Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Danica to NASCAR in 2010?

I think Danica Patrick will be racing in the NASCAR Sprint cup series in 2010, most likely for Hendrick Motorsports. It just makes too much financial sense.

Strike while the iron is hot! Danica Patrick is at the peak of her INDY Car career.. now is the time to move. According to Forbes.com, Danica earned only $7 million in 2008. That does not even compare to the $35 million Dale Jr made or even the $30 million Jeff Gord0n pulled in driving for Hendrick Motorsports. Danica will NEVER make that kind of money driving in the INDY Car series. Why do you think Juan Pablo Montoya, Sam Hornish, Patrick Carpentier, Dario Franchitti and even AJ Allmendinger moved from Indy Cars to NASCAR? Because the pay was better.

You say that Hendrick Motorsports doesnt have a spot open. Maybe Dale Jr will start up his own Hendrick satellite team like Tony Stewart did this year, and that would open up a spot to bring Danica into the best equipment and crew money can buy.

Hendrick can lure Go Daddy and other sponsors into paying top-price ad rates on her car plus all the added publicity that would go with it.

Would she race in NASCAR Sprint cup in 2010? You bet she would. Race as many NASCAR Truck series and NASCAR Nationwide series races as possible this year after the INDY Car series is over, drive a Cup car a couple times the end of the 2009 season and then start her full-time in a Sprint Cup car in 2010.

I think it makes too much dollars and sense not to.

Jason D Searcy

"Speedtalk on 1360" Saturdays from 11-noon Central on KRWC radio 1360am and http://www.krwc1360.com/

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bill Weber suspended by TNT

TNT announcer Bill Weber was suspended for the race at New Hampshire on Sunday by TNT. The network is not commenting at this time if Weber will be back for the Daytona race. It sounds like there was a loud public incident at the hotel where the crew was staying in New Hampshire. Weber is known to have a very controlling personality, so its not shocking that he might be easily upset, but this must have gone way over the line ... more details soon.

Lucky-dog 18 yr old rookie driver Joey Logano wins rain shortened race in Loudon NH. http://www.nascar.com/

Saturday, June 27, 2009

June 27th show Wrap-up

This week's NASCAR picks... Both Jordan and Jason took Denny Hamlin and Dean took Jimmie Johnson. Jordan thinks Danica should stay with the INDY Cars and she would not succeed right away in NASCAR, Jason thinks she should sign with a Hendrick/Stewart team or RCR team, run some Nationwide races at the end of 2009 and start full-time in NASCAR in 2010 and be just as good as anyone on the track.

ASA Midwest tour winner Jacob Goede did a great interview talking about his Illiana win mentioning he broke a starter in practice and got limited time on the track, and that he was surprised to be able to pass both Danny Fredrickson and Steve Carlson for the win (not too shabby). Even though he missed the feature at the Dells race last month, he plans on racing the ASA Midwest tour full-time, he said this is the best field of cars he has ever raced against. Jacob also mentioned that his favorite tracks to race are Iowa Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway and his least favorite is Raceway Park in Shakopee, where he always has a tough time.

Dan Plan gave us all the local racing news from both dirt and asphalt.

I-94 Speedway is installing an additional new cable around the track (connecting the fence posts), responding to the concern by some of the drivers that they might go through the fence.

NO MORE CONFLICTS... our show will air from 11-noon the rest of the year!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Speedtalk June 27th Preview

We will be on-the-air a little early (because of the Twins game) 10:30-11:30am www.krwc1360.com ASA Midwest tour Illiana winner Jacob Goede will join us, along with Dan Plan and Jordan Bianchi

We did a fun interview with Erin Gillis from www.rowdy.com .. details soon

Jason Searcy
Dean Reller

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekend update

Dario Franchitti wins IOWA Indy car race www.iowaspeedway.com

Kasey Kahne wins NASCAR road course race at Sonoma

Saturday, June 20, 2009

ASA Midwest tour

MN driver Jacob Goede wins the 100 lapper at Illiana! He has confirmed he will join us Saturday June 27th at 11am to talk about his big win ...

for more information go to www.asamidwesttour.com

Speedtalk June 20th

NASCAR picks... Jordan took Kyle Busch, Dean chose Smoke and Jason took Juan Pablo Montoya.

We interviewed Modified super-star Shane Sabraski from Rice and Legends car winner Michael Dick from St Michael.

I was surprised to see that the MW mods were about a 1/2 second slower on the dirt than asphalt (they run higher on the track) and the Legends cars were over a second slower on the dirt.

The Big Mods and Late Models are awesome on the newly dirt-ed I-94 Speedway in Sauk Centre, they just need a few more of them on Friday nights.

Dan Plan joined us live from Cedar Lake Speedway.

Our show is a bit early on June 27th..... because of the Twins game... we will be on from about 10:30am-11:30am

Jason D Searcy

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Speedtalk #4 pre-view

Speedtalk on 1360 is coming up Saturday from 11-noon on KRWC radio

We will talk to Dan Plan live from Cedar Lake on local racing

Jordan Bianchi will talk on all things NASCAR

We will interview a couple winning drivers from I-94 Speedway

Jason and Dean will recap some old-time stories from their many years of motorsports coverage.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Speedtalk review of first month.

"Speedtalk on 1360" has had an exciting first month...

We interviewed 14 different ASA Midwest tour drivers during the Elko race coverage including: Donny Reuvers, Danny Fredrickson, Chris Wimmer, Jamie Iverson, Nick Panitzke, Tim Schendel, Jake Ryan and many others.

We also talked to dirt track announcer Ron Krog.... Erin Gillis telling us about her encounter with Richard Petty, Craig Armstrong VP and GM of Iowa Speedway and Tim Brockhouse Great North Legends owner.

Jordan Bianchi covers all things NASCAR and Dan Plan is our local racing expert.

Listen "on-line" on Saturdays from 11-noon ... Click "Live Audio"


Jason Searcy
Dean Reller