• NASCAR Birthdays

    Born in APRIL

    18 Geoff Bodine, Tyler Labonte, Kale Kahne, Melanie Self

    19 Robert Yates, Richard Yates, Jack Roush, Greg Erwin, Kevin Grubb, Al Unser Jr., Aaron Keuhn

    20 Frank Stoddard, James Barnwell, Ron Barfield, Adrian Fernandez, Dustin Skinner, James Barnwell

    21 Bruce Silver, Bill Ingle, Greg Zipadelli, Bob Varsha

    22 Raygan Swan, Stella Paysor, Wesley Gantt

    23 Brian Whitesell, Jason Keller, Phil Gould, Joe Keller, Skip Manning, Terry Glotzbach, P.J. Jones, Tommy Croft, Charles Gafrarar, William Shakespeare, Jacob Meetze

    24 Hermie Sadler, Harrill Hamrick, Stephanie Hillin, Amanda Lorenzen

    25 Alkie Cunningham

    26 Martha Oliver, Jimmy Kitchens, Eva Busch

    27 Shelly Bose, Jason Haynes, Jason Sheets

    28 Tyler Hmiel, Jeff Neuendorf

    29 Dale Earnhardt, Larry Frank, Angie Skinner, Chad Little, Jerry Schweitz, Alexandria Fennig

    30 Michael Waltrip, Elliott Sadler, Andy Hillenburg, Joe Millikan, Amelia Joy Smith, Chris Browning, Ashton Glover, Frank Kimmel

    Born in MAY

    1 Randy Dorton, Johnny Sauter, Jimmy Parrott

    2 Ed "Uncle Bud" Adamczyk, Kyle Busch

    3 Greg Ely

    4 Randy Tolsma, Bobby Burrell, Jennifer Eolin

    5 Larry Pollard, Bob Welborn

    6 Mike Borkowski, Tammy Jo Kirk, Jeff Hancock, Dean Mozingo

    7 Dave Steele, Danny O'Quinn Jr.

    8 Bobby Labonte, Nathan Buttke, Don Hume, Jay Stewart, Judy Childress

    9 Tim Fedewa, Scott Page

    10 Amelia Andretti, Andy Rueger

    11 Glenn Bobo, Tim Flock, NASCAR Hall of Fame

    12 Jabe Thomas, Debra Adamczyk

    13 Rich Bickle, Scott Eggleston, Bob Kennedy, Jim Spencer, Linda McReynolds, Kirk Almquist, Maggie Feeney Rossi

    14 Steve Letarte, Bill Brooks, Dave Munari, Danielle Del Corio, Scott Lynch

    15 Shane Hmiel, John Hubner

    16 Josh Walker

    17 Mike Shiplett, Craig Ferguson, Kevin Pennell

    18 Mike Motil

    19 Dario Franchitti, Jody Ridley, Danny Culler

    20 Tony Stewart, Steve Portenga, Dave Despain, Eric Norris

Kahne at Red Bull

Take a look at the #4 Red Bull Racing Toyota that has been prepared for Kasey Kahne.  http://twitpic.com/3fwkk3

I’m still not real sure what all this means, what I mean is Kasey signed with Hendricks to drive a Chevy in 2012 when Mark Martin vacates the #5 car. Red Bull is a Toyota team with a tremendous amount of Toyota support, so how did Red Bull get Toyota to sign off on the deal that was brokered buy Hendricks (a Chevy guy) (?). I can understand why Red Bull and Hendricks did it. I believe Red Bull will be switching to Chevy in 2012 or 2013 and if the top Chevy team (Hendricks) needs a favor you do it. But why would Toyota go along with it, Kasey and his cronies will be in perfect position to learn about what makes Toyotas so fast. There’s more to this story than meets the eye.

History Being Made Today…Don’t Miss the Truck Race….

    Chrissy Wallace to make NASCAR debut in Martinsville at 3:00 PM EST.

    Today (Saturday March 29, 2008) another Wallace will be part of history. Chrissy Wallace daughter of NASCAR driver Mike Wallace and niece of Rusty and Kenny Wallace. Chrissy will make history today by being the first female driver to race in the Craftsmen Truck Series making her NASCAR debut at Martinsville in the Kroger 250 at 3:00PM(EST) to be televised on FOX.

    Make no mistake she not here because she’s making history she’s here because she’got talent and she earned the spot to drive for a champion-ship caliber team (Germain Racing). Chrissy said she will drive five Truck races and five ARCA races for Germain Racing. On top of that, Wallace will continue racing Late Model events around the Carolina tracks where she has found Victory Lane four times and was named most popular driver at Hickory Speedway, making her the first female to win in a Late Model stock car at the track in its 57-year history.

     Her father is Nationwide Series driver Mike Wallace, who pilots the #7 Camry [for Germain Racing] will spot for her. The venture will make Mike and Chrissy the first father-daughter duo racing for the same team in NASCAR.  Wallace’s NASCAR career is set to kick off, by strange coincidence, at the same track where her father, NNS driver Mike Wallace, began his career in 1990. Mike Abner, who has served as crew chief for Ted Musgrave and Justin Marks at Germain Racing, will lead Chrissys #03 team effort at Martinsville today.

NASCAR, Is There too Much at Stake ??

 Roush Says Toyota Team Stole “Proprietary Part”

  ESPN the Magazine has an interesting and explosive quote from Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush as part of its 10th Anniversary issue, which is on newsstands this week. Two weeks ago at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the magazine quotes Roush as saying, “We had a proprietary Roush Fenway part go missing from one of my race teams, and we recovered it from a Toyota team. I’m not going to say which team it is, but we are considering legal action, or getting NASCAR involved.” If Roush’s allegations prove to be true, this could become NASCAR’s version of the recent spy scandal that rocked Formula One racing, in which the McLaren-Mercedes team was caught with confidential, proprietary test information belonging to rival Ferrari.

  Is there so much at stake that teams will start spying on other teams, stealing parts, and video taping test sessions ? Is this what you get with the COT (car of tomorrow) ? I know NASCAR is 50 years old and to say NASCAR grew to fast might not be completely accurate but I think it would be accurate to say in the last 10 years they’ve have grown a little to fast, and since Dale Sr.’s death the growth has exploded now I know you can’t stop the fans but long ago maybe 15 years ago NASCAR should have in some way limited what a teams need to spend on cars, testing, and Research and Development, teams have had to drag in BIG Sponsors to help with costs, its a vicious circle you need more from sponsors so sponsors want wins which every year costs more, I don’t know what the answer is now but early on NASCAR should have limited what a team can do to a car, NASCAR does beleive they have the answer now it’s the COT car. Only time will tell whether they’ve really contained cost for teams and made things better.

See I told you…..

Referencing my last post, I said Kyle’s basically going to be a threat this season. We I guess I was a little bolder than that, I actually said Kyke’s going to WIN the Sprint Cup Championship or a close second. Kyle has the new car figure out because it drives so much like a truck. If Kyle just can show some patience he’s going to be a threat. The problem is at times he’s got to be held back and he’s not the type you can hold back. Maybe this is going to be a maturing season for Kyle, maybe he’ll lose it all being over agreessive. But he’s got talent and this new front end configuration figure out. I’ve watched Kyle over the last couple years and the last guy to have his talent and determination was Jeff Gordon. He’s already started making history, the first driver to give Toyota a Victory in the Sprint Cup Series.  I have to state this again so you know where it’s coming from, I’m not a Kyle Bucsh fan I just notice his talent. 

He’s not even my Favorite Driver…..

Just remember you heard it here first or one of the first. It’s pretty safe to say that Kyle Busch is going to make the Chase, but I’m going a step further Kyle will either win the Championship or run a close second.  The reason I can say this is Kyles overall driving ability, a team with deep pocket that will empty them out on a team thats got a chance for the cup  and add that to a manufacturer that will put all available resources to get in that position. It really looks like its going to be Kyles year if he can keep the car out of trouble. The new Sprint Cup cars are just like the Craftsmen Series Trucks they drive just about the same (aero speaking) and Kyle has figured that out in Kyles last 5 truck races he has finished no lower than 2nd place(3 wins 2-2nds) with a truck that half the time ran black and sponsorless. “Kyle nows where to put the truck every lap”  said Richie Wauters Kyles Truck series crew cheif that deserves some of the credit for kyle success. “Its easy to make the tough calls or take a gamble when Kyles behind the wheel because if he just has a decent truck and a couple laps he take it through the field.” said Wauters.

I beleive you will see more and more Sprint Cup drivers coming over to the truck series instead of the Nationwide Series were they have always gone to warm up for Sunday Cup Series race because now the Nationwide cars are completely different than the Cup cars but the trucks are very similar. So far Kyles the guy thats figured it out. I’m not a huge Kyle Busch fan I’m not even a small one so this isn’t just some fan rant on their favorite driver. I hate this cliche’ but it really applies now so I’m left with no choice “Kyle can flat drive the wheels off a race car”