Archive for August 1st, 2009
President Barack Obama will welcome three-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson to the White House on Monday (August 3rd). Obama, the 44th president, will also honor other former NASCAR champions and other drivers who qualified for the 2008 Chase for the championship. Johnson’s No 48 Lowe’s Chevy also will be parked at the White House. [...]
Natural. Rock star. Outsider. In the 1980′s, race car driver Tim Richmond lived his life the way he raced cars…wide open. Born into a wealthy family, Richmond was the antithesis of the Southern blue-collar, dirt-track racers who dominated NASCAR. He also was a flamboyant showman who basked in the attention of the media and fans, [...]
Ron Hornaday Jr. raced to his record fifth straight NASCAR Camping World Trucks victory, easily holding off Brian Scott in a green-white-checker finish Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway.
Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch to win Saturday’s inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Details to follow…
Tony Stewart hit the wall in Turn 3 on the first lap of practice Saturday morning, forcing the No. 14 Chevrolet team to go to the backup car for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.
Practice 3 (Saturday): FIN CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 165.795 54.284 Leader 2 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 165.417 54.408 -0.124 3 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Cheez-It / Carquest 165.189 54.483 -0.199 4 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Valvoline 164.932 54.568 -0.284 5 88 Dale Earnhardt [...]
Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion, has two career victories at Pocono Raceway — including in August 2008. Edwards is in fifth place in the standings heading into this weekend’s race. “Our team, we’ve performed fairly well. We have not had the results that we had hoped to have. We’ve been [...]