• 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

Time for Danica to GO……

   It’s time for Danica Patrick to hang up her helmet. She just hasn’t shown any sign of improvement in the last 4 years driving a NASCAR. Let’s be honest she’s only in NASCAR because of her Gender. Say what you want but that’s the reason there are a lot better NASCAR drivers in the 2 lower NASCAR series. It made sense 4 years ago to put a female in the drivers seat to open up NASCAR a little more to women and potential sponsors. She looks great in a driver suit. Many fans like to look at her, but that’s it.

                             Danica

 

   But you’ve got to show some potential once you arrive in NASCAR’s Top Series, by Stewart Haas continuing to employ her as a driver past this point is hurting the series. Eventually she’s going to get hurt or sadly hurt someone else. No other driver would get the free pass that she’s getting today. She just doesn’t have the talent to drive in NASCAR for a top team. Many other drivers deserve that opportunity. Maybe a start and park team is the best place for her, she’ll bring a sponsor to a struggling team. NASCAR will still have a female driver and nobody gets hurt. Who knows maybe then she can grow as a driver.

Harvick Exploring NHRA Opportunitys

Kevin HarvickBob Vandergriff jr.

NASCAR racer and Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, have teamed with NHRA Drag Racing veteran Bob Vandergriff Jr. to explore the option of fielding a Top Fuel dragster in NHRA competition. The proposed Harvick-Vandergriff Motorsports will specialize in offering its sponsors marketing opportunities in NHRA, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Craftsman Truck, and the Nationwide Series.

“I think we have a unique opportunity to provide unprecedented reach for companies looking to achieve their objectives through motorsports,” Vandergriff said. “As this deal evolves, we want to offer the companies aligned with Harvick-Vandergriff Motorsports the chance to use the best of NHRA and NASCAR through the same program. We’ll have the capabilities to provide something no other team can offer.

“I’m extremely excited about this opportunity with Kevin and his wife, DeLana. Our ideas of how to market our motorsports programs and our long-term goals are the same.”

This would be an unprecedented alignment of teams in the top two motorsports sanctions in the United States. Vandergriff also believes that having a team car to run alongside his championship-contending UPS dragster would be a huge advantage.

“The response from the companies we’ve spoken to already has been tremendous,” Harvick said. “Everyone at Kevin Harvick Inc. and Richard Childress Racing has become extremely interested with what’s happening in the drag racing world through our friendship with Bob. The more we come to understand what is happening in the NHRA series, the more attractive it’s becoming as a whole.

“It’s my belief that NHRA could provide a great marketplace for us to grow our business by providing unmatched opportunities for interested sponsors. We view this as something that would be a natural extension of our current Craftsman Truck and Nationwide Series programs. Bob’s a proven leader and innovator, and DeLana and I are happy to be here as his guests. The future looks very exciting.”

Vandergriff and Harvick plan to begin assembling a race team and all of the necessary components and people within the next two months as they prepare for a 2009 debut. Announcements regarding the driver and sponsors will be forthcoming

Kyle won’t make Kansas Truck Race

Hearing that Kyle Busch won’t be able to make the Craftsmen Truck Series race in Kansas. The team looked at every possible scenario in which Busch could drive his Nationwide car at Talladega, Ala., and still make it to Kansas. But it appears the ending time of the Nationwide race and the start time of the truck race leaves no time for travel. So Busch will give up his points lead in the truck series. We’re also hearing that either Johnny Sauter or David Green will drive the #51 at Kansas, sources close to the team say it will most likely be David Green.