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April 29 – Today in Jayski’s NASCAR history

April 29, 2013

  • Kenseth penalty appeal to be heard May 8: On Wednesday, May 8 at 9:00am/et at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C., the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel will hear the Joe Gibbs Racing appeal of penalties assessed to the #20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team. On April 23 following the Kansas Speedway race weekend, this team was penalized for infractions discovered during post-race engine inspection at the R&D Center.(NASCAR)(4-29-2013)
  • Entry List for the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is posted, 45 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #55-Waltrip, #81-Sadler, #51-Smith, #19-Bliss, #21-Bayne, #95-Speed. #19-Bliss & #81-Sadler would had to get in by speed and be in the top 36 in speed as the team is too far down the owners points list to use a provisional.
    See the full entry list at my Jayski’s Talladega Entry List
  • Edwards To Appear on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael": Roush Fenway NASCAR driver #99-Carl Edwards is scheduled to appear on ABC’s "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" on Tuesday, April 30th with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. This will be Edwards’ third time on the show and he will join actor Robert Downey Jr. as a guest on Tuesday’s episode. Edwards was a guest on the show in January of 2012 and he co-hosted the show in June 2011 after his win in the Sprint All-Star race. "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television and produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman. The show airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S., check local listings for times in your area.(RFR)(4-29-2013)
  • Entry List:There are 46 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway. A few notes:
    Jason White returns to the #00 for SR2;
    Kurt Busch will drive the #1 for Phoenix Racing;
    Stanton Barrett returns to the RWR #15;
    Joey Logano will drive the #22 for Penske Racing;
    David Green will dirive the SR2 #27;
    Ty Dillon returns to the RCR #33;
    Danica Patrick will drive the Turner Scott #34;
    Donnie Neuenberger will be in the #52 for Jimmy Means;
    Jeffrey Earnhardt returns to the Go Green #79;
    Morgan Shepherd will make another attempt in his #98.(4-29-2013)
    UPDATE: Several changes to the entry list: The Motorsports Group has withdrawn the #42, #46 and #47 cars. SR2 has withdrawn the #27, David Green moves from the #27 to the #00, Jason White moves from the #00 to the #24. Blake Koch is out of the #24.(4-29-2013)
    See the complete list on the Talladega entry list page.
  • Patrick returns to Turner Scott for Talladega: Turner Scott Motorsports announced that Danica Patrick will return to pilot their fourth entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Patrick, who is competing full-time as a Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year candidate in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2013, will return behind the wheel for her second start of the season in the #34 AccuDoc Solutions/GoDaddy.com Chevy Camaro. Patrick will once again have the veteran crew chief Mike Greci atop the pit box to call the shot in this weekend’s Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway. Greci previously served as crew chief for Patrick at the season opener NNS race in Daytona.(Turner Scott Motorsports)(4-29-2013)
  • Recovery slower than anticipated for Annett: When Michael Annett’s surgeon first saw the X-ray of the broken sternum the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver had suffered in a crash at Daytona International Speedway, he told his new patient the recovery time would be two to three months. Being a racer hoping for the quickest return possible, Annett heard only the first of those numbers. "I think in his head," Annett admitted Monday, "he was thinking three." Which is why it may now be Memorial Day weekend before the Richard Petty Motorsports driver returns from an injury that has sidetracked his 2013 season. Annett’s breastbone was fractured and dislocated in a head-on impact with the wall late in the Nationwide season opener at Daytona, and he had surgery the following week in which screws and a metal plate were used to repair the damage. Annett had originally hoped to be back in his #43 car this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, but that won’t be the case. He said a scan last week revealed that the bones and plates at the injury site aren’t fusing together as quickly as doctors had hoped, and his surgeon wasn’t comfortable with the idea of him withstanding another big hit. Annett said he is scheduled to start physical therapy this week, which will involve weight training exercises like the bench press designed to rebuild strength in his chest. Meanwhile he continues to keep a close eye on his race team, which this past Friday night at Richmond recorded its best result of the season after substitute Reed Sorenson finished 10th. Sorenson, a close friend of Annett’s, will stay in the car until the regular driver returns.(NASCAR.com)(4-29-2013)
  • Hackenbracht announces 7 race deal with TriStar: In February, TriStar Motorsports announced that former ARCA Racing Series winner Chad Hackenbracht had inked a deal to drive for the team in a partial NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule. Now, the team has announced plans for Hackenbracht to compete in seven races including Iowa (June 7th), New Hampshire (July 13th), Chicagoland (July 21st), Mid-Ohio (August 17th), Bristol (August 23rd), Charlotte (October 11th) and Phoenix (November 9th). Hackenbracht will share the #44 Toyota with Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender, Hal Martin. Hackenbracht, 21, spent the 2012 season competing full-time in the ARCA Racing Series for his family owned team, CGH Motorsports. Last season, he recorded one win, two pole positions, five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes before closing out the year fifth in the Championship Point Standings. This year, the New Philadelphia, Ohio native will run a partial schedule in preparation for a shot at Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2014. Pro Motor Engines will supply the powerhouse under Hackenbracht’s Toyota and Crew Chief Greg Conner will lead the team’s efforts.(TriStar Motorsports)(4-29-2013)
  • Teams test Texas, Canada: Red Horse Racing drivers Timothy Peters and German Quiroga, along with Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Darrell Wallace, Jr. documented on their respective Twitter accounts (Red Horse) (Wallace) that they were testing their Toyotas at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday. Additionally, Turner Scott Motorsports driver Nelson Piquet tested a Chevy Silverado at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park road course (TSM). The trucks are scheduled to visit Texas on June 7, and debut in Canada on September 1.(4-29-2013)
  • Canada race dubbed Chevy Silverado 250: The only Canadian stop for the Camping World Truck Series and the first ever NASCAR event to be held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park will be billed at the Chevy Silverado 250. Just a 20 minute drive from General Motors Canada headquarters, the branding initiative coincides with the launch of the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado. Formerly known as Mosport, the historic Canadian race track (and one of the world’s fastest) annually hosts the American Le Mans Series and is a one time Formula One venue. After recently switching owners the track has undergone a massive renovation in the off season. Upgrades include an expanded pit stall area to accommodate a NASCAR event, on-track upgrades with larger paved runoff areas, a modified front-straight and a massive new complex to house media and VIP events. On hand for the announcement, track co-owner Ron Fellows did not rule himself out from participating in the upcoming race, telling media that he hasn’t "eliminated that as an option." Fellows is a long-time racer, and an accomplished on at that, having won the 24 Hours of Daytona as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times. In his NASCAR history Fellows has two wins and three poles in the Camping World Truck Series, as well as four wins and two poles the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The Chevy Silverado 250 will take place the weekend of August 30 to September 1. (AutoGuide.com)(4-29-2013)

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