May 22nd, 2013 at 11:05 PM
By Clayton Caldwell
We are 11 races through the 2013 season and as we head into the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway it's time for Report Cards for each team. Tuesday I gave each Toyota team a grade. Today I will touch on each Chevrolet teams progress throughout the 2013 season. The new Gen-6 racecar has given some teams a real hard time. I will give each Chevrolet team a grade on an A through F scale on how their season has been so far. I also have taken into consideration just how big the race team is and what kind of funding teams have. Lets get started.
Hendrick Motorsports- A-
It's been an interesting year for Hendrick Motorsports so far in the 2013 season. Jimmie Johnson is having a Jimmie Johnson type season. He is leading the point standings by 47 points as we head into the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600. Johnson won the All-Star race last weekend and has won two races, Martinsville and Daytona, this season. Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:01 PM
By Clayton Caldwell
NASCAR announced the five newest members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Wednesday. Maurice Petty, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Fireball Roberts and Tim Flock make up the class of 2014 for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The drivers were voted in from a list of 25 nominees by a panel of 54 media members, track operators, retired racers, and others active in the sport.
Maurice Petty was a long time engine builder at Petty Enterprises, which won over 200 races while Petty was building the engines. Most of Richard Petty's 200 wins came with engines built, tuned and created by Maurice Petty. Maurice Petty joins father Lee Petty and brother Richard Petty in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Tim Flock's resume includes 39 wins in NASCAR's highest divisions in just 187 starts. Flock's winning percentage of 21% is one of the highest in NASCAR history. He is a two time champion of the Grand National division including the championship in 1955 in which Flock won 18 of the 39 races he entered. Flock's career ranged from 1949 to 1961 and he was one of the sports earliest pioneers. Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 21st, 2013 at 11:14 PM
By Clayton Caldwell
We are 11 races into the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
season which means we are nearly a third of the way through the season and also almost half way through the regular season before we head to the race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. It's time to evaluate each team and give each team a letter grade on how they have done so far this season. This season has been a difficult one for some teams, who are trying to adjust to the new Gen-6 racecar, while others have hit the nail on the head so far throughout the season.
Starting today, I will give each manufacturer a day, Toyota teams Tuesday, Chevrolet teams Wednesday and Ford teams on Thursday. I will evaluate how each team has done and why I decided to give them the grade I did. I also took into consideration the amount of people the team has working for them and the funding behind each team. Let's get started.
Joe Gibbs Racing- A+Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 21st, 2013 at 7:49 PM
By Mark Eddinger
Steve Wallace was a mainstay in the NASCAR Nationwide Series from 2007 until 2011. During that period of time he competed in 173 of the 174 races and scored 34 top 10 finishes. His run came to and end before the 2012 season when his Hall of Fame father shut down his Rusty Wallace Racing team.
On Saturday night in the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Wallace looks to get back into action with his father's team. He will attempt to qualify the No. 66 RWR Ford into the field of 40 cars. There are 45 cars on the entry list so there will be a lot of competition for the 25-year old Wallace to beat out just to make the race.
The car he will drive was purchased from Roush-Fenway Racing but prepared at the Rusty Wallace Racing shop. The Ford will be powered by Roush Yates Engines. Also Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 55 Sprint Cup Series pit crew will pit the car on Saturday.
Blake Bainbridge will serve as the crew chief and Ricky Cade will be the car chief.
HomeWithRichard.com, which is part of Richard Tocado Companies, will be the sponsor on Wallace's No. 66 car for the race.Read more... Join the Conversation...