Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Matt Kenseth Suspended For Next 2 Races

After this incident on Sunday in Martinsville one driver is left suspended from competition for two weeks.
Joe Gibbs Racing Driver Matt Kenseth has been suspended for the next two weeks after deliberately wrecking Joey Logano. This all began at Kansas 4 weeks ago when Joey Logano was racing for a victory and made contact with Matt Kenseth sending him in a spin cycle and ultimately putting Matt Kenseth into a must win situation at Talladega which ultimately led to Matt Kesneth being eliminated from the chase.
My opinion of the penalty is that it wasn't enough because of the fact that Matt Kenseth can come back at Homestead with Joey Logano in the Championship Four and could ultimately cost Joey Logano the championship.
As we hear Joe Gibbs Racing will appeal the penalty but I won't expect the appeal to be granted. Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and a few other drivers are top candidates to drive the 20 in place for Matt Kenseth.(Koelle, 2015)

Jeremy Clements - The Cream Always Rises to The Top (Xfinity Series Driver Spotlight)

Jeremy Clements Racing with Series Champion Chase Elliott This Season
When it comes to great drivers in the Xfinity Series you have names like Elliott, Buescher, Wallace, Smith and others but a name you don't commonly hear on a weekend is Clements. That's Jeremy Clements. He drives the #51 Chevrolet Camaro for his own team of Jeremy Clements Racing.
Jeremy Clements Racing is Owned by Jeremy and his father 
Jeremy Clements drives full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with a car that is normally just a plain black race car. The way Jeremy drives week in and week out makes me wonder why he doesn't have sponsors. His car is commonly
found being talked about and put on TV.
So far in 2015 Jeremy Clements has had one Top 10 at Dover while completing 28 of 30 races.
My Friend Jay Lopez who made our logo met Jeremy
at Charlotte earlier this year! 
At the season opener in Daytona Jeremy Qualified 23rd and worked his way up to a 14th place finish. From Daytona to Dover Jeremy never finished outside the Top 25 which for a team of his caliber and the amount of sponsorship he doesnt have does better than some from teams like Jr Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and other High Caliber Teams and Drivers.
From Chicago to Kansas Jeremy has finished inside of the top 20 11 out of the 17 races with only one DNF at Richmond where he was involved in a crash. Jeremy continues to do so well with the little he has. As I heard earlier this year from one of my friends who works in the NASCAR Xfinity Series that Jeremy should be titled the King of The Underfunded Drivers by how well he goes out and races in the little funded cars he drives and continues to impress.
So far in 2015 Jeremy has an Average start of 21.7 while his average finish is 19.4 which is his best Average Finish of his 10 year career and it has only gotten better. Look for Jeremy to be up front in the near future if not in victory lane. (Koelle, 2015)

Daniel Hemric Heading to Brad Keselowski Racing in 2016

Brad Keselowski Racing revealed today that
Daniel Hemric will pilot the #19 Ford F-150 Entry with sponsorship backing from Sponsors California Clean Power and Cequent.
Brad Keselowski Racing also announced that Tyler Reddick, who has been a top contender for the 2015 Camping World Truck Series Title, will be moving over to the #29 for a second full time season with Brad Keselowski.
That ride that Tyler Reddick will be driving in 2016 was the truck that has had Austin Theriault, Brian and
Brad Keselowski, along with Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney behind the wheel but no word as of late on if BKR will run a 3rd Truck or if Brad is making the transition to full time Truck Series Drivers like Kyle Busch Motorsports have done and will do in 2016 with Christopher Bell, William Byron in full time rides, while Daniel Suarez and Cody Coughlin will share a ride. Along with that GMS Racing will have Johnny Sauter and Spencer Galagher leaving Austin Dillon without a
truck ride for 2016. Could 2016 be Cup Driver Less? (Koelle, 2015)

24Ever - Ten Years Of Gordon

When it comes to Jeff Gordon he is one of the few who have raced every year I have been alive. As a little kid my uncle along with my grandfather was a Jeff Gordon fan and It really turned me into a Jeff Gordon fan as a kid my uncle would bring me back a Jeff Gordon T-Shirt or Hat from Bristol in the years before I went in 2006. So as a kid I was for both Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin but Mark was the original. It's weird to think that Jeff is racing in his final season as I transition to the other side as a writer.
When it comes to events Jeff Gordon was in I was at a couple. I can say my first Bristol race was when he and Matt Kenseth got into it and at the end Jeff got out of his car on pit lane and shoved Matt with his helmet still on. Another Notable race I was kinda in attendance for was when my mom was pregnant with me she went to the spring Race at Bristol in 1997. This was one of the races where Rusty Wallace had led tons of laps but on one of the final laps Jeff Gordon came up and did his famous bump and run moves which sent Rusty up the track and Jeff to victory lane. All my mom could do was cry.
One Thing Jeff has never done while I was in attendance was win a race other than that race in 1997. Over 10 years as a spectator He never went to victory lane which is not very surprising considering majority of the drivers I have seen win over the ten years have won more than once. Jeff wrecked at the Aarons 499 I went to in 2010. Jeff's best finish is 2nd in my first race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2005 and he has only done that 2nd place finish 1 time. I have seen Jeff lead the field to green numerous times including at Daytona earlier this season.
This season, the ten year anniversary of my first race, I have had the opportunity to see Jeff Gordon lead the Daytona 500 to green along with the Talladega Race in October. Over the years I met Jeff Gordon 2 times both moments special to me. The first time was in 2014 at Bristol. I had my program and sharpie in hand as Jeff Gordon walked to his car for Qualifying. He looked at all the diecast that were around me and then saw my program and he signed it and walked to his car. The second time I met Jeff Gordon was at Bristol in August. Where he raced the famous Rainbow Colors that he had made so popular over the years. As he was walking to Driver Intros he saw me and put his hand out to shake my hand along with a few other people who had diecasts in hand to get signed. To have Jeff Gordon want to shake you hand is Awesome in itself.
Jeff Will Ultimately be missed by many but I think he is beginning to notice that Chase Elliott needs an opportunity Just like Jeff was given in 1992. Jeff is a future Hall Of Famer and he deserves a spot on the Hall Of Fame along with other legendary drivers and owners. Everyone will truely remember Jeff Gordon especially after 2015. (Koelle, 2015)