Monday, March 28, 2011
2011 Sprint Cup -- Owner's Point Update -- Start and Park Update
Tentative owners’ points are posted for the Auto Club 400 locking in the top 35 for being assured starting positions. Eyes will be on the integrity of the #13 Bob Germain Toyota team that they will continue racing and not pull off and park as they stand in the cut-off position, #35. Other teams that engaged in the unscrupulous practice above 35th are James Finch, Phoenix Racing, car #09 and Robby Gordon, car #7 who parked for several races in the last half of the season.
The following teams will not make the cut:
36th – Kevin Buckler, #71 (61 pts. -6)
Decision to start and park resulted in Bobby Labonte leaving team in 2010. Recently announced plans to change from Chevrolet to Ford. Plans to “race” entire season.
37th – Tommy Baldwin, #36 (58 pts, -9)
Raced in today’s race in attempt to reach top 35th. Baldwin’s team is one of the most chronic scab freeloader teams.
38th – Brad Jenkins, #37 (58 pts, - 9)
Hired Tony Raines as driver. Contracted with Larry Gunselman to manage team. These actions appear prelude to functioning as a scab team.
39th – Bob Jenkins, #38 (55 pts, -12)
Limited funding sponsored team. No history of start and park.
40th – Rusty Wallace, #77 (24 pts. -43)
Part time ride for Steven Wallace.
41st – Tommy McMillen, #46 (20 pts, -47)
Flagrant start and part entry.
42nd – Michael Hillman, HP Racing, #60 (13 pts, -54)
Associated with Phil Parsons, insidious scab entry.
43th – Andrea Nemechek, #87 (13 pts, -54)
No intention to race, insidious scab entry.
44th – Phil Parsons, #66 (9 pts, -58)
Total freeloader, owner is SpeedTV NASCAR truck broadcaster, flagrant scab.
45th – Bob Kesolowski, #92 (9 pts. -58)
Family business for Brian Kesolowski. Future uncertain.
Three additional teams have entered one race including Michael Waltrip’s Daytona 500 attempt.