By: Pete Pistone – @PPistone | MRN.com on July eleven, 2017 | three:15 P.M. EST&#thirteen;
Since Dodge left the game a number of years in the past Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota have been the one three producers in NASCAR’s prime tiers. (Photograph: Getty Pictures)&#thirteen;
There was hypothesis a few new producer getting into the NASCAR ranks quickly. Since Dodge left the game a number of years in the past, Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota have been the one three producers in NASCAR’s prime tiers.
Whereas the sanctioning physique is all the time pursuing one other producer coming into the game, nothing seems imminent.
“We’re aggressively pursuing,’’ O’Donnell stated on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Morning Drive.” “We need to ensure that they arrive in just like how Toyota did and it’s actually modified the game. They’ve executed an incredible job and actually helped the business.
“These conversations are ongoing. It’s a troublesome course of. There’s rather a lot to think about doing this, however that may be a big aim for the game proper now.’’
Keselowski Causes Controversy
Brad Keselowski’s pointed feedback concerning the present Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection automotive after an accident took him out of the Quaker State four hundred has generated a lot dialogue.
“It is time for the game to design a brand new automotive that’s worthy of the place this sport deserves to be and the present it deserves to placed on for its followers,” Keselowski stated after being eradicated in Saturday’s race within the crash that additionally concerned Jimmie Johnson.
Nevertheless, NASCAR’s vice chairman and chief racing improvement officer Steve O’Donnell disagreed with Keselowski’s place and the way of his feedback.
“Properly, my quick response is that Brad Keselowski had enter on this guidelines package deal,” O’Donnell stated on “The Morning Drive.” “You realize, I feel he was annoyed. He had a troublesome night time. These automobiles are purported to be onerous to drive. These are one of the best drivers on the earth.
“We have got probably the greatest seasons we have had shortly when it comes to totally different winners. I chalk that up as frustration and warmth of the second. It is one thing that we all the time work on, enhancing the racing. We’re placing collectively what could possibly be a future automotive with the business, however that is down the street years within the making.
Hopefully, that’s warmth of the second as a result of he is able to getting up on the wheel and profitable races.”
Traction Substance at New Hampshire
Using the VHT substance to create one other racing groove was employed earlier this season at Bristol and Charlotte. This week’s journey to New Hampshire Motor Speedway will see it utilized once more across the on-mile monitor.
The monitor confirmed using the PJ1 substance earlier this week to NBC Sports activities however not each driver is on board with the thought.
“I heard they put a few of that sticky stuff down on the race monitor,” Dale Earnhardt stated on Periscope. “We will’t work out precisely the place they put it. The rumor is that they put it within the center groove. However in the event you go to New Hampshire and also you take a look at the race monitor, you might ask 10 individuals what the center groove is and get 5 totally different opinions on that.
“ … Everyone’s spraying these things all over the place, man. I don’t even realize it was an unimaginable success anytime we’ve used it so I don’t know why everyone’s so rattling spray glad.”