Running Their Mouth: 2007 Auto Club 500 at Fontana
Editor’s Note: Welcome to Frontstretch‘s newest column! Each week, we’ll go through all the media reports, interviews, PR and our own stuff to find the best quotes from Sunday’s race that best captures the story of how the weekend unfolded, straight from the drivers themselves. This week, Beth Lunkenheimer gives us a sneak peek at …
Full Throttle: Signs of Trouble for Both the NASCAR Busch & Craftsman Truck Series
California might have served as a wake-up call for NASCAR. The Busch race and the truck race did not have full fields. The second- and third-biggest racing series in the U.S. didn’t have full fields for their races this weekend. The influx of Cup drivers stealing the headlines and the escalating costs of running teams …
Numbers Game: 2007 Auto Club 500 at Fontana
133 – laps led by race winner Matt Kenseth in the Auto Club 500, the most of any driver.
Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Stater Bros. 300 at Fontana
Matt Kenseth gave Roush his sixth victory in the last seven Busch Series races at California when he drove off to a five-length win in the Stater Bros. 300.
Becca’s Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2007 Auto Club 500 at Fontana
With his Fontana pole this weekend, Jeff Gordon now has 56 poles, moving him past Bill Elliott to fifth on the all-time pole winners list.
Bubble Breakdown: Prodigal Son Earnhardt 41st in Points After Engine Woes
While Michael Waltrip Racing is having problems, a number of championship teams continue to struggle – including the sport’s prodigal son, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Tracking the Trucks: 2007 San Bernardino County 200 at Fontana
Mike Skinner celebrated his 20th Craftsman Truck Series win Friday night in the San Bernardino County 200 over second-place finisher Ron Hornaday.
Matt McLaughlin’s Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2007 Fontana Spring Race
Matt Kenseth’s team got their driver out first on the final pit stop at Fontana while Jimmie Johnson lost several spots on the same stop.
What’s Vexing Vito: Busch Series Whacked Again
It’s probably a good thing that the 2007 Daytona 500 finished the way it did; the exciting and controversial finish helped to overshadow what was yet another Nextel Cup Driver Benefit event the day before during the Orbitz 300. Kevin Harvick won that one, too… but the finish was a lot less exciting. It is …
Holding a Pretty Wheel: A Plateful of Trouble at Daytona
It could have been ugly. We got lucky; but it could have been tragic. The 2007 Daytona 500 was marred with crashes. There was no Big One, just a bunch of Little Ones, but a couple of those looked deceptively bad. Bottom line… there was nothing about those crashes in that race that made it …
That’s History Profile: Ernie Irvan
Ernie Irvan was born in Salinas, Calif. on Jan. 13, 1959. He is the son of Vic and Jo Irvan, whose family moved to California following the Dust Bowls.
Voice of Vito: Salute to You III… IV… Anyone for V?
Rocky Balboa. The Terminator. The Dismembered Knight from Monte Python. The paperboy from Better Off Dead that wants his $2. Mark Martin. All five keep getting up and coming back for more punishment. It had seemed that following the fall announcement in 2004 that Martin would be done competing in the Nextel Cup Series at …
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