Plain bad luck played role in Junior's downfall, Martin says
Updated: October 27, 2007, 10:03 PM ETBy David Newton | ESPN.com
MILESTONE FOR GORDON
QUOTABLEKurt Busch can relate to what Carl Edwards is going through since his on-camera confrontation with Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth when it comes to public perception."I really don't keep up that much with what people think, with what people think is a good guy or a bad guy," he said. "I live every day in the face of the fans eyes of, 'Wow, you are really a nice guy. I thought you were going to be a [jerk].'"That's what I live with every day. So, we'll see what happens with Carl here leading into the next few races."
EVERNHAM REJECTSJeremy Mayfield and Scott Riggs, teammates at Gillett Evernham Motorsports a year ago, have been reunited at Haas CNC Racing.Mayfield will make his debut for Haas on Sunday. Riggs, who will be replaced by Patrick Carpentier the final two races this season at EMS, will join him in 2008."It will be cool," Mayfield said. "Scott is a good driver, and I like Scott a lot. We have already worked together well in the past and had no problems whatsoever. He and I respect each other and that is what it is going to take and be good teammates."
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