Archive for November 21st, 2006
Q: IT’S GOOD TO FINISH ON A POSITIVE NOTE. GREG BIFFLE: “Yeah, it certainly is. As everybody knows, it’s been a tough year for us. It seems like we haven’t been in the right place at the right time and then haven’t had fast enough race cars and have had a few mechanical failures, but [...]
Kahne, Newman, Sadler, Montoya, Mears, Stremme, Riggs, Labonte, Busch KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger) “The late cautions really hurt us. Our car didn’t take off that well on restarts, so the last caution cost us a couple of positions at the finish. Our No. 9 Dodge Charger was definitely a top-five car [...]
It required dodging several close calls in a race plagued by 10 cautions, one red-flag, and a green-white-checkered finish, but in the end Jimmie Johnson secured a ninth-place finish in the season finale Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, good enough to win his first NASCAR Nextel Cup championship. Despite all the drama in getting to [...]
Haas Racing held a grand opening of its new facility at Kannapolis Gateway Business Park on Monday to a crowd of local leaders, race fans and Haas employees. Gene Haas, owner of Haas CNC Machinery, was on hand to cut the ribbon and open the 144,000-square-foot facility.
David Ragan has not raced in a Nextel Cup event since NASCAR held him out of the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway last month, but he still could race in the season-opening Daytona 500 next year. Ragan is set to replace Mark Martin in the #6 AAA Ford Roush Racing entry next year.
David Coulthard has attacked F1 rivals Rubens Barrichello and Nico Rosberg for refusing to be nominated as directors for the recent Grand Prix Drivers’ Association election.
Scuderia Toro Rosso’s three-season target is to become a midfield runner. That is the insistence of the team’s co-owner Gerhard Berger (pictured right), who revealed that he and fellow shareholder Dietrich Mateschitz were content with the former Minardi squad’s ninth place in the 2006 constructors’ standings.
Mark Webber is due at Red Bull’s UK factory this week, according to the Milton-Keynes based team.
Williams test driver Narain Karthikeyan will shake down the Oxfordshire based team’s interim car for the winter at an English circuit this week.