Archive for June 8th, 2007
Ryan Newman captured the pole for Sunday’s Pocono 500 at the Pocono Raceway, his third consecutive pole win. The No.12 Penske Dodge circled the 2.5-mile tri-oval in 52.922 seconds (170.062 m.p.h.). The pole victory was Newman’s fourth of the season and 41st of his Nextel Cup career. In his sixth full season, Newman is tied [...]
NASCAR considered suspension NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton says that NASCAR did consider suspending driver Kurt Busch for a race after a pit-road incident at Dover, but that the sanctioning body thinks the 100-point penalty and $100,000 fine is an appropriate penalty.
Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest speed at first practice at Pocono. Johnson’s time was 166.664 mph.
Penske driver Kurt Busch has issued the following statement regarding his fine and points penalty by NASCAR: “I regret the incident that occurred at Dover and apologize to NASCAR, my sponsors, the fans, my Penske Racing team and Joe Gibbs Racing.
NASCAR announced today that Kurt Busch, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge in the Nextel Cup Series, has been penalized 100 championship driver points, fined $100,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2007 for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing – reckless driving; endangering a crew member on pit [...]
TNT announced its new programming lineup for the network’s upcoming Nextel Cup Series coverage, which includes coverage of six consecutive Cup races beginning on Sunday, June 10th from Pocono Raceway.
Kyle Busch and his No. 5 Kellogg’s/CARQUEST team will test a new Chevrolet Impala SS at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis., on June 12-13 in preparation for the July 1 Nextel Cup event at New Hampshire International Speedway. Busch is the defending event winner at New Hampshire.