Charlotte Tuesday News (catching up)

NASCAR Fans E-mail List Good Tuesday Morning. Many of you wondered why there were no updates this weekend. I apologize I should have sent an email to this effect. I attended the 600 this weekend and the computer equipment that I use...

NASCAR Fans E-mail List

Good Tuesday Morning. Many of you wondered why there were no updates this weekend. I apologize I should have sent an email to this effect. I attended the 600 this weekend and the computer equipment that I use for remotes is currently out of service. I'll use this chance to update you on a wild weekend. First the News.

Kyle Petty and Johnny Benson incident

A fight broke out after the race among Kyle Petty and his crew and members of Johnny Benson's crew. Petty explained that a misunderstanding on the track at the time of the rain delay (Benson apparently not liking that Petty and two other drivers passed him in the race to the yellow flag) sparked the incident. He said that at the red flag, when teams parked their cars on pit road, Petty parked his car in the position he felt he had earned on the track, ahead of Benson. At that time, Petty said, a member of Benson's crew kicked the right-rear fender of Petty's car, denting it. Petty found out and approached Benson's people in the pits after the race. A scuffle broke out between Petty and Benson team spokesman Drew Brown, with crewmen from both sides trying to break up the mess. No one suffered any damage. ''No big deal,'' Brown said. ''I like Kyle.''

Kevin Tripplett explains NASCAR's decision to stop the race

''Our teams had nearly 42 minutes from the time we told them to make strategy,'' Triplett said. ''Our main consideration was for the fans, for the law-enforcement fans who had to get these fans home at a decent time.''

Morgan Shephard News

There seems to be alot of talk surrounding the Morgan Shephard team. There is alot of speculation that they are close to closing shop. Several sources have them already closed, and most have them closing up after Dover.

Sabates and a rainy weekend

Felix Sabates has announced that he will not be willing to perform an Indy/Charlotte double again in the future for his driver(s). He feels it is too much money to spend, just to have the rain ruin it all. Robby Gordons c ontract states that he will have a car to run in Indy. This could be the end of this relationship. (Coutesy of Jayski).

David Greens new arrival

David and Diane Green had a daughter Kaylie Rae at 6:30 Friday night. Congratulations. This was the first race that I've seen Green fairly competetive in. Maybe things are coming together for him.

Silly Season Stuff

More rumors on the rumor of Sterling to the 28 and Bobby Hamilton to the 4. Should this happen alot of folks are saying that Todd Bodine takes over the 43. One thing I feel pretty comfortable in saying. If the opportunity comes up for Sterling to leave the 4 team with a decent replacement, he WILL be gone. There was a tremendous amount of tension around that team when Sterling made a pit stop and came out with loose lug nuts. There was a point that he suggested taking the car behind the wall.

Crew Members injured

Two pit crew members were injured in separate accidents on pit road during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Both men were transported initially to North East Medical Center's Quick Care facility. Charles Hylton, a tire changer on Mark Martin's #6 Valvoline team, received a slight contusion on his right foot when Jeff Burton ran over it with his #99 Exide Batteries Ford. X-rays were negative. The jackman on the #21 CITGO Ford driven by Michael Waltrip was not as lucky when his right lower leg was run over during a pit stop. Both bones were found to be broken with one diagnosed as a compound fracture. He was transported to a hospital in Winston-Salem where he will undergo surgery on Monday.

More news coming later today.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Bobby Hamilton , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Kyle Petty , Robby Gordon , Johnny Benson , David Green , Drew Brown , Felix Sabates , Mark Martin