The Pit Stop

September 19, 2008 4:23 PM

Qualifying, Robby Gordon, and loads more news...

Qualifying finally got off without a problem this week and Jeff Gordon picked up the poll for Sunday Sprint Cup race with a speed of 157.061 MPH.  Mark Martin had a qualifying speed of 157.054MPH just .001 seconds off from the poll.

Robby Gordon has dumped his lawsuit against Gillett Evernham Motorsports.  Also his merger plans with GEM is also gone as well.

Kansas Speedway has won the rights for a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at the Speedway. The track owner is now looking for a second race at this track by the 2011 season.

Sports Illustrated says that Chip Gannasi is not going to merge with another team for 2009 and that Chip plans to run two cars in 2009.

Paul Menard may wind up moving to Yates Racing. He still has not made up his mind yet. has up another article on this with some comments from Max Seigel.

A.J. Allmendinger has been in contact with Chip Ganassi Racing and Petty Enterprises for a 2009 ride.

Academy Sports + Outdoors  is going to wind up being a first time NASCAR sponsor.  The company is going to sponsor Travis Kvapil for the upcoming races at Talladega and Texas.

The final rating for the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire is a 3.8 rating. Last year the race got a 3.3 rating.

Scott Lagasse Jr. is now going to be the official driver for the CJM Nationwide Series team for the rest of 2008 and all of the 2009 season.

I got sent an email today talking about an article in the October 2008 edition of Men's Fitness Magazine. Writer Jarvis Holliday looks at Richard Childress Racing and the pit crew guys go through. The article says that Richard Childress has invested in a 7,000 square foot training center and top of the line trainers to get the pit crew ready on a weekly basis.

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