Archive for March 31st, 2008
Just a look at all those empty seats in these grandstands, and it’s clear that yesterday’s Goody’s 500 should be a wake-up call for NASCAR executives and the France family, which owns Martinsville Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to celebrate his love of NASCAR’s history once more by running a retro paint scheme on his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway.
Greg Biffle’s contract extension with Roush Fenway Racing is nearly complete, and the team is working on extensions for David Ragan and Carl Edwards. Using Biffle’s words from earlier in the week, Roush Fenway Racing President Geoff Smith said that the contract with Biffle is 90 percent along.
Max Helton, who 20 years ago helped begin a Christian ministry in the NASCAR garage that grew into the Motor Racing Outreach organization, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Huntersville, N.C. Mr. Helton was diagnosed with brain cancer in August.
Roush Fenway Racing doesn’t plan to take legal action against Michael Waltrip Racing for what it characterized as the theft of a sway bar unless there is evidence that the piece has been duplicated.
Jeff Burton is considered a leader and mentor in the Sprint Cup garage. And the Richard Childress Racing driver left Martinsville Speedway on Sunday as the leader – the points leader – and looking to become the teacher – to Michael Waltrip Racing rookie Michael McDowell.
Denny Hamlin earned the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) win for Toyota in today’s race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. The Chesterfield, Virginia-native also earned his career-first win at the half- mile short track. Toyota Camrys led 89 laps in today’s race at Martinsville with race-winner, Hamlin leading 82 of 500 laps.
Jeff Burton, No. 31 AT&T Impala SS left a damp and dreary Martinsville Speedway sitting a-top the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings after a solid third-place finish in the Goody’s Cool Orange 500. He holds a 39-point lead over his Richard Childress Racing teammate, Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Impala SS, with six races [...]
ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 McDonalds Dodge Charger) Finished 15th HOW DOES YOUR BACK FEEL AFTER 500 LAPS “I feel pretty good. I appreciate Dennis Setzer working with us the last two days giving me a little break on Friday and Saturday and that made a big difference today.
JAMIE MCMURRAY — No. 26 Irwin Ford Fusion (Finished 8th) “I had to race those guys a little bit differently than I would have if we hadn’t been in that situation (as far as the point standings). When guys would get underneath me, I would just let them go because we had to finish well [...]