Thursday, September 10, 2015

Kevin Walter To Be interim Crew Chief For Leavine Family Racing

Starting this weekend at Richmond International Raceway Kevin Walter will call the shots for Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing while they actively search for a replacement for Wally Rogers. Kevin Walter had previously been the Engineer for Leavine Family Racing. Last Friday Leavine Family Racing and Wally Rogers split ways. Wally had been with LFR since it's inception in 2011.
Statement From Bob Leavine:
“Kevin Walter will be the interim crew chief for the No. 95 team while we actively seek a replacement.  We’re thankful to have additional engineering support from Team Penske during this time as we make changes to improve overall performance and prepare for the 2016 season.”  --- Bob Leavine
(Koelle, 2015) 

NASCAR News Source Top 10 - 2015 Paint Schemes

We've Seen Tons of Colorful Paint Schemes so far in 2015 and Here I will Highlight the Top 10 Paint Schemes Of 2015 Excluding Darlington as it Will have its Own Top 10!

10. Cameron Hayley (Canada)
The Red and White in this paint scheme just shouts awesome! Cameron who is from Canada ran this special scheme 2 weeks ago in Canada.

9. Brad Keselowski (Atlanta)

Brad Keselowski had this cool looking Black and Blue paint Scheme with Detroit Genuine Parts. Its a lot better looking than the just flat blue last season and it really fits the Team Penske look.

8. Blake Koch (Bristol Fall)

This Is One of the most interesting paint schemes from this season it definitely has Ingersoll Rand all over it Literally. The Red Stripes are everywhere with a Flat black base and a charcoal grey.

7. Danica Patrick (Auto Club)

I've always had an interest in the Aspen Dental paint scheme because blue is my favorite color and I think the White and Blue Combo on this paint scheme fits.

6. Darrell Wallace Jr. (New Hampshire)

This paint scheme fits the Wild Side of Bubba Wallace and really fits his style. It almost looks like one of the old Roush Trucks Erik Darnell paint schemes.

5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (All Star Race)

I am personally a fan of Mountain Dew's Baja Blast and I thnk this paint scheme almost matches what the can looks like each summer.

4. Paul Menard (Bristol Spring)

The Orange and Yellow combination is just different but its that good type of different. A sponsor wants to stick out and I am sure this one did!

3. Michael McDowell (Daytona and Atlanta)

This is one good looking paint scheme. Thrivent has been very good to Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing! The Thrivent Heart behind the 95 is something different!

2. Landon Cassill (Charlotte, Daytona)

This paint scheme just screams Merica' It's driver is made Of Iron. Thats Iron Cassill and It's one of the best paint schemes of 2015.

1. Brad Keselowski (Michigan)

 Midnight is the best paint scheme so far in 2015 and I highly doubt it can be beat. It would be cool to have either ran it all of 2015 or run it the following weekend running against the Rainbow Warrior just like the old days between Jeff Gordon and Rusty Wallace.

Throwback Thursday - 2005 Chevy Rock & Roll 400

Kurt Busch won the 2005 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Ten Years ago today. That day we found out the drivers who would be competing for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship. Kurt Busch won the previous years' championship and would look to repeat again!

Top 15 Results

  1. Kurt Busch
  2. Matt Kenseth
  3. Greg Biffle
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Rusty Wallace
  6. Jeremy Mayfield
  7. Tony Stewart
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Terry Labonte
  10. Kevin Harvick
  11. Travis Kvapil
  12. Ryan Newman
  13. Mark Martin
  14. Mike Wallace
  15. Mike Bliss

The Chase For The NASCAR Nextel Cup 

10 Drivers Qualified for the 2005 Chase which is different from today's 16 Driver Field. 
  • Greg Biffle
  • Jimmie Johnson
  • Rusty Wallace
  • Matt Kenseth
  • Mark Martin
  • Carl Edwards
  • Jeremy Mayfield
  • Tony Stewart
  • Kurt Busch
  • Ryan Newman