The 2006 Nextel Cup season could be considered Denny Hamlin’s high point, with a first-year performance that equaled what many drivers accomplish over a career.
On the strength of an impressive third-place run in the Ford 400, Denny Hamlin finished the season third in the standings.
In the Nextel Cup finale, Greg Biffle held off Martin Truex Jr. in a green-white-checkered finish to win the Ford 400 at Homestead.
Anyone that chooses not to watch the season-ending race this Sunday at Homestead, I’ve got one thing to tell you: you may be bitterly disappointed.
And then there were five. After 35 races, over 10,000 laps and countless hours spent behind the wheel, the final race of the season at Homestead comes down to five drivers from five different organizations battling for the 2006 Nextel Cup championship. There is Jimmie Johnson, the perpetual bridesmaid who has specialized in watching titles …
Kevin Harvick outlasted Jimmie Johnson following a restart with three laps remaining to win at Phoenix in Sunday’s Checker Auto Parts 500.
Sunday’s Dickies 500 blew through the 2006 Chase standings like a Texas tornado; when the dust settled, no position in the top 10 went unchanged. The rough and tumble winds meant that for many Chase drivers, it wasn’t such a beautiful day. Jeff Burton‘s title hopes took a major hit when a blown tire sent …
This weekend’s race at Atlanta certainly dished out plenty of tricks and treats for the 10 drivers battling for the Nextel Cup championship.
The tight Martinsville paperclip did its part to keep the points close Sunday, throwing a wrench into the Chase for the Nextel Cup standings.
Surviving a thrilling duel with rookie Denny Hamlin in the final six laps, Jimmie Johnson held on to win to win the Subway 500 at Martinsville.
This past week was race week in Charlotte. As is the case every year at my hometown track, so much happens in such a short time, the five-day period surrounding the event just becomes a whirlwind of activity. To give you an idea of how fast things can go by, I decided to do something …
As the smoke cleared in Charlotte, Jeff Burton continued to remain the class of the Chase field, with his challengers now looking to play catchup.