Thursday, July 29, 2010

Reactions to the latest NASCAR news

First off, I'd like to point out that this post is also being used as a test for my new phone. It's a really cool toy to play with; one that I hope will encourage me to do more blogging.

I wanted to share a few thoughts on the latest developments in the NASCAR garage. With Monday's announcement of Australian driver, Marcos Ambrose's departure from JTG D. Racing, it seems to be upon a mutual agreement. Today, team officials announced that the seat of th #47 Toyota will be piloted by former champion, Bobby Labonte. I think among fans and the garage area alike will react positively. Labonte has for too long relegated to antiquated equipment and will nkow have a shot at competing for race wins. Fans have witnessed that the #47 entry can compete beyond the road course races where Ambrose is a favorite.

Speaking of where Tazmanian Devil will drive next year, the moment I heard Ambrose may leave, it seemed only natural he would land in a Ford. Ambrose bleeds for the blue oval, seeing as he was a factory driver down under. Ford also sponsored him to come drive in America, so it is fitting to see him return. The only question remaining is which seat under Richard Petty Motorsports he will take.
The signing of Ambrose may be the first of a domino effect in the garage to determine where a number of drivers may go next year. Drivers like Elliott Sadler, Kasey Kahne, and Scott Speed. More importantly, it will lead to the announcement of major sponsor signing of Budweiser (Harvick's RCR #29, in my opinion) or Mobile 1.

Also, thoughts and prayers go out to the Cat In the Hat, JackRoush. After miraculously walking away from a plane crash, he is recovering in a nearby hospital in Wisconsin.

Thanks for reading, as always, feel free to comment, or find me on Twitter @kyleedington.