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10:57 AM ET 06.04 | Sources at Dodge confirmed to SPEED.com that the automaker is looking at revisions to its existing - and still relatively new - P6 engine. NASCAR would need to approve any engine mods, and a Dodge official said they automaker "could have something toward end of season." As for now, the source said, "All talk now is premature."

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June 4, 2011  11:28 AM ET

I'd be more concerned about changing the color of the car than the engine, if the pic is any indication. That is hideous.

June 4, 2011  01:30 PM ET
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I'd be more concerned about changing the color of the car than the engine, if the pic is any indication. That is hideous.

I'm thinking that was for B-Cancer, but you are right, not for virile NASCAR.

June 4, 2011  03:09 PM ET
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I'm thinking that was for B-Cancer, but you are right, not for virile NASCAR.

If you're right about it being for cancer, I feel a little guilty. That's certainly a most deserving cause. I guess fuscia is just a little too much for me.

June 4, 2011  03:21 PM ET
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If you're right about it being for cancer, I feel a little guilty. That's certainly a most deserving cause. I guess fuscia is just a little too much for me.

"Gordon will be driving a fluorescent pink Dodge Charger R/T representing the Unleaded flavor of his new energy drink, SPEED. "

bash away!

June 4, 2011  04:44 PM ET
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"Gordon will be driving a fluorescent pink Dodge Charger R/T representing the Unleaded flavor of his new energy drink, SPEED. "bash away!

LOL, Thanks for the info. My Lord, isn't that a disgusting looking car?

June 4, 2011  05:13 PM ET

LMAO at Rickopolis.....my thoughts exactly.....ugggly colour.

Would be nice to see Dodge more competitive......but not counting on it.

June 4, 2011  05:25 PM ET

These must not be the same HEMIs that used to buck and spit going through the Daly drive-in, and the rest of us would look at it and wish. Me, I had enough trouble beating those 340 Cudas.

June 4, 2011  06:43 PM ET

big news out of the nascar garage - richard childress put a beating on kyle busch after the truck race


RickAllenracing??? Well @kylebusch apparently has more problems. Got into a skirmish with Richard Childress after the race.

@WendyVenturini: "@truckpits: Hot news. Grandpa Childress put a whipping on Kyle Busch in the truck garage. Look for big sun glasses on kybu" whaaat?!

June 4, 2011  07:43 PM ET
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big news out of the nascar garage - richard childress put a beating on kyle busch after the truck race

RickAllenracing??? Well @kylebusch apparently has more problems. Got into a skirmish with Richard Childress after the race.

@WendyVenturini: "@truckpits: Hot news. Grandpa Childress put a whipping on Kyle Busch in the truck garage. Look for big sun glasses on kybu" whaaat?!

Now I guess we will see that "probation" really means in NASCAR!

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June 4, 2011  11:34 PM ET

"All talk now is premature." And a premature eruption by Brads car. 7 DNFs

June 5, 2011  12:11 AM ET

What a finish to the Nationwide race! Edwards and Justin Allgaier both coasting across the finish line out of gas, too cool. And Reckless Robbie's paint job may look hideous but it'll look worse (or maybe better) after he gets into the wall a couple times and has tire marks all over it. And hearing about senior citizen Childress taking kyle out to the woodshed just made my whole weekend.

June 5, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Yup, you can tell it's the weekend.

June 5, 2011  09:14 AM ET

You are right on that. LOL

June 5, 2011  10:11 AM ET

Holy Daddy Batman!!!! Danica had a decent race. Kept the car in one piece and had a respestable 10th place. Maybe, and I use that term loosely, she has more talent than I thought.

June 5, 2011  12:25 PM ET

NUFF SAID

KANSAS CITY, Kan. ??? NASCAR cleared Kyle Busch for his role in an altercation with 65-year-old car owner Richard Childress after the Trucks Series race at Kansas Speedway.

Childress might not be so lucky.

NASCAR president Mike Helton said Sunday that Busch didn't violate his probation during the incident Saturday night.

Busch "did nothing that would have warranted the actions of Richard Childress," said Helton, who declined to discuss details of what occurred between the two in the garage.

Helton said that Childress will be allowed to stay for Sunday's Sprint Cup race in Kansas because the his team needs leadership. But his track access will be restricted, and NASCAR said in a separate statement that it will address the owner's actions Monday.

A statement released Sunday by NASCAR called the incident Saturday "unacceptable," adding that Childress's actions fall "far short of the standard we expect of owners."

"Once we get (Sunday's) race concluded, which is the focus of the day, we'll have to decide what NASCAR's reaction is to Richard Childress as a member of NASCAR in an action against another NASCAR member."

Neither Busch nor Childress was available for comment, though Busch was expected to release a statement. Busch's team owner, Joe Gibbs, said he agreed with NASCAR's handling of the incident.

"Kyle is focused on the racing," Gibbs said. "We're comfortable that NASCAR has done a good job of working through this situation."

Busch is on probation through June 15 following a postrace confrontation with Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick at Darlington. On May 24 in North Carolina, Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving, and speeding after driving 128 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Busch finished behind RCR driver Joey Coulter in Saturday's Trucks race after the two had a spirited late battle for position. Busch drove up beside Coulter's truck following the race, but Helton said Busch did nothing that would jeopardize his status.

"We haven't seen anything that indicated Kyle violated his probation on the race track (Saturday) or in the garage area," Helton said.

NASCAR said it met with Childress on Sunday morning and made it clear that it didn't want the situation to escalate.

June 5, 2011  12:34 PM ET

It is very unusual for Childress to lose it like that......Kyle Petty said today on Raceday, that while Kyle did not start this particular incident. he has been spoken to many times before by Childress, telling Kyle to leave his vehicles alone.....so this moment has been buidling up for a long time......Wendy Venturini interviewed Kyle and he said very little, but acted like he was innocent and taking the high road of "let's just out this all behind us"
As Kyle Petty said, you have to look at the common denominator in all these fueds and that is Kyle., so he is not innocent by any means.
Go Childress!

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