Pre-Talladega Linkage

Matt MercerCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2008

This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Gratuitous links, courtesy of someone too busy to write a real post today:

A must-read on the legend of Talladega, it's old but for the old school fans of the sport it's always good to see someone that remembers the curse.

Paul Menard takes his sideburns and dad's $$$ to Yates Racing for next season. The slide of DEI continues and Yates needs the cash. A win-win, in my eyes.

Story about the struggles of open-wheel drivers in NASCAR this season. You mean those same ones ESPN called "The best rookie class in NASCAR history" back in February? Yeah, about that...

Updating yesterday's story about Rusty's possible comeback, he shoots it down. I'm not convinced, not yet anyway.

Nice little story about the process of UPS moving their dollars to David Ragan and Roush Fenway for 2009.

Joey Logano will pull double duty in the ARCA Series as well as the Truck Series, where he'll drive the No. 59 that Ted Musgrave threw a hissy over and quit back at Vegas. Thankfully, he has been pulled out of the shitbox that is the DLP car.

JTG Daugherty racing has formed an alliance with Michael Waltrip Racing for next season. This sounds more like the pretty new girlfriend moving into the guy's house after a tough divorce. Will they get married? We'll see, we'll see.

The entry lists for the weekend. Bram delivers the pure stats.

Who's getting up at 7 AM to see the unveiling of Jeffy's new car?

Not me.