It’s back to the Tricky Triangle, Pocono Raceway on Sunday for the GoBowling.com 400. Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway part ways, Trevor Bayne joins the Sprint Cup Series, and Denny Hamlin’s team gets a major punishment from NASCAR and Richard Petty gets a special honor at Pocono.
FOX News Radio’s Marghiee Teshineh has this week’s “FOX in the Fast Lane”:
This weekend NASCAR returns to Pocono. Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the June race, but knows to win again he’ll have to beat tough competitors like Penkse Racing:
(Earnhardt Jr.) “Brad Keselowski and his team has really stepped it up over the last month, they’ve become much more competitive.”
Denny Hamlin‘s car failed a post race inspection after Indianapolis and the team got slammed with major fines and penalties including the loss of 75 owner and driver points, crew chief Darian Grubb getting fined $125,000 and six race suspensions for Grubb and the car chief. Joe Gibbs Racing is appealing the ruling.
It’s official, Carl Edwards is leaving Roush Fenway Racing. Team owner Jack Roush said after 11 years together…
(Roush) “We’ve enjoyed the time with him and enjoyed his success.”
Replacing Edwards will be Trevor Bayne, who moves up from the Nationwide Series.
And Richard Petty will be this week’s Grand Marshal at Pocono.
FOX in the Fast Lane, I’m Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.
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