Archive for September 8th, 2007
FIN, ST, CAR, DRIVER, MAKE, SPONSOR, PTS/BNS, LAPS, STATUS, WINNINGS 1 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 190/5 400 Running 249,836 2 7 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 175/5 400 Running 207,986 3 8 6 David Ragan * Ford AAA 165/0 400 Running 169,925 4 2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Nicorette / DuPont [...]
Jimmie Johnson won Saturday night’s Nextel Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. It was his sixth victory of the season and sends him into NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup Championship playoff next weekend with the series points lead. Tony Stewart finished second while Jeff Gordon was fourth. Gordon, Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, will start [...]
The 2007 Chase Lineup: Pos, Driver, Car #, Team, Manu, The Chase Points, Season Points 1. Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 5,060, 3,439 2. Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 5,040, 3,849 3. Tony Stewart, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet, 5,030, 3,537 4. Carl Edwards, No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, [...]
One of the top executives in the General Motors racing operation said the automaker will attempt to sign Tony Stewart to a contract with another Chevrolet team after his current deal with Joe Gibbs Racing expires. “We’d be interested in Tony staying with Chevy,” Brent Dewar, GM North America vice president of sales, service and [...]
POS, CAR, DRIVER, MAKE, SPONSOR, SPEED, TIME BEHIND 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 126.298 21.378 Leader 2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Nicorette / DuPont 125.342 21.541 -0.163 3 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 125.331 21.543 -0.165 4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 125.249 21.557 -0.179 5 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Express [...]
UPDATE: Robert Yates announced his intention to retire as President of Robert Yates Racing following the last race of the 2007 Nextel Cup season. Certain facets of Robert Yates Racing are being transferred to a new company presided over by Doug Yates. The new entity will be called Yates Racing. Robert Yates Racing will continue [...]
Petty Enterprises, NASCAR’s most storied organization, is open to a change of ownership. The two-car operation owned by seven-time champion Richard Petty is having discussions with Montreal Canadiens owner George Gillett Jr. that would allow it to merge with Gillett Evernham Motorsports and form a four-car Nextel Cup organization.
Joe Gibbs Racing, which will move from Chevrolet to Toyota next season, will not be allowed in any Chevrolet meetings the rest of this year that focus on 2008, according to a General Motors executive.
Hendrick Motorsports has a sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr., but Rick Hendrick isn’t saying who it is.
Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick says that Dale Earnhardt, Jr will not use the No 25 next season and that the team will not use the number next year. “The curse of the 25, I’ve heard that so many times,” Hendrick said. “[The No. 25] meant a lot to me over the years.
George Gillett, majority owner of Gillett Evernham Motorsports, said Canadian racer Patrick Carpentier will drive a Cup car for them during the Chase this season and probably will race full time in Cup for GEM next year.
ESPN averaged a 3.8 U.S. area rating and 6.1 million viewers for five NASCAR Nextel Cup race telecasts this season, with the Michigan race airing on a Tuesday morning on ESPN2 due to weather, earning a 1.3 rating and 1.8 million viewers.