Going beyond the “pairs racing” phenomenon, the truth of the matter is there’s not a whole lot that was different this time around at Daytona.
While Bobby Gerhart was busy making history with his second consecutive Daytona victory, the full-timers on the 2011 ARCA tour were largely non-factors.
“There’s really no way to change anything more than we’ve changed,” says Justin Allgaier of his new home at Turner Motorsports.
The elder Busch has found a way, year after year, regardless of the mess that Penske may be in to get the job done.
The Day That Changed Everything is molded not around Dale Earnhardt, but the life story of a driver that has been insignificant on the Cup circuit.
The likely outcome for 2011 will leave the legitimacy and value of the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship in more limbo than it is right now.
The power of the media and its ability to sway NASCAR’s fans (the ones that are left, anyway) is far from absolute.
After the No. 38 team fell out of the Top 35 in owner points following a penalty for bleeder valves at Pocono, the driving assignment fell to David Gilliland.
Kevin Conway’s 2010 campaign on the track went about as well as could be expected for a rookie as green as he was in the cars he was driving.
After a two-year partnership, Eric McClure and his Hefty sponsorship will not be returning to Team Rensi Motorsports for the 2011 Nationwide Series season.