Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I Take A Break, News Breaks Out

I've been on hiatus the second half of this month, hey we all deserve it, right? The time away from worrying about writing has actually been good. I've been active on Twitter with NASCAR comments, you can follow me if you can stand everything else I tweet about.

-- The big news today was the expected move of Crown Royal from the Roush #26 team to the #17 with Matt Kenseth for 18 races. I wonder if the rest of the Kenseth sponsors - USG, Carhartt, R+L to name the major ones will be back. Between them they were the primary sponsor for around 10-12 races, so the Roush sponsorship search is far from done.

-- Jamie McMurray is looking likely to bolt from Roush and avoid the move to Yates by reuniting with Chip Ganassi and EGR (or as I've trademarked them, GanassEI) in the #1. That's probably the best move for him in all honesty. He never fit in with the Roush team completely and sometimes that just happens. Consider this: his 2004 season with Ganassi saw McMurray record 23 top 10 finishes. His 4 seasons with Roush? A total of 30. (h/t to my friend Hester)

-- One more Roush item: Scene Daily interviewed Roush at ORP and we got a glimpse into his 2010 Nationwide plans. The shocker? At this point, Erik Darnell is nowhere to be found. Roush plans full-time teams for Colin Braun, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Carl Edwards, and... Paul Menard?

-- Red Bull Racing has given no intention of their plans and Brian Vickers is freaking out. Is Vickers really going to be allowed to walk? It looks possible since they're still sitting on their hands. Perhaps Hendrick wants to stick it to BV if Red Bull kisses the ring and moves from Toyota to Chevy.

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