Friday, March 7, 2008

Strange Bedfellows Redux - or - What is DEI doing working with Hendrick?

It was announced that Martin Truex is going to drive the #5 JR (Dale Junior/Rick Hendrick) Motorsports NNS car at Bristol...Mark Martin has already driven for Hendrick this season, even thought both of these drivers are DEI drivers. What gives? No loyalty anymore or are the contracts so open that anyone can drive anywhere? This was interesting....

Starting to wonder if Teresa Earnhardt and Max Siegel know what they are doing. You just don't let your drivers zip back and forth to the 'enemy camp.' And, yes, other Chevy teams are definitely the enemy camp.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

NASCAR Actually Got the Robby Gordon Appeal Right (well, almost)

On Wednesday, March 5, NASCAR reviewed Robby Gordon's appeal and rescinded the 100 points for driver and owner and the crew chief suspension. Curiously, they increased the crew chief's fine from $100,000 to $150,000... All in all this was a very successful appeal for the Robby Gordon team. Just strange that the fine was increased. It should have been reduced if not omitted. Nevertheless, it's amazing to find that NASCAR actually basically did the right thing. After all, the part number on the 'wrong part' and the 'right part' were the same. Even NASCAR couldn't find a way to make an honest mistake cheating.

Wonder how long this new, improved NASCAR will last?