Thursday, February 21, 2008

Well, That Didn't Take Long

Joey Clanton has been released by Roush Fenway, lasting all of one race. I think Roush's new boy wonder, Colin Braun, would approve of this. He apparently was critical of Clanton at Daytona. In the Truck at California will be Travis Kvapil, who ran for the championship last year. The way the year's looking, Kvapil may want to run that truck the entire year. Also in Roush news, Dish Network has signed on to sponsor 15 races in Cup split among Edwards, Biffle, and Kenseth.

A few other notes:

- Coors Light is sponsoring Regan Smith in the #01 for a few races. Hey, he can't do any worse than David Stremme did representing them.

- Robby Gordon was fined 100 points for an unapproved front bumper cover. His explanation sounds solid, but I'd hope to see a little more actual proof before calling this an overreaction by NASCAR. Most of the Robby sympathizers are too quick to do that.

- California Speedway is changing its name to the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California. Why not call it "Twice the size of Rockingham with half the excitement and a third of the fans?"

- Mark Martin will make his 700th Cup start this weekend. I think that's a special number to reach. Not many do, congrats to him.


cockknocker said...

I feel for Robby. NASCAR went WAY over the line with 100 points AND $100k! It looks like the lessor cars teams will NEVER catch a break in this sport. It's a pitty too, for a sport that prides itself on fairness and sportsmanship I would expect to see more leiency!

A lot is being said about it in NY:

vroom said...

I love the new Cali track name jab! True Catfish!