Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday - 2007 Sylvania 300

Clint Bowyer (2015 Chase Contender) Won the First race of the Chase in 2007. New Hampshire was the opening race of the chase until Chicagoland replaced it in 2011. This is where Clint Bowyer got his first career victory driving the Ole' No. 07 car for Richard Childress Racing. Jack Daniels Whisky Was the sponsor during this race on his car! Clint, like in 2015, was a Chaser in the field! Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr rounded out the top 5! (ALL CHASERS)

Top 20 Results

1 1 07 Clint Bowyer  
2 18 24 Jeff Gordon  
3 6 20 Tony Stewart  
4 12 5 Kyle Busch  
5 2 1 Martin Truex, Jr.  
6 4 48 Jimmie Johnson  
7 30 17 Matt Kenseth  
8 15 25 Casey Mears  
9 5 12 Ryan Newman  
10 21 18 JJ Yeley  
11 22 26 Jamie McMurray  
12 11 99 Carl Edwards  
13 9 16 Greg Biffle  
14 13 41 Reed Sorenson  
15 14 11 Denny Hamlin  
16 19 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 
17 8 29 Kevin Harvick  
18 23 31 Jeff Burton  
19 38 6 David Ragan  
20 25 9 Kasey Kahne

2015 Chasers

From The Grandstand - 12 Questions With Jake Dewitt

Q- Tell The NASCAR Fans About Yourself!
A- "My Name is Jake DeWitt, I've been a NASCAR Fan my whole life. I live in Michigan and enjoy 2 races a year at Michigan International Speedway. I'm 30, married to a wonderful wife and I have been in remission from Hodgkins Lymphoma for 6 years! Survivor!"

Q- Favorite Driver and Why?
A- Kyle Busch
"He has always been kind to me. I have met him several times and he always takes the time for an autograph, picture, or a hello to his fans. It doesnt hurt that on any given weekend he is a threat to win in any one of the 3 series!"

Q- What Track Do You Consider Your Hometrack?
A- "Michigan International Speedway"

Q- Favorite Track to Attend?
A- "So far it has been Michigan International Speedway
...i have only been to 2 for a race."

Q- When did you attend your first race? Who Won?
A- "I Attended my first race in 2002 I believe. Kurt Busch was the winner"

Q- Which one? Brickyard 400 or Daytona 500?
A- "For me I'd choose Indy. The venue is so old and rich with win there would be the most valued win in a career Id think."

Q- What do you think needs to be changed in our sport?
A- "I wish they would continue to improve technology for rain delays.Make the process of drying tracks even faster."

Q- Souvenir Haulers or New Fanatics Tents?
A- "I like the Haulers...Tents are junk in my opinion"

Q- Greatest and Worst NASCAR Driver Ever?
A- "Greatest Jimmie Johnson....when its all said and done.  Worst....Ricky Stenhouse Jr. I cant stand how he is taking up a good ride that deserves more talent.

Q- Race you haven't attended yet that you want to? (Races if more than one.)
A- "I really want to experience Daytona, Indy, and Talladega...but all of them eventually really haha"

Q- What are your thoughts on the new chase syestem?
A-"I really enjoy it. I like the reward for winning."

Last question is from Kyle Duckett on our last From The Grandstand Series and he asks...
Q- " Do you think Drivers should be penalized for retaliation to another driver?"
A- "No I dont.  Nascar needs to stay out of it.  Less government is always better in my opinion"

Now ask a question for the next fan.
Q-"Do you feel that nascar riggs finishes sometimes for the benefit of the "story" or sport?"
Your Answer - "I hope they dont but sometimes I often wonder....Dale Jr's Pepsi 400 win....Dale Jr. wins in the 3 wrangler...Danica getting the pole in her first Daytona 500...same with the return of the 3 and Jeff this year being his last season.  Sometimes I feel they do so to sell more diecasts or to boost ratings. Sometimes its too good to be true."



NASCAR R and D Department Building

NASCAR Penalty Report / Chicagoland Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
September 23, 2015

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
The No. 10 team has been penalized for an infraction that occurred during pre-qualifying inspection on Sept. 18. This is a P2 level penalty (Sections 12.1 and 20.4b and 20.4.2a of the NASCAR rule book). The right side quarter panel behind the rear wheel/tire was modified during pre-qualifying inspection.  Crew chief Daniel Knost has been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31, 2015.  Car chief Pete White has been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31, 2015.

The No. 15 team has been penalized for an infraction that occurred on opening day inspection Sept.18. This is a P4 level penalty (Section 12.1, 20. 14.c,,, & f, of the NASCAR rule book). Crew chief Billy W. Scott has been fined $75,000, suspended for the next three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship events and placed on NASCAR probation for six months following the issue of suspension. Driver Clint Bowyer has been penalized 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Driver points. Car owner Rob Kauffman has been penalized 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Owner points.  NASCAR has requested to the Appeals Administrator of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel that the appeals process described in the rule book be expedited.

The No. 18 team has been penalized for an infraction that occurred during pre-race on Sept. 19.  This is a P2 level penalty (Sections 12.1 and 20.4b and 20.4.2a of the NASCAR rule book).  The right side vertical extension panel (side skirt) was modified after pre-race inspection. Crew chief Eric P. Phillips has been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31, 2015.  Crew member John P. Egbert Jr. has been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31, 2015.

The No. 54 car failed heights during post-race inspection on Sept. 19.  This is a P2 level penalty (Sections 12.1, b & c, & c,, & d of the NASCAR rule book). Crew chief Christopher W. Gayle has been fined $12,500 and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31, 2015.  Car owner J. D. Gibbs has been penalized 10 series championship owner points.

B.J. McLeod To Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Regular B.J. McLeod will be making his NSCS Debut this weekend in New Hampshire! He will be driving the #33 Entry for Circle Sport Racing. I got the oppurtunity to meet B.J. in Bristol last month, he's a very nice guy! I Wish him the best in his NSCS Debut this weekend! Give me something to report about you man! (Koelle, 2015)

Way Back Wednesday - 1993

The First NASCAR Race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway was in 1993! So for Way Back Wednesday we'll go back 22 years ago!

Prices In The US.

  • Cost of a new home: $154,500.00 
  • Median Household Income: $32,264.00 
  • Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.29 
  • Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.11 
  • Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.87 
  • Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.88 

NASCAR In 1993

  • Dale Jarrett wins the Daytona 500!
  • Alan Kulwicki is Killed in a Plane Crash on April Fools Day in the mountains of Tennessee
  • Davey Allison is killed in a Helicopter Crash in Talladega, AL
  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway Hosts inaugural race, Rusty Wallace takes the Victory!
  • Dale Earnhardt Sr. wins Championship in Atlanta while buddy Rusty Wallace wins the Race. The famous polish victory lap was done by both. Rusty carrying a Davey Allison flag and Dale Earnhardt Sr. carrying a Alan Kulwicki flag honoring both drivers.