Site See With NSSN – Nov. 4, 2009


    BASH THIS: Jamie McMurray proved the Chase-bashers wrong. They said drivers who didn’t make the Chase would have no incentive during the last 10 races. Well, McMurray seemed to have plenty of incentive last Sunday when he blazed his way to victory at Talladega. They anti-Chase crowd whined that the non-Chase drivers would be ignored and overlooked. (By Larry Woody @

    BROWN FINDS STABILITY AT DSR: Top Fuel driver Antron Brown can only hope his Matco Tools has finally found a stable home. The former Pro Stock Motorcycle standout who made the jump to Top Fuel prior to 2008, has taken a rollercoaster ride of uncertainty for last two seasons and with Don Schumacher’s purchase of Mike Ashley Racing’s assets, he’s on his fourth team owner. (By Bobby Bennett @

    FALLING THROUGH: As my colleague Don Walker has reported, the deal between State Fair Park and the promoter-designate for the Milwaukee Mile finally has fallen through due to Historic Mile’s inability to attract financing. So now what? There’s a coop full of egg on the faces of Historic Mile partners Tony Machi and Jim Beaudoin, who, as well meaning as they might have been, were overmatched in thier quest. It’s also another embarrassing failure for the State Fair Park board of directors and interim executive director Craig Barkelar, who’ve gone through two promoters and a promoter-in-waiting in less than 12 months. Milwaukee Mile Holdings wanted out after repeatedly renegotiating its deal; the second, Claude Napier, took a financial bath and failed to pay his bills; and now this. (By Dave Kallmann @

    RICHARDSON WHO?: When Sunday’s Amp Energy 500 ended, the initial finishing order that we were handed by NASCAR ended up being tossed into the shredder and replaced by a second box score that shuffled around a good portion of the 28 cars that finished on the lead lap. But no matter which results sheet you got, there was one name that made your eyes pop out. The name listed just above Chasers Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon might as well have had a giant question mark printed next to it. So who the hell is Robert Richardson Jr.? (By Ryan McGee @

    BACK IN TIME: It’s about time. That’s what many race fans said Sunday when the news came that there will be racing again at the North Wilkesboro Speedway for the first time since 1996. The USARacing Pro Cup Championship Series, formally Hooters Pro Cup, will run at the famed speedway in October 2010. So what? What is so great about North Wilkesboro Speedway and why care that a small series would go to a track that has been doing nothing but sitting and rotting for 13 years? (By Clayton Caldwell @