Through much of the early season – and as teams develop their Gen-6 race cars – Ford had appeared to trail both Chevrolet and Toyota. The tide appears to be changing. Two Ford teams and three Ford Fusion drivers occupy top-10 positions in the standings. Carl Edwards, who trails leader Jimmie Johnson by 25 points, is second with one victory. Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle, the Pocono winner earlier this month, is sixth. Brad Keselowski and Penske Racing stand ninth. A third-place finish at Sonoma was Edwards’ best since Talladega while Biffle recorded his third consecutive top 10. Keselowski’s teammate, Joey Logano, continues to impress in his first season in the No. 22 Ford. An 11th-place finish on the road course snapped a four-race, top-10 run but left the Connecticut driver just 14 points out of a Chase eligible ranking.
SHOW #253 – Guests: Marcos Ambrose, Jamie McMurray – We recap Talladega Superspeedway…blah! Put the Penske/JGR penalties to rest, updated Cup point standings, and we preview The Lady In Black, Darlington! Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie
SHOW #252 – Guest: Aric Almirola, plus we recap the fireworks from Richmond, the latest on the Penske penalty appeal deal, Dale Earnhardt’s birthday, indy tire test is wicked fast, plus a full preview of the BIGGEST, the BADDEST, track in all of NASCAR, TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY blah! Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie…blah.
SHOW #251 – Guests: Kyle Petty, THE Jeff Burton – We recap Kansas, discuss the massive Matt Kenseth penalties, Denny Hamlin’s status report, Kurt Busch with V8 Supercars, plus a full Richmond preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.
SHOW #250 – Guests: Joey Logano, Kurt Busch – We get you caught up with the latest on the Texas and Rockingham penalties, Brad Keselowski’s profanity laced tirade, preview Kansas, plus Toby Christie patrols the Texas midway for bacon flavored cotton candy. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.
SHOW #249 – Guest: Darrell Wallace Jr. (@bubbawallace) – We recap the excitement from Martinsville, an actual Lady In Black, Jimmie’s announcement, dismal fantasy NASCAR, plus we preview Texas Motor Speedway, home racetrack to our own Toby Christie, also hosted by Kerry Murphey.
With a pair of thrilling finishes in the books, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series brings the new Gen-6 cars to the third intermediate track of the 2013 season, Saturday night under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won at Auto Club Speedway with a final lap pass while his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth out-dueled Kasey Kahne in a tense, final-laps duel at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
SHOW #248 – Guests: Parker Kligerman, Trevor Bayne – We find out what the drivers did during the off weekend, who’s gonna drive the 11 car and when, fantasy nascar, plus a Martinsville preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby (I got no rhythm) Christie.
Richmond, VA (April 1, 2013)—Four NASCAR drivers turned laps at Richmond International Raceway during a test session today, marking the first time NASCAR’s Gen-6 car has run at America’s Premier Short Track. Juan Montoya, Jamie McMurray, Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola will be back Saturday, April 27, for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Tickets, including seats in Turns 1 & 4, start at $45 in advance and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-7223.