Kyle Busch wins the North Carolina Education Lottery 200
posted by Mike Neff
Friday May 17, 2013
‘Rowdy’ Busch was back in his familiar No. 51 truck at his favorite track on the Truck schedule. Busch led 80 laps and thought he should have led more but had a fuel issue on pit road that resulted in him having to battle back through the field. The race was slowed by eight cautions that helped him work his way back through the field. Busch beat Brendan Gaughan to the finish by .488 seconds, while Max Gresham chased them both to the line for his first top three finish of his Truck career. Matt Crafton came home in fourth place after having to battle through a couple of tire mishaps during the event. Ty Dillon rounded out the top 5 for his first finish that high this season.
Busch led the race three times for his 80 laps. Miguel Paludo was second on the laps led board with 33. Gaughan, Gresham and Dillon also scored bonus points for leading laps. There were two cautions in the first 72 laps of the race while 29 of the last 62 laps were completed under the yellow flag.
Jeb Burton started the race on the pole but did not lead a lap. He did however end the race as the Rookie of the Race for his 13th place finish. Matt Crafton leads Burton by 22 points in the season standings after five races this season.
Matt Kenseth Snatches Victory from the Jaws of Defeat at Darlington
posted by Mike Neff
Sunday May 12, 2013
Kyle Busch appeared to be headed for another weekend sweep after winning the Nationwide race at Darlington on Friday night. However, a funny thing happened as they were bringing out the dustpan. Matt Kenseth chased down the dominant car of the night, passed him with relative ease and then strolled away to a 3.165 second victory. Kenseth led the final 13 laps after Busch had held the point for 265 of the 354 laps leading up to Kenseth’s race winning pass. After Kenseth worked around Busch, the No. 18 slid rapidly backwards over the final eight laps to fall from second to sixth place.
Joe Gibbs Racing did manage a 1-2 finish after sweeping the podium in Friday night’s Nationwide tilt. Denny Hamlin, in his first full race back in the car since his vertebrae fracture at California, soldiered through the pain of his arms, neck and shoulders more than his recovered back to wrestle a second place finish away from the Lady in Black. Coming home in third was Jeff Gordon, who turned his 700th career start into a top 3 finish. Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top 5 in the Bojangles Southern 500.
Kurt Busch started the race on the pole and led the first 51 laps before coming to the pits for a green flag stop. After the stops cycled through Busch was back at the point for 18 more laps before his brother began his domination. The race went green for the first 302 laps save a seven lap caution stint from lap 125 to lap 131. The final 65 laps saw four more cautions that flew for accidents involving Regan Smith, Brad Keselowski, Casey Mears, Kurt Busch, Josh Wise, David Reutimann and Kasey Kahne.
The race saw four leaders including Jeff Gordon in addition to the Busch brothers and Kenseth. The win is Kenseth’s 27th of his career and breaks a tie between himself and his teammate Kyle Busch. The win is Kenseth’s third this season which is the most among all of the competitors in the Cup series. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was the Rookie of the Race. Jeff Gordon’s top 5 finish was his 300th of his career. He joins Richard Petty, David Pearson and Bobby Allison as the only four drivers in the history of the sport to accomplish such a feat.
Busch Dominates at Darlington as JGR Sets Nationwide Series Record
posted by Amy Henderson
Friday May 10, 2013
Kyle Busch dominated the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 on Friday night en route to his 56th career Nationwide Series victory and fifth series win of 2013. Joe Gibbs Racing in general was the class of the field all night at Darlington Raceway, claiming four of the top 5 finishing spots, with only fourth-place Joey Logano keeping them from sweeping the top four spots. It was a historic night for JGR, as no team has ever before placed four cars in the top 5. Elliott Sadler finished second to Busch and Brian Vickers third, with Logano and Matt Kenseth rounding out the top 5.
Busch led 107 of 147 laps on the way to the win. Sadler was the best among the Nationwide Regulars, finishing second despite an early spin in Turn 2, and gained points on leader Regan Smith, who finished seventh. Kyle Larson continued to impress at the Lady in Black, posting a sixth-place finish in his first Darlington start as he runs for rookie honors. Sam Hornish, Jr., who remained second in points, finished eighth while Kasey Kahne and Justin Allgaier filled the top 10.
Smith now leads Nationwide Series points by 28 over Hornish. Sadler jumps two spots to third on his second-place run as Justin Allgaier fell one place to fourth. Vickers gained three sports and is now fifth, 49 behind Smith. Austin Dillon, Parker Kligerman, Brian Scott, Alex Bowman, and Kyle Larson round out the top 10.
Joe Gibbs Racing Penalties Reduced Following Appeal
posted by Summer Bedgood
Wednesday May 8, 2013
Joe Gibbs Racing had many of their penalties for the No. 20 team reduced during the appeal process on Wednesday.
Driver Matt Kenseth and owner Joe Gibbs had their points penalties reduced from 50 to 12 points.
Crew chief Jason Ratcliff’s suspension has also been dropped from seven races to one, though he will still be forced to pay the $200,000 fine.
Not all of the penalties were reduced, however. Toyota Racing’s manufacturer points penalty was increased from five points to seven.
All other penalties were dropped, including the suspension of Joe Gibbs’ owners license, the loss of bonus points for the Chase earned at Kansas Speedway, and the loss of eligibility into the Sprint Unlimited garnered from the pole at Kansas Speedway.
JGR has accepted the penalties and will not appeal further.
Following a dominant win at Kansas Speedway a few weeks ago, Kenseth’s car failed post-race inspection when it was found that a connecting rod was 2.7 grams below the minimum weight. Toyota Racing Development accepted the blame for the incident.
The reduction moves Kenseth up to fourth in points, 66 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson.
JGR has not announced who will replace Ratcliff this weekend in Darlington.
The appeal was heard by Mark Arute, Dennis McGlynn, and Jack Housby.
NASCAR cannot appeal the revised penalties.
Penske Has Suspensions Reduced On Appeal
posted by Thomas Bowles
Wednesday May 8, 2013
Roger Penske’s team got some relief Tuesday from NASCAR’s Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook, as he chose to reduce penalties assessed to that organization at Texas Motor Speedway in early April. Middlebrook, after hearing the evidence from both sides Tuesday chose to reduce all suspensions in the case from six to two weeks, plus NASCAR’s All-Star Race on May 18th. That means the final consequences for both teams are the following:
No. 2 car
No. 22 car
Middlebrook’s official statement was short, simply stating, “After looking at all the facts, data, and interpretations from the rule book, I have decided to uphold the original fines and points penalties. However, I have decided to reduce the suspensions of the seven team members involved from six points races and the All-Star race to two points races and the All-Star Race.” However, it seemed both sides, after presenting their cases were far more pleased with how the case was handled during this portion of the appeal.
“We were able to talk about areas we worked in,” said Roger Penske, referring to the “gray area” of the NASCAR rulebook officials ultimately felt stepped over the line. “I’m very happy with the outcome. This sport has been built on innovation. All of us have tried to innovate in areas not defined in the rulebook. We were in that area.”
In conversations with the parties involved, it was clear the controversy surrounded parts designed to increase the rear-end angle at the back of both cars. In past years, with innovation limited through the Car of Tomorrow templates teams have played around with suspension systems designed to make the rear end of the car easier to “move.” The more the car skews in the corner, the easier it can be to handle and gain extra speed.
However, NASCAR had made rules designed to curb those types of innovations this year and made the determination Penske parts to build the rear suspension were unapproved. Why they had gone undetected in previous inspections was never addressed, along with claims someone else in the garage had alerted officials to possible inappropriate car construction. One thing Penske did admit, though is had this decision been issued by the initial appeals panel, he would not have pressed his luck with Middlebrook.
“All of us,” he said. “Have lost points for certain infractions over the years. The key thing is to have people back at the racetrack operating in full control.”
The end results leave Logano 18th in points, 146 behind championship leader Jimmie Johnson and 43 outside a Chase position. Keselowski is far more stable; fifth in points, he’s 69 behind and 45 ahead of 11th-place Matt Kenseth. Neither of the Penske cars have won a race this season.
“Moved on from last few weeks,” Keselowski tweeted Wednesday morning. “And ready to focus on @TooToughToTame (Darlington Raceway).”
The next round of NASCAR penalty appeals, focusing on Joe Gibbs Racing and Matt Kenseth will be heard on Wednesday morning.
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Penske Racing LOSES Penalty Case, Will Appeal To NSCRC John Middlebrook
posted by Thomas Bowles
Wednesday May 1, 2013
A three-member panel Wednesday unanimously upheld penalties assessed to Penske Racing after pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway. Comprised of Pocono President Brandon Igdalsky, Bowman-Gray President Dale Pinilis and former NASCAR VP Paul Brooks, the trio determined the sanctioning body’s evidence was enough to “convict” Penske to the tune of points lost, suspensions given and $200,000 in fines.
Roger Penske, in response has pledged to send a final appeal to National Stock Car Racing Commissioner John Middlebrook. That hearing will occur Tuesday, May 7th at NASCAR’s Research and Development Center. Here’s a quick list of what penalties are pending (everything but the points deductions will be deferred, pending Middlebrook’s approval until after the final appeal):
No. 2 team
No. 22 team
NASCAR’s representation included Sprint Cup Director John Darby but not Vice President Robin Pemberton, who was whisked away to Florida on jury duty. Owner Roger Penske was in attendance to defend the allegations along with Team Manager Travis Geisler, Tim Cindric, Walt Czarnecki, Joey Logano’s crew chief Todd Gordon along with several other key principles.
UPDATE: The National Stock Car Racing Commission issued a brief statement, reviewing the penalties and then explaining the following.
“Upon hearing the testimony and carefully reviewing the facts, it was a unanimous decision by the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel to uphold the original penalties assessed by NASCAR.”
“The Appellants have the right under Section 15 of the rule book to appeal this decision to the National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer.”
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Kyle Busch Wins Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown
posted by Thomas Bowles
Friday April 26, 2013
Who says Joe Gibbs Racing teammates don’t get along? Kyle Busch is certainly receiving gifts, from Denny Hamlin in the form of shiny trophies from winning the latter’s annual charity event. Rowdy was romping through the field again at Richmond Thursday night, taking control at the race’s midpoint and cruising during the latter stages to win the Showdown for the third time in the past six years. In a race that benefits the Denny Hamlin Foundation, created to help those with cystic fibrosis Busch had his late model hitting on all cyilnders down the stretch. Pulling away from fellow Cup driver David Ragan, in the final segment of the 75-lap race the outcome was simply never in doubt following a 5-minute break for pit stops prior to Lap 47. Ben Rhodes, Ronnie Bassett, Jr., and Garrett Campbell rounded out the top-5 finishers.
Other Cup drivers, including defending race champion Tony Stewart were in the field but never a factor up front. Smoke, actually extending his slumping start to 2013 into this race got wrecked before the halfway point and wound up 28th. Matt Kenseth, still distraught after a midweek penalty virtually negated his win at Kansas was never truly competitive, either; he finished 22nd.
Also on Thursday night, African-American driver Ryan Gifford won the first K&N Pro Series East race of his young career. Surviving a five-lap shootout, following a red flag he cruised home over Brandon Gdovic.
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Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Penalized As Engine Fails Kansas Post-Race Inspection
posted by Thomas Bowles
Wednesday April 24, 2013
Until the end of time, Matt Kenseth can say he crossed the finish line first at Kansas Sunday. NASCAR Record Books will say the same. But after a harsh series of penalties announced on Wednesday, should they stand that’s about the only thing Kenseth can hang his hat on after a successful weekend turned sour.
According to multiple reports, officials at the NASCAR R & D Center in North Carolina discovered a connecting rod on Kenseth’s engine, brought in for Kansas post-race inspection weighed three grams less than the minimum weight of 525g. The consequences, announced today are crippling for both driver and team. Kenseth, along with car owner Joe Gibbs have been docked 50 driver and owner points, actually reducing their overall totals heading into Kansas even though the No. 20 car won the race. That lost chunk of points drops Kenseth from eighth to 14th in the standings. More importantly, the win “won’t count” for either bonus points in the Chase or determine postseason eligibility; that means the driver, now in “Wild Card” position is considered to have one win so far this season instead of two.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg on these consequences. Crew chief Jason Radcliffe, fined $200,000 based on the infraction has also been suspended for the next six Sprint Cup points events, along with the All-Star Race. Toyota, whose TRD engine department ultimately supplies the JGR powerplants has had five points deducted from its total in the manufacturer’s championship. And finally, Joe Gibbs himself, already docked 50 owner points has had his license suspended by NASCAR, which means he’s ineligible to accrue owner points for the No. 20 until the next six Sprint Cup Series points races are completed.
Gibbs, NASCAR has clarified will still be able to travel to the racetrack despite a suspended license. In a tersely worded statement, the owner says he’ll appeal the ruling, which violated three parts of the series rulebook. The one most pertinent is Section 20-5.5.3(E) which states only magnetic steel connecting rods, with a minimum weight of 525.0 grams will be permitted. Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4J, which gives officials the right to penalize for parts they claim do not conform to NASCAR rules were also cited in the sport’s official release.
Toyota Racing Development’s Lee White, in a statement released early this afternoon took responsibility for the violation.
During NASCAR’s routine post-race tear down of Matt Kenseth’s race-winning car and engine from Kansas Speedway,” he stated, “One of our engine connecting rods weighed in approximately three grams under the legal minimum weight of 525 grams. None of the other seven connecting rods were found to be under the minimum weight. We take full responsibility for this issue with the engine used by the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) team this past Sunday in Kansas — JGR is not involved in the process of selecting parts or assembling the Cup Series engines. It was a simple oversight on TRD’s part and there was no intent to deceive, or to gain any type of competitive advantage. Toyota is a company that was built on integrity, and that remains one of the guiding principles of the company. The goal of TRD has always been — and will continue to be — to build high-performance engines that are reliable, durable and powerful, and within the guidelines established by NASCAR.”
Kenseth, who has led 482 laps this season, two higher than his total last year has been one of the strongest competitiors on the Sprint Cup track in 2013. His engines have also passed several previous inspections.
Johnny Sauter Penalized For Fuel Cell Infraction At Kansas
posted by Thomas Bowles
Wednesday April 24, 2013
Thorsport Racing, along with former Truck Series point leader Johnny Sauter are reeling this Wednesday after a major penalty involving their No. 98 Toyota. On Wednesday, NASCAR announced the team was fined $10,000, crew chief Joel Shear has been suspended for four races and 25 owner points were taken away as a result of a faulty fuel cell, confiscated during pre-race inspection at Kansas. Driver Sauter was also hit was a loss of 25 points, completely reshaping the championship Chase heading into the next race of the season at Charlotte May 17th.
According to NASCAR officials, the team violated multiple sections of the rulebook. The key ones involve Section 20B-16 and 20B-16.1B, regarding the proper size and functioning of fuel cells. “Once a fuel cell or fuel cell components have been certified,” the rules say, “Modifications of any kind will not be permitted.” The 16.1B portion refers to black safety foam, with a minimum height of eight inches that must be used as a safety mechanism when putting together the fuel cell itself. By violating that rule, NASCAR is insinuating the team modified or enhanced the cell in some way by cutting back / replacing that foam.
Section 12-1, actions detrimental to stock car racing was also listed as a rules violation along with 12-4K, which gives NASCAR Officials the leeway to penalize teams when they feel previously legal equipment was modified, in any manner after being initially inspected.
Thorsport, as of yet has not said whether they plan to appeal. The penalties mean Matt Crafton becomes the new Truck Series point leader, by 13 over Jeb Burton while Sauter gets pushed back into a tie for second place.
What To Watch In NASCAR: Tuesday 4/23/13
posted by Thomas Bowles
Tuesday April 23, 2013
- As usual, it’s penalty day in NASCAR and the biggest bulls-eye lies on the No. 98 Truck driven by Johnny Sauter. The current series point leader, Sauter’s fuel cell was confiscated following pre-race inspection in Kansas, a move that’s led to fines, penalties, and crew chief suspensions in the past. Sauter is currently 12 points in front of teammate Matt Crafton in the championship chase.
- Clint Bowyer of Michael Waltrip Racing will hold a national teleconference with reporters. Bowyer, ninth in the series standings has gotten his 2013 season back together after a rough start. Fifth at Kansas, his hometown track he’s now got three top-5 results in his last five Sprint Cup events.
- Denny Hamlin is expected to meet with doctors, following X-Rays to determine if he has medical clearance to race at Richmond. Hamlin has been out for about a month, since a last-lap crash into a non-SAFER, inside wall at Fontana resulted in an L1 Compression Fracture of his lower back March 24th.
- Charlotte Motor Speedway will have a series of announcements concerning the Coca-Cola 600 race the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. Among the items on the docket: a special set of pre-race ceremonies, plans for a unique “Welcome Home” presentation for U.S. Military returning from overseas and additional news regarding partner Coca-Cola. Joey Logano and Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith will be among those on hand for reporters.
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Voices From the Heartland · Jeff Meyer · Thursday March 22, 2007
I can't speak for the rest of the nation, but personally, I think all this nonsense between Nextel/AT &T and Sunoco/Shell is a bunch of bovine feces and belongs squarely in an edition of BSNews. Nothing turns me off more than arrogance, and that’s exactly the type of situation we’re facing here.
I understand that Nextel paid an insane amount to be the series sponsor. So what! Are they that insecure that a small quarter panel AT&T logo on the Cingular car threatens them? Have you seen the pictures (Courtesy : Jayski)? The logo wasn’t even on the hood of the car!
Does Nextel’s service suck so badly that Robby Gordon cannot be sponsored by the very company that makes the phones (Motorola) that the Nextel network itself uses? Where are the stupid executives and lawyers that drudge this crap up? I've got a spot reserved on a bus for all of them; destination, to be announced after boarding and the bus is FULL!
Sunoco’s situation with Shell is even worse. Yes, they bought the rights to be the "Exclusive Fuel Supplier" of NASCAR in 2004. Yes, they got a bonus from that in the form of their A Plus Convenience Stores becoming the "Official Convenience Store of NASCAR". Good for them. Now, all of a sudden, Shell is a threat after years of sponsoring race cars in their own right, and the ONLY reason why is because Kevin Harvick and his Shell-sponsored car won the Daytona 500 in thrilling fashion. Had any other car won the season's first race, you wouldn't have heard a peep out of Sunoco.
Why is Sunoco so worried? Do they think just because the pretty yellow Shell car got so much media attention, millions of people are going to run to the nearest Shell station and fill up? Wake up! People fill up at the most convenient and/or lowest priced location.
Why can't Sunoco be happy that they ARE the fuel supplier for NASCAR? They did, after all, beat out Shell back in 2003 for that honor, even though (according to the Shell website) over 75% of the U.S. population lives within 5 miles of a Shell branded station. Sunoco can't hold a candle to Shell when it comes to brand recognition out in the real world. The only reason folks west of Ohio even know of Sunoco is because of their deal with NASCAR. They should be proud of that instead of trying to be something they are not.
If executives at Sunoco had ANY brains at all, they would make a commercial stating something likeâ€¦ "At Daytona, even the winner was fueled by Sunoco!" Use the marketing tools to your advantage…not use the lawyers to take you to a courtroom.
Now, see, that commercial is clever and fans would like that. It would instantly negate any perceived bad publicity brought on by the Shell car and turn it around, not turn people off with a stupid, whining lawsuit or demands. That just makes your company look petty. And these big corporations pay these so called executives how much…and for what? Sheeeeesh! What a bunch of idiots.
As for me, and I hope a growing number of fans follow my lead… when big name sponsors pull stupid crap like this, I WILL NEVER use their service or product. I will never (not that I was going to anyway) have a Nextel phone plan. I will never buy gas at a Sunoco, or step foot in an A Plus Convenience Store.
And while I am at it, let me clue big business in on another little secret. Y'all paid NASCAR way too much to be the official anything. Only dumb, weak-willed people buy products because they are the "official" this or that. But wait, now that I look around, there ARE an awful lot of…oh well, "birds of a featherâ€¦" I guess…
Stay off the wall (and off the above mentioned bus!),
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Why can’t The Brian figure out another way to sell the same real estate twice like he did with Victory Lane and the Winner’s Circle to Coke and Pepsi?
It seems The Brian is better at starting wars than starting races. After fifty, or so, years, The Big Book Of NA$CAR ought to be a good read for the courts —- and then the fans. Written in pencil, no doubt.
I wonder if NA$CAR would look good in red?
(Pencil or ink)
Just a thought but, could Toyota get away with sponsoring a Chevy, Dodge or Ford?
All in the interest of racing, doncha know. Oh, and winning.
You got that right, Jeff. I for one will never own anything NEXTEL, and that includes anything that says NEXTEL CUP on it. It’s Winston Cup racing in my house, and always will be. Heck, I still wear a shirt I bought purposely the year before they sold NAME RIGHTS to Charlotte to Lowes. My shirt I wear to the race says “Charlotte Motor Speedway.” It will always be the Busch Series, too, no matter who ponies up the bucks for that series. Sunoco, nope, not ever again, I’ll drive another couple of miles to the Shell Station. My memory and will power over this stuff won’t end.
Good article and really good points. Who cares if Nextel is the “offical” phone of NASCAR, or Home Depot is the “official” home improvement store? It means nothing and only sets up conflicts of interest when these official sponsors’ cars mysteriously win races with invisible debris cautions. I don’t think brands matter too much to fans anymore. There is such overkill with advertising that it all runs together. I’m not even sure car manufacturers matter much anymore, especially to the new fans. To them the driver is the focal point. I quit lining pockets of drivers, sponsors, and NASCAR, especially, a long time ago, when I read that Dale Earnhart bought a jet with his souvenir profits one year. I work too hard to buy an already filthy rich driver his toys. NASCAR, of course, gets a cut of anything with the NASCAR logo on it. Another reason not to buy souvenirs.
NASCAR is too busy trying to make everything the “Official Whatever” of NASCAR. I have heard that companies approach NASCAR with the intent to sponsor a team. Instead of directing them towards a team that needs sponsorship, NASCAR grabs them to sponsor something for the entire series.
This is why so many teams are struggling. They are either having trouble finding sponsors or their sponsors are ones like Cingular/AT&T or Shell. It is like these companies are afraid of a little competition!
Sunoco/Shell is a pretty clear case. Sunoco, like 76 before it, is the exclusive fuel supplier/marketer. It pays NASCAR a fee and supplies all the teams in Cup/Busch/Truck with free race gas. That’s why the #42 has always been the Havoline and not the Texaco car. NASCAR approved Shell/Pennzoil as a motor oil sponsor for the #29. Shell chose to ignore the rules and market the #29 deal as a Shell sponsorship. In Shell stations, Pennzoil is barely shown or mentioned. That violates Sunoco’s exclusivity as a gasoline marketer. Their execs aren’t “idiots”, as you wrote… they were ambushed by Shell.
I couldn’t agree more about the whole sponsorship thing. How petty can it get? I’d think in this day and age when sponsorship money is hard to come by, Nascar would embrace just about anyone that is willing to put up the money to participate in the sport. I try to support sponsors of my favourite drivers but I see now I can add Sunoco and Nextel/Sprint to the list of ones I don’t use.
So, all of you who think that Sunoco and Nextel shouldnâ€™t have any right to what they paid for â€¦
How would you feel about your neighbors building their fence a foot on your side of the property line? Iâ€™ll bet youâ€™d be very clear on whose property it was in that case.
How would you feel about renting a hotel room for the weekend then coming back to find that someone else was sleeping in your room? Bet youâ€™d think the hotel had every right to sell you exclusive rights to that room.
How about if your biggest rival for the next promotion/raise on your jobsite decided to use your rental car to run his errands? Iâ€™ll bet youâ€™d be all over the right to decide who got to use what youâ€™d paid for.
You might be able to make a good argument that Nascar shouldnâ€™t sell exclusive rights to anything (though if they didnâ€™t Iâ€™m sure youâ€™d be complaining about low purses and how small, independent teams canâ€™t afford enough gas to run the entire race), but once something has been sold there is no justification for saying that the buyers canâ€™t use their own property.
Iâ€™m pretty sure that I know the answers to my questions, but Iâ€™d like for someone to make it clearer to me.
I know Nascar owns most of the tracks that are raced upon in Cup. But if the race teams are independent contractors, how can Nascar dictate what car/equipment they can drive in a race? Also, what about the tracks that Nascar doesnâ€™t own? All of which prompts more questions.
Why doesnâ€™t Bruton Smith, tell Nascar to stick it and start his own race circuit. At the same time, I would think, that a lot of owners would tell Nascar to stick it as well.
One could continue on with more questions concerning this dictatorial organization, but it would be interesting if the Nascar powers to be would be brought down a notch. I donâ€™t know how they get by with what they do anyway. Itâ€™s disgusting what these people get away with.
Enlighten me please!!
What makes me angry is to hear these intelligent tv people (reporters, commentators, color-guys, etc), refer to how many Nextel Cups Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Darrel Waltrip, Cale, etc, etc, won. To my knowledge, none of these gentlemen ever won a Nextel Cup. Dale won 7 Winston Cups, Richard didnâ€™t win that many Winston Cups, but he did win some Grand National Championships, to equal 7. Call it what it is.
This type of behavior by NASCAR may start some major sponsors and other money people to start up a rival real stock car series. Reduced costs and tracks looking for race dates could spark a Champ Carâ€”IRL situation.
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