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Post by Alta on Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:37 pm

I'll be stealing PKlig's thunder this year. > : D

Instead of the usual Nascar predictions threads we get around this time every year, I was thinking we go all across the board as we all have other racing divisions we love rather than Nascar. So here it is...2014 Motorsports predictions

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners:
Most wins in a season
Upset of the year:
Disappointments:
Best race of 2014:
Worst race of 2014:
Retirees at season end:
Driver of the year:
Reject of the year:
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion:
Runner-up:

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners:
Most wins in a season
Upset of the year:
Disappointments:
Best race of 2014:
Worst race of 2014:
Retirees at season end:
Driver of the year:
Reject of the year:
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion:
Runner-up:

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners:
Most wins in a season
Upset of the year:
Disappointments:
Best race of 2014:
Worst race of 2014:
Retirees at season end:
Driver of the year:
Reject of the year:
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion:
Runner-up:

Indycar:

First-time winners:
Most wins in a season
Upset of the year:
Disappointments:
Best race of 2014:
Worst race of 2014:
Retirees at season end:
Driver of the year:
Reject of the year:
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion:
Runner-up:

F1:

First-time winners:
Most wins in a season
Upset of the year:
Disappointments:
Best race of 2014:
Worst race of 2014:
Retirees at season end:
Driver of the year:
Reject of the year:
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion:
Runner-up:


Other:

First-time winners:
Most wins in a season
Upset of the year:
Disappointments:
Best race of 2014:
Worst race of 2014:
Retirees at season end:
Driver of the year:
Reject of the year:
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion:
Runner-up:
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by bsoyuz on Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:27 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Danica Patrick and Aric Almirola
Most wins in a season Kyle Busch
Upset of the year: Martin Truex Jr.
Disappointments: Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth
Best race of 2014: Irwin Tools Night Race
Worst race of 2014: Kansas at Night
Retires at season end: Jeff Gordon.....maybe?
Driver of the year: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Reject of the year: Matt Kenseth
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Michael McDowell
Champion: Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Kyle Busch
Runner-up: Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart or Joey Logano

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: None
Most wins in a season: Any Cup driver
Upset of the year: Eliott Sadler
Disappointments: James Buescher and/or Brendan Gaughan
Best race of 2014: Daytona Night race
Worst race of 2014: Road America
Retirees at season end: Joe Nemechek?
Driver of the year: Ty Dillon
Reject of the year: Sam Hornish Jr.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: None
Champion: Eliott Sadler
Runner-up: Ty Dillon or Regan Smith

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Miguel Paludo
Most wins in a season Ross Chastain and Bubba Wallace
Upset of the year: Miguel Paludo and/or Piquet Jr. (if he goes with NTS next year)
Disappointments: Matt Crafton or Johnny Sauter
Best race of 2014: Eldora/Mosport/Miami
Worst race of 2014: Gateway
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday
Driver of the year: Ross Chastain
Reject of the year: John Wes Townley
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: see above
Champion: Miguel Paludo or Bubba Wallace or Ross Chastain
Runner-up: see above

Indycar:

First-time winners: Simona de Silvestro
Most wins in a season Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon
Upset of the year: Simona de Silvestro
Disappointments: Will Power (will lose the title on the last race (again!)
Best race of 2014: Indy 500
Worst race of 2014: None
Retirees at season end: Tony Kanaan
Driver of the year: Ryan Hunter-Reay
Reject of the year: Will Power
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: I don't know
Champion: Tony Kanaan or Sott Dxon
Runner-up:i have a big list but the top are: Castroneves;Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato

F1:

First-time winners: Romain Grosejan and Daniel Ricciardo
Most wins in a season Daniel Ricciardo
Upset of the year: Felipe Massa
Disappointments: PAY DRIVERS
Best race of 2014: Brazil GP
Worst race of 2014: Abu Dhabi GP
Retirees at season end: Felipe Massa (only Fittipaldi didn't retired or died in a Williams ride)
Driver of the year: Daniel Rcciardo
Reject of the year: Esteban Gutierrez?
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: see above
Champion: Daniel Ricciardo
Runner-up: Romain Grosejan

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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:58 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Almirola, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Most wins in a season: Jimmie Johnson
Upset of the year: Danica Patrick gets a top 10 at a non-super Speedway
Disappointments: RCR
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen
Worst race of 2014: Texas
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton
Driver of the year: Jimmie Johnson
Reject of the year: Penske
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: J.J Yeley
Champion: Jimmie Johnson
Runner-up: Joey Logano

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: None
Most wins in a season: Regan Smith
Upset of the year: Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski start to struggle.
Disappointments: They actually don't.
Best race of 2014: Mid-Ohio
Worst race of 2014: Texas
Retirees at season end: Carl Long
Driver of the year: Regan Smith
Reject of the year: Brad Keselowski
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Elliott Sadler
Champion: Regan Smith
Runner-up: Trevor Bayne

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Jon Wes Townley, Brad Keselowski
Most wins in a season: Ryan Blaney
Upset of the year: Tyler Reddick
Disappointments: Darrell Wallace Jr.
Best race of 2014: Mosport
Worst race of 2014: Las Vegas
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday Jr.
Driver of the year: Ryan Blaney
Reject of the year: Jennifer Jo Coob
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Every one who is in the 0 for JJC
Champion: Ryan Blaney
Runner-up: James Buescher.

First-time winners: Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel
Upset of the year: Pastor Maldonado doesn't fail at Lotus
Disappointments: the new specs doesn't stop VWL. McClaren stays the same.
Best race of 2014: Australia
Worst race of 2014: Singapore.
Retirees at season end: Felipe Massa
Driver of the year: Sebastian Vettel
Reject of the year: Kevin Magnussen.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Geido Van Der Garde
Champion: Sebastian Vettel
Runner-up: Daniel Ricciardo
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Alta on Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:25 am

Nascar Sprint Cup

First-time winners: Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson
Most wins in a season: Matt Kenseth
Upset of the year: Austin Dillon makes the chase.
Disappointments: Martin Truex Jr.,
Best race of 2014: Sonoma
Worst race of 2014: Texas
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte
Driver of the year: Matt Kenseth
Reject of the year: Martin Truex Jr
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Michael Annet
Champion: Jimmie Johnson
Runner-up: Matt Kenseth (I think it could be just as easily swapped around)

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Brian Scott
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch (Cuppie) Regan Smith (Regular)
Upset of the year: James Buescher pulls his weight in the 99 and gets a win
Disappointments: Brendan Gaughan
Best race of 2014: Mid-Ohio
Worst race of 2014: 10 way tie. Most likely involving a race Kyle wins
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Regan Smith
Reject of the year: Brendan Gaughan
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Ryan Reed
Champion: Regan Smith
Runner-up: Ty Dillon

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Ben Kennedy, John Wes Townley
Most wins in a season: Ryan Blaney
Upset of the year: Townley wins a race
Disappointments: Tyler Reddick
Best race of 2014: Mosport
Worst race of 2014: Charlotte
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday
Driver of the year: Ryan Blaney
Reject of the year: Ron Hornaday
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Ron Hornaday
Champion: Ryan Blaney
Runner-up: Darrell Wallace Jr

Indycar:

First-time winners: Simona De Silvestro, Sebastian Bourdias (If it really counts), Carlos Munoz
Most wins in a season: Will Power
Upset of the year: Will Power finally pulls the title off, Carlos Munoz wins the Indy 500
Disappointments: Graham Rahal
Best race of 2014: Indy
Worst race of 2014: Edmonton
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Tony Kannan
Reject of the year: Mikhail Aleshin
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Mikhail Aleshin
Champion: Will Power
Runner-up: Tony Kannan

F1:

First-time winners: Romain Grosjean, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez, Niko Hulkenberg
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel
Upset of the year: Force India becomes a top-tier team
Disappointments: Fernando Alonso, Kevin Magnussen
Best race of 2014: Monaco
Worst race of 2014: Abu Dhabi
Retirees at season end: Felipe Massa
Driver of the year: Kimi Raikkonen
Reject of the year: Felipe Massa
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Pastor Maldonado
Champion: Kimi Raikkonen
Runner-up: Sebastian Vettel

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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Magus978 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:31 am

I'll do the ones I feel confident enough in predicting...

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Almirola, J.J. Yeley, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Most wins in a season: Matt Kenseth
Upset of the year: J.J. Yeley flukes TBR's first win at the 500 or Talladegu
Disappointments: When my upset of the year pick inevitably doesn't happen.
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen
Worst race of 2014: Cookie Cutter
Retirees at season end: Both Labontes (hopefully)
Driver of the year: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Got a feeling he sneaks into the Chase)
Reject of the year: Michael Annett
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Dunno.
Champion: Matt Kenseth
Runner-up: Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR Nationwide Series

First-time winners: Nope
Most wins in a season: Cuppies
Upset of the year: None. Cuppies with the clean sweep. (I'm sure one or two will journey to the Nationwide-only events)
Disappointments: Every race a Cuppie wins
Best race of 2014: Daytona
Worst race of 2014: Cookie Cutters
Retirees at season end: Morgan Shepherd
Driver of the year: Cuppies
Reject of the year: The regulars
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: One of the various rotating start and park trash drivers
Champion: Regan Smith (with 0 wins)
Runner-up: Elliott Sadler (Championship Chokejob 2.0)

Formula 1

First-time winners: Romain Grosjean
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel
Upset of the year: Marussia grabs maiden point somewhere
Disappointments: Jenson Button
Best race of 2014: Melbourne
Worst race of 2014: Bahrain
Retirees at season end: Felipe Massa
Driver of the year: Sebastian Vettel
Reject of the year: Esteban Gutierrez
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Jean-Eric Vergne
Champion: Sebastian Vettel
Runner-up: Kimi Raikkonen
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by BWard on Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:48 am

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Austin Dillon
Most wins in a season: Matt Kenseth
Upset of the year: Michael Annett wins at Daytona or Talladega in a TBR Car
Disappointments: Denny Hamlin
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen
Worst race of 2014: Like Nationwide Trucks, any cookie cutter tracks
Retirees at season end: Tony Stewart
Driver of the year: Matt Kenseth
Reject of the year: Ricky Stenhouse
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Danica Patrick
Champion: Matt Kenseth
Runner-up: Greg Biffle

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: James Buescher
Most wins in a season: Any Cuppies as usual.
Upset of the year: Landon Cassill getting a Top 10 finish at a Plate Track.
Disappointments: Brendan Gaughan
Best race of 2014: Mid-Ohio
Worst race of 2014: Like Trucks, any cookie cutter tracks
Retirees at season end: Elliott Sadler
Driver of the year: Regan Smith
Reject of the year: Brendan Gaughan
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Ryan Reed
Champion: Regan Smith
Runner-up: Brian Scott

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Ben Kennedy
Most wins in a season: Johnny Sauter
Upset of the year: No big one at Daytona or Talladega
Disappointments: Matt Crafton
Best race of 2014: Eldora
Worst race of 2014: Any cookie cutter tracks
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday
Driver of the year: Jeb Burton
Reject of the year: Ron Hornaday
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: John Wes Townley
Champion: Johnny Sauter
Runner-up: Jeb Burton

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz
Most wins in a season: James Hinchcliffe
Upset of the year: Mikhail Aleshin wins an attrition-filled race.
Disappointments: Juan Pablo Montoya
Best race of 2014: Indy 500
Worst race of 2014: Pocono
Retirees at season end: Ryan Briscoe
Driver of the year: Marco Andretti
Reject of the year: Graham Rahal
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion: Scott Dixon
Runner-up: Marco Andretti

F1:

First-time winners: Daniel Ricciardo and Romain Grosjean
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel
Upset of the year: Either Caterham or Marussia score a point or more
Disappointments: Kevin Magnussen
Best race of 2014: Malaysia
Worst race of 2014: Bahrain
Retirees at season end: Fernando Alonso
Driver of the year: Nico Rosberg
Reject of the year: Esteban Gutierrez
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Pastor Maldonado
Champion: Sebstian Vettel
Runner-up: Lewis Hamilton


Other (I'll do BTCC for this one):

First-time winners: Martin Depper
Most wins in a season: Andrew Jordan
Upset of the year: A Proton driver wins a race.
Disappointments: Dave Newsham
Best race of 2014: All of them.
Worst race of 2014: None of them.
Retirees at season end: No one probably.
Driver of the year: Andrew Jordan
Reject of the year: Robb Holland
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Probably no one.
Champion: Andrew Jordan
Runner-up: Gordon Shedden

V8 Supercars:

First-time winners: Tim Slade, Nick Percat
Most wins in a season: Jamie Whincup
Upset of the year: The Volvo becomes a championship contender.
Disappointments: Will Davison
Best Race of 2014: Bathurst 1000
Worst Race of 2014: Probably none of them.
Retirees at season end: No one probably.
Driver of the year: Scott Mclaughlin
Reject of the year: David Wall
Most likely to lose a ride in the middle of the season: Probably no one.
Champion: Jamie Whincup
Runner-up: David Reynolds


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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:19 am

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: None
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch
Upset of the year: Martin Truex Jr knocking someone from a major team out of the Chase.
Disappointments: Kyle Busch choking harder than he's ever choked before in the Chase.
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen
Worst race of 2014: Texas
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton
Driver of the year: Kurt Busch
Reject of the year: Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: None
Champion: Matt Kenseth
Runner-up: Kurt Busch

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz
Most wins in a season: Will Power
Upset of the year: Justin Wilson stealing the Indy 500 from someone.
Disappointments: Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya
Best race of 2014: Indy 500
Worst race of 2014: Alabama
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Charlie Kimball
Reject of the year: Ryan Briscoe
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: None
Champion: Helio Castroneves
Runner-up: Charlie Kimball

F1:

First-time winners: Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel
Upset of the year: Williams becoming relevant again
Disappointments: Force India and Sauber
Best race of 2014: Canada
Worst race of 2014: India
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Romain Grosjean
Reject of the year: Esteban Gutierrez
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Jean-Eric Vergne
Champion: Romain Grosjean (This is more hopefulness than anything else)
Runner-up: Sebastian Vettel

BTCC:

First-time winners: Adam Morgan, Lea Wood
Most wins in a season: Colin Turkington
Upset of the year: Mat Jackson dragging the Focus kicking and screaming into title contention
Disappointments: Lea Wood getting stuck with crappy equipment again
Best race of 2014: Rockingham
Worst race of 2014: Silverstone
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Colin Turkington
Reject of the year: Martin Depper
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Probably someone at United Autosport
Champion: Colin Tukington
Runner-up: Andrew Jordan
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by f1fan12 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:50 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Amirola, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Most wins in a season: Denny Hamlin
Upset of the year: Ryan Newman being boss in the 31, Austin Dillon nearly winning the Daytona 500 in the 3 car and ends up QQing all the people who bitched about him getting a car numbered 3!
Disappointments: Stewart Haas Racing
Best race of 2014: Kansas Spring (Don't ask me why)
Worst race of 2014: Coke 600
Retirees at season end: Has Labonte Retired yet?
Driver of the year: Denny Hamlin
Reject of the year: DANICA!
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Kurt Busch (Will get into a huge fight with the worlds biggest baby and loose his ride)
Champion: Denny Hamlin
Runner-up: Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Whoever wins Road America/Mid Ohio, Ty Dillon (Not Sure if he has a win in Nwide already)
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch
Upset of the year: None really, because it will be CuppieWinsLOL
Disappointments: That NASCAR does nothing to prevent above
Best race of 2014: Mid Ohio
Worst race of 2014: One that I won't watch
Retirees at season end: Nemecheck?
Driver of the year: Kyle Busch
Reject of the year: Graham Rahal races @ Mid Ohio
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Insert Crap Start and Park Team
Champion: Elliot Sadler
Runner-up: Regan Smith

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: I don't really know
Most wins in a season Johnny Sauter
Upset of the year: Mike Skeen returns and wins Mosport
Disappointments: KBM when Kyle isn't in the car
Best race of 2014: Mosport
Worst race of 2014: Texas
Retirees at season end: Who Really cares
Driver of the year: Johnny Sauter
Reject of the year: Something hilarious that happens
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Insert KBM Developmental driver
Champion: Sauter
Runner-up: Crafton (THORSPORT "REPRESENTIN!")

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz
Most wins in a season: Dixon/Kannan/Power (All tied)
Upset of the year: Not sure if this is an upset but: James Hinchcliffe wins the Indy 500 and starting the wildest victory celebration in the history of the race
Disappointments: JPM's Open Wheel return
Best race of 2014: Indianapolis 500
Worst race of 2014: Barber Motorsports Park
Retirees at season end: Kannan calls it quits after winning 2nd championship
Driver of the year: Tony Kannan
Reject of the year: The Russian guy
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: The Russian Guy
Champion: Tony Kannan
Runner-up: Will Power (Blows it again at Fontana)

F1:

First-time winners: Riccardo, Magnussen
Most wins in a season: TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO (Vettel)
Upset of the year: Vettel looses the title because the Mercedes engine is godly/ Red Bull doesn't win at Red Bull Ring
Disappointments: Ferrari
Best race of 2014: Austria
Worst race of 2014: COTA
Retirees at season end: Whoever gets the shaft at Ferrari
Driver of the year: Lewis Hamilton (Sadly)
Reject of the year: Lotus going broke because of the repair bills
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: No one
Champion: Hamilton (Sadly)
Runner-up: Vettel


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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Milan655 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:06 pm

F1:

First-time winners: Magnussen, Grosjean
Most wins in a season: Vettel
Upset of the year: Marussia joins the midfield teams due to Jules Bianchi and the new Ferrari engine. Lotus winning the constructors title.
Disappointments: Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen
Best race of 2014: British Grand Prix
Worst race of 2014: US Grand Prix
Retirees at season end: Massa, Raikkonen
Driver of the year: Alonso
Reject of the year: Raikkonen/Ricciardo
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: None/all drivers remain the same throughout excluding special circumstances.
Champion: Vettel
Runner-up: Alonso
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by NeverNeutral on Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:34 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Almirola, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch
Upset of the year: David Ragan wins at Talladega again
Disappointments: Kyle Larson, Swan Racing, Michael Annett
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen
Worst race of 2014: Texas
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte
Driver of the year: Matt Kenseth
Reject of the year: BK Racing
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Michael McDowell
Champion: Matt Kenseth
Runner-up: Kyle Busch

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Ty Dillon, Kyle Larson
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch
Upset of the year: lol
Disappointments: Dakoda Armstrong, Ryan Reed
Best race of 2014: Road America
Worst race of 2014: Kentucky
Retirees at season end: Morgan Shepherd, Jeff Green, Derrick Cope, Mike Wallace
Driver of the year: Cup drivers
Reject of the year: Maryeve Dufault
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Anyone who isn't driving for a Cup team that doesn't have money
Champion: Ty Dillon
Runner-up: Trevor Bayne

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Miguel Paludo, Ben Kennedy
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch
Upset of the year: Kennedy beats Busch for a win
Disappointments: Spencer Gallagher, Max Gresham, Tyler Reddick, Joey Coulter
Best race of 2014: Mosport
Worst race of 2014: Kentucky
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday
Driver of the year: Timothy Peters
Reject of the year: Brennan Newberry
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Max Gresham
Champion: Timothy Peters
Runner-up: Ryan Blaney

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz
Most wins in a season: Helio Castroneves
Upset of the year: Munoz beats Will Power for the win on one of the road courses
Disappointments: Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato, Ryan Briscoe
Best race of 2014: Long Beach
Worst race of 2014: Indy Road Course
Retirees at season end: None?
Driver of the year: Helio Castroneves
Reject of the year: Graham Rahal
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Mikhail Aleshin
Champion: Helio Castroneves
Runner-up: James Hinchcliffe

F1:

First-time winners: Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosejean
Most wins in a season: Sebastien Vettel
Upset of the year: Force India scores a double podium
Disappointments: Pastor Maldonado, Esteban Guttierez
Best race of 2014: Belgium
Worst race of 2014: Abu Dhabi
Retirees at season end: Nobody
Driver of the year: Sebastien Vettel
Reject of the year: McLaren
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Adrian Sutil
Champion: Sebastien Vettel
Runner-up: Kimi Raikkonen
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Post by Cardinals5 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:13 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr
Most wins in a season: Matt Kenseth
Upset of the year: Danica Patrick's average finish has a two as the leading digit [insert underfunded team here] pulls off a shocking upset at [Daytona/Talladega]
Disappointments: Austin Dillion will underperform due to RCR's lack of good equipment, ditto Kyle Larson. MWR has trouble fielding competitive cars for Vickers
Best race of 2014: Judging by 2013, Auto Club Speedway. Hoping for Watkins Glen though
Worst race of 2014: Probably one of the Pocono races
Retirees at season end: Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton (officially)
Driver of the year: Matt Kenseth
Reject of the year: Kurt Busch (given the expectations everyone at SHR has now, unless he actually wins races, he's going to be a huge [and expensive] disappointment)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Michael Annett? I doubt it would happen to anyone
Champion: Matt Kenseth
Runner-up: Carl Edwards

Indycar:

First-time winners: Munoz
Most wins in a season: Scott Dixon
Upset of the year: Will Power wins on an oval
Disappointments: Juan Pablo Montoya won't be competitive at all
Best race of 2014: Indianapolis 500
Worst race of 2014: Houston
Retirees at season end: Tony Kanaan
Driver of the year: Scott Dixon
Reject of the year: Takuma Sato
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Mikhail Aleshin or whoever wins up driving for Dale Coyne
Champion: Will Power
Runner-up: Scott Dixon

F1:

First-time winners: Romain Grosjean
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel
Upset of the year: Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg go 1-2
Disappointments: Lotus, Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kyvat, take your pick
Best race of 2014: British Grand Prix (provided no tire fiasco)
Worst race of 2014: Monaco/Russia
Retirees at season end: Nobody
Driver of the year: Kimi Raikkonen
Reject of the year: Daniil Kyvat
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Sauber driver. Doesn't matter which
Champion: Sebastian Vettel
Runner-up: Kimi Raikkonen


Other:

First-time winners:
Most wins in a season
Upset of the year:
Disappointments:
Best race of 2014:
Worst race of 2014:
Retirees at season end:
Driver of the year:
Reject of the year:
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion:
Runner-up:
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Pyrozooka0 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:37 pm


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, Danica Patrick
Most wins in a season: Matt Kenseth
Upset of the year: Austin Dillon wins at Daytona, Danica wins a race
Disappointments: Stenhouse still doesn't win, Danica wins a race (disappointing for 90 percent of NASCAR fans on the internet)
Best race of 2014: No idea
Worst race of 2014: Michigan or Sonoma
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton
Driver of the year: Matt Kenseth
Reject of the year: BK Racing
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Brian Vickers (either he has health issues again or MWR just plain screws him over)
Champion: Matt Kenseth
Runner-up: Kurt Busch

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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:45 pm

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz
Most wins in a season: James Hinchcliffe
Upset of the year: Juan Pablo Montoya (wins 1 or 2 races, finishes in the top 5 points standings)
Disappointments: Ryan Briscoe
Best race of 2014: Indy 500
Worst race of 2014: Sonoma
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: James Hinchcliffe
Reject of the year: Takuma Sato
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Takuma Sato
Champion: James Hinchcliffe
Runner-up: Will Power

F1:

First-time winners: Daniel Ricciardo, Roman Grosjean
Most wins in a season: Kimi Raikkonen
Upset of the year: Kevin Magnussen or Felipe Massa finishing on the podium
Disappointments: Pastor Maldonado
Best race of 2014: Monaco
Worst race of 2014: Bahrain
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Kimi Raikkonen
Reject of the year: Pastor Maldonado
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Pastor Maldonado
Champion: Kimi Raikkonen
Runner-up: Sebastian Vettel

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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by flyingturns89 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:51 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: None
Most wins in a season: Matt Kenseth
Upset of the year: Jamie McMurray wins multiple races and makes the Chase
Disappointments: Lack of performance by Ford
Best race of 2014: Talladega
Worst race of 2014: Auto Club
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte, Terry Labonte
Driver of the year: Jimmie Johnson
Reject of the year: Ryan Newman
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Landon Cassill
Champion: Jimmie Johnson
Runner-up: Kevin Harvick

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Brian Scott
Most wins in a season: One of the Cuppies
Upset of the year: Any race that's not won by a Cuppie
Disappointments: The points battle for the championship
Best race of 2014: Daytona
Worst race of 2014: One of the 1.5 mile races.
Retirees at season end: Mike Bliss, Joe Nemechek, Jeff Green, Mike Wallace, Kenny Wallace
Driver of the year: None
Reject of the year: Nationwide Series point scoring drivers
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Whoever ends up driving Curtis Key's #40
Champion: Elliott Sadler
Runner-up: Regan Smith

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Tyler Reddick, Ben Kennedy
Most wins in a season: Johnny Sauter
Upset of the year: Surprise first time winner at one or both of the plate races.
Disappointments: Red Horse Racing
Best race of 2014: Eldora or Gateway
Worst race of 2014: Michigan
Retirees at season end: I don't expect any retirements in Trucks for a while.
Driver of the year: Johnny Sauter
Reject of the year: Brennan Newberry
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: German Quiroga
Champion: Johnny Sauter
Runner-up: Jeb Burton

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz, Simona de Silvestro
Most wins in a season: Simon Pagenaud
Upset of the year: See above.
Disappointments: Ryan Briscoe
Best race of 2014: Indy road course.
Worst race of 2014: Toronto
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Simon Pagenaud
Reject of the year: Mikhail Aleshin
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Mikhail Aleshin
Champion: Scott Dixon
Runner-up: Simon Pagenaud

F1:

First-time winners: Daniel Ricciardo
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettal
Upset of the year: Wins by both Force India drivers
Disappointments: Pastor Maldonado
Best race of 2014: Monaco
Worst race of 2014: Abu Dhabi
Retirees at season end: If anyone, Jenson Button.
Driver of the year: Sebastian Vettel
Reject of the year: Pastor Maldonado
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Daniel Kvyat
Champion: Sebastian Vettel
Runner-up: Romain Grosjean


ARCA:

First-time winners: Justin Boston
Most wins in a season: Ken Schrader
Upset of the year: Ken Schrader's part time season still scores him a handful of victories.
Disappointments: Frank Kimmel and Win-Tron
Best race of 2014: IRP
Worst race of 2014: New Jersey
Retirees at season end: Most likely none. At the most, Wayne Peterson, Tom Berte, and Darrell Basham.
Driver of the year: Ken Schrader
Reject of the year: Maryeve Dufault
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Maryeve Dufault
Champion: Tom Hessert
Runner-up: Mason Mitchell
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by navycook75 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:00 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse
Most wins in a season: Jimmie
Upset of the year: Backmarker team wins on a Superspeedway
Disappointments: Landon Cassill
Best race of 2014: Superspeedways or the Road Courses
Worst race of 2014: Texas
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton
Driver of the year: Jimmie
Reject of the year: 
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion: The Jimmie ride never ends
Runner-up: Harvick


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Ben Kennedy
Most wins in a season: Sauter
Upset of the year: Daytona
Disappointments: JJC once again
Best race of 2014: Mosport and/or Eldora
Worst race of 2014: 
Retirees at season end:
Driver of the year: either Sauter, Darrell Wallace, Jr, or Matt Crafton
Reject of the year: JJC
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion: Sauter
Runner-up: Bubba Wallace

Indycar:

First-time winners: Simona (if she has a ride), Josef Newgarden, Carlos Munoz
Most wins in a season: James Hinchcliffe
Upset of the year: Indy
Disappointments: Montoya
Best race of 2014: Indy
Worst race of 2014: Barber
Retirees at season end: 
Driver of the year: Hinch
Reject of the year: 
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion: probably an Andretti driver
Runner-up: ^

F1:

First-time winners: Grojean, Ricciardo
Most wins in a season: Who else but Vettel?
Upset of the year: 
Disappointments: Marussia
Best race of 2014: Either COTA or Brazil
Worst race of 2014: Bahrain
Retirees at season end: Massa
Driver of the year: Vettel or Kimi
Reject of the year: Maldolan
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion: Vettel
Runner-up: Kimi


Other:

First-time winners: me
Most wins in a season: me
Upset of the year: me winning
Disappointments: me not winning
Best race of 2014: every race
Worst race of 2014: n/a
Retirees at season end: nobody
Driver of the year: me
Reject of the year: not me
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: not me
Champion: me
Runner-up: not me
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Post by PYLrulz on Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:47 pm

I'll do the ones I follow

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Austin Dillion, Kyle Larson, Aric Almirola
Most wins in a season: Jimmie Johnson, 6
Upset of the year: Danica will score 2 top 10's on a track other than a Superspeedway... but only because of luck
Disappointments: The bottom will fall out on Marcos Ambrose, and he will be out of a ride halfway through the season
Best race of 2014: Road Course you pick em
Worst race of 2014: Charlotte you pick em
Retirees at season end: No one retires
Driver of the year: Austin Dillion, by becoming the first rookie since Tony Stewart to win 3 in a season
Reject of the year: Danica
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Marcos Ambrose
Champion: Jimmie Johnson
Runner-up: Jeff Gordon

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz
Most wins in a season: James Hinchcliffe, 6
Upset of the year: Munoz will win the Indy 500
Disappointments: Takuma Sato will continue his sour run of the 2nd half of last season
Best race of 2014: Indy 500
Worst race of 2014: None, but the "worst" will be whatever race IndyCar ends up screwing someone with a horrible judgement call of a penalty
Retirees at season end: none
Driver of the year: James Hinchcliffe
Reject of the year: Graham Rahal
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Takuma Sato
Champion: James Hinchcliffe
Runner-up: Juan Pablo Montoya

F1:

First-time winners: Roman Grosjean, Daniel Riccardo (if only because he's in a Red Bull now)
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel, 7
Upset of the year: Catherham or Marussia will score a shock podium, if only because of horrible weather, which F1 is about due for again
Disappointments: McLaren will still continue to stink, by their standards
Best race of 2014: Australian Grand Prix
Worst race of 2014: Russian Grand Prix
Retirees at season end: Jenson Button, Felipe Massa
Driver of the year: Sebastian Vettel
Reject of the year: Kevin Magunssen
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: none
Champion: Sebastian Vettel
Runner-up: Kimi Raikkonen
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by bigdc48 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:08 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Most wins in a season: Denny Hamlin
Upset of the year: Danica Patrick actually winning a race...by default
Disappointments: Jimmie Johnson not in the Chase
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen
Worst race of 2014: Any 1.5-mile track
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Brad Keselowski
Reject of the year: Marcos Ambrose
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Cole Whitt, Parker Kligerman
Champion: Brad Keselowski
Runner-up: Jeff Gordon

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Brendon Gaughn
Most wins in a season: Cup drivers
Upset of the year: Johanna Long actually winning a race
Disappointments: Cup drivers
Best race of 2014: Road courses/superspeedway
Worst race of 2014: Any 1.5-mile track
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Regan Smith
Reject of the year: Elloit Sadler
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: None
Champion: Regan Smith
Runner-up: Elloit Sadler

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Miguel Paludo, Ben Kennedy
Most wins in a season: Darrell Wallace Jr.
Upset of the year: John Wes Townley actually winning a race
Disappointments: Ron Hornaday (if he finds a ride)
Best race of 2014: Eldora/Mosport
Worst race of 2014: Both Texas races
Retirees at season end: IDK
Driver of the year: Timothy Peters
Reject of the year: Chase Austin
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion: Timothy Peters
Runner-up: Ryan Blaney

Indycar:

First-time winners: Josef Newgarden, Carlos Muñoz
Most wins in a season: Will Power
Upset of the year: Sebastien Bourdais winning the Indy 500
Disappointments: Graham Rahal (as always)
Best race of 2014: Indianapolis 500
Worst race of 2014: Texas
Retirees at season end: None
Driver of the year: Will Power
Reject of the year: Graham Rahal
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Graham Rahal
Champion: Will Power
Runner-up: Ryan Hunter-Reay

F1:

First-time winners: Romain Grosjean, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Pérez
Most wins in a season: Fernando Alonzo
Upset of the year: Marussia scores at least one point all year
Disappointments: Caterham with their usual self
Best race of 2014: Austria/Brazil/Belgium
Worst race of 2014: Bahrain/Abu Dhabi
Retirees at season end: Nonen
Driver of the year: Sebastian Vettel
Reject of the year: Pastor Maldonado
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion: Sebastian Vettel
Runner-up: Fernando Alonzo

Other: (V8 Supercars)

Most wins in a season: Jamie Whincup
Best race of 2014: Bathurst 1000
Driver of the year: Craig Lowndes
Champion: Garth Tander
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Baxter on Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:56 am

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Most wins in a season: Kevin Harvick
Upset of the year: A surprise winner at Talladega
Disappointments: Kyle Larson
Best race of 2014: Talladega, Watkins Glen, Martinsville
Worst race of 2014: 1.5 milers
Retirees at season end: Bobby Labonte, Terry Labonte, Jeff Burton (due to his NBC deal)
Driver of the year: Denny Hamlin
Reject of the year: BK Racing
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: none
Champion: Kevin Harvick
Runner-up: Denny Hamlin

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Brian Scott, Ryan Reed, Ty Dillon, Joey Coulter, Brendan Gaughan
Most wins in a season (excluding cup drivers): Ty Dillon
Upset of the year: Johanna Long might win a race.
Disappointments: Cup Regulars win a lot.
Best race of 2014: The Road Courses, Daytona
Worst race of 2014: 1.5 milers
Retirees at season end: Jeff Green
Driver of the year: Trevor Bayne
Reject of the year: Nelson Piquet Jr.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: none
Champion: Trevor Bayne
Runner-up: Ty Dillon

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: German Quiroga, Miguel Paludo, Ross Chastain if he finds a ride.
Most wins in a season: Matt Crafton
Upset of the year: John Wes Townley does well. Joey Coulter does well with new team.
Disappointments: Tyler Reddick
Best race of 2014: Canada, Eldora, Daytona
Worst race of 2014: none, most truck races are good.
Retirees at season end: Crafton to Nationwide
Driver of the year: Ryan Blaney
Reject of the year: none
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: none
Champion: Ryan Blaney
Runner-up: Darrell Wallace Jr.

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz, Simona Di Silvestro
Most wins in a season: Scott Dixon, Will Power
Upset of the year: Graham Rahal finally wins again!
Disappointments: Lack of Baltimore
Best race of 2014: Indy
Worst race of 2014: Birmingham
Retirees at season end: none
Driver of the year: Will Power
Reject of the year: Mikhail Aleshin
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Mikhail Aleshin
Champion: Will Power
Runner-up: Scott Dixon
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Post by Hayden1117 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:51 am

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners:Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Austin Dillon
Most wins in a season Matt Kenseth
Upset of the year:Danica gets few top 10s.
Disappointments:Kyle Larson
Best race of 2014:Superspeedways
Worst race of 2014:Texas
Retirees at season end:Jeff Burton,B and T :Labonte
Driver of the year:Denny Hamlin
Reject of the year:Kyle Larson
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: A Backmarker
Champion:Matt Kenseth
Runner-up:Denny Hamlin

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners:Brian Scott
Most wins in a season Cuppie
Upset of the year:A Non Cuppie Win
Disappointments:Brendan Gaughan
Best race of 2014:Superspeedways
Worst race of 2014:Texas
Retirees at season end:Morgan Shepherd
Driver of the year:Regan Smith
Reject of the year:Dakota Armstong
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: A BackMarker
Champion:Regan Smith
Runner-up:Trevor Bayne

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners:German Quiroga,miguel paludo
Most wins in a season Kyle Busch
Upset of the year:A Backmarker wins at superspeedway
Disappointments:Ben Kennedy
Best race of 2014:Superspeedways
Worst race of 2014:?
Retirees at season end:Ron Hornaday Jr.
Driver of the year:Miguel Paludo
Reject of the year:Ben Kennedy
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:probably none
Champion:Johnny Sauter
Runner-up:Miguel Paludo

Indycar:

First-time winners:Carlos Munoz,Josef Newgarden
Most wins in a season Scott Dixon
Upset of the year:Josef Newgarden
Disappointments:Tony Kannan
Best race of 2014:Indy 500
Worst race of 2014:?
Retirees at season end:none
Driver of the year:Scott Dixon/Will Power
Reject of the year:Mikhail Aleshin
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:Mikhail Aleshin
Champion:Scott Dixon
Runner-up:Will Power

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Post by Alpineopossum on Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:45 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Austin Dillon
Most wins in a season: Matt Kenseth
Upset of the year: Stenhouse having a sort of breakout year.
Disappointments: Danica Patrick, Kenseth falling back in the Chase
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen
Worst race of 2014: Texas
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte (after Daytona)
Driver of the year: Matt Kenseth
Reject of the year: BK Racing
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: David Reutemann
Champion: Jimmie Johnson
Runner-up: Carl Edwards

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Brian Scott, Kyle Larson, Drew Herring (if he runs the full year)
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch
Upset of the year: A midfield team (TriStar, JD, etc.) wins at Talladega
Disappointments: Ty Dillon not contending for the title
Best race of 2014: Mid Ohio
Worst race of 2014: Las Vegas
Retirees at season end: none
Driver of the year: Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski
Reject of the year: Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Dakoda Armstrong
Champion: Regan Smith
Runner-up: Elliott Sadler

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Miguel Paludo (has he won), Jeb Burton
Most wins in a season: Johnny Sauter
Upset of the year: Norm Benning getting a top ten at Eldora
Disappointments: Ron Hornaday
Best race of 2014: Eldora
Worst race of 2014: Charlotte
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday (hopefully)
Driver of the year: Johnny Sauter
Reject of the year: Ron Hornaday
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: German Quigora
Champion: Johnny Sauter
Runner-up: Darrell Wallace, Jr.

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Muñoz, James Jakes
Most wins in a season: Scott Dixon
Upset of the year: James Jakes wins a race, probably at Detroit
Disappointments: Marco and Graham have rough years
Best race of 2014: St. Petersburg, Indianapolis, and Sonoma
Worst race of 2014: Indianapolis Road Course
Retirees at season end: none
Driver of the year: Will Power
Reject of the year: Mikhail Aleshin
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion: Will Power
Runner-up: Scott Dixon

F1:

First-time winners: Roman Grosjean (maybe)
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel
Upset of the year: Grosjean might win
Disappointments: Ferrari doesn't allow Kimi to actually race Alonso, nobody challenges Vettel, Magnuson isn't ready for F1
Best race of 2014: Belgium
Worst race of 2014: Bahrain
Retirees at season end: none
Driver of the year: Sebastian Vettel
Reject of the year: Kevin Magnuson
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:
Champion: Sebastian Vettel
Runner-up: Fernando Alonso


Other: World Endurance Championship

First-time winners: Porsche factory team
Most wins in a season: Audi
Upset of the year: Risi wins at Le Mans
Disappointments: Toyota
Best race of 2014: Le Mans
Worst race of 2014: Shanghai
Retirees at season end: possibly Tom Kristenson
Driver of the year: Audi drivers
Reject of the year: some AF Corsa pay driver
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Kamui Kobyashi (AF Corsa)
Champion: Audi Sport Team Jœst
Runner-up: Porsche AG


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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by JMac525 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:46 pm

Indycar:

First-time winners: Josef Newgarden, Carlos Munoz,
Most wins in a season: Will Power
Upset of the year: Carlos Munoz wins at Fontana
Disappointments: Ryan Briscoe
Best race of 2014: Indianapolis 500
Worst race of 2014: Houston
Retirees at season end: No one
Driver of the year: Scott Dixon
Reject of the year: Mikhail Aleshin
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Mikhail Aleshin
Champion: Scott Dixon
Runner-up: Will Power

NASCAR Sprint Cup:

First-time winners: Austin Dillon, Aric Almirola
Most wins in a season: Jimmie Johnson
Upset of the year: Aric Almirola wins the Coca Cola 600
Disappointments: Greg Biffle
Best race of 2014: Firecracker 400 (can't keep track of new name)
Worst race of 2014: Spring Texas
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton
Driver of the year: Jimmie Johnson
Reject of the year: Danica Patrick
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: One of the Swan rookies (as much as I don't want to see that happen)
Champion: Carl Edwards
Runner-up: Jimmie Johnson
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by PYLrulz on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:59 am

Can I change my prediction for Worst Race of the Year for the Cup Series?!?

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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:11 am

PYLrulz wrote:Can I change my prediction for Worst Race of the Year for the Cup Series?!?

Sprint Unlimited, and if NASCAR is stupid enough to keep the "No Tandem Draft" rule around after that weekend, Daytona 500
That was for Nationwide and Trucks.
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by PYLrulz on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:41 pm

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:Can I change my prediction for Worst Race of the Year for the Cup Series?!?

Sprint Unlimited, and if NASCAR is stupid enough to keep the "No Tandem Draft" rule around after that weekend, Daytona 500
That was for Nationwide and Trucks.

And you don't think they'll be stupid enough to enforce it at one of the Cup events at Daytona?!?
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by navycook75 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:43 pm

PYLrulz wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:Can I change my prediction for Worst Race of the Year for the Cup Series?!?

Sprint Unlimited, and if NASCAR is stupid enough to keep the "No Tandem Draft" rule around after that weekend, Daytona 500
That was for Nationwide and Trucks.

And you don't think they'll be stupid enough to enforce it at one of the Cup events at Daytona?!?
Tandem and Gen 6 cars don't mix.
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by PYLrulz on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:44 pm

navycook75 wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:Can I change my prediction for Worst Race of the Year for the Cup Series?!?

Sprint Unlimited, and if NASCAR is stupid enough to keep the "No Tandem Draft" rule around after that weekend, Daytona 500
That was for Nationwide and Trucks.

And you don't think they'll be stupid enough to enforce it at one of the Cup events at Daytona?!?
Tandem and Gen 6 cars don't mix.

This is NASCAR. I'll hinge my bets on them being stupid enough to take it to the Cup cars too
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:25 pm

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Almirola, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 1 out of 2 ain't bad
Most wins in a season: Jimmie Johnson Two off Brad K
Upset of the year: Danica Patrick gets a top 10 at a non-super Speedway TWICE
Disappointments: RCR NEWMAN
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen Dega Fall
Worst race of 2014: Texas Spring race maybe
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton Yeah
Driver of the year: Jimmie Johnson LEL
Reject of the year: Penske Thank god I got that wrong
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: J.J Yeley Sort of
Champion: Jimmie Johnson LEL
Runner-up: Joey Logano Probably would of if the jack didn't f*** up on the last pitstop

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: None Chase pls
Most wins in a season: Regan Smith Chase pls
Upset of the year: Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski start to struggle. aww
Disappointments: They actually don't. aww
Best race of 2014: Mid-Ohio Sucked
Worst race of 2014: Texas Half the season
Retirees at season end: Carl Long ???
Driver of the year: Regan Smith Chase pls
Reject of the year: Brad Keselowski nearly is Regan
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Elliott Sadler Well he won't be in Gibbs anymore
Champion: Regan Smith Chase pls
Runner-up: Trevor Bayne Chase pls

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Jon Wes Townley, Brad Keselowski Again 1/2
Most wins in a season: Ryan Blaney Does best friend count?
Upset of the year: Tyler Reddick Got two poles so that counts
Disappointments: Darrell Wallace Jr. First 1/4 of the year was right
Best race of 2014: Mosport Sadly boring apart from literally the last corner. Would give to Eldora
Worst race of 2014: Las Vegas Either of the Texas' because I didn't watch them
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday Jr. Forced retirement
Driver of the year: Ryan Blaney Tie between Crafton and Bubba
Reject of the year: Jennifer Jo Coob Me for spelling Cobb as Coob
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Every one who is in the 0 for JJC ???
Champion: Ryan Blaney aww ;_;
Runner-up: James Buescher. LEL

First-time winners: Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean Yet again, 1/2
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel LELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELEL
Upset of the year: Pastor Maldonado doesn't fail at Lotus LEL
Disappointments: the new specs doesn't stop VWL. McClaren stays the same. Stopped VWL but gave HWL so
Best race of 2014: Australia Hungary, somehow
Worst race of 2014: Singapore. Yep
Retirees at season end: Felipe Massa Still going
Driver of the year: Sebastian Vettel LELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELEL
Reject of the year: Kevin Magnussen. VETTEL LELELELELELELEL
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Geido Van Der Garde Does losing before counts
Champion: Sebastian Vettel LELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELEL
Runner-up: Daniel Ricciardo 1 spot off


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Re:2014 motorsport predictions

Post by Hayden1117 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:43 pm

Heres How i did.
Hayden1117 wrote:NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners:Ricky Stenhouse Jr. NOPEAustin Dillon NOPE
They were really Aric Almirola and A.J Allmendinger.
Most wins in a season Matt Kenseth NOPE Brad Keselowski got the most wins.
Upset of the year:Danica gets few top 10s.Spot on.
Disappointments:Kyle LarsonHa Ha Ha NO.
Best race of 2014:SuperspeedwaysYep.
Worst race of 2014:TexasYep.
Retirees at season end:Jeff Burton,B and T :LabonteTerry Labonte has, not sure about Blabonte or Burton
Driver of the year:Denny HamlinNope.
Reject of the year:Kyle LarsonNo.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: A Backmarkeryep.
Champion:Matt KensethNope
Runner-up:Denny HamlinSo Close...

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners:Brian Scottnope.
Most wins in a season CuppieYep.
Upset of the year:A Non Cuppie WinThe results of The Elkhart Lake race,
Disappointments:Brendan GaughanNope
Best race of 2014:SuperspeedwaysYep.
Worst race of 2014:TexasNot sure
Retirees at season end:Morgan ShepherdNot sure
Driver of the year:Regan SmithNope
Reject of the year:Dakota ArmstongYep.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: A BackMarkerYep.
Champion:Regan SmithNope
Runner-up:Trevor BayneNope.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners:German Quiroga,miguel paludoNo.
Most wins in a season Kyle BuschYES.
Upset of the year:A Backmarker wins at superspeedwayNah.
Disappointments:Ben KennedyNope.
Best race of 2014:SuperspeedwaysYep.
Worst race of 2014:??
Retirees at season end:Ron Hornaday Jr.I think so.
Driver of the year:Miguel PaludoHe did not even drive.
Reject of the year:Ben KennedyNope
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:probably noneNope.
Champion:Johnny SauterNope
Runner-up:Miguel PaludoNope.

Indycar:

First-time winners:Carlos Munoz,Josef NewgardenNope.
Most wins in a season Scott DixonNope.
Upset of the year:Josef NewgardenNope.
Disappointments:Tony KannanYep.
Best race of 2014:Indy 500Yep.
Worst race of 2014:??
Retirees at season end:noneYep.
Driver of the year:Scott Dixon/Will PowerDixon No, Power yes.
Reject of the year:Mikhail AleshinYep.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season:Mikhail AleshinNo.
Champion:Scott DixonNope.
Runner-up:Will PowerNope.

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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Alta on Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:46 pm

Alta wrote:Nascar Sprint Cup

First-time winners: Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson (Nope. Dillon was anonymous as hell this year, Larson was so damn close this year)
Most wins in a season: Matt Kenseth (Nope. How bout 0.)
Upset of the year: Austin Dillon makes the chase. (Nope. He was kind of in contention but never was a threat)
Disappointments: Martin Truex Jr., (Yup. Truex only really came alive near the end of the season but other than that the team was back to pre-Kurt Busch phase)
Best race of 2014: Sonoma (Nope. Watkins Glen)
Worst race of 2014: Texas (Debatable)
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte (Most likely. Jeff Burton is doing NBC stuff while Booby hasn't been seen since Daytona)
Driver of the year: Matt Kenseth (Nope. Lot of people better than him this year)
Reject of the year: Martin Truex Jr (Yup. See above)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Michael Annett (Nope. Annett some how made it through the whole year)
Champion: Jimmie Johnson (Nope. Jimmie just fell to piece in the 2nd half of the year)
Runner-up: Matt Kenseth (I think it could be just as easily swapped around) (Nope. Although Kenseth got eliminated before the finals)

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Brian Scott (Nope. Scott's getting close but just couldn't pull it out this year)
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch (Cuppie) Regan Smith (Regular) (Yes on Busch, No on Regan. Chase was the better guy this year)
Upset of the year: James Buescher pulls his weight in the 99 and gets a win (Nope. Buescher was awful in that car this year)
Disappointments: Brendan Gaughan (Nope. Gaughan somehow got two wins this year)
Best race of 2014: Mid-Ohio (Nope. Was decent but Road America was much better)
Worst race of 2014: 10 way tie. Most likely involving a race Kyle wins (Debatable.)
Retirees at season end: None (Correct)
Driver of the year: Regan Smith (Nope. Regan was up there but couldn't compete with Chase this season)
Reject of the year: Brendan Gaughan (Nope. Gaughan was surprisingly competent this year)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Ryan Reed (Nope. Despite a rocky start Reed at least stopped wrecking)
Champion: Regan Smith (Nope. Runner-up)
Runner-up: Ty Dillon (Nope. Ty despite getting the win at Indy was really quiet this year)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Ben Kennedy, John Wes Townley (Nope. Kennedy was never in position to win this year while Townley massively regressed this year back to 2009 standards
Most wins in a season: Ryan Blaney (Nope. His broham took those honors even though Blaney did pull his weight this season)
Upset of the year: Townley wins a race (Does Eldora LCQ Count?)
Disappointments: Tyler Reddick (Meh. He was a wrecking back at Pocono but was up there every now and again)
Best race of 2014: Mosport (Nope. Eldora turned out to be the better race this year)
Worst race of 2014: Charlotte (Nope. Daytona was depressing as hell)
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday (Yes? FS1 made Hornaday's most recent race out to be his final one)
Driver of the year: Ryan Blaney (Debatable. I think Bubba did better but Blaney did really well this year)
Reject of the year: Ron Hornaday (Nope. Hornaday was at least better this year)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Ron Hornaday (Yup. Turner went asplode)
Champion: Ryan Blaney (Nope. Runner-up to that damn Crafton >:O)
Runner-up: Darrell Wallace Jr (Nope. Runner-up to that damn best friend Blaney. >:O)

Indycar:

First-time winners: Simona De Silvestro, Sebastian Bourdias (If it really counts), Carlos Munoz. (No on Simona as she went to F1 and promptly left it, Yes on Bourdias at Toronto, No on Munoz as he had a pretty quiet year)
Most wins in a season: Will Power (Yup. Power at his POWER tracks did quite well)
Upset of the year: Will Power finally pulls the title off, Carlos Munoz wins the Indy 500 (Yes and No. Power finally broke the bad luck streak and Munoz finish 4th in 500, So somewhat close)
Disappointments: Graham Rahal (Was there even any doubt)
Best race of 2014: Indy (Yup. Enjoyed Indy quite much this year)
Worst race of 2014: Edmonton (No as it wasn't even on the damn schedule!)
Retirees at season end: None (Yup)
Driver of the year: Tony Kannan (Nope. Although Kannan did pretty decent this year)
Reject of the year: Mikhail Aleshin
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Mikhail Aleshin (Nope. The only way they got him out of that car was injury)
Champion: Will Power (YUP! Knew once he won Fontana last year that the bad luck streak was ending)
Runner-up: Tony Kannan (Nope. Kannan was never really in the points fight)

F1:

First-time winners: Romain Grosjean, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez, Niko Hulkenberg (No on Grosjean as Lotus was on Caterham pace this year, Yes on Riccardio as he exceeded expectations, Nope on Perez or Hulkenberg although they were up there at times)
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel (Well this backfired)
Upset of the year: Force India becomes a top-tier team (Nope. Force India still kind of in the same spot while Williams to the top-tier team honors)
Disappointments: Fernando Alonso, Kevin Magnussen (No and debatable. Alonso was the better of the Ferrari teammates by far this year and Magnussen after a stellar Australian GP was no where to be seen for the rest of the year)
Best race of 2014: Monaco (Nope. Monaco was decent but not race of the year)
Worst race of 2014: Abu Dhabi (Well we'll just have to see won't we. Razz)
Retirees at season end: Felipe Massa (Nope. Massa has proved he can still go)
Driver of the year: Kimi Raikkonen (If you would've told me he'd be my reject of the year i would've thought you had some stupid vendetta against Kimi)
Reject of the year: Felipe Massa (Nope. If you hate Mercedes, you could make an argument for him being driver of the year.)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Pastor Maldonado (Nope. That government money really comes in handy)
Champion: Kimi Raikkonen (Nope. Kimi was atricous this year)
Runner-up: Sebastian Vettel (Nope. Vettel with a shockingly average year)

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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:14 pm

Edited mine since NASCAR and, unless Grosjean wins (lel), Formula One won't change.
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by bsoyuz on Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:50 pm

bsoyuz wrote:NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Danica Patrick (nyet) and Aric Almirola
Most wins in a season Kyle Busch (NOAP)
Upset of the year: Martin Truex Jr. (NOAP)
Disappointments: Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth (idk, you guys decide)
Best race of 2014: Irwin Tools Night Race (could not into that race, but it wasn't the best)
Worst race of 2014: Kansas at Night (did i got it?)
Retires at season end: Jeff Gordon.....maybe? (NOAP)
Driver of the year: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (i would say yes)
Reject of the year: Matt Kenseth (not at all)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Michael McDowell (?)
Champion: Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Kyle Busch (NOPE)
Runner-up: Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart or Joey Logano (CLOSE ENOUGH - at least our sweet ogre nearly got it)

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: None (CHASE FREAKING ELLIOT)
Most wins in a season: Any Cup driver (KYLEL BUSCH)
Upset of the year: Eliott Sadler (NOPE)
Disappointments: James Buescher and/or Brendan Gaughan (Gaughan NO, Buescher is debatable)
Best race of 2014: Daytona Night race (?)
Worst race of 2014: Road America (HOW ABOUT NO)
Retirees at season end: Joe Nemechek? (NO?)
Driver of the year: Ty Dillon (NO)
Reject of the year: Sam Hornish Jr. (NOT)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: None
Champion: Eliott Sadler (HOW ABOUT HA)
Runner-up: Ty Dillon or Regan Smith

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Miguel Paludo (no hues for me tonight)
Most wins in a season Ross Chastain and Bubba Wallace (freaking kyle busch and his freaking crap)
Upset of the year: Miguel Paludo and/or Piquet Jr. (if he goes with NTS next year) - hahahahahahaha, no
Disappointments: Matt Crafton or Johnny Sauter LOST BY A FREAKING MILE
Best race of 2014: Eldora/Mosport/Miami HELL YEAH BABY
Worst race of 2014: Gateway
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday (?)
Driver of the year: Ross Chastain (?)
Reject of the year: John Wes Townley SPOT ON.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: see above
Champion: Miguel Paludo or Bubba Wallace or Ross Chastain *cries in a dark corner*
Runner-up: see above

Indycar:

First-time winners: Simona de Silvestro *cries even more*
Most wins in a season Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon *continues crying*
Upset of the year: Simona de Silvestro *even more sadness*
Disappointments: Will Power (will lose the title on the last race (again!) *starts getting into fetal position*
Best race of 2014: Indy 500 ?
Worst race of 2014: None *restarts crying*
Retirees at season end: Tony Kanaan *continues to cry*
Driver of the year: Ryan Hunter-Reay *dies*
Reject of the year: Will Power *is ded already*
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: I don't know
Champion: Tony Kanaan or Sott Dxon *rottens*
Runner-up:i have a big list but the top are: Castroneves;Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato GOOD ENOUGH

F1:

First-time winners: Romain Grosejan and Daniel Ricciardo
Most wins in a season Daniel Ricciardo close enough
Upset of the year: Felipe Massa HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA, NOT EVEN CLOSE
Disappointments: PAY DRIVERS no
Best race of 2014: Brazil GP that was a nice race, but no
Worst race of 2014: Abu Dhabi GP I DON'T KNOW YET
Retirees at season end: Felipe Massa (only Fittipaldi didn't retired or died in a Williams ride)
Driver of the year: Daniel Rcciardo
Reject of the year: Esteban Gutierrez? NYET
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: see above NOPE
Champion: Daniel Ricciardo
Runner-up: Romain Grosejan NOPE

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Post by NeverNeutral on Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:41 pm

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Almirola, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Yes. No.
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch No.
Upset of the year: David Ragan wins at Talladega again No.
Disappointments: Kyle Larson, Swan Racing, Michael Annett No. Yes. Not really.
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen It's up there.
Worst race of 2014: Texas Probably.
Retirees at season end: Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte Yes. Probably.
Driver of the year: Matt Kenseth No.
Reject of the year: BK Racing Yes.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Michael McDowell No.
Champion: Matt Kenseth No.
Runner-up: Kyle Busch No.

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Ty Dillon, Kyle Larson Yes and yes.
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch Yes.
Upset of the year: lol Pretty much.
Disappointments: Dakoda Armstrong, Ryan Reed Yes and yes.
Best race of 2014: Road America Yes.
Worst race of 2014: Kentucky Dunno.
Retirees at season end: Morgan Shepherd, Jeff Green, Derrick Cope, Mike Wallace All of these guys seem like they'll stick around a little while longer.
Driver of the year: Cup drivers Elliott makes a strong case.
Reject of the year: Maryeve Dufault No money lol
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Anyone who isn't driving for a Cup team that doesn't have money Not really, aside from the usual rent-a-ride teams. *Maybe* Josh Wise, but I heard that was his choice.
Champion: Ty Dillon No.
Runner-up: Trevor Bayne No.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Miguel Paludo, Ben Kennedy Gibe moni plos. No.
Most wins in a season: Kyle Busch Yes.
Upset of the year: Kennedy beats Busch for a win No.
Disappointments: Spencer Gallagher, Max Gresham, Tyler Reddick, Joey Coulter Yes and yes. No and no.
Best race of 2014: Mosport Second to Eldora.
Worst race of 2014: Kentucky Dunno.
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday Probably.
Driver of the year: Timothy Peters No.
Reject of the year: Brennan Newberry Yes.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Max Gresham No. (I think I wrote this before ESR closed.)
Champion: Timothy Peters No.
Runner-up: Ryan Blaney Yes.

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz Hue hue Huertas
Most wins in a season: Helio Castroneves No.
Upset of the year: Munoz beats Will Power for the win on one of the road courses No.
Disappointments: Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato, Ryan Briscoe No. Not really. Yes.
Best race of 2014: Long Beach Indy 500.
Worst race of 2014: Indy Road Course Milwaukee or Texas.
Retirees at season end: None? Yes.
Driver of the year: Helio Castroneves He's up there, but Power.
Reject of the year: Graham Rahal Yes.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Mikhail Aleshin No.
Champion: Helio Castroneves No.
Runner-up: James Hinchcliffe No.

F1:

First-time winners: Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosejean Yes. No.
Most wins in a season: Sebastien Vettel No.
Upset of the year: Force India scores a double podium Half right.
Disappointments: Pastor Maldonado, Esteban Guttierez Yes and yes.
Best race of 2014: Belgium No.
Worst race of 2014: Abu Dhabi Possibly.
Retirees at season end: Nobody Button? Probably Bianchi by default
Driver of the year: Sebastien Vettel No.
Reject of the year: McLaren They got better.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Adrian Sutil No.
Champion: Sebastien Vettel No.
Runner-up: Kimi Raikkonen NO.
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by Baxter on Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:45 pm

Baxter wrote:NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. One of them
Most wins in a season: Kevin Harvick Close
Upset of the year: A surprise winner at Talladega No.
Disappointments: Kyle Larson NO!
Best race of 2014: Talladega, Watkins Glen, Martinsville Maybe not Watkins Glen. Homestead was also pretty good.
Worst race of 2014: 1.5 milers I didn't even watch most of them.
Retirees at season end: Bobby Labonte, Terry Labonte, Jeff Burton (due to his NBC deal) At least 2/3, Bobby will probably show up for the 500 next year and then call it quits.
Driver of the year: Denny Hamlin He did well!
Reject of the year: BK Racing Yup
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: none Kligerman and Ryan Truex
Champion: Kevin Harvick Spot on!
Runner-up: Denny Hamlin Close!

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: Brian Scott, Ryan Reed, Ty Dillon, Joey Coulter, Brendan Gaughan Ty Dillon and Brendan Gaughan
Most wins in a season (excluding cup drivers): Ty Dillon Chase Elliott
Upset of the year: Johanna Long might win a race. Didn't enter a race.
Disappointments: Cup Regulars win a lot. Hell yeah.
Best race of 2014: The Road Courses, Daytona Also dega
Worst race of 2014: 1.5 milers Yeppers
Retirees at season end: Jeff Green idk
Driver of the year: Trevor Bayne no
Reject of the year: Nelson Piquet Jr. Did he even run races?
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: none Can't remember
Champion: Trevor Bayne No
Runner-up: Ty Dillon No

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: German Quiroga, Miguel Paludo, Ross Chastain if he finds a ride. lol no
Most wins in a season: Matt Crafton No. It was Wallace excluding Busch
Upset of the year: John Wes Townley does well. Joey Coulter does well with new team. Sort of for both.
Disappointments: Tyler Reddick Nah
Best race of 2014: Canada, Eldora, Daytona yesssss
Worst race of 2014: none, most truck races are good. idek
Retirees at season end: Crafton to Nationwide Not sure, probably not.
Driver of the year: Ryan Blaney lol no it was Jones and Wallace
Reject of the year: none idek
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: none Hornaday I think
Champion: Ryan Blaney no
Runner-up: Darrell Wallace Jr. no

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz, Simona Di Silvestro No and NO
Most wins in a season: Scott Dixon, Will Power Power
Upset of the year: Graham Rahal finally wins again! lol Huertas
Disappointments: Lack of Baltimore yes/b]
Best race of 2014: Indy [b]yes

Worst race of 2014: Birmingham maybe
Retirees at season end: none idk
Driver of the year: Will Power yes
Reject of the year: Mikhail Aleshin yes
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Mikhail Aleshin no
Champion: Will Power yes
Runner-up: Scott Dixon no
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by f1fan12 on Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:12 pm

f1fan12 wrote:NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Aric Amirola, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.- I knew Amirola would
Most wins in a season: Denny Hamlin- Nope
Upset of the year: Ryan Newman being boss in the 31, Austin Dillon nearly winning the Daytona 500 in the 3 car and ends up QQing all the people who bitched about him getting a car numbered 3!- Well, Ryan Newman being boss in the 31 happened in the chase.
Disappointments: Stewart Haas Racing- They one the damn championship, I was wrong
Best race of 2014: Kansas Spring (Don't ask me why)- LOL
Worst race of 2014: Coke 600- Yup
Retirees at season end: Has Labonte Retired yet?- NOW HE HAS!
Driver of the year: Denny Hamlin- One of the best drivers all year
Reject of the year: DANICA!- Nope, she did quite well
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Kurt Busch (Will get into a huge fight with the worlds biggest baby and loose his ride)- LEL
Champion: Denny Hamlin- SO CLOSE!
Runner-up: Jimmie Johnson- HA!

I really didn't pay attention to Nwide/Trucks


Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz- NOPE
Most wins in a season: Dixon/Kannan/Power (All tied) -Power did tie
Upset of the year: Not sure if this is an upset but: James Hinchcliffe wins the Indy 500 and starting the wildest victory celebration in the history of the race- LOL
Disappointments: JPM's Open Wheel return- Well I was wrong
Best race of 2014: Indianapolis 500- I knew it
Worst race of 2014: Barber Motorsports Park- Knew that one too... Texas gave it a run for it's money though
Retirees at season end: Kannan calls it quits after winning 2nd championship- NOPE
Driver of the year: Tony Kannan- NOPE
Reject of the year: The Russian guy- NOPE
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: The Russian Guy- NOPE
Champion: Tony Kannan- NOPE
Runner-up: Will Power (Blows it again at Fontana)- Well, I blew that one

F1:

First-time winners: Riccardo, Magnussen- Riccardo got me somthing
Most wins in a season: TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO (Vettel)- LOLNOPE
Upset of the year: Vettel looses the title because the Mercedes engine is godly/ Red Bull doesn't win at Red Bull Ring- Well, I got that one
Disappointments: Ferrari- To an extent, Renault was far worse
Best race of 2014: Austria- It was one of the better ones, but not the best
Worst race of 2014: COTA- COTA was bad, but not as bad as Russia
Retirees at season end: Whoever gets the shaft at Ferrari- Well, we are unsure what Alonso is doing, so maybe.
Driver of the year: Lewis Hamilton (Sadly)- Riccardo got it, but Hammy deserves some credit
Reject of the year: Lotus going broke because of the repair bills- Well, the broke part was somewhat right. Wrong team though.
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: No one- Wrong, Kobash
Champion: Hamilton (Sadly)- Probably
Runner-up: Vettel- LOL NOPE



My Predictions, some good, some horribly wrong!
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Re: 2014 Motorsports Predictions

Post by BWard on Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:44 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

First-time winners: Austin Dillon (Nowhere near close)
Most wins in a season: Matt Kenseth (How he didn't win a race this year I will never know)
Upset of the year: Michael Annett wins at Daytona or Talladega in a TBR Car (Nope)
Disappointments: Denny Hamlin (He didn't deserve to be in the Chase)
Best race of 2014: Watkins Glen (One of the best for sure)
Worst race of 2014: Like Nationwide Trucks, any cookie cutter tracks (Most of them were decent this year)
Retirees at season end: Tony Stewart (I thought he would after the Kevin Ward Incident)
Driver of the year: Matt Kenseth (Nope)
Reject of the year: Ricky Stenhouse (Predictably, DNQing the Talladega fall race summed it up)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Danica Patrick (Money Talks)
Champion: Matt Kenseth (Nope)
Runner-up: Greg Biffle (I have never made such a more stupid prediction than this before)

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

First-time winners: James Buescher (Nope)
Most wins in a season: Any Cuppies as usual. (I believe so)
Upset of the year: Landon Cassill getting a Top 10 finish at a Plate Track. (I believe that did happen, not too sure though)
Disappointments: Brendan Gaughan (He did pretty well this year, especially with that epic win at Road America)
Best race of 2014: Mid-Ohio (It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great)
Worst race of 2014: Like Trucks, any cookie cutter tracks (Most of them weren't even cared about if Cuppies were dominating)
Retirees at season end: Elliott Sadler (Nope, he's gone to Roush now)
Driver of the year: Regan Smith (I think Chase Elliott would beat him by a long shot)
Reject of the year: Brendan Gaughan (Nope)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Ryan Reed (Didn't see much of him anyway)
Champion: Regan Smith (Nope)
Runner-up: Brian Scott (Not even close)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

First-time winners: Ben Kennedy (Nope)
Most wins in a season: Johnny Sauter (Nope)
Upset of the year: No big one at Daytona or Talladega (There was one at Daytona, but surprisingly not at 'Dega)
Disappointments: Matt Crafton (Why did I predict this)
Best race of 2014: Eldora (I sadly didn't see it, but I can only imagine it was)
Worst race of 2014: Any cookie cutter tracks (Some of them were pretty decent this year)
Retirees at season end: Ron Hornaday (I think this maybe true, not 100% sure)
Driver of the year: Jeb Burton (He didn't even run the full season)
Reject of the year: Ron Hornaday (He wasn't bad but wasn't great)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: John Wes Townley (Money talks)
Champion: Johnny Sauter (Nope)
Runner-up: Jeb Burton (Not even close)

Indycar:

First-time winners: Carlos Munoz (Yes he was)
Most wins in a season: James Hinchcliffe (Not even close)
Upset of the year: Mikhail Aleshin wins an attrition-filled race. (Never happened, probably never will)
Disappointments: Juan Pablo Montoya (Nope, in fact he starred in his return to Open Wheel Racing)
Best race of 2014: Indy 500 (Yep)
Worst race of 2014: Pocono (Not great, but not as bad as Milwaukee)
Retirees at season end: Ryan Briscoe (Don't know what he's doing next year)
Driver of the year: Marco Andretti (Of course not)
Reject of the year: Graham Rahal (Of course)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: (Lol, I think I forgot this one)
Champion: Scott Dixon (Not even close)
Runner-up: Marco Andretti (Not even close)

F1:

First-time winners: Daniel Ricciardo and Romain Grosjean (Yes for Ricciardo, no for Grosjean)
Most wins in a season: Sebastian Vettel (Not even close)
Upset of the year: Either Caterham or Marussia score a point or more (Well I was right about Marussia, shame they're gone now)
Disappointments: Kevin Magnussen (He's done alright this season)
Best race of 2014: Malaysia (Nope)
Worst race of 2014: Bahrain (Best Race of 2014, correction)
Retirees at season end: Fernando Alonso (Nope)
Driver of the year: Nico Rosberg (He and Hamilton probably share this honour)
Reject of the year: Esteban Gutierrez (Yep)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Pastor Maldonado (Money Talks)
Champion: Sebastian Vettel (Not even close)
Runner-up: Lewis Hamilton (Maybe, maybe not)


Other (I'll do BTCC for this one):

First-time winners: Martin Depper (He sucked)
Most wins in a season: Andrew Jordan (Nope)
Upset of the year: A Proton driver wins a race. (Not even close, even worse that Dan Welch finished the Season on -40 points)
Disappointments: Dave Newsham (He did okay this season)
Best race of 2014: All of them. (Well, most of them were)
Worst race of 2014: None of them. (I think Oulton Park deserves this honour)
Retirees at season end: No one probably. (Yep)
Driver of the year: Andrew Jordan (Unfortunately not)
Reject of the year: Robb Holland (Yep)
Most likely to lose ride in the middle of the season: Probably no one. (Yep)
Champion: Andrew Jordan (Nope)
Runner-up: Gordon Shedden (Close, but not close enough)

V8 Supercars:

First-time winners: Tim Slade, Nick Percat (Nope, but Percat nearly won one of the SMP Races)
Most wins in a season: Jamie Whincup (Of course)
Upset of the year: The Volvo becomes a championship contender. (I wish, but that Volvo was still amazing this year)
Disappointments: Will Davison (Honestly, he's done pretty well this season for his first year at Mercedes)
Best Race of 2014: Bathurst 1000 (Boy it was great)
Worst Race of 2014: Probably none of them. (Well, some were)
Retirees at season end: No one probably. (Nope)
Driver of the year: Scott Mclaughlin (For doing so well in Volvo's first year, he should deserve this award)
Reject of the year: David Wall (Yep)
Most likely to lose a ride in the middle of the season: Probably no one. (Yep)
Champion: Jamie Whincup (Of course)
Runner-up: David Reynolds (Nope, Reynolds hasn't had a single podium this year)
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