Dave Blaney stepped up again this week at Richmond with a 13th-place finish, which most importantly jumped the team three spots in owner points.
David Gilliland’s ninth-place finish for the No. 34 team was the second top-10 result ever for Front Row Motorsports and their best ever at Talladega.
In his post-race comments, Casey Mears said, “Our top priority is being in the Top 35 and we were able to make that happen tonight.”
Jamie McMurray has been a solid performer at Martinsville with one top five and 10 top 10s throughout his career entering Sunday (April 3).
Ken Schrader did not complete a lap in the top 15 throughout the race, but he did successfully complete the event.
With the failure to qualify by the No. 32 FAS Lane Racing team, the NASCAR Cup Series owner points got shuffled a bit Sunday at Bristol.
Overall it was a rough week for our bubble teams, but a few things to take away from Phoenix.
While this year’s owner points won’t be used until after the first five races of the season, teams on the bubble gave it their best effort in the Daytona 500.
The Bud Shootout is less than 48 hours away and qualifying for the Daytona 500 begins on Sunday.
Heading to Daytona, let’s take a look at all who benefited from an owner points swap this offseason.
With the bubble points battle all but locked up, it was time for NASCAR teams to let it all hang out and end their 2010 campaigns on a high note.
The first car to fall out of Phoenix was TRG Motorsports’ No. 71, derailing Brendan Gaughan’s first Cup race since the 2005 Pocono 500.