Boris Said survived a spin — and aberration — and edged Max Papis by a nose in a drag race to the finish to win the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The win is Said’s first career victory in the Nationwide Series.
As expected, Bobby Labonte has been named the driver of Robby Gordon Motorsports’ No. 7 Monster Energy Toyota for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Sources are saying that Bobby Labonte is expected to leave TRG Motorsports’ No. 71 Sprint Cup Chevy this week. Rumor has it that he could be headed to another team to run at New Hampshire.
Robby Gordon said that he will skip this weekend’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Robby Gordon Motorsports’ No. 7 Toyota will be driven instead by PJ Jones.
Jimmie Johnson earned his first career Sprint Cup road course win in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway after Marcos Ambrose made a mistake under caution in the closing laps, handing Johnson the lead.
NASCAR has issued penalties to Front Row Motorsports’ No. 38 team after finding illegal bleeder mechanisms on the tires before Sunday’s Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono Raceway.
NASCAR has issued penalties to Robby Gordon Motorsports’ No. 7 and Prism Motorsports’ No. 55 for violations at Darlington Raceway. Both teams received fines, probation, and points penalties. The penalty drops RGM from 34th to 35th in owner’s points, 18 points ahead of 36th.
Kevin Harvick, who hung in the back most of the day, broke his 115-race winless streak by beating Jamie McMurray to the finish line by 0.011 seconds in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
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Jayski is reporting that Robby Gordon may have a new crew chief. Samuel Stanley is the new crew chief of Robby Gordon Motorsports’ No. 7 Toyota. He replaces Ian Watts. Gordon is currently 36th in owner’s points, 54 points out of the top 35. His best finish so far this season is 28th at Daytona.