Jayski is reporting via Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody that Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were subpoenaed by Jeremy Mayfield’s legal team, and will be deposed regarding sworn statements they made regarding his lawsuit against NASCAR. Representatives for both Gordon and Johnson have confirmed that they were subpoenaed.
Jayski is reporting via FoxSports that Ty Norris of Michael Waltrip Racing was entertaining reps from Budweiser at Texas last weekend. Could Budweiser be headed to MWR? Possibly, given this tidbit. There are reports that Budweiser was interested in joining Hendrick Motorsports when Dale Earnhardt Jr joined the team but HMS’s deal with Pepsi prevented that. […]
NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Kenneth Luna, a crew member for R3 Motorsports’ No. 23 Nationwide team for violating the substance abuse policy, according to Jayski. Luna was a gas runner and second can man on race day.
Reed Sorenson will drive Braun Racing’s No. 32 Dollar General Toyota for 23 races in the Nationwide Series next season, according to Jayski. Sorenson drove a few races for the team, and earned the ride this season based on his performance. Brian Vickers will also drive 10 races in the No. 32.
There appear to be four candidates for Phoenix Racing’s No. 09 Sprint Cup entry, according to ESPN Insider via Jayski. Casey Mears is said to be the leading candidate. But, Reed Sorenson, David Gilliland, and David Stremme are also in the mix.
Depending how things shake out during Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond, Mark Martin could start the Chase as the point-leader, or he could miss it all together. See Jayski’s clinching scenarios here.
Last week, the Lead Lap quietly turned one year old. It’s hard to believe that it has been a year. History The concept for this blog started many years before in launched. I kicked the idea around for several years, but could never come up with a niche for my blog. Should I cover NASCAR […]
Hall of Fame Racing and Yates Racing may team up to field a car sponsored by Ask.com, according to Jayski, who is pointing to Sports Business Journal. Conversely, ESPN’s NASCAR Experts blog is reporting that HOF Racing is trying to forge a deal with Roush Fenway Racing. If the team chooses one of the two, then […]
Tony Stewart’s Stewart Haas Racing announced that the U.S. Army will sponsor its No. 39 Chevy, and driver Ryan Newman for 22 races next season. For the remaining 14 races, the Army will serve as associate sponsor. A primary sponsor was not announced for those remaining races. For images of the car, see Jayski’s No. […]
Jayski is reporting via SpeedTV that there is a rumor circulating that Rusty Wallace may come out of retirement and drive for Dale Earnhardt Inc next season. Kenny Wallace, Rusty’s brother, wrote: All I can say is that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And he is definitely considering stepping back into a race car. Wallace attributes […]