Archive for November 5th, 2006
Point Standings 1 J Johnson 6157 2 M Kenseth -17 3 D Earnhardt Jr. -78
While all the tense battles of NASCAR’s Chase for the championship rage on, Tony Stewart is driving in a world of his own. It just so happens that Stewart’s world is way out in front of the drama. Just having fun and driving for wins — not a championship — Stewart overpowered the field Sunday [...]
Speeds dipped during practice Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, momentarily alleviating one of the concerns surrounding today’s second annual Dickies 500. The dip-of-a-bump between Turns 1 and 2? It’s still there. Still wiggling rear ends. Still challenging the world’s best drivers and crew chiefs. Beginning with record-setting pole sitter Brian Vickers, The Dip — and [...]
With the Busch title determined last month in Charlotte, most of the pre-race attention was on newcomer Juan Pablo Montoya, starting only his second NASCAR race in preparation for a full-time Cup ride next season. The former Champ Car and Formula One star had a difficult but educational day on the 1.5-mile Texas oval.
Rain is likely to fall most of the afternoon in Texas affecting the running of today’s Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Word in the garage is that there were many very unhappy faces in the Red Bull camp on Friday after A.J. Allmendinger failed to qualify for Sunday’s Dickies 500.
During Saturday’s Nextel Cup Happy Hour practice session at Texas Motor Speedway, open wheel veteran Dario Franchitti was an observer on top of Jeff Burton’s hauler.
Colin Braun, who hails from nearby Ovalo, Texas, already has made a name for himself in sports cars as the youngest driver ever to win a professional sports car event. Now he has set his sights on a career in NASCAR.
Paul Tracy, The winningest active driver in Champ Car crashed a golf cart last week near his Las Vegas home and fractured his right scapula — putting this week’s season finale at Mexico City in jeopardy. “It hurts pretty bad, but I’m getting some treatment and I think I’ll be able to qualify and at [...]
Dieter Zetsche has urged McLaren-Mercedes to go two better in 2007. The CEO of Mercedes’ parent company, DaimlerChrysler, rued the silver collaboration’s distant third place in the recently concluded Formula One constructors’ title. “Quite simply, Mercedes must be in front,” he was quoted as saying by Sport-Informations-Dienst at the traditional Stars & Cars event in [...]