NASCAR has fined the crew chief for driver Kasey Kahne as part of a slew of penalties levied in opposition t the Hendrick Motorsports crew for failing put up-race inspection.
Crew chief Keith Rodden changed into fined $25,000, Kahne turned into docked 15 points in the standings, and the No. 5 group lost 15 points within the homeowners' standings.
The No. 5 Chevrolet did not meet standards on NASCAR's laser platform put up-race at Dover foreign Speedway. Kahne comprehensive fourth.
Hendrick Motorsports will no longer attraction the penalty.
"We had an unintentional situation at Dover when our left- and correct-aspect truck palms had been bent at some factor throughout the race," Rodden said. "I'm disappointed in NASCAR's choice, but we must accept it and focal point on the upcoming races. we've a fine crew with loads of high-quality momentum that we hope to lift into the summer."
JUNIOR VENTS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. changed into annoyed even before getting caught up in a crash Sunday at Dover foreign Speedway. And he gave a blunt evaluation of his team's progress after the race.
In audio posted as part of the weekly "The Dale Jr download" on his "dirty Mo Radio" net channel, Earnhardt couldn't conceal his frustration.
"we now have an issue, Houston. It's time to beginning realizing how severe this condition is and really get to owning it," he pointed out about what the Dover performance informed him.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver talked about that sooner or later, the corporation will opt for up the performance, and that he has confidence in his crew and in crew chief Greg Ives.
"I'm evidently dissatisfied," Earnhardt noted. "all of the guys on the crew are in the same boat, and all of the guys on the crew are also very tremendous. You should be for us to be able to get greater – all of us have started working together. We know we are able to do it. I accept as true with in all my guys. I accept as true with in Greg and that they believe in me. And we'll figure it out. We've been down earlier than.
"nonetheless it's time to own it. It's time to get after it. We've been working hard. however we've obtained to appear ourselves within the mirror and in reality get to it and work out what's occurring."
GETTING ANIMATED: From vehicles to cartoons, Jimmie Johnson's next sprint on the track comes in animated kind.
The six-time NASCAR champion lends his voice in a sequence of race car-themed episodes on the Nickelodeon collection Blaze and the Monster Machines.
Johnson voiced sprint, a automobile that is friendly, fast and the highest quality racing buddy for titular character Blaze.
No spoilers here if Johnson dominated the Monsters the identical manner he's mastered Dover overseas Speedway's Monster Mile.
"My hobby comes in taking pictures younger enthusiasts' hobby," Johnson instructed The linked Press.
Johnson fell in love with racing as a child by way of going to the tune with his dad.
He preferred the incontrovertible fact that most NASCAR tracks now present some form of kid-pleasant ticket offers to get them out with their households on Sundays, however realized there need to be other ways to reach the next era of fans.
He voiced a lobster remaining 12 months in the Nick Jr. demonstrate Bubble Guppies.
Johnson, Danica Patrick, Chase Elliott and Kasey Kahne all voice characters in the six-episode block of race episodes.
the primary particular, Race car superstar, premieres 1:30 p.m. may also 30, adopted via Race to Eagle Rock at 1:30 p.m. June 2 on Nickelodeon.
The final four race automobile episodes will air this fall. Patrick voices Rally; Elliott is Mark Set-Go; and Kahne is Fender.
ALL-big name look: Panthers professional Bowl tight conclusion Greg Olsen received his certification to the pressure the pace car this Saturday night at the sprint Cup All-superstar race, although now not without a little scare first.
while Olsen become taking a spin at a hundred and twenty mph around Charlotte Motor Speedway Wednesday with sprint Cup driver Matt DiBenedetto, they had to keep away from a metal gate that swung open on the backside of the music.
fortunately, DiBenedetto broke well in time to stay away from any accident.
Olsen joked the trip became "means more traumatic" than he thought it'd be and that "it's an outstanding factor we have eight tight ends on the roster at this time."
finally Olsen drove the tempo vehicle around the music himself <0x2014> at a a lot slower speed <0x2014> in instruction for Saturday nighttime.
melanoma combat: Martin Truex Jr. and his long-time lady friend Sherry Pollex were set to host their annual "Catwalk for a trigger" fundraiser on Wednesday night. The event helps elevate attention and cash for pediatric cancer and ultimate yr's reveal raised more than $250,000."
Pollex is in remission from ovarian melanoma and these days launched her site SherryStrong.org to help women and their families in dealing with the ailment. She turned into diagnosed with Stage three ovarian melanoma in August 2014.
"It's my means of giving returned to every person that supported me in my adventure," she stated. "I've had lots of women <0x2014> and guys <0x2014> attain out to me on Twitter, social media, on the race track, that told me my story become inspiring them. when I first bought diagnosed, there simply wasn't lots of resources for ladies which have my category of women, especially young girls. i needed to create a useful resource for a place the place they could go and consult with each other."
The 37-year-ancient Pollex stated breast melanoma and other cancers are the forefront of cognizance more than ovarian cancer, one reason she desired to share her story. She's encouraged women clinically determined with a pelvic mass to take a blood test that may evaluate the chance of ovarian melanoma in sufferers.
Truex has develop into as a great deal a spokesman at the tune as Pollex.
"Martin's going to hold talking about ovaries whether he likes it or not," she referred to, laughing.
Truex and Pollex, who labored in public family members for a driver, met within the NASCAR garage 11 years in the past and had been couple for the reason that their first date.
"The greatest component was when she changed into first clinically determined with ovarian cancer, we have been each like, 'What the hell is that?' That's the frightening half," Truex stated. "confidently, in the future in September you'll see everything teal such as you do with breast melanoma month with all of the crimson ribbons and you recognize what it capacity. expectantly, sooner or later the teal ribbons might be out there in September."
hot WHEELS: sizzling Wheels is able to race into Indy 500 background.
scorching Wheels toy vehicles had been modeled after those of every Indy 500 race winner and are displayed on a trophy comparable to the Borg-Warner. the bottom of the trophy is wrapped with the scorching Wheels orange tune representing the competitors that runs through each motor vehicle.
The trophy will be on screen starting may 31 on the hot Wheels "Race to Win" reveal on the infants's Museum of Indianapolis.
"My first journey with racing became with hot Wheels automobiles, I bear in mind zipping vehicles down the orange tune, and now I watch my two sons do the same," said 2014 Indy 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. "Sharing reviews from past races with my children opens up a dialog about tough work, competitors and my passion for racing."
USE THE force: John force will power the new 2016 Camaro SS funny motor vehicle this weekend at the NHRA Kansas Nationals, in Topeka, Kansas.
the new funny car body is the first according to the sixth-era Camaro SS. force's teammates Courtney drive and Robert Hight will introduce new Camaro SS humorous cars later this season.
"It's designed to operate more advantageous than the rest we've had earlier than, with a form that should still aid us get down the track quicker and with stronger stability," John drive spoke of.