Found October 25, 2011 on ESPN:
Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne says there were no last-minute team orders for him to abandon Jeff Gordon to work with fellow Ford driver Matt Kenseth in the final two laps of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Jack Roush: Trevor Bayne Was Not Ordered to Work With Ford Driver Matt Kenseth at Talladega

Almost everyone involved admits it looked kind of odd. With a few laps to go in the Good Sam Club 500, Trevor Bayne looked like he was all lined up to draft with Jeff Gordon on a restart in the restrictor plate race on Sunday. As the green flag was waved, though, Bayne moved over to run with fellow Ford driver Matt Kenseth. Gordon, who was in contention to win the race, was forced...

SPENCER: Think For Yourself

Trevor Bayne should have drafted with Jeff Gordon at Talladega and not bailed on him in favor of Ford teammate Matt Kenseth...

Roush, Bayne try to negotiate through ‘team orders’ wreckage

Heart or head. Dreams or reality. Pleasure or business. When you've got to choose between them with a moment's notice, you may end up in the right place without much liking how you got there. Such was the dilemma of Trevor Bayne at Talladega. The Bayne/Jeff Gordon "team orders" story isn't going away, and it's not going away because some of the key players...

Tony Stewart says Paul Menard couldn’t push him to win on final restart

Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart feels your pain. Stewart said at a fan question and answer session on Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame that Paul Menard was instructed not to push him to the win after the final restart of Sunday's race at Talladega. From SB Nation: "Somebody heard (Menard) change to a different channel and heard that conversation in the trailer on a scanner...

'Team orders' concept just makes sense

In Formula One racing, team orders are commonplace. It's an accepted practice for a racing organization to have an alpha driver and a beta driver. And the latter is expected to help the former do whatever it takes to win a race and/or a championship. Fundamentally, I have no problem with the concept of team orders whatsoever. Any success showered on a company benefits everyone...

Yes, That Redneck Got A Free Jeremiah Weed/Matt Kenseth Tattoo

We love NASCAR rednecks because (a.) they’re usually drunk (b.) are usually into something crazy while drunk (c.) get drunk, get free tattoos and then realize the next day they have a malt beverage logo tatted on their ribcage. The Jeremiah Weed group (full disclosure: they once sent me 3 cans and, the next morning, have never been so sick in my life) was at Talladega this weekend...

Edwards Uses Late-Race Push to Expand Sprint Cup Points Lead; Kenseth Up to Second

Roush Fenway leaves Talladega first-second in pointsTALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 23, 2011) – Roush Fenway Racing leaves Talladega Superspeedway holding the first and second positions in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup point standings. Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle hung in the back of the field for the majority of Sunday’s 500-mile Sprint Cup race, before making their move in the race’s...

NASCAR Will Crown A New Champion This Year

Johnson will not repeat for a sixth time as NASCAR's Champion While all of NASCAR's 12 Chasers are still mathematically eligible for the championship, it's really coming down to the top five. Carl Edwards leads The Chase, followed by Matt Kenseth -14, Brad Keselowski -18, Tony Stewart -19, and Kevin Harvick -26. One of those drivers will be the 2011 Sprint Cup Champion...

Video: Is this the end of Jimmie Johnson’s reign? (Spoiler: yes.)

Is Jimmie Johnson's reign atop the NASCAR world over and done with? Sure looks like it. Your favorite NASCAR Jays, Hart and Busbee, discuss that issue and oh so much more this week, including how strong Carl Edwards will be and whether Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart can make a run at the title. Enjoy!

Driver standings after 32 of 36 races

With four races to go it has come down to about a five driver battle for the championship. Carl Edwards continues to lead and has a 14 point advantage over Matt Kenseth, 18 over Brad Keselowski, 19 over Tony Stewart, … Continue reading →
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