Archive for February 14th, 2009
Jason Leffler felt bad about causing a wreck in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Camping World 300 at Daytona International Speedway, but he shed no tears for Steve Wallace.
Kyle Busch tried the same last-lap, last-turn, bump-and-run move on Tony Stewart in Saturday afternoon’s Nationwide Series race that he tried on Todd Bodine about 19 hours earlier in the Camping World Truck race. The results were even worse the second time.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is approaching a dangerous statistical marker as he enters his 10th season as a Sprint Cup driver. Only two Cup champions — Bobby Allison in 1983 and Dale Jarrett in 1999 — raced as long as Earnhardt has before they won their first title.
Stewart Haas’ week in Daytona just a got a little bit longer Saturday morning as teammates Ryan Newman and Stewart ended up wrecking into each other, causing all kinds of headaches for the fledgling team before the season even begins. In the final ‘Happy Hour’ practice, Newman’s right-rear tire blew, sending him spinning lengthwise up [...]
Despite some concerns about tire wear going into Sunday’s Daytona 500, Goodyear program manager Greg Stucker is confident that his company has brought a tire to Daytona that will hold up well in Sunday’s 200-lap race.
Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion, met with the media prior to this afternoon’s practice. WAS THE OFFSEASON TOO SHORT, TOO LONG OR JUST ABOUT THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TIME? “It was alright. I was anxious to get to Daytona.” HAVE YOU CHANGED THE MOTOR YET? “Yeah. We changed the whole [...]
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing owner/managing partner Chip Ganassi is fed up with media criticism of Teresa Earnhardt, co-owner of the team and widow of seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt Sr. Just because Teresa Earnhardt prefers not to come to the racetrack, she shouldn’t be pilloried in the press as an absentee owner, Ganassi said Friday to a [...]
Kevin Harvick hit the wall in Friday’s Sprint Cup practice forcing the team to run their backup car for Sunday’s Daytona 500. The positive for the team is their backup is the car that won the Bud Shootout.