26 – penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the Bass Pro Shops 500.
The tight Martinsville paperclip did its part to keep the points close Sunday, throwing a wrench into the Chase for the Nextel Cup standings.
I was looking for some notes in my hard drive abyss when I came across a historical document: my preseason picks for the 2006 NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup.
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.
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.
Last Sunday at Talladega, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pushed Jeff Gordon to the lead in the UAW-Ford 500. That wasn’t the first time Earnhardt has helped Gordon get to the front, but it very well may be his last. After Gordon was taken out of the race by someone else’s mistake in the race’s semi-annual Big …
There are certain things that we’ve come to expect from restrictor-plate races lately, and this weekend’s Nextel Cup race at Talladega had most of the bases covered. Side-by-side racing… check. Bump-drafting… check. The Big One… check. Controversy… check. Upset fans… check. It seems like the only checkmark left empty on a wild day in Alabama …
Brian Vickers bumped Jimmie Johnson from behind in the wrong place, sending Johnson straight into the No. 8 while Vickers streaked by to win the UAW-Ford 500.
Jimmie Johnson was blowing by the competition, but Tony Stewart calmly came in and stole the Banquet 400 win away with a little extra fuel.
In the high-pressure world of the Chase, for a fuel pump to fail on Jeff Gordon’s car… how is that possible?
In the wildest race in Kansas Speedway’s six-year history, Tony Stewart’s Home Depot Chevrolet coasted out of fuel for the final half-lap of the race, yet still managed to beat out Casey Mears to the line to win Sunday’s Banquet 400.
It was business as usual for Kevin Harvick Saturday afternoon; he scored his seventh Busch Series win of the season in the Yellow Transportation 300 at Kansas.