For the first time since November 2001, Jeff Burton took the checkered flag in a Nextel Cup race, scoring the win in Sunday’s Dover 400 to put RCR on top for the third straight week. Winning for the first time in his last 175 tries at the Cup level, Burton’s quest for the checkered flag wasn’t easy.
The slate is wiped clean after every race; you may finish Sunday in victory lane, but the next weekend can provide you with an opportunity to go from hero to zero immediately upon the drop of the green. Ask Jimmie Johnson about that; he can relate.
Harvick dominated the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Sunday, leading 118 of the final 123 laps to take the checkered flag first for the second week in a row.
It may not be the case all the time; OK, maybe less than half the time. Believe it or not, though, NASCAR does have certain rules that are black and white, and the rules surrounding the Chase for the Championship are one such set. 10 drivers and everyone within 400 points of the leader make …
On a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza of a night at Richmond where the Barenaked Ladies took center stage, it was Kevin Harvick who ended up stealing the show before the curtain closed on NASCAR’s “regular season.”
His back against the wall and his hopes for the Chase on life support, Kasey Kahne was faced with two options entering Sunday night’s Sony HD 500 at Fontana.