Skip to comments.Nascar Nextel Cup Allstate 400 Race at the Brick / Indianapolis on NBC Sunday 8/7 , 2pm ET - 11am PT
Posted on 08/03/2005 5:40:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Earnhardt said there is a good chance Tony Eury, Jr. could be the crew chief of the #8-Budweiser team next season. "Absolutely. Anything in this sport is a possibility. We've talked about that and no decision has been made. We've got to concentrate on making the Chase; we won't make a decision before that. I don't think I can sit here and honestly tell you who will be my crew chief next year. I really like working with Steve Hmiel and in a way, I think that we make a great team. Me and him together have a good way of...I don't know, we just have a good way of working together that seems to want to build success. I think if me and Steve Hmiel stuck together, we'd win some races.
The only problem with that is he's been in this sport so long, he's overqualified. The things he was doing for the company before, those areas are now starting to suffer because of him having to come down and do the crew-chiefing side of it. So we need to figure it out. And I'm not sure if he wants to do it full-time or not, honestly, whether or not he wants to go back to that grind. We'll all have to just sit down and talk about it and see what everyone wants to do, but yeah, you have to consider that a possibility, me and Tony Jr. getting back together. Right now, though, we just don't know."(Brandon W. Mudd/590 The Fan, KFNS)(8-5-2005)
Will Robot no longer be senior man at Roush Racing? Will McMary actually bite off more than he can chew? Will DEI instantly become a force to be reckoned with, and can Jr's and Robot's frienship survive being teammates? Tune in next time, when we speculate on these and other questions.
Thanks for the ping and hosting this weeks thread!
It will always be Winston Cup for me.
As WCG said on the other thread, the problem with Robot coming over to DEI is he has another year on his contract with Roush. Although I would love to see it happen!
RE: Junior and Junior
Junebug's season turned for the better after DEI had the "big sit-down." Watching NASCAR-IN-CAR, following the "big sit-down," Eury, Jr. began coming over to Junebug in the car and wish him well before the races. They joke, and laugh. Eury, Jr. pats Junebug on the shoulder, and jokingly punches him in the gut. They talk about going out to dinner together after the race. I have no doubt they will be back together next year.
|Asked by NASCAR broadcaster NBC about the significance of his fifth victory at Talladega, Earnhardt said, "It don't mean s--- right now. Daddy's won here 10 times."|
Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (Cup) entry list -
|0||Mike Bliss||Milwaukie, OR||Chevrolet||NetZero Best Buy||Gene Haas|
|1||Martin Truex Jr.**||Mayetta, NJ||Chevrolet||Bass Pro Shops/Tracker||Teresa Earnhardt|
|01||Joe Nemechek||Lakeland, FL||Chevrolet||U.S. Army||Nelson Bowers|
|2||Rusty Wallace||St. Louis, MO||Dodge||Miller Lite||Roger Penske|
|4||Mike Wallace**||St. Louis, MO||Chevrolet||Lucas Oil Products||Larry McClure|
|5||Kyle Busch*||Las Vegas, NV||Chevrolet||Kellogg's/Delphi||Rick Hendrick|
|6||Mark Martin||Batesville, AR||Ford||Viagra||Jack Roush|
|7||Robby Gordon**||Orange, CA||Chevrolet||Fruit of the Loom||James Smith|
|07||Dave Blaney||Hartford, OH||Chevrolet||Jack Daniel's||Richard Childress|
|8||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Kannapolis, NC||Chevrolet||Budweiser||Teresa Earnhardt|
|9||Kasey Kahne||Enumclaw, WA||Dodge||Dodge Dealers/UAW||Ray Evernham|
|10||Scott Riggs||Bahama, NC||Chevrolet||Checkers/Rally's||James Rocco|
|11||Jason Leffler||Long Beach, CA||Chevrolet||FedEx Express||J D Gibbs|
|12||Ryan Newman||South Bend, IN||Dodge||ALLTEL||Roger Penske|
|15||Michael Waltrip||Owensboro, KY||Chevrolet||NAPA Auto Parts||Teresa Earnhardt|
|16||Greg Biffle||Vancouver, WA||Ford||National Guard||Geoff Smith|
|17||Matt Kenseth||Cambridge, WI||Ford||DeWalt Power Tools||Mark Martin|
|18||Bobby Labonte||Corpus Christi, TX||Chevrolet||Interstate Batteries||Joe Gibbs|
|19||Jeremy Mayfield||Owensboro, KY||Dodge||Dodge Dealers/UAW||Ray Evernham|
|20||Tony Stewart||Rushville, IN||Chevrolet||The Home Depot||Joe Gibbs|
|21||Ricky Rudd||Chesapeake, VA||Ford||Motorcraft Genuine Parts||Glen Wood|
|22||Scott Wimmer||Wausau, WI||Dodge||Caterpillar||Bill Davis|
|23||Mike Skinner**||Susanville, CA||Dodge||History Channel AutoManiac||Gail Davis|
|24||Jeff Gordon||Pittsboro, IN||Chevrolet||DuPont||Rick Hendrick|
|25||Brian Vickers||Thomasville, NC||Chevrolet||Garnier Fructis||Mary Hendrick|
|29||Kevin Harvick||Bakersfield, CA||Chevrolet||GM Goodwrench||Richard Childress|
|31||Jeff Burton||South Boston, VA||Chevrolet||Bass Pro Shops/Cingular||Richard Childress|
|32||Bobby Hamilton Jr.**||Nashville, TN||Chevrolet||Tide||Calvin Wells, III|
|34||P.J. Jones**||Torrance, CA||Chevrolet||PEO Pros||William Edwards|
|37||Kevin Lepage**||Shelburne, VT||Dodge||Patron Tequila||John Carter|
|38||Elliott Sadler||Emporia, VA||Ford||M&M's||Robert Yates|
|40||Sterling Marlin||Columbia, TN||Dodge||Coors Light||Felix Sabates|
|41||Casey Mears||Bakersfield, CA||Dodge||Target||Chip Ganassi|
|42||Jamie McMurray||Joplin, MO||Dodge||Texaco Havoline||Floyd Ganassi|
|43||Jeff Green||Owensboro, KY||Dodge||Boxtops for Education/Cheerios/Betty Crocker||Richard L Petty|
|44||Terry Labonte**||Corpus Christi, TX||Chevrolet||ditech.com||Rick Hendrick|
|45||Kyle Petty||Randleman, NC||Dodge||Georgia-Pacific/Marsh Stores||Kyle Petty|
|48||Jimmie Johnson||El Cajon, CA||Chevrolet||Lowe's||Jeff Gordon|
|49||Ken Schrader||Fenton, MO||Dodge||Schwan's Home Service||Elizabeth Morgenthau|
|50||Jimmy Spencer**||Berwick, PA||Dodge||Arnold Development Companies||Don Arnold|
|66||Mike Garvey*/**||Lakeville, MN||Ford||EAS||Jeff Stec|
|77||Travis Kvapil*||Janesville, WI||Dodge||Kodak/Jasper Engines||Douglas Bawel|
|88||Dale Jarrett||Hickory, NC||Ford||UPS||Robert Yates|
|89||Morgan Shepherd**||Conover, NC||Dodge||Victory In Jesus||Cindy Shepherd|
|91||Bill Elliott**||Dawsonville, GA||Dodge||Stanley Tools||Ray Evernham Sr.|
|97||Kurt Busch||Las Vegas, NV||Ford||Crown Royal||Georgetta Roush|
|99||Carl Edwards||Columbia, MO||Ford||AAA||Jack Roush|
|100||Kenny Wallace**||St. Louis, MO||Chevrolet||Aaron's||Buffy Waltrip|
|104||Bobby Hamilton**||Nashville, TN||Dodge||BHR Dodge||Stephanie Hamilton|
|136||Boris Said**||Carlsbad, CA||Chevrolet||CENTRIX Financial||Bob Sutton|
|151||Stuart Kirby**||Bowling Green, KY||Chevrolet||Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil||Joe Auer|
|192||Tony Raines**||La Porte, IN||Chevrolet||Front Row Motorsports||Bob Jenkins|
|0||Kertus Davis*/**||Gaffney, SC||Chevrolet||RaceGirl||Johnny Davis|
|1||Johnny Sauter||Necedah, WI||Dodge||Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts||James Finch|
|2||Clint Bowyer||Emporia, KS||Chevrolet||ACDelco||Richard Childress|
|4||Kevin Hamlin||Snohomish, WA||Dodge||GEICO||Fred Biagi|
|5||Blake Feese*||Saybrook, IL||Chevrolet||Lowe's/Sta-Green||Rick Hendrick|
|6||Tracy Hines||New Castle, IN||Dodge||Ragu||Ray Evernham|
|7||Jeff Fuller**||Auburn, MA||Chevrolet||Big Boar Customs||Andrea Nemechek|
|8||Martin Truex Jr.||Mayetta, NJ||Chevrolet||Bass Pro Shops/Tracker||Teresa Earnhardt|
|10||Brent Sherman*/**||Chicago, IL||Ford||Hickory Farms/Serta||Gregory Pollex|
|11||Paul Menard||Eau Claire, WI||Chevrolet||Menards/Moen||Teresa Earnhardt|
|12||Joel Kauffman||LaGrange, IN||Dodge||Supercuts||Mimi Fitz|
|14||David Stremme||South Bend, IN||Dodge||Navy "Accelerate Your Life"||Terry Bradshaw|
|18||J.J. Yeley||Phoenix, AZ||Chevrolet||Vigoro/The Home Depot||Joe Gibbs|
|20||Denny Hamlin*||Chesterfield, VA||Chevrolet||Rockwell Automation||Joe Gibbs|
|21||Brandon Miller*||Rancho Sante Fe, CA||Chevrolet||Reese's||Richard Childress|
|22||Kenny Wallace||St. Louis, MO||Ford||AutoZone||Gregory Pollex|
|23||Mark Green**||Owensboro, KY||Chevrolet||BMAR Support Our Troops||Keith Coleman|
|25||Ashton Lewis||Chesapeake, VA||Ford||U.S. Marines||Ed Rensi|
|26||Kim Crosby*/**||Slidell, LA||Chevrolet||Boudreaux's Butt Paste||Keith Coleman|
|27||David Green||Owensboro, KY||Ford||Kleenex||Tammy Brewer|
|28||Shane Hall**||Greenville, SC||Ford||Jay Robinson Inc.||Jay Robinson|
|32||Ron Hornaday||Palmdale, CA||Chevrolet||Win Fuel||Todd Braun|
|33||Tony Stewart||Rushville, IN||Chevrolet||James Dean||DeLana Harvick|
|34||Randy LaJoie||South Norwalk, CT||Chevrolet||Dollar General||Frank Cicci|
|35||Jason Keller||Greenville, SC||Ford||McDonald's||Sam Rensi|
|36||Stanton Barrett||Bishop, CA||Chevrolet||National City Bank||John McGill|
|38||Tyler Walker*||Tulsa, OK||Dodge||Great Clips||Brad Akins|
|40||Paul Wolfe*||Milford, NY||Dodge||Jani-King||Armando Fitz|
|41||Reed Sorenson*||Peachtree City, GA||Dodge||Discount Tire||Chip Ganassi|
|44||Justin Labonte||Thomasville, NC||Chevrolet||U.S. Coast Guard||Terry Labonte|
|47||Jon Wood*||Stuart, VA||Ford||Clorox/Wisk||Jodi Geschickter|
|49||Steve Grissom**||Gadsden, AL||Ford||Advil Liqui-Gels||Jay Robinson|
|52||D.J. Hoelzle**||Destin, FL||Ford||Means Racing||Jimmy Means|
|56||Tim Sauter**||Necedah, WI||Chevrolet||Lester Buildings||John McNelly|
|58||Regan Smith||Cato, NY||Dodge||Glynn Motorsports||Scott Glynn|
|59||Stacy Compton||Grit, VA||Ford||Kingsford/Bush's Beans||Tad Geschickter|
|60||Carl Edwards*||Columbia, MO||Ford||Charter Communications||Jack Roush|
|64||Mike Wallace||St. Louis, MO||Dodge||Miller High Life Light||Rusty Wallace|
|66||Aaron Fike||Galesburg, IL||Ford||Duraflame/Kroger||Clarence Brewer|
|72||Randy MacDonald**||Toronto, Ontario||Chevrolet||MacDonald Motorsports||Pat MacDonald|
|143||A J Fike*/**||Galesburg, IL||Dodge||Channellock Tools||Mike Curb|
|146||Robert Pressley**||Asheville, NC||Ford||Edy's Ice Cream||Tad Geschickter|
|153||Brad Teague**||Johnson City, TN||Chevrolet||Jarvis Construction||Butch Jarvis|
|157||Boston Reid*/**||Logansport, IN||Chevrolet||Lowe's/Hitachi Power Tools||Rick Hendrick|
|185||John Hayden**||Owensboro, KY||Chevrolet||Premier Motorsports||Daniel Kinney|
|191||Todd Shafer**||Ashland, OH||Ford||Wayne Homes/Wayne Dalton||Todd Shafer|
|280||Brian Tyler**||Parma, MI||Chevrolet||Eagle Castle Winery||Rich Woodland|
|291||Wayne Edwards**||Shepherdsville, KY||Dodge||Speed Zone Energy Drink||Tommy Ramirez|
Boris is back!
It says practice was supposed to start at 2:30ET, which was over 30 minutes ago. But no times are showing up?
|1||Ted Musgrave||Franklin, WI||Dodge||Mopar||James Smith|
|2||Jimmy Spencer||Berwick, PA||Dodge||Team ASE||James Smith|
|02||Kelly Sutton**||Crownsville, MD||Chevrolet||Team Copaxone||Ed Sutton|
|4||Timothy Peters*||Providence, NC||Dodge||Bailey's||Bobby Hamilton|
|04||Bobby Hamilton||Nashville, TN||Dodge||Bobby Hamilton Racing||Stephanie Hamilton|
|5||Mike Skinner||Susanville, CA||Toyota||Toyota Tundra||Bill Davis|
|6||Ron Hornaday||Palmdale, CA||Chevrolet||GM Goodwrench||DeLana Harvick|
|07||Jack Bailey Jr.||Stafford, VA||Ford||Century 21 Team||Gene Christensen|
|8||Deborah Renshaw||Bowling Green, KY||Dodge||Easy Care Service Contracts||Ray Montgomery|
|08||Butch Miller||Coopersville, MI||Chevrolet||ASI Limited||Bobby Dotter|
|10||Terry Cook||Sylvania, OH||Ford||Power Stroke Diesel||Greg Pollex|
|12||Mike Wallace||St. Louis, MO||Toyota||Toyota Tundra||Darrell Waltrip|
|13||Tracy Hines||New Castle, IN||Chevrolet||ThorSport Rcg/Zoriki Mtspts||Duke Thorson|
|14||Rick Crawford||Mobile, AL||Ford||Circle Bar Truck Corral||Tom Mitchell|
|15||John Andretti||Indianapolis, IN||Chevrolet||Stoops Freightliner/Pedigo/ABC||James Ballew|
|16||Jack Sprague||Spring Lake, MI||Chevrolet||Chevy Trucks||David Fuge|
|17||David Reutimann||Zephyrhills, FL||Toyota||NTN Bearings||Darrell Waltrip|
|18||Chase Montgomery||Mt. Juliet, TN||Dodge||Bobby Hamilton Racing||Bobby Hamilton|
|22||Bill Lester||Oakland, CA||Toyota||Crown Royal||Bill Davis|
|23||Johnny Benson||Grand Rapids, MI||Toyota||Toyota Certified Used Vehicles||Gail Davis|
|24||Robbie Ferguson**||Livingston, TX||Chevrolet||PMI Heating & Air Conditioning||Rob Ferguson|
|29||Brad Keselowski||Rochester Hills, MI||Ford||Samson Stone||Kay Keselowski|
|30||Todd Bodine||Chemung, NY||Toyota||Germain Motor Co./Allman Brothers||Stephen Germain|
|38||Brandon Whitt||El Cajon, CA||Toyota||Cure Autism Now/McMillin Homes||Tom DeLoach|
|46||Dennis Setzer||Newton, NC||Chevrolet||Chevrolet Silverado||David Dollar|
|47||Aric Almirola**||Tampa, FL||Chevrolet||The Home Depot||David Dollar|
|50||Todd Kluever*||Deerfield, WI||Ford||Shell ROTELLA T||Jack Roush|
|52||Ken Schrader**||Fenton, MO||Chevrolet||Federated Auto Parts||Ken Schrader|
|59||Robert Pressley||Asheville, NC||Dodge||Edy's Ice Cream||James Harris|
|62||Steve Park||East Northport, NY||Dodge||Orleans Hotel & Casino||Michael Gaughan|
|75||David Starr||Houston, TX||Chevrolet||Spears Manufacturing||Wayne Spears|
|77||Brendan Gaughan||Las Vegas, NV||Dodge||Jasper Engines & Transmissions||Michael Gaughan|
|88||Matt Crafton||Tulare, CA||Chevrolet||Menards/Seal Best||Rhonda Thorson|
|99||Ricky Craven||Newburgh, ME||Ford||Superchips||Jack Roush|
|133||Bobby East**||Brownsburg, IN||Ford||Roush Racing||Jack Roush|
|143||Johnny Sauter**||Necedah, WI||Chevrolet||Menards/Curb Records||Mike Curb|
|144||Clay Rogers*/**||Denver, NC||Ford||Johnny's Suzuki/Baird Trans./Ultra Comp||Troy Baird|
|153||Michael Faulk**||Gainesville, FL||Dodge||FreeFizz.com/Lift Off Energy Drinks||Michael Burton|
|165||Tim Fedewa**||Holt, MI||Dodge||Glynn Motorsports||Scott Glynn|
|227||Frank Wilson Jr.**||Pennsboro, WV||Chevrolet||Perkins Oil & Gas Supply||Frank Wilson|
|260||Chad Chaffin**||Smyrna, TN||Toyota||Jeff Wyler Toyota||Jeff Wyler|
|291||Casey Kingsland**||Las Vegas, NV||Dodge||Consolidated Resorts Inc.||Tommy Ramirez|
It's likely they're under a rain delay (there's plenty of rain in the area); usually when there's a practice going on, they'll put a link to the Live Leaderboard "coverage" on the main NASCAR.com page.
And while I was putting up the entry lists, NASCAR.com came through with the qualifying order for the Allstate 400 -
10 - Scott Riggs
99 - Carl Edwards
5 - Kyle Busch
44 - Terry Labonte (must qualify on time or use champ's provisional - he's 1st in line for that)
25 - Brian Vickers
21 - Ricky Rudd
22 - Scott Wimmer
66 - Mike Garvey (must qualify on time)
89 - Morgan Shepherd (must qualify on time)
49 - Ken Schrader
45 - Kyle Petty
91 - Bill Elliot (must qualify on time or use champ's provisional - he's 2nd in line for that)
16 - Greg Biffle
04 - Bobby Hamilton Sr. (must qualify on time)
32 - Bobby Hamilton Jr. (must qualify on time)
77 - Travis Kvapil
41 - Casey Mears
40 - Sterling Marlin
38 - Elliot Sadler
42 - Jamie McMurray
31 - Jeff Burton
4 - Mike Wallace (must qualify on time)
88 - Dale Jarrett
17 - Matt Kenseth
50 - Jimmy Spencer (must qualify on time)
1 - Martin Truex Jr (must qualify on time)
48 - Jimmie Johnson
12 - Ryan Newman
00 - Kenny Wallace (must qualify on time)
37 - Kevin Lepage (must qualify on time)
6 - Mark Martin
18 - Bobby Labonte
0 - Mike Bliss
19 - Jeremy Mayfield
8 - Dale Earnhardt Jr
20 - Tony Stewart
7 - Robby Gordon (must qualify on time)
36 - Boris Said (must qualify on time)
51 - Stuart Kirby (must qualify on time)
01 - Joe Nemechek
9 - Kasey Kahne
24 - Jeff Gordon
07 - Dave Blaney
34 - PJ Jones (must qualify on time)
97 - Kurt Busch
43 - Jeff Green
29 - Kevin Harvick
15 - Michael Waltrip
11 - Jason Leffler
92 - Tony Raines (must qualify on time)
2 - Rusty Wallace
23 - Mike Skinner (must qualify on time)
Yup, rain delay. :/
More than one source has said at the Brickyard it is better to run early in Qualifying.
Busch-whacking this weekend - Ron Hornaday, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards (though I hardly consider trying to run every race in the season to be Busch-whacking), Mike Wallace and Robert Pressley
Truck-whacking this weekend - Mike Wallace (yes, he's triple-dipping), Ken Schrader and Johnny Sauter (don't think I'll include the recently-released Tim Fedewa).
Interesting; more Cup-whackers than anything else this weekend :-)
If they get IRP dry by about 6 pm, here's the qualifying order for the Power Stroke Diesel 200 Truck race -
2 - Jimmy Spencer
65 - Tim Fedewa (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
13 - Tracy Hines
75 - David Starr
08 - Butch Miller
17 - David Retiman
59 - Robert Pressley
44 - Clay Rogers (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
6 - Ron Hornaday
23 - Johnny Benson
62 - Steve Park
50 - Todd Kluever
10 - Terry Cook
12 - Mike Wallace
14 - Rick Crawford
4 - Timothy Peters
33 - Bobby East (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
46 - Dennis Setzer
04 - Bobby Hamilton
52 - Ken Schrader (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
60 - Chad Chaffin (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
16 - Jack Sprague
8 - Deborah Renshaw
91 - Casey Kingsland (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
22 - Bill Lester
47 - Aric Almirola (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
29 - Brad Keselowski
88 - Matt Crafton
5 - Mike Skinner
43 - Johnny Sauter (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
99 - Ricky Craven
38 - Brandon Whitt
77 - Brendaon Gaughan
27 - Frank Wilson Jr (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
1 - Ted Musgrave
18 - Chase Montomery
02 - Kelly Sutton (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
07 - Jack Bailey Jr
24 - Robbie Ferguson (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
15 - John Andretti
30 - Todd Bodine
53 - Michael Faulk (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
|RAIN OUT Position Based on Owner Points|
|1||46||Dennis Setzer||Chevrolet||Chevrolet Silverado||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|3||04||Bobby Hamilton||Dodge||Bobby Hamilton Racing||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|4||15||John Andretti||Chevrolet||Stoops Freightliner/Pedigo/ABC||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|5||6||Ron Hornaday||Chevrolet||GM Goodwrench||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|6||2||Jimmy Spencer||Dodge||Team ASE||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|8||17||David Reutimann||Toyota||NTN Bearings||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|9||10||Terry Cook||Ford||Power Stroke Diesel||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|10||88||Matt Crafton||Chevrolet||Menards/Seal Best||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|11||75||David Starr||Chevrolet||Spears Manufacturing||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|12||5||Mike Skinner||Toyota||Toyota Tundra||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|13||16||Jack Sprague||Chevrolet||Chevy Trucks||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|14||23||Johnny Benson||Toyota||Toyota Certified Used Vehicles||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|15||30||Todd Bodine||Toyota||Germain Motor Co./Allman Brothers||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|16||50||Todd Kluever*||Ford||Shell ROTELLA T||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|17||14||Rick Crawford||Ford||Circle Bar Truck Corral||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|18||62||Steve Park||Dodge||Orleans Hotel & Casino||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|19||77||Brendan Gaughan||Dodge||Jasper Engines & Transmissions||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|20||22||Bill Lester||Toyota||Crown Royal||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|21||38||Brandon Whitt||Toyota||Cure Autism Now/McMillin Homes||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|23||29||Brad Keselowski||Ford||Samson Stone||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|24||07||Jack Bailey Jr.||Ford||Century 21 Team||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|25||59||Robert Pressley||Dodge||Edy's Ice Cream||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|26||13||Tracy Hines||Chevrolet||ThorSport Rcg/Zoriki Mtspts||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|27||12||Mike Wallace||Toyota||Toyota Tundra||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|28||08||Butch Miller||Chevrolet||ASI Limited||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|29||8||Deborah Renshaw||Dodge||Easy Care Service Contracts||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|30||18||Chase Montgomery||Dodge||Bobby Hamilton Racing||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|31||47||Aric Almirola||Chevrolet||The Home Depot||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|32||260||Chad Chaffin||Toyota||Jeff Wyler Toyota||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|33||02||Kelly Sutton||Chevrolet||Team Copaxone||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|34||24||Robbie Ferguson||Chevrolet||PMI Heating & Air Conditioning||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|35||165||Tim Fedewa||Dodge||Glynn Motorsports||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|36||52||Ken Schrader||Chevrolet||Federated Auto Parts||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Did not Qualify|
|37||144||Clay Rogers*||Ford||Johnny's Suzuki/Baird Trans./Ultra Comp||-||-||-|
|38||227||Frank Wilson Jr.||Chevrolet||Perkins Oil & Gas Supply||-||-||-|
|39||133||Bobby East||Ford||Roush Racing||-||-||-|
|40||143||Johnny Sauter||Chevrolet||Menards/Curb Records||-||-||-|
|41||153||Michael Faulk||Dodge||FreeFizz.com/Lift Off Energy Drinks||-||-||-|
|42||291||Casey Kingsland||Dodge||Consolidated Resorts Inc.||-||-||-|
Indy practice rained out
Rain pelted the Indianapolis Motor Speedway all day Friday, causing NASCAR officals to cancel all track activity. The Nextel Cup cars will now have two practices Saturday morning before Bud Pole Qualifying at 3:10 p.m. ET
Update on the #10/MB2 announcement - Checkers/Rally's will be the primary sponsor of the #10 for 5 races this year; no announcements on either them or Scott Riggs for '06.
I notice there's no news on the Truck race scheduled for 8:30 Eastern on Speed.
Make Cup qualifying 4:10 pm Eastern (blame NASCAR.com for thinking Central :-)
Oh boy I can hardly wait for the Jr-Truex-Kenseth dynasty.
My only question for the soap opera audience is, who will be Kenseth's crewchief......does Reiser go with him?
All together now YESSSS!!!!!!!!!
So, how much will they fine Robert Novak for saying the "S" word?? lol
Darn it on the rainout!!!!!
Would help for the FFRFL.
Matts on Trackside Live now.
Junior said in an interview he likes Hmiel as a crew chief, but hinted he was needed more in other areas of DEI. That opens door for Junior to go back to Eury, Jr. and his old #8 crew. It also leaves an opening at the helm of the old #15 crew (current #8 crew) for Riser as chief, and Robot as driver.
Robot was not believable on Trackside, saying all is hunk-dory with him and Roush. Everyone was laughing when he said it, including himself. Even Rusty pointed out that things are askew when the owner is no longer consulting you about team changes. And Kenseth is supposed to be Senior Driver on the team after MM is gone? I think Roush is putting his chips behind Rubberhead. The only genuineness was when Robot was talking about being partnered with Riser.
NOTE: Trackpass has a video of Biffle and Rubberhead talking about how great everything is at Roush. Where was Robot? (I tried to play the video to see if he was in it, but it wouldn't play.)
DEI's Richie Gilmore says he has a two week window for everything to come down. I wouldn't be surprised DEI and Roush are already talking about a buy-out of Robot's contract.
It just all makes too much sense.
If in two weeks DEI announces they have signed Leffler or SlowCasey, and it wasn't Robot, I will be so angry I will drink a six-pack of Coors Light!
It will NEVER be Leffler!!
Now, if DEI buys out Matts contract with Roush and Roush has to buy out Jamie's, he's just about exchanged money. No loss no gain. Depending on what they're making of course. :)
John Andretti in the truck race tonight in the #15.
They'are about to fire em up.
I'll be in and out for a while.
Ok, weather's looking good for now. Here and there!!
Waltrip in the booth tonight.
38 squeezed the 07 into the wall. Schrader was behind this and made it through as did Mike Wallace in DW's truck.
No practice and picks are near deadline!
What ta do?
I know, I'm just going with the guys who usually do well here. Haven't a clue because of the new spoiler/gear stuff.
Andretti's smokin a tire in the truck race. He hit the wall now again. Caution. Darn
That's the pits for an Andretti to wreck here. And, the 15 truck is 4th in owner points.
They have seven different drivers scheduled for that truck this year.
This IRP track looks like fun. There's a place along the track where there is grass and you can sit there in your lawn chair.
Spinner 04 Hamilton - didn't wreck - caution out anyway.
80 to go and they're all sliding around. Do you think they make green flag stops for wreck before then?
Last night (before today's rumors that it is someone already on a team) I suggested maybe Ward Burton. That was stupid. The last I heard he and Junior hated each other.
Five to go.
The 46 of Dennis Setzer takes the checkers!
Bo-ring. As I said a few weeks ago, I like side-by-side racing. You can keep these single-file/too-difficult-to-pass tracks, regardless if they are road courses or ovals. I'll watch something else.
I liked what I got to see of the race. I think the short tracks are more fun, this just needs a little more banking. ;)
Heat buckles track at Dover, will be fixed by Sept. races: The summer heat wave that has gripped Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region the past couple of weeks has caused a small portion of Dover International Speedway's concrete backstretch to buckle. Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of the track, said Friday he does not expect it to be a major issue and anticipates the MBNA-sponsored NASCAR weekend from Sept. 23-25 to go on as scheduled. "We've put a call in to NASCAR and let them know of the issue," McGlynn said. "It's something that we'll probably have fixed in just a few days." Workers at the high-banked, one-mile track have installed temporary sprinklers on the frontstretch in an effort to cool the track down and avoid the buckling issue that has popped up on the backstretch.
Thanks Jayski & Delaware News Journal
I am gone until this afternoon. Bummer, with so much NASCAR stuff going on this morning.
I will post updates. Looks like someone wrecked in practice. Based on last lap times it could have been Boris or Newman or ??, hard to tell.
Hope you'll be back for practice. Before they stopped, Truex was 4th!!
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