Garage Chatter: Dover

Rudd to stand by for Stewart: Retired NASCAR driver Ricky Rudd is in Dover, Delaware to stand-by for Tony Stewart on Sunday. Stewart fractured his scapula last weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway and is still not 100%. It is expected that Stewart...

Rudd to stand by for Stewart: Retired NASCAR driver Ricky Rudd is in Dover, Delaware to stand-by for Tony Stewart on Sunday. Stewart fractured his scapula last weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway and is still not 100%.

It is expected that Stewart will drive the No. 20 Chevrolet until the first caution - under that yellow he and Rudd will switch seats.

Stewart hopes to be back in form in six to eight weeks. It was unclear at the juncture whether or not Rudd would stand-by for Stewart next weekend at Pocono as well.

Rudd's phone has been ringing, and not just from Stewart: Rudd's name has been associated with several teams next season, but Rudd stands firm that he hasn't agreed to anything, "I took this year off to weigh my options, and I have been doing that. I am not sure what I am going to do next year."

Win a bike, help an animal: The Greg Biffle Foundation announced they will raffle off a custom-made motorcycle NASCAR Nextel Cup weekend in Phoenix with the proceeds benefiting the various animal charities Biffle and girlfriend Nicole Lunders support.

The raffle kicks off this weekend, tickets can be purchased at www.winbifflesbike.com

Jarrett's son to step in as spotter: Jason Jarrett will serve as Dale Jarrett's spotter this weekend at Dover International Speedway and possibly for the rest of the season. Jarrett lost his spotter, Eddie D'hondt, after D'hondt was released as General Manager at Robert Yates Racing two weeks ago.

A miscommunication with his new spotter during the Coca-Cola 600 wrecked Jarrett out of the race on the first lap of the event.

Edwards, Busch on Dover triple: Drivers Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards will both attempt the Dover triple this weekend running the Truck, Busch and Cup series event.

Busch penalized for actions at Charlotte: Kyle Busch was docked 25 driver championship points and fined $50,000 after throwing his Hans device at Casey Mears car after an accident during the Coca-Cola 600. The point loss drops Busch to 10th in rankings.

Additionally, No. 5 Hendrick Chevy crew member, Don Richardson, was fined $5,000 and placed on probation for improper use of a paper garage pass during the Charlotte races.

Mayfield loses big after failing inspection: Jeremy Mayfield and the No. 19 Dodge team failed post race inspection after the 600 at LMS and was fined 25 driver and owner points and Crew chief Chris Andrews was fined $35,000.

The roof height was too low in post race inspection which is a violation of Section 20-12.8.1A of the NASCAR rule book.

R. Gordon to log 11,200 miles this weekend: Robby Gordon will splits his duties this weekend between Dover and Baja. After last Sunday night's race at Charlotte, Gordon traveled to Ensenada where he spent three days practicing for the Baja 500. He flew to Dover Thursday morning and will stay through Friday's practice and qualifying sessions before returning to Ensenada to take the green flag for the Baja 500 on Saturday.

Paul Menard will practice Gordon's car on Saturday. After the seven hour event, he will travel back to Dover to compete in the NASCAR Cup race on Sunday.

"The best thing about having such a long flight on Sunday night back to Dover is that I'll get to sleep on the plane the entire trip and be ready for 400 miles or more on Sunday," said Gordon. "Getting our team's first win of the season would put a topper on the whole weekend."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Tony Stewart , Greg Biffle , Robby Gordon , Casey Mears , Jason Jarrett , Paul Menard , Carl Edwards , Robert Yates , Kyle Busch
Teams Yates Racing