Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Your NASCAR News Video Blog: Pocono Recap, What Does the Future Hold For Joey Logano & Kurt Busch

Here is this week's Your NASCAR News video blog. I discuss this past weekend's race at Pocono, and some of the biggest stories to emerge from the weekend. I'll also talk about how Joey Logano's win could have harmed Kurt Busch's future in the Sprint Cup Series. Finally, we look ahead to this weekend's race at the newly repaved Michigan International Speedway.

While this blog was recorded earlier Tuesday afternoon, it was announced later in the day team owner James Finch will keep Kurt Busch in the seat of the No. 51 car for now. After their "come to Jesus" meeting, Finch said the team has obstacles they need to work through, but ultimately they are both racers and they would move forward and try to attract sponsors.

Finch told NASCAR Sirius/XM radio Busch has "some issues he says he's going to get squared away," and admitted if that did not happen, he would move on to look for other drivers.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Your NASCAR News Video Blog: Dover Recap, Kurt Busch Suspension, Pocono Preview


 In this week's Your NASCAR News video blog we discuss Jimmie Johnson's dominant performance at Dover, Kurt Busch's suspension and look ahead to this weekend's race at Pocono. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pennell’s Picks: Fantasy NASCAR Trends at Dover

 Do you play fantasy NASCAR?

Each week I will break down the favorites and darkhorse picks over at Athlon Sports. Here's a brief preview of this week's piece. Be sure to click on the link below to read the full article.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

VIDEO: Coca-Cola 600 Race Review

This is my first attempt at a video blog. As the weeks go on, I will fine tune the process of recording these videos. I encourage your comments, questions and even criticism on this project. Thanks again for following along.

- Jay W. Pennell (@jaywpennell)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jeffrey Earnhardt To Make MMA Debut

Fourth generation NASCAR driver Jeffrey Earnhardt is used to fast-paced action and big hits, but on Tuesday evening, the 23-year-old will climb into a caged ring for his Mixed Martial Arts debut.

Earnhardt will square off Tuesday night in Charlotte against 40-year-old Chris Faison, a Muay Thai fighter with a 0-3 record. A former wrestler in high school, Earnhardt started training in December and has now trained every day for the past four months. A Jiu Jitso fighter in the ring, he is optimistic about his chances in his first big fight.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kurt Busch Attempts To Defend Darlington Actions, Says NASCAR Fans Want WWE-Type Action

Less than a week after yet another post-race meltdown, Kurt Busch held an unannounced media session behind his Phoenix Racing hauler at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Although the former Sprint Cup Series champion had a new sponsor aboard his car this weekend (Monster Energy announced a one-race deal), none of the questions focused on the team's new colors.

Instead, the focus of Friday's short media session was solely on the post-race dust-up with Ryan Newman and his Stewart-Haas Racing crew members, and the $50,000 fine levied by NASCAR.

Standing behind his hauler, Busch appeared hostile and agitated as he fielded questions. The 2004 champion contended he had no issue with either Newman or his crew late in the race.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Field Set For 2012 Daytona 500

The field is finally set for the 54th running of the Daytona 500, following Thursday Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying races.

Roush Fenway Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle were able to avoid trouble Thursday afternoon and maintain their front row starting spots. Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth will make up the second row after scoring wins in their respective Duel races.

Among those able to race their way into Sunday's Daytona 500 are Michael McDowell, Robby Gordon, Dave Blaney and Joe Nemechek.