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Discussion in 'Racing' started by RedRocket, Nov 29, 2012.
nice move by Napa
MWR will be known as the organization that killed NASCAR...
Blah, remember when Toyota got busted for engine infractions early on in their NASCAR foray?
Yeah, most everyone else forgot too.
This isn't the first intentional caution flag caused by a driver, and it won't be the last.
I recall Michael Waltrip being one of the drivers that got busted for that, no? Something to do with fuel additives.
It was MW and called the "Jet Fuel Saga"
The intake manifold was found to have an illegal fuel additive inside it. Two on the team were suspended indefinitely, one fined $100,000, loss of 100 owner and driver points.
It was the debut race for Toyota Racing in the Nextel Cup level.
Lee White, senior vp @ TRD said that being disparaged publicly prior to their first race was not welcome and they hold their people to a higher standard.
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That's a body blow for Waltrip's team. Losing a season-long sponsor is going to be hard to recover from.
The story I read said other race fixing was uncovered by NASCAR when investigating Waltrip's team. Anyone have the details?
I believe that was the #22/#38 communication that helped Logano get past Gordon in the points.
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The article mentioned earlier in the season, I believe.
race fixing? yeah, I;m sure that's never been done before...
Robby Gordon used to just throw a piece of roll bar foam out the window.
And Edwards' waterbottle always seems to land between turns 3 & 4. It takes a few laps though....
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The point is that it faded from importance after a while.
This will too.
Fortunately foe Michael Waltrip he seems to have some kind of in-person charisma that He has used well.
He'll find other sponsors soon enough.
NASCAR brings the race fixing on themselves with their goofy playoff system. It sets people up to have contenders make deals with non-contenders. I bet NAPA stays in the series, though. They enjoyed a lot of success supporting underdogs like MWR. I'd like to see them get behind Front Row or RCR.
On a more positive note,Congrats to young Ryan Blaney,newest winner in Nationwide series.That 22 wins no matter who's the wheelman.Been watching the Blaney family since the early 70's,Lou,Dave,Dale and now Ryan.Way to go!
Yeah, that was cool...pretty good race too.
Didn't his Dad run the 22 a little bit in Cup? Logano had better start winning on a consistent basis or there might be another Blaney in his seat.
and that's why I said Truex should quit. I'd have come out of the car, thrown my helmet at Bowyer and punched Waltrip right in the face in front of God and country. Tell the world that you're not a cheater and a week later he'd be Kurt Busch's team mate with a big NAPA on the hood. Truex has always had a hard time knowing when to cut and run, wasted way too much time driving for Teresa too.
The way you put it, that sounds like it would have been a possible scenario.
Helluva chance for a driver to take though, trying to walk from a multi million $ contract.
Waltrip said Friday that he wouldn't hold Truex Jr., back, and if the 33-year-old sought work and opportunity elsewhere, such a split would be amicable.
"We asked if we could have a little time to try to figure this out and he agreed to that," Waltrip said of his conversation with Truex Jr. "If he came to me tomorrow and said I've got a deal to go do something, then obviously I would not hold him back. His support and loyalty for our organization has been amazing. He drove some kind of crappy cars when he first got to our shop. We were able to build those cars better, make them faster and he's been able to be a race-winning Chase guy. I owe him a lot for his loyalty and his passion for our team.
"I wouldn't hold him back from doing something that he wanted to do but what I would like him to do is hang around so we can attract a sponsor and keep him in our cars."
Cant remember if he drove it.Got a late start in cup,hes a bitch in just about any open wheeler on dirt.
Dave ran the 22 for Bill Davis in 2007-8. I think it had Caterpillar as primary sponsor.
On another note,I see Hornish may be searching for a ride.This is good and bad,good because Ryan Blaney is rumored to be in line for that seat,bad because Sam,s from just down the road in Defiance Ohio,(I saw him at a Social Distortion concert a few years back)and may win the Nationwide series this year.Kinda like Johnny Benson,won the Busch series and Truck championship then went nowhere,bummer.