A week after a crash at Daytona injured more than 30 fans, NASCAR is rolling into Phoenix, where a familiar face returns to racing.
FOX News Radio’s Marghiee “Trackside” Teshineh previews the Subway Fresh Fit 500:
Jimmie Johnson is glad crew chief Chad Knaus has been understanding about all the celebrating he’s been doing after winning Daytona, and not practicing more for this week’s race at Phoenix.
(Johnson) “Chad is going to cut me some slack this week and I’ll have to catch up on Friday when I get to the track.”
Knaus has helped Jimmie win four times at Phoenix in the Spring and Fall races, and knows:
(Knaus) “Phoenix is always a good race, so I’m looking forward to it. I think it will be a lot of fun.”
And he predicts:
(Knaus) “I think you have the potential for somebody to break out and be really dominant.”
Personal injury attorney Matt Morgan has been hired by three of the fans injured during NASCAR’s Nationwide Series opener at Daytona. Over 30 fans were hurt when a last-lap crash sent a tire and debris over and through a safety fence and into the stands.
And A.J. Allmendinger is racing again! Following his suspension last year for failing a random drug test, he’s making his season debut this weekend, driving the #51 car for Phoenix Racing.
FOX in the Fast Lane, I’m Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.
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