A Holiday Fireside Chat

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's a tough time in the auto racing world right now.  Unlike other sports where there's over analyzed drafts and extensive free agency, NASCAR tends to have a quieter offseason.  Sure, there are some crew chiefs switching pit boxes and drivers swapping rides, but, like the days of December, the NASCAR landscape gets pretty dark this time of year.

At this point, we're left to scour the internet for news on David Ragan's future and hope that The Orange Cone posts another holiday greeting on YouTube.

So, let's share stories about our year.


Roger Penske's Message

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Roger Penske's message was clear and decisive.  It brought down the hammer on a long-time driver and set a moral standard that is far too often neglected in sports.

Kurt Busch had driven for Penske since 2006, and the former Sprint Cup champion made three Chases behind the wheel for Penske's team.  However, after Busch melted down late in the season and was fined by NASCAR for his antics, Penske made a move that made the most sense for his organization.

He parted ways with Kurt Busch.