The Pit Stop

March 23, 2007 5:02 PM

Dale Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jeremy Mayfield news and more....

Kelley Earnhardt Elledge who handles Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s business affairs went to the hospital today for surgery. This surgery has caused a delay in getting a contract done with Dale Jr. I do not know what surgery she had.

Jeff Gordon makes NASCAR History as being the first driver to win a poll with the COT. His qualifying speed was 125.453MPH. Starting on the front row with him will be Kasey Kahne. Toyota Cars this week did very well in qualifying. Dale Jarrett finally gets into a race without using a provisional by starting 30th. Jeremy Mayfield makes his first race of the season starting 23 while Rookie AJ Almendinger also starting his first races of the year starts 43. Michael Waltrip though will not be racing again this week as his qualifying time was too slow.

ESPN has two articles to look at. Article one says that Rey Evernham may have found a business partner with the owner of the Montreal Canadians George Gillett Jr. and the second article talks about Jeremy Mayfield and the team not closing up yet

In other Michael Waltrip news he been booted from the hosting duties on the Speed TV show Tradin' Paint. The network is not saying why he got the boot.

Nextel Cup series director John Darby is saying that discussions are being held to move the COT to full time in 2008.

You can now add the name Bill Cowher, former NFL coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers,  to the list of names that are going to be apart of the ABC Reality TV show set to air in June that is going to star the Gillette Young Guns teaching stars how to be a race car driver.

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