As longtime readers of this column know, I am not a Chip Ganassi Racing fan, but I must admit I’m impressed by the hiring of F1 star Juan Pablo Montoya.
10. Laughter ensues from Kurt Busch being eliminated at Bristol, of all places; “angels” do not like to be mocked!
Editor’s Note: With the offseason in full swing, Mirror Driving is off this week. Look for a brand new edition to come out next week before the holidays! In its place, we bring you this classic Mirror Driving column from July… a solid reminder of how some problems remain unsolved long after the season fades …
Reuniting at Kansas in a sponsorship deal with R&J Racing, Bill Elliott had a great run in the retro-looking Melling Auto Parts Dodge, finishing 16th.
Gilliland’s high point occurred at the Busch Series race at Kentucky, when he became the first non-Nextel Cup regular to win a Busch race in 2006.
Contrary to reports on SceneDaily, at this time David Starr is still employed by Red Horse Racing and has not been released from the team.
After a two-year absence, Ward Burton made his long-anticipated return to Nextel Cup competition in October at Martinsville.
After a dismal start to the season that included two engine failures in the first nine races, Greg Biffle starting firing on all cylinders during May.
5. Head to a NASCAR Nextel Cup team’s shop in Mooresville. If you squint really hard at the cars through the glass of the viewing area, they almost look like they are making laps.
Editor’s Note: In honor of the 2006 Nextel Cup champion celebrating in New York City, the Mirror Driving crew has decided to throw a little party of their own, taking a hard-earned week off after a long season. In their stead, we hope you enjoy some “Best Of” Mirror Driving from the past year, a …
Frontstretch would like to congratulate the three drivers who added champion to their list of accomplishments in 2006, along with the teams and crew chiefs that helped make it all happen!
10. Making fun of Kurt Busch.