We have a few NASCAR notes today from Frank White the new chief mechanic at the Battleground BP station at 2512 Battleground Avenue. Frank is formerly of Concord, N.C. and he joined the team at Battleground Automotive last week.
Frank said to watch for Tony Stewart to run the #5 car for Rick Hendrick and that Casey Mears would be gone.
Frank said Carl Edwards would move to the Richard Childress team.
Frank says Caterpillar will be on the side of Bobby Labonte’s car and they will be a sponsor for Petty Racing.
Frank says the CEO for Chrysler has told his people that they must have at least three Dodge cars in the Top Ten at the end of the year or everyone will lose thier jobs.
No word on how the teams of Junior Miller, Burt Meyers, or Ralph Brinkley made out on Saturday night but most of the card was washed out at Bowman Gray Speedway. They will try again this Saturday evening and we will have a reporter in the pits or near the pits.
Here’s what we have from last Saturday courtesy of the Speedway web site.
Report from Bowman Gray Raceway:
Rain Postpones Tucson 200 at Bowman Gray
Kenny Bost wins Sportsman race before rain postponement. Mother Nature had her say at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, raining out the season-opening Tucson 200 for the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series. The Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series was able to complete one race before the rain clouds came, and Kenny Bost had the honor of being the first race winner of 2008. Bost trailed Kyle Edwards for most of the race, but the #18 of Bost was able to bump Edwards out of the way on lap 36 of the scheduled 40 laps. Bost then received the checkered on lap 38 after the race was called due to expiration of the 40-minute time limit.