As we get ready to start the race at Calif. Kyle Busch is still sick, and he has David Gilliand on stand by, only problem is Gilliand is starting the 71 car. Now does this mean he plans on parking the 71 just so he can run over and drive the 18?. Now is this fair? Well depends on who you are… if your TRG Motorsports no it isn’t, he is supposed to be there to run the entire race, now if NASCAR allows this to happen then it seems they are approving of the start and park teams. As reported by Scene Daily he is not expected “to drive the complete race”.At the start of the season John Darby said he would not stand for start and park teams to “just show up, just to park it” but by letting Gilliand do this that is exactly what they are doing.
Allmendinger has already been testing the Ford that RPM has gotten ready at a couple unnamed tracks. Look for A.J. And Sadler to be running Fords before the end of the year, with the new Ford motor too, got to have some one to test it….
“Ford Motor Company, with the help of Wood Brothers Racing, is giving new meaning to “racing for the cure.” The Wood Brothers Racing #21 Ford driven by Bill Elliott will feature a special Ford Motor Company Warriors in Pink paint scheme in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The new paint scheme will debut at Lowe’s Motor Speedway during the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America on October 17. Elliott will also be wearing a specially-designed Ford Warriors in Pink fire suit and helmet during the race that will be auctioned off online after the Race. One hundred percent of auction proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.” (From Ford PR Dept.) Now that is a pink firesuit the dr would be proud to wear!!!
Friday’s Sports Business Daily is reporting – Semi-retired driver Terry Labonte and former team owner Bill Stavola are both getting back into NASCAR full-time as co-owners of a new race organization. StavolaLabonte Racing will field cars in the Sprint Cup Series, possibly next year, with Labonte driving initially. It was the Stovola Brothers who set NASCAR on fire a few years back, this will be good for NASCAR can’t wait to see them come back.