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 …
278 – laps led by race winner Tony Stewart in the Dickies 500, the most of any driver.
Dominating for the second straight week, Tony Stewart survived a green-white-checkered finish over Jimmie Johnson to win the Dickies 500 at Texas.
The Chase is winding down with only three weeks left until the end of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season now that Atlanta is behind us. The series now heads to Texas Motor Speedway, and of course, everything is bigger in Texas, or so they say, and events at TMS are no exception. Eddie Gossage was …
Fast forward to Atlanta, and there was hapless Mark Martin, when a crash that started on the bottom of the racetrack washed up right in front of him on lap 309.
Can it be said missing the Chase has helped Tony Stewart? Should there be a Chase provision that allows drivers in his position to finish higher than 11th?
26 – penalties handed down by NASCAR Sunday during the running of the Bass Pro Shops 500.
Racing to the front early, Stewart used four fresh tires to pass Dale Earnhardt Jr. with 11 laps to go to secure the victory in Sunday’s Bass Pro Shops 500.
The Bass Pro Shops 500 is the 33rd race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway twice in 2006 – they raced here in March. AMS has hosted Cup races since 1960, although it was changed to the present configuration in 1997.
As the Cup Series heads back into the Southern hospitality of Atlanta, who are the drivers that can right your fantasy ship?
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?
The tight Martinsville paperclip did its part to keep the points close Sunday, throwing a wrench into the Chase for the Nextel Cup standings.