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Chevrolet goes 0 for Daytona

Posted on: July 8, 2008 11:00 am

I thought this was kind of an interesting stat: A Chevrolet failed to win a points race (Cup, Nationwide/Busch and Trucks) at Daytona for the first time since 1988.

Chevy had been especially dominant in the Nationwide/Busch Series, winning 22 of the past 25 races at the track entering this season. 

Including the Truck Series, Toyota captured four of the five points races at Daytona this season and all three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers won an event at the track.

Category: Auto Racing

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2008 9:45 pm

Chevrolet goes 0 for Daytona

Buy  out  TEI ?  As  Brian  said ,  it will   take   alot  more   than   his  name  and  a  smile . GM  IS  LOSING   funds ?  Well ,  they  are  losing  from  their  trucks . Not  their   whole   place , their   cars  jumps  2  points , last  week .  HAAS  is  in  with  HMS . They   use  their   equipment , wind tunnel , shaker  ,  all  the   equipment .  Smoke   is   in  with  GM .  They   won't  turn  their  back   on  him . Why  would  Joe  say  that  for ?  Smoke  is  a   spokeman  . He  is  not  a   GM   employee .

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2008 6:02 pm

Chevrolet goes 0 for Daytona

If Stewart does indeed take control of Haas CNC, rest assured he's going to have the backing of GM, I have no doubt about that.

If you believe all the reports this is what's going down -- Stewart will buy Haas CNC with GM taking care of the buyout of his JGR contract. He'll have Office Depot as his sponsor. Ryan Newman will be his teammate with Jack Daniels as sponsor.

I'm always skeptical until there's an official annoucement, which, according to more rumors, could come the week of the Brickyard 400. So, if all these reports are true, we'll know soon enough.

As for Stewart buying into DEI instead, on the surface it does't sound like a bad idea. But it would take a lot more money to buy DEI than Haas. A LOOOOOTTTTTTTT more money. Plus I'm sure Stewart wants it to be his name on the marquee. If you're buying Dale Earnhardt Inc., you're not throwing away that name and the cache it brings.

Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2008 12:45 pm

Chevrolet goes 0 for Daytona

Brain, for the Bowtie fans they can expect things to get worse than better,  With GM's Stock falling like a rock in a pond, GM's not going to have the extra cash lying around to pump more money into these teams.  Right now I am wondering if Tony might not be better off Buying DEI instead of HAAS because at least DEI has factory support and HAAS doesn't.  And GM came out last week stating they would fund their current teams, but the way the article was written it hinted that they would not fund another team.  So the question is Can Tony survive and prosper without Factory Backing from GM.  Also, Will GM be able to buy Tony out of his contract for next season like Joe Gibbs said they would have to do?

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