April 29, 2009

Prilosec OTC to sponsor RCR

Prilosec OTC will be the primary sponsor for three races with RCR, according to SceneDaily.com. They will sponsor Jeff Burton this week at Richmond and for the upcoming Brickyard 400. Additionally, they will be the primary sponsor on Clint Bowyer's car in October's race at Auto Club Speedway.

Our View: Money makes the world go round and teams are likely to get a little more bang for the buck with limited-run sponsorships.

Keselowski welcome to stay at JR Motorsports

Brad Keselowski may not know what he's doing in 2010, but he's welcome to stay at JR Motorsports if he desires, according to Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Our View: Keselowski needs to give some serious thought to remaining in a competitive ride, regardless of whether it is in the Nationwide or Cup series. The temptation to capitalize on his momentum is great, but if he is patient, a long term future could be guaranteed by staying with JR and Hendrick Motorsports.

Richmond entry list posted

The entry list for the Crown Royal 400 has been posted and it features 45 cars. Notable among the part time entries is Brad Keselowski in James Finch's Chevrolet.

Our View: It's taken a while, but the entry list is shrinking because of the economic situation. That will allow the more determined teams easier access into the race and give them a chance to improve their performance.

McClure sentenced

In the same week that his son failed to qualify the family car at Talladega, Larry McClure was sentenced to 18 months in prison for federal tax fraud, according to SceneDaily.com.

Our View: Once considered a powerhouse in NASCAR, the sport seemingly passed them by as multi-car owners and high dollar sponsorships edged out the independent owner. Notably, car owner James Finch went to victory lane last week, but no one expects that smaller, lightly-funded teams will make a resurgence any time soon.