By stretching his fuel mileage and not making a final pit stop, Terry Labonte took the lead in the Dodge/Save Mart 350 on lap 72 in the No. 96 DLP car.
The high point for Kevin Lepage was actually a best finish of 21st in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway while driving the No. 49 Dodge of BAM Racing.
Sterling Marlin piloted the Waste Management Chevrolet to its only top 10 of the season at Richmond, showing why he’s been a staple in the Cup Series for years.
Which NASCAR driver was the biggest surprise in 2006, and why?
Matt Kenseth was riding high during the first 26 races, soldiering through the “regular season” in his workman-like style to find himself atop the points.
With the team knowing that a DNQ at the Great American Race could make or break their season, PPI Motorsports stepped up to the plate, and so did Travis Kvapil.
Oddly enough, Bobby Labonte’s high point and low point might have come all at the same time, at Atlanta March 20.
“Wrist”gate appears to have taken center stage as the hot story of the moment ever since word broke of Jimmie Johnson’s fractured left wrist.
With five races to go, Jimmie Johnson was eighth in points, 146 points behind the leader; but then a win at Martinsville was followed by four second-place finishes.
Since falling just short of several wins in his rookie year in 2004, Kasey Kahne has found victory lane with increasing regularity.