#1 Bass Pro Chevy??

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I’ve been conferring with my buddy”Spence” and there is speculation that the former DEI #1 now EGR#1 Bass Pro Chevy may be gone at season’s end!  Now that DEI or Earnhardt-Ganassi has parked the #8 Chevy for lack of sponsorship, it is quite possible that at season’s end Bass Pro  moves it’s sponsorhsip to another team!!  That seemed to be what Jimmy Spencer was alluding to Saturday afternoon on Speed!  He seemed to think that Pro Bass had another home at the end of the season with another team.  Hmmmmm!

Let’s see just where that might be!  Tony Stewart’s USAC midgets and sprint cars are sponsored byBass Pro .  Could that be a possibility for the #39 Stewart-Haas Chevy driven by Ryan Newman???  It seems that this could be the future home Bass Pro .

Still another possibility would be for Martin Truex, Jr. to take the Bass Pro sponsorship and move to another team for the 2010 season.  It is this reporter’s opinion that Truex is destined to leave EGR, mainly for his own career survivability!!!  Truex needs to UNHITCH his wagon from a crumbling organization ASAP???

It appears that Theresa has been successful at destroying  the empire that her husband, Dale Earnhardt,Sr., worked so very hard to build!!!  Thersea has handed over the day-to-day operations of this organization to Chip Ganassi.  It is this reporter’s opinion that she will fold the DEI operations and pull competely out of NASCAR racing all together, more than likely at the end of the 2009 season!!

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Story Lines This Week:

1.  Surprise, Edwards wins:  www.nascar.com

2.  Kylie cinches top spot in Chase: www.jayski.com

3.  2009 schedule realignment:


4.  Subway moves to #99 Edwards:


5.  Newman to drive #39, not #4:


6. David Ragan finishes a career best third:

7.  Joey Logano will make a few Cup starts this year:


8.  Compare Joey Logano to Casey Atwood:


9. Four out of top five, Rousch/Fenway Fords:


This weekend it was The Carl Edwards Show!!  It is not often that there is a sweep in both the Nationwide Series and the Sprint Cup Series races, but it happened at Michigan last weekend.  This is one of the tracks where the Fords dominate, Roush/Fenway Racing in particular!!!  This is also one of the tracks where fuel mileage and long green flag runs always plays a big part in the deciding the winner!!  Remember the June race where Dale Jr. won  on fuel mileage?????  Well, not this time!  Fuel mileage was not a factor in the race outcome.   It was strictly hard racing for 400 miles.



Is Joey Logano the real deal?  He is been touted as the next “rising star” in NASCAR!!  He might be just that, time will tell.  But a few years ago I remember another “rising star” that every car owner was salavating over, Casey Atwood.  He was a 19 year old phenom that was tearing up the tracks around Nashville.  Ray Evernham signed him to drive the # 19 Dodge to start his entrance into team ownership.  He lasted not quite 2 seasons and slipped into obscurity!!!  We shall see if Joey can handle all the pressure that goes with the high profile NASCAR race car driver’s obligations.

Once again, you didn’t have to look it up ’cause I already did!!!