Sunday, December 16, 2012

Catching Up: The Nationwide Series


The Nationwide Series' Most-Profitable Team?

No doubt you've been busy lately--what with the holidays, weather changes, pending apocalypse and whatnot.  Instead of forcing you to scan typo-riddled Jayski articles, here's a quick rundown of some recently-announced…um, announcements from the Nascar Nationwide Series:

--Elliott Sadler officially announced that he and sponsor One Main Financial are moving to Joe Gibbs Racing.  But without Austin Dillon as a teammate, who will he blame when he has a crappy setup?

--Brian Scott (also known as Car Spinning On The Backstretch) moves from the #11 car to Elliott Sadler's old ride with RCR.  In case you're wondering, Brian Scott is a lot like Danica Patrick--gets rides based solely on sponsorship, wrecks all the time, has little respect of their competitors, etc.--but without the irritating commercials.

--James Buescher might be running in the Nationwide Series in 2013.  James, let me just let you know, you married the world's most-perfect woman--a hottie whose dad owns a race team.  Don't screw it up!

--Cole Whitt might be the odd man out at JR Motorsports, which currently has funding/sponsorship to run two full-time teams next season (one for Regan Smith, one for the Hendrick Driver Smorgasbord).  Well, at least he can always go back to Red Bull Rac--oh, right.

--In a scheduling change, the Nationwide Series will make Nascar's first-ever appearance at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Sure, it won't have Montreal's exact layout and may not have Montreal's thrilling finishes, but at least there won't/shouldn't be anyone throwing shoes.