Tag Archives: Danny O’Quinn

Mirror Driving: Fuel-Injection Firestorm, Tackling Team Orders, And Why Bash Bristol?

*Saturday's race at Bristol featured green flag passing as well as several on-track run-ins, although many fans still said afterward that the race was boring. So was it boring, or are fans’ expectations out of line?* Phil: It wasn't boring. I just think the fans are still used to constant bump and running at Bristol. Jeff: 99 percent of the fans that say that are watching it on TV.

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Food City 250 at Bristol

There were Cup headliners aplenty all day Friday as the Nationwide Series tackled the Bristol Motor Speedway. Early in the week, it was Ryan Newman doing quadruple duty at Bristol. Then it was Brad Keselowski, who wouldn't confirm or deny that he has signed to drive for Penske Racing in the Cup Series in 2009. That is, until he made contact with soon-to-be teammate Justin Allgaier, flattening his left rear tire and sending the Penske No. 12 car spinning. Then it was Kyle Busch, who took the lead for only a millisecond before Chase Austin made heavy contact and destroyed his No. 18 Toyota. Then it was Carl Edwards, who led 51 laps and was in prime position to make up maximum ground on Busch in the Nationwide title chase. Perhaps the only Cup regular not to get talked about, David Ragan, won the race.

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In Case You Missed It: Friday, August 7, 2009

Andy Lally Making Sprint Cup Debut At Watkins Glen Andy Lally, a sports car driver in the Rolex GT series, will be making his Sprint Cup debut this weekend in the No. 71 for TRG Motorsports at Watkins Glen. Lally will be joining David Gilliland as a second driver for …

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NASCAR News for Wednesday, May 6, 2009

RPM to Begin Using New Dodge Engine ESPN is reporting that Richard Petty Motorsports will begin using the current spec Dodge engine, the R6P8, at Dover in three weeks. The team has stuck with the older, proven R5P7 engine while Penske Championship Racing’s three teams have run all season with …

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Nuts for Nationwide: A Look at the Soon-to-Be Top 30

This weekend’s upcoming race at Texas Motor Speedway will mark the fifth event of the season for the Nationwide Series and the final race before reverting to the 2009 owner point standings to determine who is locked into the field each weekend. Looking at the current standings, there are a number of teams that are all but locks to be in the top 30 cutoff after Saturday’s 300-miler. Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 16 team, Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18, NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 87 and Braun Racing’s No. 10 are all operations that will likely breath a sigh of relief when they go to qualify at Nashville two weeks from now…because they won’t have to.

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NASCAR News for Friday, February 20, 2009 – Special “Crime And Punishment” Edition!

Three Nationwide Teams Penalized NASCAR announced Thursday that three Nationwide teams were penalized after Saturday’s race for rule infractions. The No. 09 Ford, driven by John Wes Townley for Jay Robinson Racing, was penalized 100 driver points and 100 owner points for an unacceptable roll cage. Crew chief Blake Bainbridge …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Dollar General 300 at Charlotte

*In a Nutshell:* Joey Logano made a strong bid early, but Kyle Busch again dominated the Nationwide Series field, leading 137 laps to score a relatively easy win in Friday’s Dollar General 300 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Busch was briefly challenged in the race’s final laps by Jeff Burton, who, unlike the other leaders, opted for four tires on his final pit stop. Burton, however, was unable to make up enough ground on the high side to clear Busch’s No. 18. Busch’s win did not come without controversy. On several restarts, he appeared to stack up the field, leading to two major wrecks that eliminated half a dozen cars and caused a warning from NASCAR about picking up his speed coming to the green. The second crash, involving Mike Bliss and John Wes Townley, led members of Burton’s No. 29 crew to besiege NASCAR officials to black flag Busch’s No. 18. But Busch refused to take responsibility for any of the wrecks, insisting that he maintained a steady speed and that, as the leader, it was his discretion as to where to restart the race. Burton and third-place Brian Vickers both also suggested that the No. 18 brake-checked on late restarts.

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond

In a Nutshell: The Nationwide Series took to a short track for the second time in three weeks and, also for the second time in three weeks, Clint Bowyer dominated the race. And nonetheless, for the second time in three weeks, Bowyer failed to score the win. Despite leading 195 of the 250 laps run, Bowyer’s car went to the loose side late in the running, allowing fellow title contender Carl Edwards to sneak by late and score his fourth Nationwide victory of the season. Bowyer finished third, after he was passed by Scott Wimmer with less than 15 laps to go.

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Nuts For Nationwide: 2008 Series Preview, Part I

It's all change as the second most popular racing series in America gears up for another three country, 26-track, 35-race marathon. One of the biggest adjustments this season is the change in title sponsor. After 26 years, the Busch brand is bowing out with Nationwide Insurance signing on the dotted line for the next seven years. The incoming insurance giant will pony up a reported $70 million with their deal set to run concurrently with the TV package through 2013. That sort of money isn't exactly chump change and you can be certain Nationwide will be seeking a substantial return on their investment, if not in the immediate future then certainly as the sponsorship plays out across the next seven years.

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Mirror Driving: Banquet On The Move? Petty Movin’ On Up? And Teams Moving… To The Auction Block?

The week-long banquet celebration just concluded its 27th year in New York City amidst rumors it could be moved elsewhere. With no racetrack in the immediate vicinity, does the banquet belong in the Big Apple?

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