Friday, January 16, 2009

Change Is Everywhere

With the election of senator Barak Obama riding his wave of change into the white house, it seems the fever is catching on in the racing world as well. Budweiser has announced that it is changing the rules for the (not yet run) revamped Budweiser Shootout scheduled for Saturday night Feb. 7.

It appears that not having two time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart in the line-up was to much for Nascar and Budweiser to swallow. The rules have been modified to allow a seventh manufacturer's car to be illegible for the race. The new rule has two parts 1) if an owner is not in the top six cars of a particular manufacturer and that the driver is a past series champion, (insert Tony Stewart) and 2) the next car in owner points standings that is not a past champion after the top six of any given manufacturer, (insert Bobby LaBonte). Labonte will get the nod in the #96 HOF/Yates entry after points from the #38 car are transferred to it.

A very special thank you needs to go to president elect Obama for giving Budweiser the indirect encouragement to make the changes necessary to ensure no major sponsor is ever left out of any Nascar function. Nascar.com

21 comments:

  1. I look forward to your upcoming articles KG

    farmerj

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  2. Good lord how did you manage to translate that KG?

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  3. Well I guess the first thing your president elect is going to find out is that the best things about rules when you CiC is that you can break 'em :-) Lets face it the Shoot out is an invitation event :-) And the invitations are made by the folks in the back of the NASCAR Hauler which probably includes one or two of the folks who are paying for the deal in the first place :-)

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  4. Good article KG. Keep up the good work

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  5. Looks great KG! I look forward to reading more!

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  6. Great job KG!! Cant wait to read more! Hurry up will ya lol

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  7. This doesn't mean you will be neglecting us Marbleheads, does it KG?
    I would hate to have to stalk you....but I will.

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  8. Good blog so far, KG! Hope you can still play with Marbleheads!

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  9. Ok, George,I actually figured it out all by myself (I am so proud!)! Great job with the blog and I will be following it with interest!

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  10. Hey kg. Congrats on your new blog. I see that you are already up and running. Looking forward to seeing some great insight on here in the days to come.

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  11. Great job, KG!!!!

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  12. Finally figured out how to post a comment on my own blog. Firefox doesn't support all the "stuff" in blogger. Google chrome works great. Thanks guys for checking my blog out, I hope I can enlighten your mushy brains just a bit. Now I need HB to do some surfing for me. :)

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  13. hahahahahahahahaha KG - HB can be your first official employee.

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  14. That would work out great since I pay in carrots.

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  15. Bobby Labonte is also a past champion.

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  16. Labonte is a past champion but he does not get in under part one of the new rule as Tony is a newer past champion. He does qualify under part two which does not use past championships as a prerequisite.

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