The 2007 season started with a bang, as David Gilliland captured the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500 and finished an encouraging eighth.
After losing his cool during a Busch Series race in Kentucky, Carl Edwards arrived at MIS in the wee hours of Sunday morning with a chip on his shoulder.
NASCAR’s CEO was commenting on falling TV ratings that are plaguing the sport. In need of an explanation, none other than Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s name came up.
Kyle Busch won the spring contest at Bristol after Jeff Burton chose not to nudge him out of the way en route to the checkered flag.
NASCAR’s banquet celebration just concluded its 27th year in New York City amidst rumors it could be moved. Does the banquet belong in the Big Apple?
Jeff Burton’s six finishes of sixth or better through the season’s first seven races kept him among the top three in the points through the end of April.
After starting 40th in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, Ward Burton came on strong, finishing on the lead lap in 14th position.
Finishing a surprising third in the fall race at Talladega, Dave Blaney followed that up with a sixth-place finish at Lowe’s, contending in both events.
Mired deep in the points standings for much of 2007, BAM Racing qualified for 10 of the final 14 races with John Andretti behind the wheel.
AJ Allmendinger didn’t enjoy many of the highs he hoped for as a rookie on the Nextel Cup circuit, but there were a few golden nuggets in ’07 for the former Champ Car driver.
1. Banner Brainstorming – Mike Helton said in New York last week that 2007 was a “banner year” for NASCAR. Which makes me wonder, if you were designing a banner to summarize NASCAR’s season, what would it say? Suggestions welcome. 2. Spade Said – From what I’ve heard, most people didn’t find David Spade all …
Greg Biffle’s only win of 2007 came relatively late in the season – race number 29 of 36 – and was marred by controversy.