Thursday, December 5, 2013
For those of you who visited this site in 2012, the material in this book was originally on a second website of the same name. The site used a similar format to LASTCAR, only it dealt with the last-place finishers of Formula One races. Unfortunately, the site did not take off, so I decided to take it down and publish the statistics in their own book.
The good news is that for $2.99, you can now get those statistics and more!
*A complete annotated season-by-season, race-by-race list of the last-place finishers of every Formula One event run from 1950 through the present, organized by date, listing the driver’s nation of origin, car number, chassis and engine manufacturer, and indicating how many last-place finishes each driver had scored to that point.
*Season-ending rankings showing which driver(s) scored the most last-place finishes at the end of each season.
*Rankings originally published on “Formulast One,” now current through the 2013 season, which rank the most finishes by driver, country, chassis manufacturer, and engine manufacturer.
For $2.99, you can download my book to your computer on Amazon.com or in virtually any format, including Microsoft Word and PDF, at Smashwords.com. Both web sites include a free sample of my book that can be downloaded on any device.
And, just like my other three books, those who purchase this book will also have it updated for free at the end of the 2014 season.
So, if you’d like a little something different, be sure to pick this one up!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Or which driver finished last the most at North Wilkesboro Speedway?
Or which drivers picked up their first career last-place finishes at Richmond?
Find out in my newest eBook, “LASTCAR: Cup Series Last-Place Finishers By Track (1949-2013).”
This eBook contains a brand-new collection of last-place statistics, organized alphabetically by track.
For just $2.99, you'll get:
*Never-before-published articles about every track on which the Cup Series has competed since 1972, organized in a track-by-track format, including tracks no longer run today such as Riverside International Raceway and North Wilkesboro Speedway!
*Complete rankings since 1949 showing which drivers have the most last-place finishes at each of those Cup Series tracks, current through 2013!
*Detailed lists for every track about which drivers scored their first Cup Series last-place finishes at that track!
*Expanded information on the last-place finishers of today’s exhibition races, including the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race!
*Profiles of notable last-place finishers and other significant last-place moments that occurred at each track!
To get your copy for just $2.99, click here to get it at Amazon or if you prefer a different format, you can get it here at Smashwords! Both web sites include a free sample of my book that can be downloaded on any device.
Like my other two books, those who purchase this book will also have it updated for free at the end of the 2014 season!
And in case you haven't heard, my two previous LASTCAR books have been updated through the 2013 season! Click here for more details!
Thank you for supporting LASTCAR these past five years and stay tuned - I have two more LASTCAR books coming later this winter!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
**For those of you who have purchased either book, you do not have to purchase the books again! Instead, you will automatically have access to the updated version of that book, free of charge.
If you have purchased your book on Amazon, your digital file has already been automatically updated.
If you have purchased your book on Smashwords, you can download the updated version of your book by clicking on either of these links below and choosing your preferred format. There, you will be given a list of several versions of these books organized by upload date. Pick the most current one for the latest version:
Cup Series: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/272178
Nationwide and Trucks: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/307160
If you have purchased your book on Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble / Nook, or any other website, your book should either already be updated or will be updated very soon. These sites distribute my updates slower than others, so I apologize for any delay.
You will notice that these books will again be updated for free at the end of the 2014 season!
**If you have not yet purchased either book, you can buy your copy for $3.99 each at any of the links below. I would recommend getting yours at Amazon or Smashwords since they update the fastest. Once you do, you will also be able to get free updates for your book(s) in 2014!
Cup Series: http://www.amazon.com/LASTCAR-Year---Year-Last-Place-Statistics-ebook/dp/B00AXO788U/
Nationwide and Trucks: http://www.amazon.com/LASTCAR-Nationwide-Series-Expansion-1982-2013-ebook/dp/B00CE3JTA8/
Cup Series: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/272178
Nationwide and Trucks: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/307160
BARNES & NOBLE / NOOK
Cup Series: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lastcar-brock-beard/1114303194?ean=2940044244658
Nationwide and Trucks: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lastcar-brock-beard/1115182279?ean=2940044480384
Cup Series: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/lastcar-the-first-year-by-year-chronicle-of-last-place-finishers-in-the-nascar-cup-series-1949-2012
Nationwide and Trucks: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/lastcar-nationwide-and-truck-series-expansion-pack-1982-2012
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know in the comments or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 3! The book is called "LASTCAR: CUP SERIES LAST-PLACE FINISHERS BY TRACK (1949-2013)" and will contain even more last-place statistics. This book, like the previous two, will also have free updates for purchasers in 2014! Stay tuned to this website and my Twitter @LASTCARonBROCK for more details!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The finish was McDowell’s eighth of 2013, equaling the all-time single-season last-place record set by his former PRISM Motorsports teammate Dave Blaney in 2009. It’s McDowell’s first last-place run since Texas, two races ago, and his fourth in the last ten races. It is also McDowell’s third last-place finish in the Cup finale at Homestead, joining his runs for Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2009 and for HP Racing LLC in 2011.
McDowell came into Homestead having finished under power in three of his last four Cup Series starts, a clear sign of progress for a driver and team that have parked in nearly all of its Cup starts since 2009. Their best finish of the season remains a 9th in the season-opening Daytona 500, followed closely by their 15th-place run at Talladega last month. However, Homestead would also mark McDowell’s final start in the #98 as he prepares to drive the #95 Leavine Family Racing entry in 2014. As of this writing, there is no word whether Phil Parsons Racing will field the #98 next year, nor who will drive.
McDowell was 35th fastest in the opening practice, did not participate in the second, and ran 40th in Happy Hour. In between, he qualified 34th at an average speed of 172.260 mph. For the 22nd time in 36 points races in 2013, just 43 cars showed up to fill the 43-car field, so no one was sent home.
At the start of the race, 43rd place was held by last week’s last-placer Tony Raines, back in Hillman Racing’s #40 Chevrolet. The spot then went to Travis Kvapil, who brought out the race’s first two cautions when he scraped the Turn 3 wall on Lap 12, then spun off Turn 4 on Lap 24. Kvapil fell off the lead lap, but was then passed by McDowell, who spent around twenty laps behind the wall. Joining him was A.J. Allmendinger, whose #47 Toyota broke a shock and spent at least ten laps in the garage for repairs. Although both returned to the track, McDowell remained in 43rd when he exited the race once more after 63 laps. Raines fell out before the halfway point to finish 42nd.
Finishing 40th on Sunday was Josh Wise, who has finished no better than 30th since McDowell drove his #35 Ford at Watkins Glen. Trevor Bayne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last Tuesday, but proved he was more than ready to tackle the Homestead track. He ran as high as 11th near the halfway point, but lost the engine on his #21 Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford less than 50 laps from the finish. Rounding out the Bottom Five was July Daytona last-placer Paul Menard, who on Lap 232 endured the night’s most frightening moment when the right-rear hub on his #27 Chevrolet caught fire, causing the tire to explode on pit road. Menard and his crew were uninjured in the accident.
*Ford had not finished last in a Cup Series race at Homestead since 2003, when Matt Kenseth, the year’s series champion, lost the engine on his #17 DeWalt Power Tools Ford after he completed 28 races of the Ford 400. This year, his first season since leaving the #17 Roush-Fenway team, Kenseth finished second in the race and in the points, 19 behind series champion Jimmie Johnson.
*The #98 had never before finished last in a Cup Series race at Homestead.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
43) #98-Michael McDowell / 63 laps / brakes
42) #40-Tony Raines / 104 laps / vibration
41) #35-Josh Wise / 119 laps / rear gear
40) #21-Trevor Bayne / 223 laps / engine
39) #27-Paul Menard / 229 laps / crash
2013 LASTCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES CHAMPION
ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY ROBERT TAYLOR
LASTCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL
1st) Michael McDowell (8)
2nd) Mike Bliss (5)
3rd) Scott Riggs (4)
4th) Bobby Labonte, Joe Nemechek, Tony Raines, Scott Speed, J.J. Yeley (2)
5th) Trevor Bayne, Dave Blaney, Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, Jason Leffler, Paul Menard, Danica Patrick, David Ragan, David Reutimann (1)
LASTCAR CUP SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL
1st) #98-Phil Parsons Racing (8)
2nd) #19-Humphrey-Smith Racing (6)
2nd) #44-Xxxtreme Motorsports, #95-Leavine Family Racing (3)
3rd) #36-Tommy Baldwin Racing, #87-NEMCO Motorsports (2)
4th) #7-Tommy Baldwin Racing, #10-Stewart-Haas Racing, #11-Joe Gibbs Racing, #21-Wood Brothers Racing, #27-Richard Childress Racing, #31-Richard Childress Racing, #33-Hillman Racing, #34-Front Row Motorsports, #40-Hillman Racing, #47-JTG Daugherty Racing, #51-Phoenix Racing, #83-BK Racing (1)
LASTCAR CUP SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL
1st) Ford (16)
2nd) Toyota (11)
3rd) Chevrolet (9)
With the season over, I’d like to thank Robert Taylor for your support and incredible artwork, Rob Dostie for your on-track photography of the Bottom Five, the members of the Rubbin’s Racin’ Forums for helping me find other rare photos of last-place finishers, including sites like Motorsport.com, TheHotLap.com, Getty Images, and most of all, readers like you.
2013 LASTCAR eBOOK UPDATES COMING SOON!
As I prepare for LASTCAR’s next season this coming February, I will be doing more work on my series of LASTCAR eBooks!
First of all, both my current publications - the LASTCAR Cup Series Chronicle and the Nationwide and Truck Series Expansion Pack, will be updated around the end of this month.
If you have already purchased either eBook, you will be able to download the new version FOR FREE at the website where you purchased the 2012 edition. If you have not yet purchased either book, once you do, you will still have access to the updates, free of charge, when they are available.
Stay tuned to this website for further details - I will post an announcement when the updates are available!
In addition, I am thrilled to announce that I have another LASTCAR eBook in the works. The working title is “LASTCAR: Cup Series Statistics By Track.” Ever wanted to know who has the most last-place finishes at Talladega? Or at the old Riverside International Raceway? This book will have the answers, and much more! It will go on sale when my current books are updated.
There are also two more LASTCAR eBooks in the works. Both are scheduled to be released sometime this winter.
Stay tuned to this website for more details! I will post a message here and on my Twitter @LASTCARonBROCK when the updates and the new books are available!
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to you all!