Penske's Plan B

Posted by Iannucci | 10/30/2007 | 4 comments »
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Attention, Kurt Busch: SpeedTV says Uncle Sam wants you (or at least your 2007 points).

With Sam Hornish having trouble qualifying for Cup races - he has missed all six he has attempted this year - Penske Racing may consider making a points swap to get Hornish into races in 2008.

With Kurt Busch having won the 2004 Nextel Cup championship, Penske could transfer the points earned by Busch's No. 2 team to Hornish, which would lock him into the top 35 for the first five races of next season. Busch would get into those races as the most recent past champion if he failed to qualify on speed.

NASCAR officials confirmed that a move would be allowed.

"There are all sorts of discussions, and I see guys buying teams and different things," team owner Roger Penske said. "We're right now trying to focus on getting him in a race. We'll look at our options once we get closer to the end of the season."
By the sound of this the options are exclusively related to the N-Word, no matter how long this embarrassing DNQ festival lingers. In the meantime I would humbly suggest that instead of “06” Sam’s car number be “0-4-6”. Just throwing that out there.

Meanwhile Sam has already qualified for one event later this year – as Grand Marshall of the Toledo Downtown Holiday Parade. So congratulations to Sam on leading a parade, where his increased road racing skills can be put to proper use.


  1. The American Mutt // October 30, 2007 9:57 AM  

    This could all be fixed with a new system for Napcar. It's called qualify on speed or go the FUCK home. Sorry Jeff--as much as I hate seeing Sam go (everybody likes having someone to root against) I'd appreciate it if his efforts weren't so wasteful.

    In RE: to increased road racing--I thought this year put that talking point to rest. He didn't actually get any better and spun out turning right almost every road race.

  2. Zappatista // October 30, 2007 10:21 AM  

    0-4-6, stellar performance there, that is awesome, or as Helio would say, "I can'ot beleeevet!"

  3. Johnny // October 30, 2007 11:09 AM  

    Actually the qualifying will be "fixed" when NASCAR (the sole providers of the COT) sell 10, 4 car franchise licenses in 2009 or thereabouts so that you know who the field will be everywhere at the beginning of the year. With sponsorship dollars being what they are, the old run what you brung, unless you have owner's points. This would put them in line with F1, the IRL (excluding the 500) and most other big name racing leagues. For those who can't afford the franchise juice, welcome to the Nationwide or Truck Series.

  4. pressdog // October 30, 2007 12:54 PM  

    Who's in charge over there at the N-word? Gommer Pyle? Well goooooooleeee. SHAZAM. Jeff: seek help now. Rehab, baby.