BUSCH: Beating Around the Busch, chapter 12

Beating Around the Busch By: Thomas Chemris Chapter 12: St. Louis: A busy one day event Derek Cope Misses Race Due to Hard Crash Daytona 500 winner Derek Cope was airlifted from Gateway International Speedway following a crash during a...

Beating Around the Busch
By: Thomas Chemris

Chapter 12: St. Louis: A busy one day event

Derek Cope Misses Race Due to Hard Crash

Daytona 500 winner Derek Cope was airlifted from Gateway International Speedway following a crash during a practice session. Cope, who drives for Jay Robinson Racing spent the night at the St Louis University Hospital, was reported to be awake and alert.

NASCAR officials impounded Cope's car, and will take it to there research facility in North Carolina to examine the cars safety equipment.

Andretti May Run Charlotte Busch event

Fox news reported that NASCAR veteran John Andretti is making plans to wheel a Busch car at the Lowes Motor speedway. Andretti, who is also seeking to run an open wheel car at the Indy 500, would have a double duty weekend. Andretti was the first among drivers Tony Stewart, and Robby Gordon to run both the Indy 500, and the Coca Cola 600 in the same day.

Gordon, a 1400-Mile Man

If successful in all his endeavors, Robby Gordon will log 1400 on track miles in a little less than thirty-six hours over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Gordon will race 300 miles in the (name) in The Busch series at Charlotte, prior to returning to Indianapolis to run the 500 on Sunday. Gordon will then return to Charlotte to run the 600 with his Nextel Cup. Gordon will get a taste of his schedule next weekend where after Fridays Busch race in Richmond, he will go to IMS to qualify, before returning to Virginia to run in the All American 400 (name)

Busy Week For Ron Hornaday

Ron Hornaday spent last week testing at the Nazareth Speedway preparing for the upcoming Gould's pump 200 where he is the defending race winner. The former Truck series Champion took advantage of his time in Pennsylvania. Hornaday threw out the first pitch at a Phillies game prior to returning to North Carolina.

Poor Homecoming For The Wallace Brothers

Gateway marks a homecoming for the Wallace family. Veterans Rusty, Michael, and Kenny grew up less than twenty miles from the Missouri track. The brothers Wallace were in for hard luck on the home turf. Rusty, who owns the number sixty- six driven by Billy Parker ended the night in the opening laps as the rookie crashed out following a spin.

Michael, who drives for Biaggi Brothers Racing lost a motor, as did Brother Kenny.

Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Bobby Hamilton Jr, Kevin Harvick, and Tony Stewart, among others will be testing this week at The Lowes Motor Speedway in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend race.

Iron Men
Michael Waltrip, fourteenth
Greg Biffle, seventh
Robby Gordon, tenth
Johnny Sauter, eighteenth
Kasey Kahne, thirteenth

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers John Andretti , Bobby Hamilton , Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle , Robby Gordon , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Johnny Sauter , Kasey Kahne , Billy Parker , Kyle Busch