The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Auto Racing

October 15, 2013

Ken de la Bastide: Sprint cars in action this weekend

(Continued)

Johnson should have emerged from the Charlotte race as the points leader.

He was set to win the race last Saturday until NASCAR threw a caution flag for debris with a handful of laps remaining. The reason for the caution flag was not shown on the television broadcast so I guess we have to believe there was debris on the back straight.

Both Kenseth and Johnson will be looking to survive the weekend and remain in title contention.

All 13 Chase drivers will be hoping to avoid any calamities on the track in an effort to put themselves into championship contention.

The fallout from the Michael Waltrip Racing fiasco continues with the team announcing it was cutting back to two full-time teams in 2014 instead of three.

Since the team was involved in a race-fixing scandal at Richmond in an effort to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase, NAPA auto parts pulled its sponsorship support.

Truex is rumored to be in line for the Furniture Row ride vacated by Kurt Busch, who will be driving for the Tony Stewart-led team in 2014.

Congratulations to Noblesville driver Mark Lambert for winning the ARCA/CRA Sportsman Late Model championship and to Anderson’s Dustin Burge for capturing the Street Stock title.

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