Archive for March 27th, 2007
Pos., No. (Car), Driver, Time, Speed 1. 29B Jeff Burton 21.554 125.267 2. 17B Matt Kenseth 21.626 124.850 3. 5 Kyle Busch 21.642 124.757 4. 29 Jeff Burton 21.758 124.092 5. 10 Dave Blaney 21.816 123.762
From Larry McReynolds’ column at FoxSports.com: “Don’t expect to see a decision handed down this week against Greg Biffle and the #16 Roush Fenway Racing Nextel Cup team because a rear quarterpanel was low, and that’s not something a team would want to have at Bristol.
General Motors Corp. is not actively pursuing a purchase of the Chrysler Group after talking in January about a potential transaction, people familiar with the talks say.
The NASCAR license plate is back. State Rep. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, announced Monday that he is sponsoring a bill to create a specialty NASCAR license plate.
Brian Vickers’ cockpit was contaminated by excessive heat and fumes resulting from an exhaust system failure half-way through the race at Bristol. Vickers soldiered on for 200+ laps while enduring burns on his bottom and feet and noxious exhaust leaking into his racecar to lead a lap in competition and finish on the lead lap [...]
The NASCAR racetrack folks are making another run for it at the state legislature, but this time they left their big-name car drivers home. Opponents of the proposal to build a NASCAR track near Bremerton, Washington thought the idea had gone into the shop for good. But it turns out it was just a pit [...]
Mark Martin gave up a spot in the show to watch it from home, and wouldn’t change a thing about his first weekend off in 622 NASCAR races. Martin wasn’t sure how he’d feel watching Sunday’s race from Bristol Motor Speedway, but after dozing off twice during the 500-mile event, he realized he can live [...]
When NASCAR debuted the Car of Tomorrow at Bristol Motor Speedway yesterday, Todd Nesbit, an avid NASCAR fan and assistant professor of economics at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, was busy counting the number of accidents—and how many of those drivers walk away without a scratch.
Former car owner Cal Wells (pictured with driver Ricky Craven) said he’s in talks with sponsors and an ownership group to be part of a two-car effort next season. Wells said he hopes to have a deal done later this spring. He would be a minority owner in the team but run it. source: Roanoke [...]