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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Martin Truex
Jeff Gordon got into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when NASCAR made an unprecedented move to expand the playoff field to 13 drivers after the controversial ending at Richmond.
For drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., patience is definitely a virtue at this point in the season.
One of the key moments in the development of NASCAR's new Sprint Cup car came in a multicar test at Texas last fall.
In these uncertain economic times, a sponsorship announcement was enough to bring out NASCAR's president.
"I'm going to say there's a 99 percent chance that I will race the whole race," Truex said, even though he acknowledged "my fingers still hurt, my knuckles are kind of tender, so shifting is a little bit of an issue as far as the pain goes."