Published on June 25th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith3
The Rumor Mill
NASCAR.com‘s Joe Menzer is reporting some very interesting things in his One Menz Opinion column this week.
He is reporting that Reed Sorenson may be out of the Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 41 Dodge at the end of the season.
Sorenson appears to have sealed his fate by missing at least one very important sponsorship appearance, combined with lackluster performances on the track, and by what some Ganassi employees see as lack of dedication by a talented driver who may have been given too much too soon and won’t appreciate that fact until he’s on the street looking for his next ride.
Menzer also has some interesting info on Casey Mears’ situation. As reported, Mears does appear to be on his way out of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 Chevy. But, Menzer writes that he seems to be headed to Richard Childress Racing’s fourth car to be sponsored by General Mills.
Commenting on the situation surrounding the U.S. Army sponsorship he writes:
[Do] you think the U.S. Army is going to plaster its logo all over the front of the Toyotas that are fielded by Red Bull [Racing] or [Bill Davis Racing]? It’s just not going to happen.
The column also covers Tony Stewart’s situation at Joe Gibbs Racing and the rumors surrounding Haas CNC, and Mark Martin’s situation at Dale Earnhardt Inc. and the potential move to Hendrick, where he may share a seat with Brad Keselowski.
A very interesting column and worth the read.