Daytona: The After Math

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THE  STORY LINES: 

1. CONTROVERSEY STIRS , VICKERS-DALE, JR WRECK:

2. GILLILAND RELEASED FROM YATES RACING:(YatesPR)

3.MWR PLANE DIVERTS TO LAS VEGAS, ENGINE TROUBLE:(LVSun)

4. DAVID STARR DRIVES THE BLACKJACK RACING #51:

5. TODD BODINE IN THE GUNSELMAN MOTORSPORTS #64:

 

The fallout from “The Big One”, which eventually was at the end of the Daytona 500, still stirs controversey.  Was Vickers out of line to block Dale Jr. with 75 laps to go?  Should Dale Jr have gotten out of the gas and lose his momentum?  Or, was Jr. justified in keeping it “on the mat” and holding his line?  Those questions are still unanswered as of this writing.  But the fact is that there are two sides to this story, each participant feels justified in what he did prior to the crash!

It is official, David Gilliland has been released from Yates Racing.  He was the odd man out when Paul Menard brought his “daddy’s money“, Menards,  to Yates Racing.  Gilliland, however, has landed a ride for at least a few races with TRG Racing.

A Canadair CL 60 jet that is owned by Michaels Waltrip Racing developed engine troubles and diverted into McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada Thursday. It is unclear what the specific problems were that led to the diversion to Las Vegas.

Now I have a poll that I would invite you to participate in: 

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