Kasey Kahne is getting sued for an incident in which he pushed a 62-year-old security officer to the ground. Is this another get-rich-quick scheme for private citizen versus NASCAR celebrity, or a troubling sign of a young driver’s immaturity?
In a year where Jeremy Mayfield only managed to qualify 13 times in 32 attempts for Bill Davis Racing while driving the No. 36 360 OTC Toyota, his switch to the Haas CNC Racing No. 66 Best Buy Chevrolet was by far the high point of the season.
After qualifying 38th in the Daytona 500, Marlin finished 17th. Throughout the next four races, Sterling Marlin continued to qualify by his speed results. He was the only driver outside of the Top 35 in owner points to qualify for all five races.
In the 17th race of the season, the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at New Hampshire, Kevin Lepage achieved his best start and finish of a difficult 2007.
The high point of Terry Labonte’s 2007 season was simply being asked to come out of retirement to strap in for Michael Waltrip Racing.
A victory is extra special for Matt Kenseth, who is known more for his rock-solid consistent finishes rather than the dominating double-digit win seasons main rivals Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon have put up through the years. So, his two victories at the Auto Club 500 in Fontana and the season finale Ford 400 in Homestead will surely stand out from the rest of the 2003 champ’s accomplishments.
After Bobby Labonte scored just one top 10 in the first 22 races of 2007, the addition of Doug Randolph as crew chief met with some immediate positive results.
Kasey Kahne went winless, scoring his lone top five at the Bristol night race in August. At least he can take some consolation from the fact that it wasn’t a fluke; for that race, at least, he looked like the Kasey Kahne everyone expected for ’07, leading 305 of 500 laps after starting from the pole.
While optimism was high at the onset of Toyota’s inaugural Cup season – led by past champion Dale Jarrett – things just never seemed to materialize.
2007 was a good year for the Circle Bar Racing team and the No. 14 Power Stroke Diesel Ford by International. It was a great year for Circle Bar Racing to have two of its trucks, with our teammate David Starr in the top 10 in the points and the No. 14 truck in the top five in the points. We had a good strong finish at Homestead with third place, and it was just a good year for us. My hat’s off to [Ron] Hornaday for winning the championship and [Mike] Skinner for second. Those guys had great years, and earned top finishes all year, and ultimately deserved to battle it out for a championship.