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With Ganassi Folding the #40 Team, What Will Become of Some of the Others?

July 4, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

With Ganassi Folding the #40 Team, What Will Become of Some of the Others?

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Happy 4th of July, everyone! Along with celebrating America’s independence, since it just so happens to have fallen on a Friday this year, that means you’re also treated to a “special” edition of “Loose in Turn Three”. Along with me as always are Bruce Simmons from “Bruce’s Bits & Pieces”, and, of course, Charlie Turner from “On Pit Row”.
Earlier this week, Chip Ganassi announced that due to sponsorship woes, he was being forced to cease operations on his no. 40 operation, laying off 71 employees in the process and also putting NASCAR rookie, Dario …read more

3 Teams Under the Radar & On the Move

June 10, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

3 Teams Under the Radar & On the Move

We all know that Joe Gibbs Racing has established themselves as the powerhouse of the field at this point in time. We know that Roush-Fenway Racing has come a long way in figuring out this new car and that Hendrick Motorsports seems to have lost the edge that they had on everyone else last year. We’ve analyzed potential contractual signings every which way we could, and still found ourselves locked in a guessing game. Been there, done that, but perhaps one of the stories that we haven’t talked nearly enough about are two teams that are holding out hope of …read more

Let’s Talk Contracts

April 29, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Let’s Talk Contracts

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It’s admittedly WAAAY too early in the season for NASCAR’s silly season to already have gotten as it deep as it has, that’s for sure … but, alas, I must do my small part in life to contribute to this nonsense, because – well, quite frankly it intrigues me.It all started just a few weeks into the ‘08 season when Richard Childress Racing announced the addition of a fourth team to their arsenal next year, and immediately everyone started pointing towards Bobby LaBonte to fill the seat in that ride due to his …read more

Saturday Morning Quick Fix

February 9, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Saturday Morning Quick Fix

2/6 – Old Spice has renewed their sponsorship deal with Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.  Read More.
2/6 – NASCAR has announced that racing legend Junior Johnson will drive the pace car at this year’s Daytona 500.  Read More.
2/6 – NASCAR has also announced that the 24 Daytona 500 champions that are still alive will all Grand Marshall this year’s race.  Read More.
2/6 – Freightliner Trucks will be the primary sponsor on the DEI no. 8 Chevy this year in the Nationwide Series.  Read More.
2/7 – The 73-year-old James Hylton had previously announced that he would enter his name …read more

Season Preview: Yates Racing

February 8, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Season Preview: Yates Racing

It’s hard to imagine that a team like Yates Racing would no longer be considered to be in NASCAR’s elite organizations, but the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of the course that this company has undergone over the past few seasons is the phrase, “My, how the mighty have fallen.” It wasn’t long ago that Robert Yates had the likes of the rising Elliot Saddler and racing legend Dale Jarrett driving the no. 38 M&M’s and no. 88 UPS Chevy Monte Carlo’s and both drivers were contending for championships. Fast forward to 2008, and Doug …read more

Season Preview: Gillette-Evernham Motorsports

January 29, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Season Preview: Gillette-Evernham Motorsports

It wasn’t long ago that life was looking on the up and up for former team owner Ray Evernham. In 2003, the bedrock of his team was built around racing legend Bill Elliott who drover the no. 19 Dodge for Ray and finished the season ranked 9th in points while Jeremy Mayfield, pilot of the no. 19 car, showed remarkable improvement by climbing the ranks to 19th. That would be Bill’s final season running full-time for Evernham, moving over to make room for the next racing phenom, Kasey Kahne. It didn’t take Kahne long to pick up where Bill had …read more