Archive for March, 2009
Kevin Harvick says rumors of his imminent free agency are greatly exaggerated. Although mentioned recently as a driver up for grabs after this season, “I have another year on my contract after this year, so I’m not in the middle of all that stuff this year,” Harvick said. “So you can go ahead and check [...]
Three-time and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion Jimmie Johnson scored his first victory of the 2009 season in the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Johnson’s victory came on the 25th anniversary of Hendrick Motorsports first-ever NSCS win, also at Martinsville Speedway with driver Geoff Bodine. The victory kept Chevrolet on [...]
Chesterfield, Va.native Denny Hamlin earned the top-finish (second) Cby a Toyota Camry in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint up Series (NSCS) race at CVirginia’s Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin led the most laps (296 of 500 laps) in today’s race. There were 14 Camrys that started Sunday’s race – the most since Toyota joined the series in 2007. Other [...]
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) “It was just tight all day long and nothing we did made it any better. We started up front and stayed in the top 10 more than half the race. We wrestled it all we could without crashing. I know we took a hit in the points. [...]
JAMIE MCMURRAY — No. 26 Irwin Ford Fusion (Finished 10th) “We started so far in the back and typically I run well here, but I always qualify well and it makes it so much easier when you’re up front. Our car had a tremendous amount of speed in it, but I just could not pass. [...]
Jimmie Johnson nudged Denny Hamlin aside in the third and fourth turns with 15 laps to go and gave team owner Rick Hendrick a perfect place to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his first victory in NASCAR’s premier series: Victory Lane.
HOW’S YOUR CAR? “Today is really good. The U.S. Army Chevrolet was really good off the truck. We just kept freeing it up a little bit and got faster and faster. We had our quickest lap on the most laps of tires in race trim than anybody so feel very confident about that. In qualifying [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya attempted to apologize Friday morning to Roush Fenway Racing’s Jamie McMurray about an incident last week, but McMurray apparently wasn’t interested in what he had to say. Montoya, who got into the back of McMurray last Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, approached McMurary on Friday morning at Martinsville Speedway, and things apparently [...]
YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT RACING HERE THIS WEEKEND AT MARTINSVILLE: “We’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time. It’s always been a great track for us and I feel that as strong as the team is this year and as well as things are going that we’re probably even more anxious to get [...]
HOW IS THE CAR? “Oh, the car’s pretty good. We seem to be real competitive with everybody. Jeff (Gordon) is really fast. But I was happy with how I unloaded.” HOW DID YOUR MEETING GO? IT SEEMS LIKE ALL OF HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS IS BEHIND YOU “Well, when you need to do better you get down [...]
Sources tell AutoRacingSport.com that NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers AJ Allmendinger and Scott Speed are ‘definitely’ on the short list of the newly formed USF1 Formula 1 team that’s set to begin competition in 2010 while IndyCar star Danica Patrick and NASCAR Sprint Cup sensation Kyle Busch are not.
THE MODERATOR: Joining us from the NASCAR headquarters in Daytona Beach Florida, Mark Martin, driver of the No. 5 Kellogg’s Chevrolet for Hendrick motorsports. Mark comes into Martinsville and has some serious momentum going. He has been the pole setter at the last two Sprint Cup events, Atlanta and Bristol and he also finished sixth [...]