Despite missing two of the first five races of the season – immediately putting himself behind the 8-ball – Brian Vickers ran well in the races that he did qualify for in 2007.
The Kentucky Speedway vs ISC lawsuit was thrown out Monday, with the judge awarding in favor of ISC. What does this mean for track dates in the foreseeable future, and do you agree with this decision?
Mark Martin wasn’t shy with his comments about single-car runs following the first day of Winter Testing in Daytona, going as far as to call the session a “waste of his time” and “idiotic.” Well, Martin and each of the 26 drivers on hand for Session 1 got their wish Tuesday afternoon, when NASCAR allowed the teams to participate in drafting practice one day earlier than expected.
Surrounded by stands packed with his hometown fans, there was no more suitable place for Martin Truex Jr. to make a statement about his future in the top echelon of racing than the Monster Mile.
It seemed like only yesterday that the Nextel Cup series crowned Jimmie Johnson the 2007 champion, but just over one month since the season finale at Homestead, the Sprint Cup has returned this week to Florida for the first official test of 2008. Johnson led the usual cast of characters after Day 1 with a speed of 184.782 mph – but around him, change appears to be the biggest story coming out of Daytona this winter.
Tony Stewart typically uses the summer to heat up his season – and this year was no exception.
Johnny Sauter’s fifth-place finish in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond was the best finish of his career, and it also wound up being his sole top five of the season for Haas CNC Racing.
No one expected such a solid performance from Boris Said in the Daytona 500. Said qualified the No. 60 SoBe No Fear Energy Drink Ford sixth overall, and started the biggest race of the year in the 23rd position following a strong performance in his Gatorade Duel.
While later in the season qualifying would become an issue for the No. 10 team, Scott Riggs started off the year strong, starting in the top 10 in six of the first 10 races.
Although there were a lot of zeros in David Reutimann’s 2007 stat line, the rookie from Zephyrhills, Fla. had plenty of reasons to be encouraged.