NASCAR will hold a test session Thursday at Martinsville Speedway to look at the possibility of using rain tires on NASCAR's shorter ovals. They are not discussing racing in the rain but being able to race on a wet track which should shorten rain delays.
Michael McDowell has established himself as a valuable asset to one of the hardest working organizations in NASCAR and one of the stronger competitors to race at restrictor-plate tracks and road courses.
Kyle Petty remembers that day vividly saying, “I’ve been around racing a long time and I’ve lost a son. I think the saddest thing I’ve ever seen at a racetrack was Alan’s truck leaving Bristol, Tennessee. We just sat and cried.”