Archive for January 10th, 2007
Pos., No., Driver, Time, Speed 1. 66 Jeff Green 48.200 186.722 2. 44C Dale Jarrett 48.253 186.517 3. 96A Tony Raines 48.270 186.451 4. 10A Scott Riggs 48.278 186.420 5. 7A P.J. Jones 48.284 186.397
You’ve won this race three times, new scene for you this year, what do you feel about this year’s 500? I’m looking forward to it. It’s obviously a new and different challenge for me starting in 2007. A new race team and a new car. You come to a place like Daytona where the racing [...]
HOW DID YOUR DAY GO? MEARS: “So far, things are pretty smooth. Being with a new team and the organization and working with a bunch of new guys at Hendrick Motorsports has been a fairly easy transition. I knew a lot of the people there already. As far as today at the track, thing are [...]
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ameriquest Ford Fusion, has a new crew chief in Pat Tryson and a new outlook on the 2007 season. He stopped by the infield media center at Daytona International Speedway during Wednesday’s testing lunch break to answer a few questions about the season ahead.
COMMENT ON THE DAYTONA TEST SO FAR “I think everything is going pretty good. We’ve got a new car here and one we ran last year. The new car didn’t roll off the truck real good, but we’re getting it better. The older car’s not bad, either, so we’re cautiously optimistic that the speeds we’re [...]
Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, has a new crew chief in Larry Carter as he begins his second year with Roush Racing on the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. McMurray held a Q&A session in the infield media center before Wednesday’s morning practice session.
The first NASCAR-approved Car of Tomorrow chassis didn’t clear inspection until the final week of the 2006 season, leaving teams with considerable concern that they’d be ill-prepared for the March 25, 2007 debut [at Bristol]. That particular concern has subsided a bit.
Each year, ESPN The Magazine’s trademark NEXT issue looks ahead and identifies those athletes whose talent and style will shape the landscape of sports in the years to come. This year, in addition to showcasing the innovations and trends that are changing the games we love, The Magazine has selected five finalists to vie for [...]
Pos., No., Driver, Time, Speed 1. 20B Mike McLaughlin 48.785 184.483 2. 14X Sterling Marlin 48.865 184.181 3. 26A Jamie McMurray 48.941 183.895 4. 66H Jeff Green 48.948 183.869 5. 48 Jimmie Johnson 48.990 183.711
Cingular’s sponsorship contract with Richard Childress Racing expires at the end of the 2007 season, but the Cingular name will expire before then, leaving the branding of the #31 car driven by Jeff Burton up in the air, according to a story in this week’s NASCAR Scene. With the Bell South-AT&T merger approved Dec. 29, [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he plans on leaving the rest of the testing of the #8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevy to sibling Kerry Earnhardt. Speaking at the NASCAR Jackson Hewitt Preseason Thunder Fan Fest, Earnhardt Jr. seemed satisfied with his two days of testing, which wound up with him on top of the drafting chart [...]
The NASCAR Foundation officially kicked off NASCAR Day 2007 by announcing May 18 as the date for this year’s fundraising celebration. Joining NASCAR Vice President Jim Hunter at Daytona International Speedway was artist Sam Bass, who unveiled this year’s NASCAR Day pin that he specially designed for the Foundation.