Dear Readers, During this holiday season, it’s time to reflect and give thanks, especially during this time of economic hardship for so many. We know it has been a difficult year, one where stock car racing has often taken a back seat to other, more pressing personal issues. Add in one of the rougher seasons …
Unfortunately for Michael Waltrip, the statistics speaks for themselves as his full-time Sprint Cup career ended with a whimper, not a bang.
Despite running part-time in 2009, Furniture Row Racing announced Aug. 19 that they will step back up to the full schedule in 2010 with Regan Smith as driver.
Steve Addington was announced as Pat Tryson’s replacement at the helm of Kurt Busch’s No. 2 team. Will they contend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup?
You know a driver’s season is rough when their high point of success occurs in the opening race. David Ragan experienced this premature zenith in the Daytona 500, finishing sixth in the No. 6 UPS Ford.
Entering 2009 without a win in three full seasons, David Reutimann broke into the victory column in a rain-shortened 340.5-mile Coca-Cola 600 in May.
Elliott Sadler was just a lap away from being crowned the 2009 Daytona 500 champion.
The Samsung 500 at Texas in April was Paul Menard’s best weekend of the year, qualifying fifth and leading a lap before ending the race 13th.
In some ways, Jamie McMurray’s 2009 season was the most consistent in his four-year Roush career.
In February, Mother Nature conspired with a timely pit stop, putting Matt Kenseth near the front at the Daytona 500.
Bobby Labonte may not be the driver he once was, but is still one of the better drivers in NASCAR and a real class act to go along with it.
Kevin Harvick had 10 finishes of 30th or worse in the first 27 races of 2009, and they weren’t all because of blown engines or wrecks.