Sears Point: Garage chatter

No, 30 team ecstatic: The Richard Childress Racing No. 30 Chevy team is thrilled to have Dave Blaney onboard the ride full time. Team members stated that Blaney's enthusiasm and professionalism is a nice addition to the RCR stable of drivers....

No, 30 team ecstatic: The Richard Childress Racing No. 30 Chevy team is thrilled to have Dave Blaney onboard the ride full time. Team members stated that Blaney's enthusiasm and professionalism is a nice addition to the RCR stable of drivers. Blaney will not drive the 30 Chevy at Sonoma this weekend; however, his contract was signed after RCR had arranged for Jim Ingelbreit to pilot the car at the 1.99-mile road course.

Biffle not bothered by travel: Greg Biffle stated that he is not bothered by the incessant travel during this weekend. Biffle is running both the Cup road course event in Sonoma, California and the Busch series race at the Milwaukee Mile.

The only on track time Biffle will miss, is happy hour for NEXTEL Cup teams at Sonoma.

Gordon the favorite: Defending race winner Robby Gordon is the favorite to score the victory at Infineon Raceway Sunday. Gordon won both road course races last season, and had the fifth fastest practice time during the afternoon session.

Kahne feeling more experienced: Rookie sensation Kasey Kahne feels like he is finally settling into his shoes as a NEXTEL Cup star. Kahne is clearly the class of the field of rookie drivers, and has been the media darling of the Raybestos Rookie of the Year race.

"I think it's going to be a lot better," commented Kahne. "That was one of our goals, to make it halfway through the year and then start getting more aggressive and working on doing more things. I think going back to these tracks for a second time is going to be huge. It's going to be a whole lot better.

"I'm excited to go back to Daytona. I'm excited to go to Chicago for the first time in a Cup car. All the tracks we go to the second half of the season will be great. I should be better at Martinsville, Richmond. We're doing a lot to help my short track racing. I struggle more there than anywhere else. We look forward to going back to those tracks."

Green flag finishes: Locked in green flag finishes, ensuring that races are settled under green flag conditions may be in place as early as the Pepsi 400 at Daytona, the latest would be the fall Talladega event.

NASCAR wants to implement a system so races do not end under yellow flag conditions.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Robby Gordon , Kasey Kahne , Dave Blaney
Teams Richard Childress Racing