Hendrick Motorsports played crew chief musical chairs this offseason, giving Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin a breath of fresh air. Will any of the three benefit from the arrangement, and if Junior struggles again, do you expect him to leave the Hendrick camp a year early?
FACT: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Be (A Little) Better With Letarte Alongside
The 2010 season started out well, giving hope to Junior Nation. Daytona has always been a good track for Earnhardt, but it looked like the old days in the closing laps as he literally came out of nowhere steaming for the front.
Sunday saw Jimmie Johnson add to his page in the history books by winning his fifth consecutive championship. One more year of domination by the No. 48 team will double the number of championships anyone in the Cup series has ever won consecutively. Most people would sit back after such an amazing accomplishment and take …
Sad but true: the 2010 NASCAR racing season, for all intents and purposes, is over.
There is a report circulating at Homestead-Miami Speedway that has taken many people by surprise. It’s not really earth-shattering, yet it seems to have crept up on the racing public. In fact many people seem to not have heard it at all. There are going to be 43 drivers in the race on Sunday. Yeah, …
Q: How does David Ragan avoid the Silly Season talk? Drivers like Elliott Sadler, Scott Speed and Sam Hornish Jr. are out of rides and they have performed the same as Ragan, who is in better stuff.
It doesn’t get a whole lot safer than Greg Biffle and Jeff Gordon at Homestead-Miami. Since reconfiguring the track, Gordon has finished in the top nine in all but one event, despite the 1.5-mile oval being the lone track we visit on the Cup circuit where he hasn’t won.
Both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports agree that if a crew chief change is coming for the No. 88, it will be in the offseason. Does another change need to be made, and if it does, who is the right guy to right Earnhardt’s ship?
Here’s my Hot/Not in NASCAR gift from me to you, a guided tour away from all things Chase, FedEx, Lowe’s and Pennzoil into the world of other drivers whose seasons – and coverage – in the minds of many ended weeks ago.