Tuesday, July 8, 2008


News and notes from around the NASCAR world:

  • Juan Pablo Montoya supports the decision to cut ties with former teammate Dario Franchitti, says the long-term benefits to Ganassi Racing far outweigh the short-term hurt it has caused.

  • Michael Waltrip and his new sugar daddy, Rob Kauffman, had breakfast with owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates the morning of the Coke Zero 400. Is there a merger in the offing?

  • Want a good read on the downward spiral of the Company Formerly Known As Dale Earnhardt Inc.? Click HERE for the view from Beyond The Track, a blog by the Oakland Press' Matt Myftiu. My favorite part of the piece: "DEI is about to succumb to squabbling of a nature Dale Sr. would not have allowed. His death has had many major effects on the sport, and it appears the demise of DEI is the latest." If that doesn't give you chills, then nothing will.

  • Jimmie Johnson is a McCain man. Really? An immensely wealthy professional athlete with a Republican lean? In other news, the sky is blue and water is wet...

  • This is from yesterday, but it's chock full of great Silly Season tidbits, including: The Wicked Witch of the Southeast looking to sell, Tony Stewart's future, Jack Daniels rocketing to a new driver, and UPS on the move to RCR.

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