Archive for March 1st, 2008
Mark Martin took Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Victory Lane by winning the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, then immediately apologized for an accident he started in the closing laps. Martin, the winningest driver in NASCAR’s No. 2 series, raced to the 48th victory of his career Saturday in a car owned by [...]
FIN, ST, CAR, DRIVER, MAKE, SPONSOR, PTS/BNS, LAPS, STATUS, WINNINGS 1 17 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Delphi 195/10 202 Running 94,045 2 23 16 Greg Biffle Ford CitiFinancial 170/0 202 Running 67,450 3 8 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet RVs.com / Camping World 165/0 202 Running 50,500 4 10 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Camping World/ RVs.com [...]
Practice 3 (Saturday): FIN, CAR, DRIVER, MAKE, SPONSOR, SPEED, TIME, BEHIND 1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 176.586 30.580 Leader 2 99 Carl Edwards Ford Dish Network 176.298 30.630 -0.050 3 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Johns Manville / Menards 176.240 30.640 -0.060 4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Nicorette / DuPont 176.212 30.645 -0.065 5 48 [...]
“Las Vegas is a special place. More people visit Las Vegas than any city in the world. … With all of that and all the money we have spent here, maybe Las Vegas Motor Speedway has earned that other date. I think it has. … If you owned NASCAR, I feel confident that you would [...]
NASCAR, apparel company Motorsports Authentics and several teams have received an injunction over renegade merchandise, and at least 10 people have had unauthorized merchandise seized since the start of the 2008 season. The teams and NASCAR received a temporary restraining order Feb. 8 in U.S. District Court in Charlotte that allowed for the seizure of [...]
The Cup cars of #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., #48-Jimmie Johnson and #17-Matt Kenseth were forced to go through the inspection line twice after NASCAR officials found minor violations on their cars.
Bruton Smith confirmed Friday that he has asked NASCAR to swap fall Sprint Cup dates between Atlanta Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway. The proposal would entail Atlanta obtaining California’s Labor Day weekend date while California would get Atlanta’s Chase race in October.
RCR driver Kevin Harvick believes that Toyota has a clear horsepower advantage over the other manufacturers. “I think everybody in the garage is down on horsepower compared to the Toyota guys,” Harvick said at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “In the Nationwide Series it’s almost a joke as to how much more power they make than [...]
Jeff Burton says NASCAR doesn’t need another restrictor-plate track, but he also has empathy for Auto Club Speedway’s problems as a 2-mile oval. Officials from the California have pondered reconfiguration but wanted to see how NASCAR’s new car performed on the track. Now that there’s been one race there with the new car, suggestions are [...]