The Pit Stop

October 26, 2008 3:51 PM

Massive News Update....

Mark Martin may get to drive the #5 Hendrick Chevrolet this year at the Miami-Homestead race.

Rusty Wallace says that he may have to cut down to one full time team in 2009 due to sponsorship problems.

Also Bobby Hamilton Jr. and his Nationwide Series team needs sponsorship dollars by the end of Monday or they are done.

Drew Blickensderfer is going to be back as the crew chief for Carl Edwards next year for the #60 Nationwide series car.  Carl is going to make yet another attempt next year for a full Nationwide Series season.

NASCAR VP of Communications Jim Hunter says that they are looking to change the new testing rules due to the change in the economy.

In other news that I missed posting until today due to the move to the new software:

The biggest news of the week came down as Brian Vickers and his team wound up getting a massive fine and penailty for having sheet metal that was not thick enough on the car.  It got caught in a post racve inspection.  Vickers wound up with a 150 point fine, and his crew chief Kevin Hamlin was indefinitely suspended and fined 100 grand.

Ford and the Roush Fenway Racing have signed on for a new multi-year deal.

Camping World is now officially the sponsor for the Craftsman Truck Series.

In other truck series news this week Ford has also dumped financial support for the series.  The first to do it this year was Dodge

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