Suarez on the move again after parting with Gaunt Brothers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Daniel Suarez, who landed a ride two weeks before the season-opening Daytona 500, will not return to Gaunt Brothers Racing next season and is seeking a new team for the third time in three years. Gaunt Brothers said Tuesday it was a mutual decision for the Mexican driver to leave the team. “I’m extremely thankful to my entire Toyota family for everything they have done for me, especially this year," Suarez said. “I will always be grateful to them for having my back.”Suarez has struggled with Gaunt Brothers, which is in its first full season of Cup competition. His long relationship with Toyota helped Suarez get the job with Gaunt Brothers, a team that began in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series in 2010 and the Canada-based NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
Truex on Coca-Cola 600 Pole
By STEVE REEDAP Sports WriterCONCORD, N.C. (AP) - MartinTruexJr. put himself in good position for another strong showing at the Coca-Cola 600, a race he thought he should have won last year. Truexturned a lap of 192.328 to grab the pole away from Joey Logano on his final lap of qualifying Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truexwas running strong last year at the Coca-Cola 600, but Carl Edwards stayed on the track rather than pit and won, getting 62 laps out of his final tank of gas to win the 400-lap race. Logano has won the last two races at Charlotte, including the $1 million All-Star race on Saturday night. TONY's LAST RUN: This will be Tony Stewart's final chance to win the Coca-Cola 600, something he's never been able to accomplish in his career.
Logano Grabs Pole, Contenders Abound
MARTINSVILLE(WSLS 10 SPORTS) -Joey Logano grabbed the pole at Martinsville and completed the season sweep at the SW Virginia track with another great effort on Friday. The Penske driver is coming off a three-race win streak and didn't hesitate to bring his Chase momentum to the series oldest active track. Jeff Gordon, 6. Jeff Gordon's press conference included a special presentation by Clay Campbell--as Jeff Gordon was honored with a train to remember Martinsville by. This race means that much to me.I don't know maybe an old guy could still get in done in this place," says four-time champ Jeff Gordon.