Boris Said doesn't mince words about Greg Biffle after they had on-track incidents and a skirmish in the garage area.
22-year-old has made 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts MORE: Full entry list for Martinsville RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Kyle Fowler will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway . Fowler will drive the No. 32 Ford for owner Frank Stoddard Jr. and GO FAS Racing. Eight other drivers have taken turns behind the wheel of the No. 32 car: Travis Kvapil (16 races), Terry Labonte (four races), Blake Koch (three races), J.J. Yeley (three races), Boris Said (two races), Joey Gase (two races), Timmy Hill (one race) and Eddie MacDonald (one race). Labonte's 11th-place finish in the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona in July has been the team's best finish so far this season. The 22-year-old Georgia native has 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts in his career, including one this year in the spring at Charlotte Motor Speedway . He finished 32nd in the History 300 . The Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 is set for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Sprint Cup Series drivers joke around during Garagecam at Watkins Glen.
Former series champ to run all Daytona, Talladega events
Nationwide Series regular will drive the No. 32 car for Go FAS Racing RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Joey Gase will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in the MyAFibStory.com 400 on Sept. 14. Gase will drive the No. 32 Ford for Go FAS Racing. "I am very excited and thankful that Archie (St. Hilarie, team owner) and the entire team are giving me this opportunity," Gase said in a team release. "My Nationwide Series career started with Go FAS in 2011, which led to a great 20th-place finish (at Iowa). Hopefully, I can get another good finish with the team." The team currently has a couple of associate sponsors for the race, but is looking for a primary sponsor, according to the release. Gase is currently running a full Nationwide Series schedule for Jimmy Means Racing. He is 20th in the standings with a best finish this season of 11th at Talladega in May. In 66 career Nationwide Series starts, the 21-year-old Iowa native has yet to record a top-10 finish. This season, Go FAS Racing has used other six drivers in the No. 32 car. Travis Kvapil (15 starts), Terry Labonte (three starts), Blake Koch (two starts), Boris Said (two starts), Eddie MacDonald (one start) and J.J. Yeley (one start) have combined to run the first 24 races of the season. Yeley will drive the car this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway . The team's best finish this season was an 11th-place finish by Labonte in July at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero 400. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Boris Said : 'The infield at Sebring is like a mini-Talladega'
Brian Vickers, who was forced to take a medical leave of absence from the Sprint Cup Series last spring, made his first laps in one of his Red Bull Racing Team stock cars in eight months Monday at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. "There were so many rumors, assumptions and speculations about my health and status for 2011, but [testing] hopefully put all of them to rest." --BRIAN VICKERS The first day of the two-day session was interrupted by rain in mid-afternoon but both Vickers, who last drove in May 2010, and his new teammate Kasey Kahne, who said he "felt great" after having surgery on both knees immediately after the 2010 season, were thrilled. "[Monday] was just a huge weight off of my shoulders, not only for myself, but for the guys on the team," Vickers said . "There were so many rumors, assumptions and speculations about my health and status for 2011, but [testing] hopefully put all of them to rest. "It felt damn good to get back in the car. Everything fit. Everything felt right. Everything was just the way I left it last May. Just to fire the car back up was awesome, and then to punch it for the first time was such a great feeling." "It was good to see Brian back on the track," said Kahne, who was at his first test for Red Bull. "Working with my crew and teammate at the test is important and a good start to a great season. I look forward for more car time to get myself better and working closer with Brian in 2011." Vickers had posted on his Twitter feed at 10:29 a.m. Monday from the oddly-shaped one-mile oval that was used in the late 1990s for a couple Truck Series races, along with IndyCar Series events, "Just got to Walt Disney World Speedway ... Going to make the first laps of 2011 this afternoon -- Can't wait!" The test lasted about two hours before rain ended the day. Vickers posted at 2:33 p.m. that he was at the hotel and planning to take his road crew to dinner. "We are here to get more seat time for me and so I can get back in the groove with the road crew," Vickers said . "I don't think we are going to learn anything ground-breaking [Monday], but it's really just a great chance for us all to work together, and the bottom line for me is just to get back in a race car and log some laps." Vickers is scheduled to appear with virtually the entire group of Cup teams intending to compete in the Daytona 500 at a three-day test Jan. 20-22 at Daytona International Speedway. But Monday was significant for Vickers. Last May he experienced discomfort while on a public relations outing to a medical facility. He was diagnosed with blood clots and part of his treatment regimen required blood thinners, which precluded his driving race cars. Beginning with the May 16 race at Dover, Vickers' place in the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota was taken by Casey Mears (four races), Reed Sorenson (13 races), Mattias Ekstrom (two races), Boris Said (one race) and finally, for the season's last five races, Kahne -- who will be Vickers' teammate for one season, driving a No. 4 Toyota rather than using the No. 82 formerly employed by the team. Last week, a post on Vickers' Facebook account said he had been approached about driving a Grand-Am Rolex Series car, but he "ran out of time getting permission to drive something other than a stock car."
Former Team Penske crew chief moves up to Sprint Cup with Ryan Blaney Ryan Blaney will have a familiar face atop the pit box in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races next year. So will Wood Brothers Racing as an organization. RELATED: See other driver/crew chief changes in store for 2015 The team announced Monday that Jeremy Bullins will call the shots for the No. 21 Ford in 2015, when Blaney gets behind the wheel on a part-time schedule. Bullins had previously worked with Wood Brothers Racing from 1999-2002, including a stretch as a race engineer. Bullins has spent the past three seasons as a crew chief for the No. 22 Team Penske Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. During that span, he has 21 wins, 57 top-fives and 79 top-10s in 99 races. "This is a great opportunity for me at this point in my career to move to a great organization with a solid driver, while still getting the chance to work with the people that I've come to know and respect at Team Penske ," Bullins said in a team release. "Everyone in the sport knows about the Wood Brothers and recognizes that No. 21. To get a chance to work for Eddie and Len (Wood) and the entire organization and to have Ryan behind the wheel, is pretty much everything I could have asked for." Wood Brothers and Team Penske will begin a technical alliance next year, and Bullins told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio's "The Morning Drive" that the Woods will get Penske cars. "Similar to the relationships that they've had in the past, we'll be getting chassis from Penske," Bullins said . Blaney and Bullins made 19 starts together in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, a partnership that produced two victories, eight top-fives and 16 top-10s. Sprint Cup rule changes should help their collaboration as they move up to NASCAR's premier series. "If you look at the direction of the rule changes, it's certainly in the direction of the rules package for the XFINITY cars," Bullins said on SiriusXM NASCAR. "Hopefully for us that will be a good thing. It'll make the transition to the Cup car a little bit smaller and make the learning curve pass a little quicker for Ryan. "That part in my mind is a good thing for our particular situation. What testing we've seen so far -- guys doing the aero package tests -- the feedback is a lot like an XFINITY car." The No. 21 ride became open when Trevor Bayne left for a full-time ride with Roush Fenway Racing in NASCAR's top series. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule