“There’s a fight in the garage!” The news of the scuffle between Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick led the news into Charlotte this weekend. The two reportedly came together after rising tensions following last weekends’ wreck by Edwards. This week also brought news of a new free agent, a sponsor shift and a death in the family. Gillett-Everham released Patrick Carpentier Tuesday after a blowup with his crew chief over the weekend. Carpentier will be replaced by fellow free agent AJ Allmendinger for the remainder of the season. Army announced Thursday they would be sponsoring Ryan Newman in the #39 car for 22 races next season. They join Stewart-Haas after two seasons with Ginn Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc. And finally, NASCAR lost one of its own this week with the passing of T. (Thomas) Taylor Warren at age 83. Warren, a longtime NASCAR photographer, gained notoriety after a 1959 shot that captured the three-way finish between Johnny Beauchamp, Lee Petty and lap car Joe Weatherly at Daytona. NASCAR called Beauchamp the winner, Warren’s photograph proved them otherwise. Warren’s loss is truly a loss for the entire NASCAR community. This the NASCAR week that was, Oct. 5-11, 2008.
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