Did You Notice? Steve Letarte’s in a tricky situation when it comes to Dale Earnhardt Jr.?
Did You Notice? Why so many races have switched towards a fuel-mileage strategy?
*Did You Notice?*… The reason the Carl Edwards saga won’t go away? Sure, the sport’s most popular free agent has been begging for privacy, impossible to receive in this age of public transparency where every celebrity’s move is documented in full. Too many drivers, team members, and heck, even sponsors are affected by this decision for them to sit in silence, working off Carl’s schedule as the clock slowly ticks towards Homestead.
But the sad part about this whole scenario is these people are on edge because, just like the current economy, NASCAR is very much an _employer’s_ market. Drivers like Clint Bowyer, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Trevor Bayne, even Brian Vickers know their _only_ opportunities could come if Edwards opens the door – and a ride – at Roush Fenway Racing. That’s it; there’s no plan B, temp agency or million-dollar reality game show ready to save them.
Did You Notice? That despite the NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief carousel as of late, not a single driver replacement this season has happened?
Did You Notice? The wonderful decision by NASCAR Cup sponsor Sprint to bring back some type of million-dollar bonus competition for winning?
Did You Notice? Statistical oddities that tell us the story of the NASCAR Cup schedule halfway through this season?
Did You Notice? How one little divorce can cause so much controversy in the NASCAR community?
Did You Notice? Kurt Busch’s impressive performance marked the official 180 turnaround of the Penske organization after their early-season woes?
Did You Notice? How one bad break, however small can change the course of a NASCAR team forever?
Did You Notice? The inconsistency of NASCAR’s Sunday caution calls at Charlotte?
Did You Notice? How the next wave of stock car drivers don’t come from stock car backgrounds?
*Did You Notice?* … Three days after Dover, and all we can talk about is NASCAR’s decision to allow split-screen commercials?