Sitting just out of the race for the Chase Kyle Busch did everything he could Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to get himself in a position to make a run for the Chase in the remaining races before the teams and drivers meet for the showdown. Pole-sitter Mark Martin did his best to keep Busch behind him in the race to the Chase by finishing second in the Sharpie 500. He stayed right on Busch’s tail for the last four laps and tried several times to pass but wasn’t able to find the speed and line to make it …read more
Tony Stewart is breathing a little easier after securing his invitation to NASCAR’s postseason showdown last weekend during the race at Michigan. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson will be competing Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. They need a sixth and second place respectively to book their spots for the Chase and you can expect them to run a fast and controlled race. Winning is always the goal but with the Chase being so important to NASCAR these days, expect them to stay within themselves and not take any unnecessary chances that could cost them their berth in the Chase.
Kyle …read more
Every time Kevin Harvick steps onto Bristol Motor Speedway it must be like breathing in a familiar breath of air and he must feel like he’s come home again. After all, Harvick grew up racing on the half-mile, high-banked surface of Mesa Marin Raceway in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. He’ll be racing on home ground again tonight in Friday’s Food City 250, at about 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Bristol is one of Harvick’s most successful racing venues and if he wins tonight, he’ll sweep the season series at Bristol. Harvick is the all-time Nationwide Series leader at Bristol …read more
I’d like to welcome Bruce Simmons back to the forum this week as he is now officially back from his trip. Bruce, it’s good to have ya back. I’d also like to thank Roc for stepping up to the plate for us last week in his absence and keeping this alive. And, of course, with us as always is Charlie Turner from On Pit Row. Now, let’s get started.
At the end of April, future NFL Hall of Famer, Randy Moss, announced that he was looking to break into NASCAR as a team owner, more specifically in the Craftsman Truck Series …read more
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About a month ago, rumors started to surface that Jamie McMurray had been handed his walking papers from car owner, Jack Roush, and that this would be his final season with Roush-Fenway Racing. Despite immediate denials by both McMurray and Geoff Smith (President of Operations at Roush-Fenway Racing), most of us – myself included – still bought into the rumors and pegged McMurray as a sure bet to be one of the drivers petitioning for a ride this off-season. But, a month later, after seeing how some of the other Silly Season …read more
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With the Sprint Cup Series now just one week away from reaching the official halfway marker of 2008, DYN is going to take a look at the 5 most disappointing teams and drivers in the series so far this year:
5. Ryan Newman – no. 12 car – Penske Racing – After missing out on the Chase for the Cup playoffs in each of the past two seasons, Newman came into 2008 – his contract year with Penske – with high hopes of finding some of the magic that he and the no. 12 team had a little …read more
Okay, so they’re actually pretty good friends and probably the furthest thing from being rivals with one another, but still. It’s pretty abnormal for Smoke to run this deep into the season without a Sprint Cup win to show for it, but so far in 2008, he’s managed to do just that. Of course, the racing Gods haven’t really seemed to help Stewart out much in that department, either. What … a pit road speeding violation during the last round of stops at Pocono … the cut tire at Charlotte … the late race wreck at Talladega … the mid-race …read more
By now, most of you are probably familiar with the many rumors surrounding the status of Casey Mears and the no. 5 team over at Hendrick Motorsports for 2009. Several sources are indicating that Rick Hendrick may have notified Casey last week that his tenure with HMS was coming to an end at the conclusion of this season, and already, the rumor mill has been lit up once again with all sorts of speculations.
The most intriguing, and for once, make-sense of these rumors comes from Lee Spencer over at Fox Sports, where she throws out the notion that Hendrick may …read more
Through 55 years of racing at NASCAR’s top level, the Wood Brothers have established themselves amongst the all-time winningest teams in the sport’s history with an accumulated 97 wins amongst the organization. The organization has housed such legendary names as Cale Yarbrough, David Pearson, Davey Allison, AJ Foyt, Tiny Lund, Dale Jarrett, Ricky Rudd, and Dan Gurney. The team made history in the late 70’s when they were invited to the White House by former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter … Yet, Wood Brothers Racing has not visited Victory Lane since Elliott Sadler’s 2001 win at Bristol Motor Speedway, and the …read more
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Utter heartbreak and sheer disappointment. That’s the best way to describe Kurt Busch’s career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ever since younger brother, Kyle, joined the circuit full-time for Hendrick Motorsports back in 2005 … well, I guess you could throw subtle envy into that equation as well. Since then, it just seems as though the seasons have been getting longer and tougher for the 2004 Cup Series champ.
Okay, so maybe it has less to do with Kyle and more to do with Kurt’s jump from Roush-Fenway Racing over to Penske Racing, but …read more