Archive for March 18th, 2007
FIN, ST, CAR,, DRIVER MAKE, SPONSOR, PTS/BNS, LAPS, STATUS, WINNINGS 1 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 195/10 325 Running 233,261 2 13 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 175/5 325 Running 165,461 3 21 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 170/5 325 Running 145,016 4 32 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular [...]
Tony Stewart didn’t hide his frustration with Jimmie Johnson and his assertion that Johnson pinched him into the wall at Atlanta with just a few laps to go, giving Johnson the win.
As if the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. needed any more headaches after 39 spins and accidents last week at Las Vegas, the company got even more criticism this week when Juan Pablo Montoya was allowed to do a tire test at the Darlington Raceway.
Jimmie Johnson squeezed by Tony Stewart with two laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 Nextel Cup race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No.48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet took the checkered flag 1.311 seconds ahead of Stewart. The victory was Johnson’s second of the season and 25th of his Nextel [...]
The word through the NASCAR is that Sunoco is still upset about Shell’s move into this sport (in which Sunoco is paying NASCAR for “official fuel” sponsorship rights) and is considering legal action against Shell to force it to take down all those Kevin Harvick banners at its 15,000 service stations. [source: Winston Salem Journal]
Doug Yates has had a chance to pull apart and examine the engines from the first two races in the unleaded era, and he sees some challenges ahead. In fact, Yates said, his engines came within, say, 10 laps of wholesale failure in unleaded’s debut at California. “We came back from Fontana and every engine [...]
Supercross legend Ricky Carmichael will begin to steer toward a stock car racing career. Next Saturday night, the 27-year-old rider will make his first start as a stock car professional at North Florida Speedway in Lake City. Mark Martin plans to skip the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway to act as Carmichael’s [...]
Robby Gordon will get to start Sunday’s NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a primary sponsor on his No. 7 Chevrolet after all. Gordon, an owner/driver in the Cup series, showed up at the track Thursday with the logo of his Busch Series sponsor, Motorola, on his cup car. NASCAR immediately told [...]