NASCAR Changes Qualifying Format
posted by Summer Bedgood
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Following safety concerns regarding NASCAR’s new qualifying format, the sanctioning body is introducing some changes in preparation for this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway. According to the Associated Press, NASCAR is banning teams from cool-down laps after their qualifying attempts, but will instead be allowed to hook up cool-down units to the engine through hood flaps.
Late Tuesday afternoon, a release from NASCAR fully detailed the changes. Teams will be allowed a single cool down unit to be connected through the right or left side hood flap, however the hood must remain closed. Additionally, two crew members will be allowed over the wall while cooling down.
“The qualifying is new to all of us and as we have said over the past several weeks, we are looking at it from all aspects,” said Robin Pemberton, vice president of competition and racing development. “Following discussions, both internally and with others in the garage area, we moved quickly to make a few revisions that will be effective starting with our two national series events at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. We believe this will only enhance and improve what has demonstrated to be an exciting form of qualifying for our fans, competitors and others involved with the sport. Moving forward we will continue to look at it and address anything else that we may need to as the season unfolds.”
The move comes after three weeks of NASCAR’s new knockout qualifying system, where multiple cars are allowed to make qualifying attempts at the same time instead of the traditional one-car-at-a-time procedure. Drivers and teams had complained that the new rules didn’t allow them to cool their engines down on pit road, and the cool-down laps caused a dangerous situation with slower cars staying on the track at the same time that other cars were running by them at much higher speeds.
The rule will begin this weekend in Bristol, a track that has a much narrower racing surface than Daytona, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.
Kurt Busch to Attempt The Indianapolis-Charlotte Double
posted by Phil Allaway
Tuesday March 4, 2014
Andretti Autosport announced this morning that Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series, will attempt the Indianapolis 500 in a fifth entry for the IndyCar Series team. Once the Indianapolis 500 is completed, Busch will fly from Indianapolis to Charlotte, jump in his No. 41 Chevrolet and compete in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch considers the opportunity to do the double as an old-school throwback moment.
“This is really to challenge myself within motorsports,” Busch said in Andretti Autosport’s press release. “Perhaps I am a bit of an old-school racer; a throwback, I guess. I enjoyed the era of drivers racing different cars and testing themselves in other series. It is tough to do now for a variety of factors, but when the opportunity is there, I want to do it. While NASCAR is my home, I have been fortunate to compete in Pro Stock on the NHRA circuit a number of years ago and test a V8 Supercar. This opportunity was a talk with Michael [Andretti] over dinner one night, a “What if,” and now it’s becoming a reality for me to drive in the Indy 500 with Andretti Autosport. It’s literally a dream come true. To go to the famous Brickyard with the iconic Andretti name, it doesn’t get much cooler or better than that.”
Busch will be doing the Indianapolis-Charlotte double as a Memorial Day mission to men and women serving in the U.S. Military via the Armed Forces Foundation. Fans can contribute to the cause by texting AFF to 50555 to donate $10.
Busch, who has never raced an IndyCar, passed Rookie Orientation at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year during a test session. At the time, Busch was more or less testing the Dallara DW12 for fun.
Busch will be the fourth driver to attempt the Indianapolis-Charlotte double. John Andretti was the first driver to attempt it in 1994. After finishing four laps down in tenth in Indianapolis, Andretti crashed and had engine problems in the 600. Robby Gordon has attempted the double five times, most recently in 2004. However, Gordon failed to make it to Charlotte on time and did not start the 600 in 2000 (P.J. Jones started Gordon’s No. 13 Ford in that instance). Finally, Tony Stewart has attempted the double twice (most recently in 2001) and is the only driver to ever complete all 1100 miles. Neither of the three drivers has won either leg of the double. The best finishes are Stewart and Gordon’s sixth-place finishes at the Indianapolis 500 (although Gordon’s came in 2000, the year he didn’t make it to Charlotte in time to start the Coca-Cola 600), and Stewart’s fourth-place finish in the 2001 Coca-Cola 600.
Danica Patrick, Justin Allgaier Talk About Phoenix Incident
posted by Frontstretch Staff
Tuesday March 4, 2014
A disappointing start to the year for Danica Patrick won’t include continued conflict. Patrick met with rookie Justin Allgaier Sunday, shortly after the Phoenix Cup race after a wreck ruined both drivers’ days. Patrick, who was critical of the No. 51 car on the radio, claiming Allgaier was “driving all over the track” appeared receptive to a conversation that quickly settled differences over what will be a long season.
“She was just upset because she got involved in the crash that we had,’’ said Allgaier to the Motor Racing Network. “She says she’s been through this and that she felt like I needed to settle down at that point. I explained my position on why everything happened. I think she understood where I was coming from. It doesn’t fix either one of our racecars. It doesn’t fix either one of our days. Unfortunately, we were both having pretty decent days.’’
Allgaier wound up 30th due to the incident while Patrick was 36th. The incident, which was caused by Allgaier’s spin also involved the No. 32 team and Travis Kvapil, which wound up 38th after sustaining heavy damage.
Camping World Close to Extending Title Sponsorship of NCWTS
posted by Frontstretch Staff
Tuesday March 4, 2014
Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, Grand Marshal of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway, and star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” made the announcement over the weekend that the retailer is very close to announcing a deal that would continue its title sponsorship of NASCAR’s Truck Series. The original agreement with NASCAR is scheduled to conclude after the 2015 season.
According to the sanctioning body, no formal contract has been signed, but “the agreement between the two parties has proven to be a beneficial one.”
“In about a month, we’ll be announcing a significant extension to that contract. It’s been great for us,” said Camping World’s Lemonis in a statement. “The NASCAR relationship has worked well for Camping World. When we started, we had 35 stores. Now, we’re up to 120 stores. As we travel the country and we meet new customers in stores, they always are very appreciative of our relationship with NASCAR. It’s been good.”
Gaining a long-term commitment from Camping World to sponsor the Truck Series would be a relief for NASCAR, which is set to lose Nationwide Insurance as title sponsor for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at the end of the 2014 season. The sponsorship of the Cup Series by Sprint runs through 2016.
The NCWTS is back in action on March 29th at 2:30 PM (ET) when the trucks visit Martinsville Speedway in the Kroger 250, which can be seen on Fox Sports 1. Ratings for the season opener were up 11 percent.
Harvick Takes Win At Phoenix In Second Race With New Team
posted by Justin Tucker
Monday March 3, 2014
Phoenix International Raceway has become Kevin Harvick’s home away from home. Sunday Afternoon was no exception as Harvick charged to the front early and would dominate for much of the day, leading 224 of the scheduled 312 laps to record his record fifth win on the one mile oval and his third win in the last four races at Phoenix.
Harvick, coming off of a disappointing Speedweeks which was capped by a last lap crash in the Daytona 500 in his debut with Stewart-Haas Racing, set the tone on Saturday by winning both practices while having the best 5 and 10-lap averages in the first practice of the day on Saturday. On Sunday, Harvick and his No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet was nothing short of flawless as he was able to hold Dale Earnhardt, Jr. by .489 seconds after a late race restart to claim his 24th career Sprint Cup Series victory.
“Man, this is awesome,” Harvick said after his dominant victory on Sunday. “Man, this just solidifies so many things and so many decisions. It’s been so much work with all the time and effort that these guys (the crew) have put in—but what a race car.”
Stewart Haas Racing co-owner Gene Haas shared in Harvick’s excitement after the race.
“It took long enough,” Haas joked. “This is phenomenal. I think there was a lot of skepticism last year about what myself and Tony (Stewart) what we were up to, was there a lot of madness to this. Quite frankly, it’s a great team, there’s a lot of synergy at the shop, people working together. I don’t know what we did, but I think we put together a great organization.”
Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. continued his hot start to the 2014 season. Earnhardt Jr. would finish second on Sunday, marking his seventh consecutive top 10 finish since the end of the 2013 season. Earnhardt Jr. was pleased with the effort after a coast-to-coast whirlwind week after winning his second Daytona 500 and also gave great praise to the efforts of Harvick and the No. 4 team.
“I’ve got to congratulate Kevin. Those guys were two-tenths faster than everyone all weekend in practice. They were just phenomenal,” Earnhardt said. “To be able to run with them all day was a big confidence builder for us.”
Joining Harvick and Earnhardt in the top 5 of The Profit on CNBC 500K were Brad Keselowski with his second consecutive top 3 run of 2014 in third. Keselowski’s Team Penske teammate Joey Logano would finish fourth, and Jeff Gordon would come home fifth in his No. 24 Pepsi Max Chevrolet.
Jimmie Johnson finished in sixth, followed by Ryan Newman with a nice rebound after Daytona in seventh. Carl Edwards would carry the banner for Roush Fenway Racing by finishing eighth, Kyle Busch was ninth, and Jamie McMurray would finish tenth.
A look at the Profit on CNBC 500K by the numbers. There were 14 lead changes among eight different drivers, there were eight cautions for 39 laps which slowed the race pace to 109.229 MPH.
Next Sunday, the Sprint Cup Series heads to Sin City and the Las Vegas Motor
Starting Lineup: The Profit On CNBC 500K
posted by Thomas Bowles
Saturday March 1, 2014
Drivers in RED (i) are those ineligible to collect Sprint Cup points
Daytona 500 TV Ratings Down
posted by Frontstretch Staff
Wednesday February 26, 2014
What was the longest weather delay in Daytona 500 history turned out to bring NASCAR lower ratings and TV viewership Sunday night than expected. According to a report Monday from FOX Sports, the 56th running of the Daytona 500 airing at 8 PM (ET) posted a 5.6/10 national household rating/share which averaged 9.3 million viewers. That’s down 44 percent from last year’s 9.9, easily making it the least-watched Daytona 500 of all-time.
Due to the six-hour, twenty-two minute rain delay in Daytona, the race was up against the primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony from Sochi, Russia on NBC (15.25 million viewers). FOX also reported that 69% of the pre-rain delay viewers of the race, which began at 1 PM (ET) kept tuning in.
In comparison, the 2013 Daytona 500 on FOX was the most-watched race in five years, posting a 9.9/22 rating/share, commanding 16.7 million viewers. The Daytona 500 in 2012, the first to ever be run on a Monday and in the primetime slot did a 7.7/13 overnight rating/share which resulted in 13.67 million households viewing the race according to Nielsen TV ratings data.
Earnhardt, Jr. Claims Second Daytona 500 Victory
posted by Justin Tucker
Wednesday February 26, 2014
Ten years is a long time. For Dale Earnhardt, Jr., it felt like an eternity. NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver endured many near misses and close calls at the Daytona 500 since his only win in the Great American Race in 2004. Earnhardt had finished second in two of his last three Daytona 500s coming into Sunday’s race. He was also riding the tail of a 55-race winless streak, dating back to Michigan in 2012.
However nothing would stop Dale Jr. on Sunday, not even a 6 hour and 22 minute rain delay from capturing his second Daytona 500 win. Earnhardt Jr. led a race-high 54 laps on the evening and used some timely drafting help from teammates Jimmie Johnson and, on the final restart, Jeff Gordon to separate from the pack and secure the victory.
“Winning this race is the greatest feeling that you could feel in this sport besides accepting the trophy for the championship,” said a jubilant Earnhardt after pulling into Victory Lane. “We could fight off battle after battle. We got a little help at the end there from Jeff to get away on the restart. This is amazing. I can’t believe this is happening. I never take this for granted, man because it doesn’t happen twice, let alone once.”
Aside from the race itself the big story of the race was the 6 hour and 22 minute red flag, which threatened to move the race to Monday evening (had the race been postponed, FOX Sports’ Chris Myers had tweeted that the race would resume at 5:00pm EST). However, Mother Nature would cooperate and would allow the race to be run under different conditions from which they practiced this week. Once the race resumed, the intensity picked up from the changing track conditions. This allowed the pack to race side-by-side and at times 3-wide up to seven rows deep.
Joining Earnhardt Jr. in the top 5 for the 2014 Daytona 500 were: Denny Hamlin who closed out a spectacular Speedweeks in second, Brad Keselowski in third, Jeff Gordon in fourth, and Jimmie Johnson who overcome two wrecks leading up to the 500 in fifth.
Rounding out the top 10 in the Daytona 500 were Matt Kenseth in sixth, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. in seventh and Greg Biffle would bring his No. 16 Ford home in eighth. Austin Dillon would come home ninth in his first Cup Series race in the iconic No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, while Casey Mears would round out the top 10.
A couple of major contenders for the Daytona 500 win would see their hopes dashed early on as Martin Truex, Jr. would blow up just 30 laps into the race, relegating him to a 43rd-place finish in his debut for Furniture Row Racing. Crew chief Todd Berrier was already in Nashville for a test session before the race was even over. Kyle Busch, meanwhile would have a pit road violation just before halfway and would spend much of the race battling back from that mistake. Busch would eventually finish 19th after leading 19 laps.
Danica Patrick would also be bit by bad luck as she was caught up in a multi-car wreck on lap 145. Patrick would lead her second consecutive Daytona 500, but wouldn’t have the finish to show for it finishing 40th. Tony Stewart would encounter a frustrating evening as well, with a fuel pickup problem derailing his quest for his first Daytona 500 win. Stewart would finish 35th.
A look at the Daytona 500 by the numbers. There were 42 lead changes among 18 drivers, while seven cautions for 39 laps would slow the race pace to 145.290 MPH.
Next week, the Sprint Cup Series heads to the “diamond in the desert,” Phoenix International Raceway for The Profit on CNBC 500K. The Green flag is scheduled for 3:15pm EST.
Nationwide Series Post-Race Quotes: Drive4COPD 300
posted by Thomas Bowles
Tuesday February 25, 2014
Frontstretch Interviews – Courtesy Mike Neff
ELLIOTT SADLER – FINISHED 4th
Thoughts on the race?
It’s definitely a lot different racing than what we’re used to.
Comfortable with it?
Yeah, it’s just different. You’re worried about what you’re doing, but you’re also worried about what everyone else is doing and they’re not doing more than you’re doing. Physically pushing a guy is way better than just riding so you just gotta time it right and push it to the edge.
Happy to start the year with a top 5?
Yeah. Hell, that was the worst we ran all day, I think. I have no idea how they put the 3 car in front of us on that last restart. I hadn’t seen the 3 car hardly all day. When they put us from fifth to sixth, on the outside line, it just really boxed us in. I would have really restarted behind my teammate and given him a good push to the front. Anyways, it is what it is; we’ll take it and move on.
Looked like you were up front all day.
The guys did a good job. We had a fast race car. Great pit stops, just really proud of these guys. The car’s in one piece and we can take it to Talladega now. Great job by my guys. A lot of effort came into coming down here to Daytona and giving ourselves a shot to win. We had that chance to be up front and make some things happen. Fifth is not what we want, but we’ll take it and move on.
Bumping vs Pushing?
It’s way harder. You don’t want to lay on the guy in front of you, so it’s tough racing. A lot different than what we’re used to, ‘cause you gotta go. You gotta drag the brake too ‘cause you don’t want to hit the guys and you don’t want to stay on him. It’s a lot harder mentally than what we’ve done in the past.
Car was strong all day. Pushing vs. Bumping, is that harder to do than just getting on somebody and pushing them?
Yeah, it is a little bit. When you bump ‘em, you jar ‘em, it kinda jacks ‘em a little bit. It’s a little more abrupt, obviously. I thought it was OK there at the end. It was certainly fun and hopefully entertaining. But a little bit of a struggle in the early part of the race and the midpart of the race to see a good race. And that’s unfortunate for the fans. You can’t do that the whole race, you can’t tear up your stuff, knock your grill in, overheat your motor, all that stuff so there’s no sense in doing all that until you get down to the last lap. The 7 and the 6, they did a good job. Man, the 7 really held the 22 and I tight on the bottom. I was rubbing his door and hitting the apron at the same time, no room whatsoever. So it was good; wish we were the ones who could have won but a lot better now than what we were last year.
Going home in one piece makes it a lot better, right?
Yeah. My back feels good. My foot feels good. Past years here, I’ve been going home with pain so I’m alright.
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2014 Truck Series Post-Race Quotes: Daytona (Exclusives)
posted by Thomas Bowles
Saturday February 22, 2014
When you’re on the outside like that, how frustrating is it?
It’s so hard. Timothy Peters has won here. Kyle Busch has won everywhere. Ron Hornaday has been running Trucks forever, probably before I was even born. I was surrounded by veterans there, and like I told them I don’t have a rookie stripe but I’m a rookie. This is only my fourth Truck race ever, my fourth superspeedway race, and man, I figured out when the 17 got up in front of me, I pushed him. And as soon as I pushed him, he took off. And I went with him. And I just kept doing it, and before I knew it, he was leading. And I saw Ron in my mirror, backed up to him, and if it wasn’t for him, I don’t know what would have happened. I gotta thank him big time for that. That was a true teammate move right there. I really appreciate that. He just bounced off me and we got to the front. I tried my hardest to sidedraft Kyle. I was probably touching his door.
Top 5 in the No. 30 truck. This deal come together at the last minute, but you had a heck of a truck. Tell us about your night.
Yeah, I’ve got to thank Turner Scott Motorsports. The guys worked so hard on this Rheem Comfort Products Chevrolet. Exciting! Just got hung up on the outside and had to wait for my teammate there to catch up. And then he got to the bottom, so… I got the old 32 and started pushing ol’ Ryan to the front. So, it’s not bad. We’ll take it. You just don’t want to step over that boundary. You don’t know how far to push and shove. We bumped about six times down the straightaway without latching onto them. Hopefully, that was OK and we came home with a top 5.
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Voices From The Heartland · Jeff Meyer · Wednesday September 12, 2007
In this ever increasingly mixed up world, a world where "perception" seems to be valued over “truth,” the entity known as Dale Earnhardt, Inc. is in dire need of serious medical attention.
The biggest wound that DEI has suffered in 2007 is, of course, the well-documented divorce and subsequent family tiff that ultimately resulted in Dale Earnhardt, Jr. becoming employed by Rick Hendrick next season…not the family business he has always worked for. After that sort of major trauma, one would think that DEI would prefer to sort of “lay low” for awhile, taking stock and regrouping in preparation for life without a “Dale” in the mix.
That does not seem to be their strategy, though. Instead, they’ve chosen to grow the company; but of course, as is the case with any sort of expansion…there’s as much risk as reward.
Right now, risk has reared its ugly head.
Last week, I wrote about many of the mergers that have taken place this past year in the world of NASCAR. One that I did not mention, however, was the assimilation of Ginn Racing by DEI back in July.
While most of the other mergers seem to be well thought out business plans involving high-profile and powerful participants, the Ginn / DEI deal strikes me as more of a “jump on the merger bandwagon” type of thing. More important than that is the one thing that those that control DEI seem to have forgotten; the fact that when you assimilate another company, you also inherit their problems, as well.
Those issues have now been brought squarely into the public eye. With the dust of the Dale Jr. / DEI fracas barely settled, DEI is now named in a lawsuit brought on by Sterling Marlin and Joe Nemechek, of all people (and their crew chiefs, too). The lawsuit claims breach of contract, demanding payment for wages through the rest of the year after all parties listed were let go as part of the merger in July. As the complaint states, "Demand for payment has been made … but [Ginn and DEI] have failed and/or refused to pay all or any part…"
Faced with possible legal ramifications, officials at DEI still claim that it is not their problem; they were not involved in those contracts, and therefore, have placed the responsibility squarely on Bobby Ginn’s shoulders.
Now, I realize that Marlin and Nemechek's main beef is with Ginn Racing, but DEI's stance on the matter does not help their already “not so nice” image. Perhaps it needs to be pointed out to Teresa, or Max (Siegel), or whoever is running the show at DEI these days – as it was pointed out to me, many years ago (albeit AFTER the factâ€¦) – "When you marry the girl, you marry the family.”
Bobby Ginn, whose post-merger role in DEI seems to be one of “Yeah, he has an office down the hall there somewhere,” says that he is surprised by the lawsuits, claiming he has Marlin and Nemechek fully paid up through August.
“This totally surprised me, and it looks to me like they are trying to ask for something over and above that they are just not entitled to,” Ginn said.
Hello, Bobby! This is Sterling Marlin and Joe Nemechek we're talking about here! Guys that, unlike many in the sport today, are old school racers who care more about the race than the pay! They’re two guys that are respected by peers and fans alike, and now Bobby Ginn – and DEI – want to assert that they are trying to fleece them?
Give me a break, DEI. Your image is tarnished enough without dragging this all out. Pay the men what is owed within their contracts and move on. It's not like they are asking for mega millions. (For more details on their contract, please check out Jayski’s Lawsuit page.). Anyways, from what I've read, 5 million ought to be more than enough to cover this whole deal. Isn’t that chump change for this organization?
I say, pay ‘em and move on. The future row that DEI is must hoe is going to the toughest in the company's history as it is; it would certainly behoove them to at least foster the "perception" of doing the right thing for the time being.
Stay off the wall, (and off the DEI payroll!)
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Ginn has indicated that he has paid the drivers through August and intends to pay the rest in accordance with their agreements. In addition, the crew chiefs had severance agreements that spell out their compensation packages. There is more than one side to every story, Mr. Meyer.
while, yes, there are two sides to each story, at this point in the public eye—-ANY negative coverage for DEI is disasterous!!! They may never (forgive us Dale) recover from a popularity standpoint!!!
Much ado about nothing. This story is a non issue. DEI is not invoved in the suit. They bought the Ginn team.I doubt they took on the added resposibility of making sure that ex-Ginn employees were paid as per agreements that they had no knowlege of. At any rate, trust me, DEI will thrive in the future. They already have a good start for 2008.Hoping that DEI fails just dishonors the memory of Dale Sr.
I sympathyze with Marlin & Nemechek & the crew chief’s but according to other reports they have been compensated for their contract’s & at one point agreed to by all parties, it’s tough for them both because although they are both good drivers, like me age has caught up with them. Most teams in NASCAR now have development drivers as young as 14 & 15 years old, guy’s like even Jeff Gordon are nearing retirement age. It’s a shame what’s happening to NASCAR but time marches on.Sueing Ginn& DEI can’t bring back their youth, & I’ll bet that both are pretty well set financially already.
DEI will be FINE!!!!….can’t believe all mud slinging ….just because baby e left all of the sudden DEI is a money hoarding org. not willing to pay 2 washed up racers …. man what a story..as said…Ginn has indicated that he has paid the drivers through August and intends to pay the rest in accordance with their agreements. In addition, the crew chiefs had severance agreements that spell out their compensation packages. There is more than one side to every story, Mr. Meyer….and for all the DEI haters….start washing your hanky’s 2008 season will give you plenty to cry about (24& 48 still winning and baby E not getting the same equiptment) I can hear it already….go mark martin #8 ..2008
In my opinion the current state of disfunctiona at DEI is not what Dale Sr. envisioned. I hope Sterling and Joe get what they are entitled too. As for Jr, heart wrenching as it is he was smart to move on.
DEI should hope they don’t have to pay out any money to those drivers & crew chiefs because without Dale, Jr sales, they are going to need all the money they can get. Does anyone think it odd that changes Jr thought should be made are now being made at DEI? Good Luck to Martin Truex. He is the only talent DEI has. Even with all of Menard’s money, Paul can’t compete. I think it is a total shame to put 2 part-time drivers in the #8..and for Mark Martin to say the #8 is important to DEI…well, OK…whatever…I guess the importance of the #8 to an actual Earnhardt made no difference.
Unfortunately, anyone who follows business dealings at all can tell you that the problems of the smaller company become the problems of the larger company that merges/absorbs them. Whether or not there is any merit to the lawsuit is beside the point. DEI is now responsible for all of Ginn Racing’s deals and debts. They cannot simply point to Bobby Ginn and say “that’s his problem” as it is also theirs now.
Marlin and Joe were not “EX” employes till after the merger, thus they were (fired)released by TEI, it is TEI’s problem. if they had truelly been paid to august why are they suing? remember the mayfield deal? when he sued everyone seemed to think he was a fault for the perfomance,or being greedy etc. a year later we found out some of the truth(dating the boss). so let it all play out in a year or so we may find out what really went on, personally i’m guessing this gets settled out of court, and TEI pays up.
OMG!!!! DEI is going to collapseâ€¦ AGAIN.
What is this about the 5465th time this year we have heard DEI is in dire trouble when it was not.
DEI is and will do just fine and the Jr. sycophants need to grow up and get a life.
This is hystericalâ€¦ The entertainment value of watching Jr. Nation in a state of total melt-down over every little thing is sooooo delightful.
Regardless of what become of the driverâ€™s contract suits â€“ DEI will be just fine. In fact, they are on track for conquest in upcoming seasons – regardless of the anti-DEI rat poop being dribbled by some in this forum. I noticed one mutant above even wondered if DEI would need to sell-off their 7-Post shaker rig to get out of â€œthis oneâ€â€¦ What The??? What has that got to do with anything?? Being someone who works with that type of equipment, I just have to shake my head and laugh once again.
By the way Mr. Meyersâ€¦ we donâ€™t know the full story about the driverâ€™s pay-off arrangements. There could easily have been severance agreements accepted by these drivers and crew chiefs at the time Bobby Ginn dismantled their teams due to loss of sponsorship, which superseded their original contract clauses â€“ but perhaps their has been some â€œchange of heartâ€ after-the-fact by the parties involved, which weâ€™re not being told.
Back to the toxic anti-DEI attitudes these daysâ€¦ it never ceases to amaze me how idiotic Jr. Nation can be. Just because NASCARâ€™s 8-year rookie; Zero-time champion; most popular SuperJerk â€“ The Manipulator, has failed in his narcissistic coupe attempt for a company that was not his to be â€œtakenâ€â€¦ Jr. Nation has their panties in a wedgie about every little subjectâ€¦
Theyâ€™ve been a total disgrace to the entire sport the whole yearâ€¦
these articles are turning this website into the Onion of NASCAR (and i don’t mean Todd Bodine). get real and find something worth writing about. DEI will be fine. Junior will move on and we’ll see what happens from there. Ginn will be a “Ginn who?” in a matter of months. and, lastly, Front Row Joe will come back here to Florida and finish his career whoopin’ some local ass!
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