An eighth of an inch?

Summary: The car’s of Jimmy Johnson and Kyle Busch both failed post-race inspection after the MBNA Racepoints 400 in Dover. Johnson won the race. Kyle came in second. Both cars were 1/8th of an inch too high. 30 minutes later, the shocks bled out some air and the cars settled down to the legally acceptable […]

Stick a Fork in Jeff Gordon

Summary: Jeff Gordon finishes 37th in the MBNA Racepoints 400 at Dover International Speedway. Since the May 14, 2005 race at Richmond, Gordon has only 4 Top 10 finishes. His average finish during that time is 23rd. 8 of the last 17 races he has finished 30th or worse. His crew chief, Robbie Loomis, has […]

Joe Nemechek is One Heck Of A Wrecker

Summary: Joe Nemechek spun and scraped the inside wall during the MBNA Racepoints 400 at Dover International Speedway. It could have been a car smashing experience, but Joe keeps it (mostly) off the wall. He brings the car to a stop, sliding backwards into pit lane, and out of harms way. Joe finishes the race […]

NA$CAR, Visa & Marketing

SUMMARY: During a NA$CAR race, almost every inch of our television screens have some form of marketing brand, sponsorship or clever tag line filling it. Take for instance the guy holding the giant VISA MBNA credit card during the victory lane celebration and post-race interview. He is perfectly orchestrated into every shot. MY TAKE: Yes, […]

RCR Crew Chief now with Staubach-Aikman

Quick. Recognize this guy? Yeah, me either. He’s Philippe Lopez and he’s been crew chiefin’ for quite a while. His most recent gig was with Dave Blaney at Richard Childress Racing. Before that he has been with Steve Park, Ron Hornaday, Rick Mast, Darrell Waltrip, Hut Stricklin and Kenny Wallace. Word is he’s been tapped […]

Robby Gordon’s Helmet on eBay

This is cool. Robby Gordon’s infamous helmet, he hurled at Michael Waltrip during the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway, is up for auction on eBay. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Harrah’s Employees Relief Fund. Helmet’s signed by Robby Gordon and Michael Waltrip. Guess Mikey’s not a very big ‘piece of […]

Todd Parrot back to the #88

Dale Jarrett gets a new crew chief. Again. Actually, Jarrett gets his old crew chief back. Todd Parrot is back to calling the shots for the #88 UPS car. Dale Jarrett is my favorite driver and I hope this is the missing link. Because, honestly, Dale performance has been horrible. The only way he gets […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Back Up Front

It had the feel of an old song that reminds you of a pleasant summer day. One of those memories where times are good, friends are close and things are fun. Hunh? No, I didn’t just hear Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant belt out “Stairway To Heaven”. I’m talking about Dale Earnhardt Jr. running in the […]

Robby Gordon is a quote machine

I thought it was safe to watch TV again. I’m barely over Kanye West telling me that “President Bush doesn’t like black people.” Now I have a startling new revelation to grapple with, thanks to the quote machine, Robby Gordon. “Everybody thinks Michael’s this good guy. He’s not the good guy like he acts he […]

Eury Jr. Back with Dale Jr.

Was moving Tony Eury Jr. to the #15 team this year’s biggest mistake? I think not. It was a long, miserable year for Dale Jr., that’s for sure. But, maybe just what he (and Tony Jr.) needed to gain respect for each other. Hopefully, both better understand the strengths and weaknesses they possess and can […]