Motorsports News and Notes – March 4, 2020

By: Rod Brief
Sports activities Editor

     Will Ryan Newman Race Once more? – Together with his head harm, all of that is determined by his medical situation and need to ever step again right into a race automobile once more.
    Newman has reportedly stated he needs to race once more.
    This author hopes he has that chance, however over time, plenty of notable Cup Collection drivers in comparable conditions weren’t in a position to.
    Some nonetheless bear in mind Bobby Allison’s 1988 crash at Pocono when survived a head-on hit into the surface barrier and was then T-boned in his driver’s facet. Allison by no means fairly recovered and, on account of these accidents, by no means drove in  NASCAR once more.
    Others could bear in mind Ernie Irvan who clung to life after struggling a mind harm after a practice-lap crash at Michigan. Whereas he was in a position to return to driving with average success, a second mind harm led to his retirement in 1998.
    In 2001, Steve Park suffered a mind harm after getting hit on the motive force’s facet at Darlington. He struggled for the rest of his profession to equal his early success.
    Quite a few examples in different types of auto racing exist as nicely.
    Even with the nice advances in security, auto racing stays a harmful endeavor.

Is Chase Briscoe An Rising Star? – It’s means too early to anoint the most recent up-and-coming star, however Indiana native Chase Briscoe is beginning to make a reputation for himself. Coming from a household that was deeply concerned in dash automobile racing, Briscoe beat Jeff Gordon by changing into to the youngest driver to win in a 410 automobile when he was simply 13. Now simply 25-years previous, Briscoe was the 2016 ARCA Collection champ and presently drives for Stewart-Haas Racing.
    With that win, Briscoe who was the 2019 the NASCAR Xfinity Collection Rookie-of-the-12 months, grew to become the second driver to punch his ticket to the Xfinity Collection playoffs. Daytona 500 winner Noah Gragson was the primary.

NASCAR Phoenix Notes
– The Cup Collection wraps up the western swing this weekend with an look at Phoenix Raceway for the Fan Defend 500 which will likely be broadcast on Fox.
    Opened in 1964, Phoenix Raceway hosted its first Cop race in 1988 the place race winner Alan Kulwicki debuted his “Polish Victory Lap”. Following a sequence of upgrades to the ability, NASCAR added a second Cup Collection date to the monitor in 2005.
    The one-mile, low-banked tri-oval has been reconfigured a number of occasions and is presently owned and operated by NASCAR.
    Kevin Harvick leads the monitor winners with 9 victories, however Denny Hamlin was the latest victor there again in November of 2019.

Gander Outside Truck Collection – In a problem that harkens again to the times when bounties being positioned on some profitable drivers, Kyle Busch now has a value on his head.
    Busch, who led 108 of 134 laps at Vegas, received his seventh consecutive Truck Collection victory after going undefeated in 5 begins in 2019.
    Following that win, Kevin Harvick provided $50ok to any full-time Cup Collection driver that would beat Busch with out wrecking him in any of his subsequent 4 scheduled begins.
    To not be outdone,  Gander RV & Outdoor CEO Marcus Lemonis then raised the stakes by providing one other $50ok of his personal to double the pot to $100,000.
    Lemonis later tweeted   that if Fox Sports activities moved any of these 4 races to prime time, he’d enhance the purse among the many top-five finishers to $250,000.
    The Truck Collection will return to motion on March 14 for the Georgia 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Road Outlaws Coming to Virginia April 24-25 – The Discovery Channel’s in style Road Outlaws – No Prep Kings has introduced will probably be showing at Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, VA on April 24-25. The tour’s look at VMP would be the third cease on a 13-race schedule that begins in Tucson, AZ this month and ends on the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX in October.
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