by Charlie Turner
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Bob Pockrass has what is probably the definitive story on the changes at JRM. Here is a quote from Pockrass’ article at SportingNews.com
“It has been difficult to see these changes and it was not easy at all to sever the working relationship with Pops (Eury Sr.) or Tony Jr., but we’re a company that wants to improve over what we’ve been doing and we’re making some changes to see if we can make that happen,” Earnhardt said.
We talked about this On Pit Row this week. Here’s the highlight with video.
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by Charlie Turner
Thanks for stopping by OnPitRow.com and the Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie blog. The best NASCAR and IndyCar news and opinion, exclusive pictures and video. I'm Charlie Turner. Follow me on Twitter @onpitrowSeptember 18, 2011 1:30 pm UTC No Comments
I am stumped for a story. Is it a sign that NASCAR’s Chase to the Sprint Cup format is flawed somehow? I have read about everything written – all the possible scenarios, involving any of the Golden Twelve and Brian France’s playoffs. A lot of it is really good. Some, not so.
I don’t feel like adding to that, either way. As I sit here waiting, but doubting, the start of the GEICO 400 and The Chase, at soaking wet Chicagoland Speedway I wish somebody would punch someone.
It probably won’t happen here in the media center. These folks are way too civilized. Or maybe I’ve only seen them on their best behavior. I wish The Diecast Dude was here. Jeff Gluck vs The Dude – The Rematch. Damn.
Richard Childress was in here awhile ago. He mixes it up on occasion. Too bad Kyle Busch wasn’t here. Probably hiding in his hauler.
Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch is over. Five-Time and Four-Time haven’t had so much as a spat in months. Carl Edwards vs Matt Kenseth? Way old news.
My only hope is probably Juan Pablo. Or maybe a food fight in the media center.
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by Steve Wronkowicz
I am co-host of the syndicated radio show: ON PIT ROW. Over ten years on the air and three on the net; see what can happen when I don't let the facts get in the way of my opinions.August 1, 2011 7:24 pm UTC 4 Comments
Friday night’s Nationwide race at Lucas Oil Raceway was looking to become a very memorable event. Not only was it quite possibly the last NNS race at the facility but it had some long green flag runs that aren’t usually seen at short tracks. The racing was good and ESPN’s coverage wasn’t. Not only does The Worldwide Leader have a penchant for going to commercial at all the wrong times; but it also employs one of the greatest understatement artists of all time.
Rusty Wallace has had a tough time transitioning to the broadcast booth. Unlike many of his contemporaries such as Ricky Craven, Dale Jarrett, Darrell Waltrip or Phil Parsons; Wallace isn’t able to pass along his vast racing knowledge to the television audience.
His lack of polish and broadcast acumen aside; he continues to struggle with having to comment on his own race team in general and his son in particular. It was no more evident than in Fridays race when he was too quick to lay blame on James Buescher for bumping Stephan Wallace thus propelling Wallace into prone teammate car.
Not only did the replay show that while Buescher did hit Wallace it was well before the latter ran into Annett; but the elder Wallace kept trying to sell the audience on his son’s innocence. It became embarrassing as Rusty then tried to divert the audiences attention by lamenting how much money it just cost him to have his two cars wrecked.
ESPN should not allow parents to be commenting on their children’s races–period.
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by Charlie Turner
Thanks for stopping by OnPitRow.com and the Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie blog. The best NASCAR and IndyCar news and opinion, exclusive pictures and video. I'm Charlie Turner. Follow me on Twitter @onpitrowJune 17, 2011 12:59 pm UTC No Comments
It’s a helluva good day in the Michigan Irish Hills. NASCAR Sprint Cup cars are practicing. The Nationwide Series guys just finished their first session. The ARCA cars qualified this morning. Life is good.
Most of the talk overheard this morning around the garage, in the media center and even on the TV coverage has been about probation and retaliation. Ironically, the haulers for Kevin Harvick’s #29 and the #18 of Kyle Busch are parked side-by-side in the Sprint Cup garage. Kind of funny.
Kyle was asked; “Have you not talked to Kevin Harvick since the NASCAR meeting at Dover?” “Correct” he answered.
Harvick just kind of snickers when the topic comes up.
Will something more happen. Bet on it.
And bet on the Fastest Fuel Mileage Chess Match in Michigan on Sunday. Full contact chess. Awesome.
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