Friday, April 11, 2014

Darlington "News" and Notes

--Remember that Saturday's Cup race has a pretty early start--6pm EST.  Well, unless it rains.  Again.

--Meanwhile, the Nationwide Series race is co-sponsored by Sport Clips and the VFW.  Because of this, there'll be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast held before the race, and a 50/50 raffle drawing after the green flag.

--EcoBoost sponsors Carl Edwards for a race, and there's a big PR release.  EcoBoost sponsors Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for multiple races, and there's nothing.  Um, Ricky--I'd rent, not buy.

--In honor of Nascar's Green initiative, Jayski posted that teams got up to 217mpg at the Michigan tire test.  217 Miles Per Gallon--that'll take fuel strategy right out of the sport!

--ESPN's "Burning Questions" series posed a popular debate this past week--who would you rather have to start a Cup team from the ground up, Kyle Larson or Chase Elliott?  The answer that *I* would have given would have been, "I dunno, but that kind of explains why Austin Dillon still has unsponsored races this year.

--At Daytona this summer Brian Vickers will run a Florida State paint scheme.  Who knew that Aaron's sold shoes?