Archive for February, 2010
Montoya was furious at his Earnhardt Ganassi Racing teammate after McMurray slid into him on lap 93 of the Shelby American Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Speaking to his team on the radio shortly after the incident, Montoya called McMurray a bad driver (in a bit more explicit terms) and wasn’t much more understanding [...]
NASCAR has instituted a new postrace inspection policy for Sprint Cup races where the first car out not involved in an accident will be held for teardown, much like the cars that currently finish in the top five. NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston confirmed the new policy early in the running of the Shelby American on [...]
Jimmie Johnson has won his second straight race by passing teammate Jeff Gordon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Gordon dominated Sunday’s race by leading 218 of the 267 laps, but he took just two tires on the final pit stop and it cost him the victory. Johnson took four tires and restarted in fourth, but [...]
The United States Olympic drought that lasted over several generations of bobsledders and at least one lifetime ended Sunday afternoon when driver Steve Holcomb drove his Bo-Dyn four man crew to a gold medal at the Whistler Sliding Center. It marked the first four-man gold medal since the Winter Games of 1948.
Nationwide Series driver John Wes Townley has been cited for underage possession of alcohol. Townley, who is 20, was cited Thursday. He apologized to NASCAR and his Richard Childress Racing team in a statement issued late in Saturday’s race by his race team.
A few years ago, Jeff Gordon had a plan, and that plan didn’t include racing past the age of 40. His back hurt, he had just gotten married, and then his daughter was born. He was settling into family life, and he just didn’t see himself driving a stock car much longer. But now that [...]
ON WHAT HE EXPECTS FOR THE WEEKEND: “I’m looking forward to it. This track, with the progressive banking since they’ve resurfaced it, is a fun track to drive. You really have to show up and attack. So I’m looking forward to today and the qualifying that we’ll get in. Looks like we’ll need to work [...]
WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR THE RACE FOLLOWING PRACTICE?: “Everything feels good. Track feels good, tires feel really good — we have a little bit of a different tire so you’re always anxious to see what that’s like. So far really happy with the DuPont/Pepsi Max Chevrolet and look forward to the weekend.”
HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR ODDS IN LAS VEGAS AND WOULD YOU BET ON YOURSELF?: “I have not yet. Somebody did mention last night when we were at the Office Depot autograph signing that we weren’t very high on the odds. I don’t know if it would be a good bet this week or not. It [...]
TALK ABOUT YOUR OUTLOOK FOR THIS WEEKEND AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: “Based upon how everything has gone, hopefully it goes the same way. It is fun to come to the race track and know everything is going good. We have a new car this week, so we will see how it goes. We ran [...]
YOU’RE A DAD. CARL EDWARDS: “Thank you very much. She’s a day-and-half, almost two days old now. She’s doing well. I just talked to Kate and, to say the least, that’s a life-changing experience. I’m just very blessed. Everything went very well and Kate is doing great. It’s just amazing.” DREW BLICKENSDERFER: “A week-and-a-half ago [...]
Kevin Harvick overcame a pair of horrendous pit stops to win the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick led 83 of the 200 laps Saturday, but had to rally back into the lead after his crew cost him several spots on pit road. Denny Hamlin was second, followed by Carl Edwards, Brad [...]