Penske, etc..) and their drivers pleaded for the permanent cessation. Result: a nice pile that necessita full stop and intense frustration of drivers trapped by the conditions; Australian Will Power, candidate for the title, even going there a few gestures a major unequivocally against the race director!

This is American Ryan Hunter-Reay has finally been declared winner, ahead Oriol Servia, Scott Dixon, James Hinchcliffe the Canadian, Will Power and Danica Patrick. Alex Tagliani had to give up after a fire on his car early.

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