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October 2009
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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.

Cya!@the races

the dr.



  1. SithLord196 says:

    All that crap about NASCAR not standing for start and parks went out the window when a Truck team told the press NASCAR paid them to go to California to have a full field.

  2. SLY 1 says:

    Comw on dr – you know as well as I do = If Francecar says Jump,,these Dudes ask How High,,bunch of 2 faced shi/heads.
    As for Terry good news indeed,,always liked him..

  3. Jason says:

    Seems like there have been three or four start and parks every week. I doubt NASCAR is serious about putting a stop to that since that would mean not fielding 43 cars every week.

  4. Little E~Big M fan says:

    They should shorten the name to StaLaLa….LOL
    Sorry….could not resist
    Glad to see in this economy that a new team is starting….
    I wish them well.
    Even without Gilliland doing double duty today, Nascar has been turning a very blind eye to the start and parks.I see the pros and cons of this, all financial…..I’ve got to say that if I was a struggling team owner I would be doing the same thing to keep my name in there each week…..other than the weekly dollars and keeping some team staff, when does it get better??

  5. Shynloco says:

    Well Folks,
    Like it or not, they did it. I frankly couldn’t believe my eyes watching it go down, but Gilliland parked his ride and jumped into the 18 car, though the car was never in conention for a win. He actually ran a decent races in the 18. Guess that owner’s point thing is far more important than I ever imagined. That wreck fest on or about lap 234 happened right in front of where we were sitting and things got ugly real quick.

  6. Jack says:

    Start and park is never going away. You have the same thing everywhere in sports, many pro teams will never win a Championship due to low budget owners. It’s a necessary evil and it’s accepted as a part of doing business.

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