Archive for July 28th, 2007
Jason Leffler took the lead with two laps to go in the Kroger 200 and raced to his second NASCAR Busch Series victory on Saturday night. Greg Biffle led in lap 191 before a caution brought the field together. Leffler took the lead in lap 197, then jockeyed with Biffle for a while before finishing [...]
Teammates Reed Sorenson and Juan Pablo Montoya swept the front row for Sunday’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, giving team owner Chip Ganassi another big day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 21-year-old Sorenson was fastest in practice Saturday and returned to the track hours later and backed it up with a lap of 184.207 [...]
Pos, Car, Driver, Make, Time, Speed, Laps 1 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 48.887 184.098 26 2 40 David Stremme Dodge 48.929 183.940 24 3 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 48.958 183.831 29 4 8 D. Earnhardt Jr Chevy 48.964 183.809 27 5 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 48.975 183.767 31
St. Petersburg’s Sebastien Bourdais lobbied hard for a shot in NASCAR after winning the second of his three Champ Car titles in 2005. If he still wants it, the chance may be there.
UPDATE: It was reported on ESPN2′s NASCAR Now that Busch’s agent, Jeff Dickerson, said the rumors are not true and that Busch has not narrowed down his selection of teams, has offers on the table and something should be known about Busch’s future within two weeks or so. [ESPN NASCAR Now/Jayski.com] Kyle Busch says he [...]
“I don’t think it’s any secret that because of the personal relationship between Erin and I it hurt her career,” Evernham said on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “The proper thing to do and something her and I would like to do is move her to another race team. “I think the girl has a [...]
Earnhardt Jr. announced in May that he was leaving DEI because he believed he couldn’t win a championship with his stepmother, Teresa Earnhardt, in charge. He wanted a controlling interest in DEI, and, when he didn’t get it, he signed with Hendrick Motorsports. Even if the merger had occurred two months ago, Junior insisted he [...]
A $100 million speedway in Tangipahoa (La.) Parish will be built to standards for NASCAR and Indy racing, and the complex could be used for concerts, boat racing and as a staging area for hurricane response, officials said Thursday.
More than two million votes have been tallied in the race for the NASCAR NMPA Chex Most Popular Driver Award. Thanks to fans logging in at www.mostpopulardriver.com to support their favorite driver, the goal of topping last year’s total votes is in sight. The current drivers in the top ten include many repeat visitors, and [...]
Seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Richard Petty was named North Carolinian of the Year on Thursday, joining Billy Graham, Dean Smith and others in receiving the honor from the North Carolina Press Association.