Speedway Media News and Bits: For the NSCS
*Jimmie Johnson, to Honor Veterans in Scottsdale:
There will be a private concert and program with Johnson and local bands The Gin Blossoms and The Rembrandts.
*Phyzix Synthetics Signs Exclusive Partnership With NASCAR Performance.
NASCAR announced today that it has reached an exclusive agreement with Phyzix Synthetics, a division of Phyzix Automotive, to manufacture and distribute a line of NASCAR-licensed professional automobile maintenance fluids that will be designated as the No. 1 Professional Maintenance Fluid of NASCAR.
*” The Price Is Right” Welcomes NASCAR Drivers Clint Bowyer and Austin Dillon, Monday November 15.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Clint Bowyer and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie Austin Dillon speed into The Price Is Right for a special NASCAR-themed episode Monday November 15 (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon ET: 10:00-11:00AM PT) on CBS. Bowyer and Dillon will present two NASCAR-themed showcases, featuring a trip to North Caroline to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, a trip to Miami to see the season-ending races in all three National Series at the end of November and a Chevy Impala LS.
*Penalties and Appeals for 11/09/2010:
NASCAR Penalizes Kyle Busch for actions at Texas Motor Speedway: NASCAR has fined Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota $25,000 and placed him on NASCAR probation until December 31 for his actions during last Sunday’s race at TMS.
Busch, Violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing-inappropriate gesture and verbal abuse to NASCAR Officials). Of the 2010 NASCAR Rule Book.
The National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel heard and considered the appeal of the No. 46 Whitney Racing NSCS team. The penalties concern: Section 12-1, Section 12-4-J “Any determination by NASCAR Officials that the Race Equipment used in the Event does not conform to NASCAR rules”, and Section 20-2.3A “Unapproved added weight location and unapproved added weight. Lower A-frames were filled with weight pellets.”
This stemmed from the opening day inspection for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway on October 29, 2010.
The Penalties assessed were:
· Loss of 50 NSCS Championship Car Owner points for owner Dusty Whitney.
· Loss of 50 NSCS Championship Driver points for driver, Michael McDowell.
· $50,000 fine and indefinite suspension from NASCAR for crew chief, Thomas Tucker.
· Indefinite suspension from NASCAR for crew members: Tony Furr and Richard Boga.
The appellants requested and were granted a deferral of the suspensions and fine until such time as this hearing could be convened.
*NASCAR News and Notes for Phoenix: Race 35 of 36
*Kobalt Tools 500 from Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday November 14 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The race will be televised on ESPN, with pre-race starting at 2:00 p.m. ET; it will be aired on MRN/Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 128. PIR is a 1 mile oval, and the race will consist of 312 laps for 500 mile.
*These are your Points Standings and Race for the Chase Driver Ratings coming Into Phoenix.
Driver Pts Wins Poles Week Rating
1. Denny Hamlin 6,325 8 2 2 95.6
2. Jimmie Johnson 6,292 6 2 1 107.3
3. Kevin Harvick 6,266 3 0 3 97.5
4. Carl Edwards 6,008 0 2 6 88.8
5. Matt Kenseth 6,000 0 0 8 85.1
6. Jeff Gordon 5,994 0 1 4 100.2
7. Kyle Busch 5,986 3 2 5 98.2
8. Tony Stewart 5,962 2 2 7 91.3
9. Greg Biffle 5,953 2 0 11 88.1
10. Clint Bowyer 5,928 2 0 12 92.7
11. Kurt Busch 5,890 2 2 9 91.4
12. Jeff Burton 5,852 0 0 10 97.0
*This week’s Spoiler: Mark Martin:
Martin is coming off a second-place finish at Martinsville, and 11th-place finish at Talladega and a third-place finish at Texas. Martin has made 27 starts at Phoenix International Raceway posting one pole, two wins, 12 top five finishes and 18 top 10’s including starting from the pole and winning the 2009 spring event.
*The Pre-Race will be a Salute to the Military:
To help NASCAR fans celebrate Veterans’ Day, PIR will pay tribute to the generations of men and women who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Kobalt Tolls 500 NSCS pre-race show beginning at 12:30p.m…
The pre-race show will feature more than 60,000 American Flags waving the grandstands donated by the Paralyzed Veterans of America and will also include the following:
*A “Welcome Home” ceremony for 150 guardsmen from the Arizona National Guard.
*Recognition of Arizona selections for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
*A performance by the U.S. Army Band.
*An aerial entrance to the track by skydivers carrying the American Flag.
*Display of 200-foot American Flag by Arizona Project Challenge.
*National Anthem by acclaimed trumpeter Dr. Jesse McGuire.
*F-16 fly-over by Luke Air Force Base
*Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve our country.