Archive for April 29th, 2007
Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the Talladega Superspeedway fans on their feet Sunday in the final 10 laps of the Aaron’s 499, using the high line to charge to second place. But Earnhardt Jr. later slipped back as Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson drove to the front, and Earnhardt Jr. had to settle [...]
FIN, ST, CAR, DRIVER, MAKE, SPONSOR, PTS/BNS, LAPS, STATUS, WINNINGS 1 1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 195/10 192 Running 355,511 2 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 175/5 192 Running 251,736 3 26 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 170/5 192 Running 212,483 4 2 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s Dark 160/0 192 Running [...]
Robert Yates confirmed on Saturday that talks have resumed between Robert Yates Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc. The topic of discussion: The possible sale of RYR to DEI. Last year when Yates spoke of entertaining partners, a contingent from DEI expressed interest. And as expansion is on the minds of most organizations in anticipation of [...]
Although his finish in Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 was much worse than his second-place a week ago at Phoenix, Stewart stood calmly in the garage at Talladega Superspeedway and described in painstaking detail the wreck that took him out on the next-to-last lap. David Gilliland, who hit him from behind after the caution was displayed on [...]
As beer cans bounced around his car, Jeff Gordon crossed the finish line Sunday for win No. 77 — breaking a tie with the late Dale Earnhardt on NASCAR’s career victory list. It was only fitting that it happened at Talladega Superspeedway, where Earnhardt — who would have been 56 on Sunday — won 10 [...]
Jeff Gordon says trouble is inevitable in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, and he hopes starting the race from the pole might help him avoid some of the mayhem at the big track. “Oh, it’s going to be wild. There’s no doubt about it,” Gordon said. “This track right now, with the repave, it’s [...]
Sunday’s running of the Aaron’s 499 will mark the 20th anniversary of the first Cup victory for Alabama native Davey Allison, who captured the spring race at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, 1987 on his way to winning Rookie of the Year honors. It was one of two victories that season for Allison, making him [...]
By disclosing that Roush Fenway Racing is re-negotiating its contract with Greg Biffle, team president Geoff Smith may have indirectly increased the driver’s value. Biffle told ESPN.com Friday that Smith’s comment has produced intrigue in the Nextel Cup garage regarding the driver’s contract status. He is an elite driving talent. Teams are calling.
While auto industry analysts and executives await the outcome of the sale of DaimlerChrysler, which could happen in the next month, Dodge officials insist they will remain in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series no matter what the outcome of the sale.
When Ken Schrader failed to qualify for Sunday’s race, it knocked the Wood Brothers famed #21 Ford out of the show. It’s the first time since the 2000 race here [Elliott Sadler was the driver] that the car will not be racing. “It ain’t about one race, it’s about the eight before this one,” said [...]
With Tony Stewart’s comments questioning the legitimacy of some NASCAR penalties, and Denny Hamlin denying he was speeding on pit road last week, NASCAR officials have heard a lot of complaints this week. While one can debate whether or not Stewart should have commented in the way he did, the fact is that NASCAR’s integrity [...]
No matter what Michael Waltrip does, every Sunday is the same. A NASCAR Cup race is held and he’s not driving. The colorful personality, sponsor-savvy NASCAR driver and rookie owner’s life seems like a song stuck on repeat. He failed to qualify for the Cup race in Phoenix last week, wanted to quit and then [...]