Heading into the first race of the Chase, Truex sits sixth in points; the seeding system NASCAR has instituted for 2007 has him 50 points out of the lead.
In the midst of Dale Earnhardt Jr. overkill, the 12-car Chase field was set on Saturday night. Looking at the final list of contenders, are there any surprises?
Here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Jimmie Johnson left the pits in the lead during the final caution period at Richmond Saturday night and was never headed.
1. The Dale Earnhardt Jr. 400 – Oh, you mean that wasn’t the name of Saturday night’s race at Richmond? Could have fooled me. Earnhardt’s odds of making the Chase were ridiculously slim going into Richmond, making ESPN/ABC’s singular focus on him both ridiculous and way over the top. 2. Abracadabra – And presto, chango. …
Effective around 11:30 p.m. on a balmy Saturday night at Richmond, NASCAR’s 2007 Chase for the Nextel Cup officially got underway. As soon as the final two participants – Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch – clinched their spots by crossing the finish line, talk turned from who’s going to get into the elusive 12-car field …
What is the big deal over Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s number?
Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won here twice and has top-10 finishes in 17 of 29 starts… but his track record lately at Richmond is worrisome. His fourth-place finish in the spring arrested a streak of four straight finishes of 30th or worse, including a disastrous performance in 2005 that locked him out of NASCAR’s …
Wednesday will make it official – Joe Gibbs Racing is switching to Toyota. What do you expect the immediate impact on the team will be?
I like Dale Earnhardt Jr. as much as the next person, but the tunnel-visioned focus of the Sharp Aquos 500 broadcast on his Chase quest was ridiculous.
Over on the other side of Mooresville, a younger Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits on the same sidelines as Ricky Rudd, he just doesn’t know he’s there.
This week, here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Sharp Aquos 500 at the California Speedway in Fontana.