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Kevin Harvick to NASCAR exec: Don’t ‘air dirty laundry on radio’

first_img NASCAR at Bristol: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch for Food City 500 Single-car qualifying on the superspeedways and the mile-and-a-half race tracks.“Any time that you have a draft, the guy in second is going to be faster than the guy in first as long as he’s close enough. That’s one of the unforeseen consequences that have come with this rules package that have impeded qualifying sessions that we’ve had this year. … Now we’re kind of getting the finger pointed at us from a drivers standpoint and referred to as trying to sit at the end of pit road and do this on purposes so it will go away. That’s not the case,” Harvick said.“We’re all sitting down there and trying to figure out how we can somehow manage ourself in a hole to be first. That’s really what it’s about. Whatever the rules are, however you want to manage everything, it’s about being first at the end of the day and trying to be the pole-sitter and the best way to do that is to wait until you get in position behind the most amount of cars to be last (in line).”O’Donnell on Monday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio addressed tweaking qualifying.“We’re going to look at every option,” he said, “including the possibility of going to single-car qualifying. … We’ll make adjustments as needed.” Asked on “Morning Drive” if what has happened in qualifying has made him angry, O’Donnell said “absolutely,” adding:“I think it’s ridiculous, candidly. I know the drivers did not like this qualifying before the season. Part of you says, ‘Are we doing this on purpose to get rid of it?’ I know it can be done. I know we have the best drivers in the world and crew chiefs to figure it out. We seem to want to outdo each other, and that results in sitting on pit road.“We’ll react to it. We’ll make the right call and get it right. We don’t want to see cars sitting on pit road for 8 minutes. That’s not NASCAR racing. We’ll make the fix there.” Kevin Harvick fired back Wednesday at a NASCAR executive who speculated earlier in the week that Cup Series drivers are trying to force the sport to return to single-car qualifying from the group qualifying that drivers have complained about this year.In a radio interview Monday, Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s chief racing development officer, pointed to drivers who parked at the end of pit road during group qualifying, remarking in part: “Part of you says, ‘Are we doing this on purpose to get rid of it?'” Harvick responded Wednesday on his “Happy Hours” show on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio when asked how the qualifying format could be fixed: “Well, one way is not to air your dirty laundry on the radio. I feel like calling the drivers out and saying that they’re sitting at the end of pit road on purpose is probably not something that you should publicly say even if you think it.”. @KevinHarvick reacts to Steve O’Donnell’s comments on #TMDNASCAR and offers his perspective on qualifying and what happened at Texas #HappyHours @StewartHaasRcng @KHIManagement #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/CX9Puylzci— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) April 3, 2019And Harvick’s suggestion? Related Newslast_img read more

InselAir opens up Caribbean, US markets via Boa Vista

first_imgInternational carrier InselAir will start operating flights from Boa Vista to Georgetown, beginning July 4, 2016.InselAir’s friendly and multilingual staff in combination with a comfortable ‘Regional 70’ jet will take you quickly and conveniently from Boa Vista to Georgetown in 65 minutes.On board, passengers have the possibility to win back their ticket in Insel StarMiles during the famous and unique Onboard Raffle.Passengers enjoy luggage allowance of one free checked bag and ample legroom. Comfort Class passengers enjoy, among others, pre-boarding, access to business lounges, extra legroom and extra luggage allowance.Tickets can be purchased at any InselAir ticket office Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport, via local and online travel agents and via www.fly-inselair.com.Passengers from Boa Vista can conveniently and seamlessly connect to InselAir’s extensive network of 26 destinations in the Pan-American region. In just 120 minutes from Georgetown destinations such as Miami, Santo Domingo and St Maarten are now easily accessible through InselAir’s hub in Curacao. Furthermore, InselAir offers its passengers one free stopover, making it easy and attractive for passengers to combine two destinations.Since 2006 InselAir has grown to be one of the best airlines in providing international flexible connectivity to North and South America as well as the Caribbean region.Due to frequent flights and very short flight time between InselAir’s home-base Curaçao and its hub in Aruba, in combination with its extensive network destinations, InselAir provides passengers great connectivity.InselAir’s interline partnerships (which include, amongst others, Air Berlin, KLM/Air France, Winair, Avianca and GOL) and code shares (KLM/Air France) add further value to this connectivity, allowing its passengers to connect throughout the world.InselAir is the largest Caribbean-based airline and expects to carry 1.4 million passengers this year, employs around 750 people, offers approximately 70 daily flights to 26 destinations and plans to grow to 30 destinations in 2016.InselAir’s fleet consist of 18 aircraft (7 x McDonnell Douglas, 3 x Fokker 70, 6 x Fokker 50 and 2 x Embraer Bandeirante) and is adding more aircraft to its fleet in 2016.Destinations in South America include: Manaus, Boa Vista, Georgetown, Paramaribo, Caracas, Barquisimeto, Las Piedras, Maracaibo, Valencia, Barranquilla, Medellin, Quito and destinations in the Caribbean include Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Havana, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Camaguey, St Maarten, Port-of-Spain, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Port-au-Prince, Kingston and Miami in the USA.last_img read more