Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Contest Closed for the win a Autographed Kevin Harvick Hat Contest.

Update: It's official, the win an Autographed Kevin Harvick Hat contest is over, all of the hats are gone. I have already emailed all of the wins and congrates to those winners, the hats are on the way. A special thanks to the Edelman PR and Shell for the autographed hats.

- Racedriven.

I’m sure that most of us have seen the Shell’s commercials where Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Shell-Pennzoil RCR Chevrolet Impala SS, hates engine gunk. So if you were watching the NASCAR Countdown on ESPN from Watkins Glen on ESPN last month, you may have noticed that Kevin Harvick wasn’t wearing his normal hat, but was sporting a new hat during his interview with ESPN.

The hat he was wearing during his interview that is pictured on the right is the first step in joining Shell's Americans for a Gunk-Free Nation (AGFN) campaign. AGFN is focused on protecting the nation's engines by living gunk-free.

So in support of the AGFN campaign, Edelmen PR and Shell has sent Racedriven.com and 8racingfan.com a couple of Americans for a Gunk-Free Nation hats autographed by Kevin Harvick to give away and if you are interested, all you have to do is enter the contest by following the instructions below:

Racedriven.com and 8racingfan.com present, “Win an Autographed Kevin Harvick Hat”

- Send an email to racedriven@gmail.com
- Please use “Autographed Kevin Harvick contest” in the subject line.
- Also, please include your mailing address. Your address will not be shared with anyone outside of Racedriven.com and 8racingfan.com.
- We will email you if you have won 1 of 5 hats to confirm your mailing address.
- Only one entry per shipping address, per email address per person.
- Contest is open to United States residents only.

- Contest starts Saturday, September 6, 2008
- Contest ends Tuesday, September 30, 2008.
- Two Winners will be drawn weekly until hats are gone.

To learn more about Americans for a Gunk-Free Nation, please check out the live a Gunk-Free Nation website. Good Luck everyone.

- Racedriven

Sunday, September 28, 2008

2009 Dodge Challenger: Which Model and Color Would You Choose?

What do you think, if you had the money, which model and color would you purchase? The V-6 engine, the 5.7L HEMI or what could be the highly collectable 6.1L HEMI. The colors are, black, TorRed or Silver.

Personally after watching both videos and the SPEED Test Drive of this car, if I were in the market to purchase one of these today, I would buy a 2009 Dodge Challenger, equiped with the 5.7L HEMI, exterior color of Black and a dark Interior, why??? You buy it for the HEMI and name, but I still am going to drive it regularly and in order to do that, it would be on regular fuel and decent fuel economy, I want the balance between Horsepower and Fuel Economy.)

Before you choose, here are a couple of videos:

The first one is a preview of this past weekend's SPEED Test Drive of the 2008-2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8, the show was very interesting to watch, Jay Leno drove his own 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT, the first edition, number 4, Tommy Kendal drove two 2009 Dodge Challengers SRT-8, nice cars, I would love to see what the automatic could do personally.

The second video is from Edmunds.com test drive.



SPEED's Test Drive of the 2008-2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8.




Dodge Challenger SRT8 - Exclusive Performance Test

- Racedriven

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Greg Biffle doubles up as Kyle Busch doubles down in 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup chase race at Dover.

What a way to start the chase, first, fans saw a good race at New Hampshire, that added some much needed excitement to the chase and revealed not only a surprise chase contender in Greg Biffle, but yielded a dominate driver, Kyle Busch to 34th position, so how do you top that one, you enter the concrete high-banked 1 mile Dover speedway, which delivered one exciting race.

I would best describe a race at Dover as “heaven and a nightmare all in one lap” and that’s what came out of my mouth, I couldn’t believe it, it all came down to the final 40 laps and normally at Dover, you don’t see more than two cars racing that close together, fighting for the victory, so imagine this race fans surprise, when with 40 laps to go, there was not only two cars racing for the lead, but 5 cars all under a blanket, racing for the victory, you had Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson all battle for the lead. I thought for a moment there, Biffle and Kenseth with 10 to go were going to wreck each other, but they saved it and even more so, Greg Biffle pulled off another victory and now continues to climb the point standings latter with winning the first.

However with ever success story at Dover, you had the drivers in the chase that just struggled, from Dale Earnhardt Jr. having to settle for 24th position, which isn’t as bad as many might think including in the points, but even more, the hype going into this race with a must win for Kyle Busch, well he missed by only 42 spots, finishing 43rd, blown engine…no comment.

Well, listen to this, all I’ve got to say is this, don’t count out any chase contender just yet, yes not even Kyle Busch with over 210 points out, racing this year in particular seems to high one minute and low the next and that holds true when racing this Car of Tomorrow car, wait under 5 races to go, before you begin to write a drivers off. Now it’s off to Kansas, oh by the way, Greg Biffle is the defending race winner and for you Tony Stewart fans, Tony got a huge chase victory here back in 2006, both Biffle and Stewart received their victories after they didn’t make the chase, who will win in Kansas?

Greg Biffle edges out teammates Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards to win second chase race at Dover. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

- Racedriven

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Survival was the key to victory for Ron Hornaday Jr. and Greg Biffle at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

When you look at both races at New Hampshire, I can’t believe that I didn’t go on Saturday, as a race fan, you hate to miss a race at home track and New Hampshire is my home track, but no money equals no go and that hurts, however what a Truck Series race on Saturday and the same can said for the first chase race on Sunday, yes even on television via ESPN on ABC.

I believe that while survival describes the Cup Series race on Sunday, it doesn’t describe Saturday’s Truck race, that one was a slugger, from the battle for the lead between Ron Hornaday Jr. and Johnny Benson, to what I describe as terrible driving of David Starr, he was all over the place and he ended up wrecking three trucks including #30-Todd Bodine, #9-David Reutimann and the #81-Donny Lia and he did it in the same place, turn 1-2, at least it was good to see Ron Hornaday Jr. beat the tough week he had and come out and win the race.

However when it comes to this truck series race, even though the checkered flag has flown, the race isn’t over, it wasn’t over when a huge fight broke out on pitroad between David Starr’s team, the #30 and the #9 all got into it, it wasn’t over when NASCAR dropped the so-called hammer on the three teams and it still isn’t over despite what NASCAR thinks, there is still more. David Starr wrecked three trucks, took no responsibility and should have been penalized more than just $10,000 fine and probation until Dec. 31st, well at least it’s a start when comes to the suspended crew chief and crew members. (Read More on the penalties...)

Two Questions:
1. Should NASCAR merge the Truck Series and the Nationwide Series using the current car and using the rules from the Truck Series?

2. Why is David Starr still racing the Truck Series?

If that wasn’t enough, we still had a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to run, the first chase race. If you are a Big Brother reality show fan, you know the old saying “expect the unexpected”, well that same saying should hold true in NASCAR as well, wow, just like having the final race to the chase race at Richmond is always exciting, having the first chase race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this time around is just as exciting, from the wild weather to the side-by-side racing through the corners and down the straightaways, the racing at NHMS added excitement and a huge shackup in the point standings.

Surprise and survival was the key to not only winning the race, but just getting a top 10, top 15 finish and some had it and other didn’t. Surprisingly enough, Kyle Busch had troubles, no shock there, when I was up there in June, he struggled too, what a sight to see, sorry Kyle, at least I am honest. However it was good seeing Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing for the lead, leading laps, but one thing that sent me off was the one set of tires, I am truly stunned that a set of tires can send a car off that loose, that bad, that sucked and I was thrilled that Eury Jr. didn’t make any changes, I don’t think he made a change after that pit stop and wow, the car is back to life.

But at the end of the race, the same drivers, the teams were up front, namely Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards, however wait, wait a minute, did John Roberts finally pick a winner in the fantasy pick on NASCAR Raceday…Greg Biffle, where did he come from, I have to admit I didn’t give him credit, Biffle was the surprise on Sunday, great job Greg, I was wrong, now let’s see how he does in the rest of the chase. Now it’s off to Dover, can’t wait.


NASCAR driver Greg Biffle spins out on the front straight after winning the Sylvania 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Sandy Macys)

- Racedriven

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

“My Take” What will the final 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings be?


(Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR via NASCAR PR)

First, let me first say that I created this list before Sunday’s race at New Hampshire, it was in response to last Sunday night’s WindTunnel question of the week, What will the final 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings be? They asked to send the list in by Thursday and this is the list I sent in and am sticking with, however if I could change one, it would be Greg Biffle.

When it comes to this as a fan, I’m picking Dale Earnhardt Jr., however staying neutral, no fan favorites, going by numbers, I am picking the two-time Sprint-Nextel Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, he’s strong, he comes on at this time of the year and Jimmie, Chad Knaus and the entire #48 team is a championship contending team week in and week out, they are the team to beat. Second would be Carl Edwards, great year for Edwards and if he can stay away from penalties, he should be just fine.

So what about Kyle, “You have to loss a championship, before you can win one” – Tim Brewer said that on NASCAR Now earlier tonight and I believe that, it more than just flat out racing full throttle, you need to be able to do more and this has been good for him, but Sunday wasn’t.

1. Jimmie Johnson
2. Carl Edwards
3. Kyle Busch
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Jeff Gordon
7. Tony Stewart
8. Denny Hamlin
9. Jeff Burton
10. Matt Kenseth
11. Greg Biffle
12. Clint Bowyer

After Sunday, Kyle Busch’s 80 point lead is now, -74 in 8th, no more advantage. Greg Biffle, like I said, before I am sorry, you surprised me. Great to see Dale Jr. gain 20 points, keep it up and my dark horse, Kevin Harvick. I have watched this team on his pits, this team can win this championship or at least be contenders. Don’t write off anyone yet, however, two names that come to mind is Clint bowyer and Matt Kenseth, these two need to have better luck, they all have the cars, but no luck.

- Racedriven

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Who will win Big Brother 10 - Dan or Memphis?

First, I’ve got to say right off the bat, this has been a good season of Big Brother so far, including an interested cast, there really wasn’t that stand out person this time, each person brought something different to the house… of course, I will have more in my final thoughts on Big Brother 10 following Tuesday’s live finale.

Anyway, so here we are, the final two of Big Brother 10, Dan vs. Memphis, the renegade alliance has won out over the other 11 houseguests including the last two evicted houseguests of Keesha and Jerry.

Let’s first go back to this past Tuesday night at the live eviction and Memphis’s decision of who to evict after Dan threw the final power of veto, letting Memphis win, the way I see, there are two ways to look at this, first, evicting Keesha is a good strategy move, because even though Jerry is good in some competitions, Keesha is a much stronger player, she would have given a huge fight for the final HOH, however in doing so, you broke your promise to someone who has been there though most of the game, saved your but from eviction, but instead, you pissed off a jury member, a jury member that might be able to sway other votes.

Now on the flip side, in keeping Keesha, you would have kept your promise to her, which is huge in the game, however in being a stronger player, she might have won the HOH and could have taken Dan instead. In the same right, if the plan backfired and taking Keesha might have been a good idea, April, Ollie and Michelle dislike her enough where they would most likely not give the money to her.

Keeping Keesha would have the better choose in my option, however something to note, I think Dan would have done the same thing in evicting Keesha, but I would have hoped that he would have the guts to tell her. So in the end, I felt bad for Keesha, she deserved more from Memphis then what she got and that will cost him in the end, but will cost Memphis $450,000? Second place gets $50,000.

As for the final HOH comp, what a plan, a plan that could have backfired in so many ways, but in the end, was anyone surprised that Dan choose Memphis over Jerry, I mean come on, choosing Jerry to take to the finals, I believe it would have been a vote of 4-3, so this should be interesting.

In listening to Jerry, he thinks he’s the swing vote, oh brother and the bad thing is, he most likely is. As for April, Ollie and Michelle, those three will be interesting, including when the jury takes to the Dan and Memphis, that will be entering to watch, but I would have loved to have been there in the jury house when Jerry walk in the door and those three realizes that they had to choose either Dan or Memphis to give the money to, oh, what a sight and what a choose.

My Take on who is going to win Big Brother 10 – Dan or Memphis? Tough one, the jury might as well dislike the both of them. In my opinion so far, votes for Dan would be Keesh and Renny. Right now I’m even leaning towards Libra in this group too, however need to her speck first and maybe the swing vote of Michelle since Dan took her on to a private beach.

Votes for Memphis is a little bit harder, I’m really not sure where April, Ollie and Jerry fit in, Jerry could go either way, let’s be honest, so could April, Ollie and Michelle.

Personally, my vote is for Dan to win Big Brother 10, why?, Dan played a better game than Memphis, he got in to the game, planned out every move, piece by piece, wait, Dan won three HOH’s, a couple of POV’s when it counted, laid low and shut his mouth which in my opinion is huge in the BB house when it counted, made good moves including backdooring Michelle which ironically Michelle thought that that was the big strategy move of the game and making a hardcore deal with Ollie worked for the most part. The deal was too good to be true, Dan was HOH, but Ollie had most of the power and wouldn’t get this hands dirty and if you want more, took Michelle on his reward to a private beach for the day, of course looking for his vote, but never the less, he thought of her.

Memphis made a bad move in evicting Keesha, didn’t win any HOH’s and won a couple of thrown POV’s, said, he would never see these people again except for Keesha, however in all fairness, he made a alliance that got him to the end. Who played the game better and who will each jury member vote for?

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Dan wins Big Brother 10 by a vote of 7-0, perfect...se you next summer for Big Brother 11.

- Racedriven

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bristol, California and Richmond put a period on race to the chase – 12 drivers in, 31 drivers out heading to New Hampshire.


Jimmie Johnson wins Phoenix, Brickyard 400, California, Richmond and maybe the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship? (Photo by John Harrelson Photography - Pool/Getty Images for NASCAR)

What an interesting last three weeks for the Cup Series drivers, teams, owners, media and fans, from the half mile bullring at Bristol to the west coast at California Speedway (yes, I know, it’s been renamed the Auto Club Speedway in California) and back to the east coast only to dodge Tropical storm Hanna at Richmond International Raceway and yet, it all ended…

Starting back at Bristol three weeks ago, what a night to watch a good race, one of the best races all season long for a number of reasons, personally I love watching races (on TV) from Bristol, Richmond, Martinsville, Phoenix and a couple others, but the best races normally come at Bristol and this one was no exception, Bristol is still Bristol, I believe the added variable banking only added to the excitement on the track once the surface aged and it did.

Sure the race was mainly dominated by Kyle Busch, but the racing behind him was good as it always has been, however never go away, exceptionally in the final 100 laps, Saturday night also marked my 29th birthday and watching that race was just the present that I wanted and you know, Carl Edwards gave me the perfect present and yet he didn’t even know. No, I’ve never meant Carl Edwards, but I am referring to the action on the track in the pass for the lead, a slight bump by Busch, and I mean slight bump, which I might add, Kyle Busch had been doing all race long, to get the lead and go on to victory.

Nice and thank for not saying your sorry, and at the same time, what a statement, but you know it wasn’t over yet, I have been waiting for a driver to get on Kyle Busch’s bad side, you know, rough him, slap him around and Carl did just that, and on the cool down lap, Kyle hit Carl twice in the door to only get Carl to spin him around, what a picture and add 10 bonus points to Carl Edwards total entering the chase. Again, good job Carl, good victory and a good race.

You know, the points chase only got tighter after Bristol, I just wish that Dale Jr. didn’t jump the start, no recovery from that. But you know, penalties are a plenty in NASCAR, and Busch and Edwards got probation for 6 races, seriously, what is NASCAR probation?

However, with every good race, comes a sleeper race, and that best describes the California Speedway race and while Dale Jr. finishing 11th, and Greg Biffle trying to make a statement of his own finishing 2nd, this race was a simple statement, JimmIe Johnson, Chad Knaus and that entire #48 are championship contenders and don’t count them out. Even more, it sad when one of the biggest stories coming out of California wasn’t that Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Jr., and Jeff Burton clinched a spot in the chase, but two cautions came out due to falling debra for a caution light and a bar from a caution light, yeah right…

The first though that went through my head was, (besides laughing, was humor), can you imagine what the conversation was in the track’s suite: “Get me the head of maintenance on the phone, yeah, you idiot, that debra was suppose to fall in the closing laps of the race so we have a green white checkers, not in the beginning, now we got nothing…NASCAR is sure to dock us one race date, because we can’t sell out anymore, at least a good race would have helped…” Like I said, humor is best thing in this case.

Heading into Richmond, oh yes, a Saturday night under the lights race that is always fun to watch, nope, Tropical Storm Hanna postponed not only the Cup Series race, but the Nationwide Series, what a double header.

Would racing even in the day time at Richmond and the added drama of the bubble drivers of Stewart, Kenseth, Gordon, Hamlin and Bowyer battling to stay in the top 12, while Regan and Kahne were just trying to make the chase, be the ticket? One thing to keep in mind, is that Kasey Kahne is the only contending Dodge for the chase, well they already pulled all financial support in the truck series, I wonder if they will pull it from the Nationwide series and Cup Series?

When it comes to racing at Richmond, It makes no difference between racing in the day time vs. the night time (night racing at Richmond is better), it’s almost always good side-by-side, bumper to bumper racing and today (Sunday) was no different…however I was surprised that we had three groves and at times, three wide racing. David Reutimann staying out and leading a lot of laps was a welcome change, I just wish that the guys in the booth didn’t praise him so much, lead, that’s it.

However, leave it to Kyle Busch to make a smoke screen after contact with Dale Jr.. I feel like I have to comment on this one, from what the camera angle was, Dale Jr. was going into turn 1 behind Busch, had his splitter up to Busch’s door and Busch I guess didn’t hear inside, inside or something, came down and got spun out by Junior, that’s it…personally, I loved it, but it’s not Junior, he’s not going to risk championship points to payback “shrub”, not when winning the championship is worth much more period.

But in the end, Tony Stewart would come up shy as Jimmie Johnson would make yet another statement with his fourth victory of the season, like I said, don’t count out Jimmie Johnson from capturing his third championship. “Jimmie Johnson wins at Richmond and Clint Bowyer makes the chase”.

When it comes to the chase for the Sprint Cup, there was no surprise last minute driver getting in, Clint Bowyer is in, David Regan, Kasey Kahne and Dodge, out of the chase. I though David Regan would make it in, but let’s see what he does in the final 10 races.

So the championship standings going into New Hampshire (not attending due to no money, not high gas prices) are: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth, what a lineup, let’s see what happens at New Hampshire, the first chase race...enough said.

- Racedriven

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Contest: Win an Autographed Kevin Harvick Americans for a Gunk-Free Nation Hat.

Update: This contest has closed

I’m sure that most of us have seen the Shell’s commercials where Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Shell-Pennzoil RCR Chevrolet Impala SS, hates engine gunk. So if you were watching the NASCAR Countdown on ESPN from Watkins Glen on ESPN last month, you may have noticed that Kevin Harvick wasn’t wearing his normal hat, but was sporting a new hat during his interview with ESPN.

The hat he was wearing during his interview that is pictured on the right is the first step in joining Shell's Americans for a Gunk-Free Nation (AGFN) campaign. AGFN is focused on protecting the nation's engines by living gunk-free.

So in support of the AGFN campaign, Edelmen PR and Shell has sent Racedriven.com and 8racingfan.com a couple of Americans for a Gunk-Free Nation hats autographed by Kevin Harvick to give away and if you are interested, all you have to do is enter the contest by following the instructions below:

Racedriven.com and 8racingfan.com present, “Win an Autographed Kevin Harvick Hat”

- Send an email to racedriven@gmail.com
- Please use “Autographed Kevin Harvick contest” in the subject line.
- Also, please include your mailing address. Your address will not be shared with anyone outside of Racedriven.com and 8racingfan.com.
- We will email you if you have won 1 of 5 hats to confirm your mailing address.
- Only one entry per shipping address, per email address per person.
- Contest is open to United States residents only.

- Contest starts Saturday, September 6, 2008
- Contest ends Monday, September 30, 2008.
- Two Winners will be drawn weekly until hats are gone.

To learn more about Americans for a Gunk-Free Nation, please check out the live a Gunk-Free Nation website. Good Luck everyone.

- Racedriven

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What happened to the open wheel invasion in NASCAR and is the Cup Series Silly Season over?

What a difference not even a full season in the cup series has made when it comes to the open wheel invasion, there we were late last season talking about the sudden rash of open wheel drivers turning and burning for a shot at racing here in NASCAR, where not only the big money is, but the big exposure is, some of the car owners in NASCAR couldn’t put together deals fast enough to sign that next open wheel driver turned stock car driver in the Cup Series.

This all started with Ganassi a couple years ago in Chicagoland announcing that he has signed the former Indy 500 winner, IRL champion and F1 star Juan Montoya to driver here in NASCAR for his raceteam. Montoya was looking for better racing then the follow the leader of Formula 1. Then a year later, it was Patrick Carpentier being signed over GEM, Dario Franchitti becoming Montoya’s teammate, Sam Hornish Jr. leaving his IRL ride to come over to NASCAR at Penske Racing, of course he stayed with the same organzation, and of course, Bill Davis Racing signing Jacques Villeneuve… As a result, what a rookie corp NASCAR was suppose to have this season, from Patrick Carpentier, Dario Franchitti, Sam Hornish, to Jacques Villeneuve just to name a few.

In the same discussion, NASCAR was considering raising their age limit from 18 to 21 in NASCAR’s national series including the Truck Series, Nationwide Series and the elite series, the Cup Series. Now some of this had to do with the yet to turn 18 year old NASCAR Busch East Series Champion Joey Logano, the best thing to come along since sliced bread (thanks Randy LaJoie for giving him that name, of course he is living up to it, so long as JGR can stop putting him down with that Nationwide Series stunt at Michigan.

In both cases at least in my eyes, the limits that should be taken by NASCAR should have been rating each driver including the five open wheel drivers available, not by age, but by their experience level in stock car racing and yet as the Cup Series enters the final race before the 10-race chase for the Sprint cup championship (Richmond), suddenly the open wheel invasion is about to hit rock bottom.


This photo was taken by me earlier this season on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where Patrick Carpentier grabbed his first Cup Series pole. (Copyright: Brian Vermette at Racedriven.com)

Let’s be honest, while Jacques Villeneuve not qualifying for the Daytona 500, no sponsor and out at BDR was no surprise, the rest had at least a shot at making it, however it looks like no one has, from Dario Franchitti losing his #40 Ganassi Racing ride after they closed due to lack of sponsorship and just yesterday, Ganassi Racing announced that Dario will be moving back to the IRL in the #10 car replacing Dan Wheldon, who has signed with Panther Racing (Go win a championship next season Dan and show Chip he lost a good driver) and Patrick Carpentier, who has said that he is now a free agent, it seems that GEM is building a fourth car for Patrick pending sponsorship…Patrick has surprised me the most in his amazing pull it out qualifying including grabbing his first Cup Series pole at New Hampshire.

However, there seems to be only one driver who is signed for next season, Sam Hornish and yet with the exception of Charlotte and a couple of races, he is still learning, however the biggest story around him, could be coming true for a second year in a row, last season, the headline here on Racedriven.com read” NASCAR and Penske miss use championship provisional and owner points.” Where Penske took Kurt Busch’s owners points and moved them to Hornish’s #77 car, and yet he is still struggling to stay in the top 35 in owners points now in 2008, and yet, this move could happen again either with the #12 which has just been filled today with by David Stremme or possibly the #2 of Kurt Busch again, maybe even a team swap…and nothing happen their either, so what does this (open wheel invasion drivers not making it) say for the racing in NASCAR?

It says, NASCAR has some of the best drivers in the world racing here and it is just that damn good and tough to race in NASCAR, however with the exception of Sam Hornish Jr., the other three open wheel drivers didn’t start out by running at least a couple of races or even better, a full season in either the Truck Series or the Nationwide Series, could that have made a difference??? Who knows.

At the same right, Is the Cup Series Silly Season over? First, with the #20 JGR ride signing a new driver, that of 18 year old driver Joey Logano, the #12 Penske signing David Stremme and Reed Sorenson making a good move to GEM (I hope he finally gets a chance to succeed…), what’s really left beside the Ganassi Racing, which is no story?

Second, nothing I can think of with the exception of the #15 Paul Menard, DEI, Yates or???, Jamie McMurray, Roush-Fenway Racing for one year, Yates, or??? And quite possibly, Juan Montoya, if Ganassi racing shuts down???, That’s it for me here, hopefully Patrick Carpentier can find a ride and sponsor, he’s a good driver, he should here in NASCAR, comments.

- Racedriven