Tag Archives: Kertus Davis

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona

Saturday night’s race at Daytona was shaping up to be a tremendous finish, until a messy wreck on lap 96 stopped the battle at the front of the field and scattered debris and rescue equipment all over the 2.5 mile oval. And in their infinite wisdom, NASCAR chose not to red flag the race, instead settling for a green-white-checker finish. Still, the two lap shootout at the finish had all the potential in the world.

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Nuts For Nationwide: New Sponsor, Same Old Issues

If you'll forgive me for going all Jean Girard on you, the first two weeks of the Nationwide Series bring to mind a line from an old French proverb; "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose." Or in other words, the more things change the more they stay the same. With a couple of races of the 2008 season now in the books, we've already seen a number of issues that have bedeviled the second most popular motorsport in America over the past couple of years; domination of moonlighting Cup drivers, "start-and-park" entrants, incomplete fields and a plethora of sponsor related issues. For the incoming title sponsor, Nationwide, none of these problems can be considered surprises but one thing is for sure, they are issues that are unlikely to go away until they're addressed at the highest level.

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