NASCAR’s Drug Use Policy

May 14, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
Filed under Racing

NASCAR’s Drug Use Policy

Jeremy Mayfield’s recent indefinite suspension for violating NASCAR’s drug use guidelines brought to the forefront the issue of drugs in auto racing. Despite Jeremy’s explanation of an inadvertent result brought about by combining a prescription drug with an over the counter medication, it’s not quite as simple as it seems.
Racing in NASCAR requires split second timing and the conditioned reflexes of an athlete who has spent thousands of hours behind the wheel of a race car in an unimpaired condition. NASCAR seeks to protect racers attempting to maneuver 3,000-pound stock cars moving at velocities approaching 200 mph, from the possibly … [Read More]

Silly Season Tracker - Updated 8/8

August 8, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Silly Season Tracker - Updated 8/8

Transactions:
- Hendrick Motorsports has announced the release of Casey Mears for next season.
- Richard Childress Racing has extended Clint Bowyer’s contract through 2011.
- Roush-Fenway Racing has extended Greg Biffle’s contract through 2011.
- Gillette-Evernham Motorsports has signed Elliott Sadler through 2010.
- Richard Childress Racing has announced the addition of the #33 car as a fourth Cup team in 2009.
- Petty Enterprises has signed Bobby LaBonte through 2012.
- Roush-Fenway Racing has signed Carl Edwards through 2011.
- Due to a lack of sponsorship, Chip Ganassi Racing is forced to shut down the no. 40 car driven by Dario Franchitti for the remainder of … [Read More]

Silly Season Tracker - Updated 7/19

July 19, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Silly Season Tracker - Updated 7/19

Transactions:
- DEI has picked up the 2009 option on Martin Truex Jr, though Truex disputes the legality of the verbiage in the contract.
- Hendrick Motorsports has announced the release of Casey Mears for next season.
- Richard Childress Racing has extended Clint Bowyer’s contract through 2011.
- Roush-Fenway Racing has extended Greg Biffle’s contract through 2011.
- Gillette-Evernham Motorsports has signed Elliott Sadler through 2010.
- Richard Childress Racing has announced the addition of the #33 car as a fourth Cup team in 2009.
- Petty Enterprises has signed Bobby LaBonte through 2012.
- Roush-Fenway Racing has signed Carl Edwards through 2011.
- Due to a lack … [Read More]

List of the Week: Most Disappointing Runs Through the First-Half of ‘08

June 30, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

List of the Week: Most Disappointing Runs Through the First-Half of ‘08

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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]

2009 Silly Season Tracker

June 28, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

2009 Silly Season Tracker

Transactions:
- DEI has picked up the 2009 option on Martin Truex Jr, though Truex disputes the legality of the verbiage in the contract.
- Hendrick Motorsports has announced the release of Casey Mears for next season.
- Richard Childress Racing has extended Clint Bowyer’s contract through 2011.
- Roush-Fenway Racing has extended Greg Biffle’s contract through 2011.
- Gillette-Evernham Motorsports has signed Elliott Sadler through 2010.
- Richard Childress Racing has announced the addition of the #33 car as a fourth Cup team in 2009.
- Petty Enterprises has signed Bobby LaBonte through 2012.
- Roush-Fenway Racing has signed Carl Edwards through 2011.
Teams Without an Assigned 2009 … [Read More]

Fantasy Preview: Michigan

June 12, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Fantasy Preview: Michigan

Recent Winners:
2007 - Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards
2006 - Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne
2005 - Jeremy Mayfield, Greg Biffle
Recent Pole Winners:
2007 - Jeff Gordon, JJ Yeley
2006 - Jeff Burton, Kasey Kahne
2005 - Joe Nemecheck, Ryan Newman
Best Driver Ratings (from racingone.com):
1. Carl Edwards - 112.3
2. Kurt Busch - 106.8
3. Greg Biffle - 105.4
4. Jimmie Johnson - 104.7
5. Matt Kenseth - 104.1
Best Average Finishes (from racingone.com):
1. Carl Edwards - 7.3
2. Matt Kenseth - 9.7
3. Denny Hamlin - 10.0
4. Jeff Gordon - 12.5
5. Martin Truex Jr - 12.5
Most Wins - David Pearson (9)
Most Wins (Active) - Bobby LaBonte (3)
Most Poles - David Pearson (10)
Most Poles (Active) … [Read More]

NASCAR Rivals: Sadler Wrecks Stewart … Again!

June 4, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

NASCAR Rivals: Sadler Wrecks Stewart … Again!

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For many viewers, about the only real excitement during Sunday’s Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway came on lap 18 of the 400 lap event when Elliott Sadler - in an effort to clear the lapped car of Jeremy Mayfield - slid down the track and clipped the nose of David Gilliland, setting off a chain reaction that collected a total of twelve cars. Included in the accident were six drivers that entered the day in the top-12 in points, including Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr, … [Read More]

The Biff is Fastest at the Monster Mile

May 31, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

The Biff is Fastest at the Monster Mile

Greg Biffle turned the fastest lap during Friday’s Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Dover International Speedway by clocking a lap in just 23.193 seconds, and in doing so, will start Sunday’s Best Buy 400 from the pole position. This is the second time Biffle has won the Coors Lite Pole Award this season - the first of which was at Darlington, where Biffle was arguably the best car on the track before running into mechanical issues.
Starting next to Greg on the outside of the front row will be former Roush-Fenway Racing teammate, Kurt Busch, who came in 0.188 seconds … [Read More]

Fantasy Preview: Dover

May 29, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Fantasy Preview: Dover

Recent Winners:
2007 - Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr.
2006 - Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth
2005 - Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle
Recent Pole Winners:
2007 - Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman
2006 - Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman
2005 - Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson
Best Driver Ratings (from racingone.com):
1. Greg Biffle - 113.7
2. Matt Kenseth - 111.9
3. Mark Martin - 104.4
4. Jimmie Johnson - 101.5
5. Kyle Busch - 101.5
Best Driver Average Finishes (from racingone.com):
1. Carl Edwards - 9.1
2. Ryan Newman - 10.0
3. Martin Truex Jr. - 10.5
4. Tony Stewart - 10.6
5. Mark Martin - 11.1
Most Wins - Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (7)
Most Wins / Active Driver - Jimmie Johnson, Ryan … [Read More]

Ganassi Slates Mayfield for Dover; Franchitti for Pocono

May 28, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Ganassi Slates Mayfield for Dover; Franchitti for Pocono

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Dario Franchitti, driver of the no. 40 Target car for Chip Ganassi Racing, returned to the track on Tuesday for the first time since incurring his ankle injury a month ago at Talladega. Dario was on-hand for NASCAR’s test session at Pocono Raceway in preparation for the upcoming Pocono 500 two weeks from now which the husband of movie star, Ashley Judd, plans to participate in.
Since the injury to Franchitti back on April 26th in the Nationwide’s Aaron’s 312, car owner, Chip Ganassi, has used an extended list of contacts to keep … [Read More]

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