There was at least one driver who didn’t sleep through the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland snooze-fest; that would be Tony Stewart.
When Dale Jarrett made the decision to join the MWR/Toyota team, he came with a golden ticket that all would benefit from, the past champion’s provisional.
Q: I thought Toyota was going to struggle in its first year in NASCAR? All I’ve seen from the Daytona speed charts are guys like Dave Blaney around the top.
Tony Raines managed to keep Bill Saunders, owner of the No. 96 car, high enough in owner points to guarantee the team would make the race each week.
Joe Nemechek has had a horrific year, but he’s stuck it out in the No. 01 Army Chevrolet, and now things are finally beginning to turn around.
With inexperienced rookies coming into the Cup Series next year, should there be a higher standard set by NASCAR before a driver is allowed to race in Cup?
As always this time of year, NASCAR’s Chase is gobbling up most of the press, submersing some controversial subplots for 2007 into the background while predictions for the championship and the constant twists and turns of each week distract us from the big picture of the sport. I’m just as guilty as anyone else in …
1.624 – Kasey Kahne’s margin of victory over Jimmie Johnson at the Bank of America 500 (in seconds).
Kasey Kahne came out and dominated at Lowe’s, leading 134 laps to come out on top in the Bank of America 500 and close within 160 of points leader Jeff Burton.
Tony Raines was the big winner in the Top 35 at Lowe’s. The No. 96 Hall of Fame Racing team was able to take the lead using pit strategy early in the race.
JJ Yeley had a day he’d rather forget at Talladega. Rear-ended by Ken Schrader in the first big wreck, the bump caused significant damage to his car.
Bobby Labonte was the big loser on the day. Labonte was running solidly in the mid-teens when he was tagged by Kurt Busch on lap 209.