Archive for August 10th, 2007
Jeff Gordon started from the back of the field in NASCAR’s first road race of the Nextel Cup season after his team was penalized for a technical violation. This time, he’ll start from the pole. A misting rain that hovered above Watkins Glen International on Friday became too heavy mid-afternoon and forced NASCAR to cancel [...]
David Poole of The Charlotte Observer wrote this little gem: I don’t think ESPN put enough thought into the name of their little trick that supposedly show how the air travels over race cars. “Draft Track?”
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series — Race No. 22 — AMD At The Glen Watkins Glen International (2.45-mile road course) — Watkins Glen, N.Y. Fast Facts for August 10-12, 2007 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Road Course Radials
The auction of North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, N.C., has been scheduled for Oct. 2, and the National Auction Group has been retained to hold the auction. The track was bought by Speedway Motorsports Inc. in 2004 as part of SMI’s settlement with NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. of a lawsuit originally filed to gain [...]
The third annual NEXTEL Prelude to the Dream presented by Old Spice, held June 6 and broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View, raised $800,000 for charity. The 30-lap dirt late model event at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, featured some of racing’s biggest stars, and in a thrilling race won by NASCAR NEXTEL Cup [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya’s #42 Dodge Avenger in the Nextel Cup Series and his #42 Dodge Charger in the Busch Series will carry the colors of Wrigley’s Big Red this weekend at Watkins Glen International.
NASCAR needs Robby Gordon. It also needs Gordon to throttle down a bit. That’s why the sanctioning body announced Tuesday that it was fining Gordon $35,000 and putting him on probation for the rest of 2007. Even more important than the penalty, however, was an additional stipulation, sort of a Dean Wormer, double-secret probation straight [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya and his wife Connie Montoya will be guests on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, August 15 promoting ABC’s NASCAR in Primetime Special. The ABC News crew spent weeks with Montoya at the track and obtained minute-by-minute footage of his victory in Sonoma.