Archive for January, 2012
NASCAR just recently announced in a statement that it would not issue fines unless it is disclosed publicly. The decision was welcomed with enthusiasm from drivers competing in the Sprint Cup Series.
Kevin Harvic, one of the competing drivers in the series said that he thinks that everything looks clearer not only on the side of NASCAR but as well to the drivers affected by the penalty issues.
He said there’s no different from what players and coaches from the major leagues such as NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball getting those penalties but now that everything will be open , drivers like him can censored themselves and don’t just put the blame on the sanctioning body. It is now open for both NASCAR and the drivers to talk and work out the issues. He also added that he’s thankful that it’s now going public and admit that for him everything is much clearer.
In the last two years, NASCAR has imposed p fines for some drivers for their comments without publicly issuing the penalty. It was only last November that Brad Keselowski was fined for his critical comments on the way the sport’s is taking the issues of electronic fuel injection while Ryan Newman was fined for commenting on the racing activities in Talladega Superspeedway and Denny Hamlin for his comments on his Twitter account. All fines were done secretly.
Imposing secret fines is typically done for grievances drivers disclosed publicly without discussing them with NASCAR. After a series of talks with drivers and managers, NASCAR decided to totally abandon the practice.
In a statement, NASCAR said that it will no longer impose fines that are undisclosed. It added that NASCAR have looked at the issue from every point of view and have collected feedbacks from the involved parties. Moreover, while the issues on sponsorship are always present and other union still releasing undisclosed and disclosed penalties, the NASCAR had resolved that fines will only be released and made known to the public when all that are involved have been informed. This includes competitors or organizations that have done something against the rules.
Just recently in the midst of Keselowski secret fines, Brian France, Nascar Chairman made a statement defending NASCAR’s undisclosed fines but added that if making it publicly will be beneficial to everybody, NASCAR is open. The announcement that was made making all fines to go public is a proof that NASCAR took the decision as beneficial to all.
RCR driver Paul Menard shares the same opinion and just like most drivers, he sees the decision as a cool move.
Brendan Gaughan a well-known veteran driver of NASCAR is said to compete in the 2012 NASCAR Cup series. He will be competing at four races, driving Richard Childress No.33 at Casino Chev. Impala and at the South point Hotel in connection with the previously announced eighteen race Nationwide NASCAR and the World Truck series. With the much awaited intense action that anyone shouldn’t miss, a lot of fans were waiting for Gaughan’s comeback in the effort of being the number one.
Gaughan, aged 36 had completed the full time Sprint Cup series in the 2004 series. Gaughan finishing at 28th along the championship point stands with four top ten and one top five finishing in the 36 starts. He, a rookie of the 2002 World Truck Series competed full time in the years 2010 and 2009, earning a pole and finishes in his seventy one career starts. Gaughan finished 9th in the event of 2009 championship point and 11th during the 2010. The 2-time NASCAR champion (years 200-2001) had achieved 8 victories with sixty three top ten finishes in the 187 truck series. He also finished 12th in the 2011 championship point. Being one hell of a driver, he is a part of 5-driver lining up that had won in the GT3 division in the event of Rolex 24 (2011) of Daytona car race in the international speedway of Daytona.
Gil Martin, the RCR’s team manager for the program of the National Series will be leading all the efforts in the No.33 team. Martin, an expert, had already been in the RCR since the year of 2000 and served as the crew for Casey Mears, Clint Bowyer, Robby Gordon, Earnhardt and Kevin Harvick. Mart was the selected amongst the line of crew chiefs in winning the race of the NASCARS World truck series and sprint cup.
Guaghan, also stated that it would be a very big opportunity running four races of Richard Childress on the event of the Sprint series cup. RCR is equipped with high quality equipment that teamed Gaughan with Martin, a crew chief known for his victories. The intense racing action will happen in Pheonix (Ariz.) where the four-race Sprint series cup will be view by thousands of fans, the action will then be followed by the doubleheader weekend whereby Brendan Gaughan will drive and pilot the classic No.33 Chevrolet. The RCR’s team being the 13th finisher in the 2011 finale is determines to win the upcoming event.
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When it comes to modern NASCAR, Richard Ernest “Richie” Evans is considered to the visage of modified racing. He has won approximately 475 times in more than 1,000 starts that is truly outstanding in the field of modern racing arena. Recently, Richie Evans became a NASCAR Hall of Famer along with other legendary world champions as well. Evans has received numerous awards in this illustrious career, but earning a Hall of Fame status is the greatest achievement in his 13-year span of racing career. In other NASCAR news, the upcoming 50th anniversary of Rolex 24 at Daytona is set this month as their celebration for more than 5 decades of existence in the industry. Tickets are now available on their website.
In the nationwide series, Travis Pastrana is set for a comeback and said that he is ready for the nationwide series. In the Sprint Cup series, Greg Zipadelli is pleased with the SHR’s Daytona appearance. Also, Jay Robinson, a veteran team owner, is now partnering with Troy Blackeney of Houston. The partnership is to be called the Robinson-Blackeney Racing, LLC, together with a famous manufacturer known as Toyota. In the Camping World truck series, Chris Rice was named as crew chief for RAB’s no. 9 Toyota to compete in the upcoming 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. As per the official 2011 driver standings, Tony Stewart tops the list with 2403 points, and has a winning of more than $6 million for last year. Although, Stewart and Edwards are currently running neck to neck and getting close to each other as per the racing statistics. In the nationwide series, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leads the standing among hundreds of car drivers. While in the Camping World Trucks, Austin Dillon ranks number 1 in 2011. You can choose from a large collection of die cast cars in different scale sizes that are only available online. The Diecast cars include Kyle Busch M&M’s Halloween, Color Chrome, Trevor Bayne 2011 Daytone 500 Champion, and the Sam Bass holiday special. NASCAR fans can now start their collection, and it can also be a perfect gift for your loved ones.
You can check for more news and updates at NASCAR’s official site.
The heat is on as the event at Daytona Beach takes place. The shrouded mist was totally removed as the Preseason Thunder in Daytona surges the dust bin. The 2012 event will happen in the aim to open and make adjustments for a conditioned and safe altitude.
After the sizzling afternoon of practice session to be held on the day of Thursday, NASCAR had announced the changes that will happen for today’s session for testing. There would be an increase of diameter in the restrictor plate of opening ranging from one over thirty second inch up to fifteen over sixteenth inches. The changes will aim in adding the estimated total of twenty horsepower to the engine plus the increase in the velocity. In addition, vehicles are said to have lowered their pressure valve setting ranging to 30psi up to 25 psi plus narrowed grille opening to decrease airflow in the engine. The potential of the adjustments was made to decrease lap numbers so that the cars will push one another and avoid overheating.
NASCAR officials stated that the event was not only to test teams but for the NASCAR as well; the main aim of the officials is to maintain the safety and improve the performance of the vehicles.
Mike Helton, NASCAR president stated that the organization aims to reach the goal of being responsible in making decisions to keep the race perfect for everybody and reach their expectation during the coming Daytona 500. The statement was given by Helton during lunch break addressing the media’s of today’s session. In addition, he also stated to balance and watch the speed to make everybody comfortable.
The event is open to all drivers with a well-tuned car with good performance. Officials of the said event shall be checking the course to make the race safe for everyone and so that everybody would enjoy. As the event walks closer, fans and other enthusiasts prepared themselves to witnessing the action and the chance to capture every highlight of the race.
NASCAR requires drivers in participating the drafting session in assisting and giving them information. Officials are hoping to be able to apply a baseline when drivers come back for the Speedweeks happening next month. The drafting was very interesting, seeing restrictor plates and smaller spoiler, Jeff Gordon stated that the cars got power and speed that would make the race very exciting!