Race Weekend Central

Running Their Mouth: 2011 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

This week, here’s a sneak peek at what they all were thinking following the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Beyond the Cockpit: Dave Blaney on Going the Distance, Driver Development, More

Frontstretch caught up with Dave Blaney at Bristol to discuss his fundraising initiatives, short-track racing and the season so far for the longtime veteran.

Bryan Davis Keith: *You’ve dealt with a tire situation throughout the weekend. Were they as bad as they were made out to be?*

Dave Blaney: They feel fine on the car, they just wear out too quick. So they’re going to take… preventive measures. There’s no issue with them, I don’t think. I really don’t know how they missed it. Goodyear usually does a good job coming with the right stuff where you don’t have to do this [changing tires over the course of a race weekend]. We’re going to throw a new set on for this final practice and hope that it doesn’t change anything too much. Slight bump in the road, that’s all.

Bubble Breakdown: Feast or Famine for Last Year’s Bubble Drivers at Daytona

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.