Friday, August 21, 2015

Bristol “News” and Notes

—Well, it looks like Michael Waltrip Racing will be no more at the end of the season.  And while it sucks for the employees who’ll be losing their jobs, it’s as close to justice as we’ll get for their cheating, irritating shill of a boss.

—David Ragan is rumored to be replacing Sideways Sam at RPM, but Clint Bowyer’s future is much more up in the air.  Consensus seems to be that he could take a mid-level “stopgap” ride for a season until a bigger ride opens up.  Then again, I like to think that David Gilliland has been running for Front Row Motorsports “until a bigger ride opens up.”

—In two weeks we have a slew of teams running VERY cool throwback paint schemes at Darlington, but two teams are getting a head-start this weekend: Jeff Gordon, running the vintage “rainbow warriors” scheme, and Kyle Busch, running the Skittles car to promote Derrike Cope’s candidacy for the Nascar Hall of Fame.

—Next weekend is an off-weekend for the Cup series, which will put the focus on the Xfinity Series (at Road America) and the Truck Series (at whatever they call that place in Canada now).