Who is going where????
Seems these days it is all about who is going where….. Martin Truex is rumored to be headed to MWR, Red Bull is headed to Chevy, G.E.M. Is talking to Toyota and Ford, sponsors moving around, owners joining together, man it is like a crap shoot these days.
I just read an interesting article onhttp://www.mikemulhern.net/ (see link for full story. http://www.mikemulhern.net/index.php?q=breakingnow/mike-accavitti-new-boss-dodge) saying that long time NASCAR supporter has taken over the topspot at chrysler, his name is Mike Accavitti, will his new job bode well for Dodge teams? Well RPM has laid off 9 people, and Richard Petty has said that Dodge is a real slow pay on sponsorship money, so will things change with the sale of Chrysler to Fiat? Well Roger “the Capt” Penske said he is staying with dodge, and he was the first to run the new Dodge motor, could Penske be the new face of Dodge in NASCAR? How will him buying the Saturn line from GM factor into this deal? Truth of the matter is no one knows for sure, and with the uncertianity of how things are going to turn out I am not sure I would be hitching my wagon to any make right now.
On another note…… what is with all these back up cars this year? Matt Kennseth won Daytona with a back up,Gordon has run very well with a back up, Jimmie Johnson has won with one, so has Tony Stewart, and last week end even the dirt racing series got in on the back up craze as Brad Neat pulled a back up off the trailer and marched to the front
After damaging his primary car last weekend at Eldora Speedway Brad Neat of Dunnville, KY climbed into 4-time and defending series champion Earl Pearson Jr.’s back-up MasterSbilt Chassis that “The Hurricane” drove last year to the championship. Neat led every lap of the 35-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at Duck River Speedway on Thursday Night as the 2009 Summer Sizzler Tour kicked off
The work that goes into having a race ready backup is unreal, it is setting up 2 cars to win the race. Lots of work and labor goes into these things and no one but the driver ever gets credit, so to the crews and teams that get these cars ready week after week, DAMN GOOD JOB!!!!!!!
Robby Gordon NASCAR’s most penalized driver, has run afoul of SCORE with his win in the Baja 500, they have listed a whole list of things that they say he done, but true to Robbie’s nature he has answered with a rebuttal, now who do you believe? …..well I tend to lean toward Robbie on this one……but we will see how the appeals process goes, and knowing SCORE and the way they have done things in the past…….. ummmm not real sure…
NASCAR has hit Rusty Wallace Racing crew chief Bryan Berry with a fine and suspension, NASCAR officials called it “an inappropriate comment” by Nationwide crew chief Bryan Berry in an altercation with driver Marc Davis suspended Berry indefinitely.
Berry, who works for Rusty Wallace and Brendan Gaughan, was upset with Davis after a pit road collision and apparently used a racial slur in their confrontation. Now Marc Davis (who happens to be black) turned in front of Brandon Gaughan on his way to the garage, while Gaughan was trying to make a pit stop, now Davis has made some waves the past year trying to get a ride and get into NASCAR’s top 2 classes.
Well we got a Red Bull car on the pole, the race track is fast…very fast and sunday will see a great race I think.