Archive for July 12th, 2009
KERRY THARP: We’re going to roll into our post race press conference. Tonight’s race winner is Mark Martin. He drives the No. 5 Carquest/Kellogg’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. This is his series leading fourth win of 2009. This is his 39th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Moves up to 11th in the points. Mark, congratulations. [...]
The new double-file restart rule is still causing confusion for drivers and their crew chiefs. Race director David Hoots was questioned about restarts several times during the prerace Sprint Cup drivers meeting at Chicagoland. First, No 48-Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief Chad Knaus asked about which car controls the start of the race if the leader [...]
MARK MARTIN, NO. 5 CARQUEST/ KELLOGG’S IMPALA SS — Winner: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THIS NIGHT FOR YOU? “I’ve been watching Hornaday. I just knew this double-file restart was going to cost us. But I want to thank CARQUEST/Kellogg’s and Chevrolet, Sprint, Rick Hendrick and his race team. That was fun! That’s what life’s all [...]
Denny Hamlin (fifth) was the highest finishing Camry driver in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Chicagoland Speedway. Brian Vickers (seventh) also earned top-10 finish after starting from the pole — his fifth pole of the season. Other Toyota drivers in the field included Marcos Ambrose (11th), David Reutimann (12th), Joey Logano [...]
KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 3rd “We had a good Budweiser Dodge tonight. We had to battle all night there at the end with Jeff (Gordon) having fresh tires at the end of the race. I wanted to hang on for all we had, we ended up third and it ended up [...]
PAUL MENARD — No. 98 Sylvania/Menards Ford Fusion (Finished 35th) WHAT HAPPENED? “I’m not real sure. I’ll have to see a replay. I got loose in one and two, back on the gas, and I was on the outside. I was a little bit free on the restarts anyway, and I got shuffled to the [...]
The No 1 Chevy driven by Martin Truex Jr. did not pass a post-race inspection when NASCAR officials discovered the right rear quarter panel was too high on the car. Truex finished 16th in the LifeLock 400 race at Chicagoland Speedway.