Kevin Harvick had what resulted in a breakout year with his Richard Childress Racing team.
The high point for Dale Jarrett in 2006 came off the racetrack. In May, he announced he’d be jumping from Ford to Toyota at the end of the season.
Owner Gene Haas reunited Jeff Green with crew chief Harold Holly. The two won the Busch Series championship in 2000, and it didn’t take long to click again.
The 2006 Nextel Cup season could be considered Denny Hamlin’s high point, with a first-year performance that equaled what many drivers accomplish over a career.
As longtime readers of this column know, I am not a Chip Ganassi Racing fan, but I must admit I’m impressed by the hiring of F1 star Juan Pablo Montoya.
After ending a one-year drought by securing a spot in this season’s Chase for the Championship, Jeff Gordon appeared poised to make a move on the competition.
It’s hard to believe that finishing 26th could lead to a high point, but that’s exactly what Robby Gordon experienced at Bristol on the Nextel Cup tour .
10. Laughter ensues from Kurt Busch being eliminated at Bristol, of all places; “angels” do not like to be mocked!
Editor’s Note: With the offseason in full swing, Mirror Driving is off this week. Look for a brand new edition to come out next week before the holidays! In its place, we bring you this classic Mirror Driving column from July… a solid reminder of how some problems remain unsolved long after the season fades …
I decided to compare Jimmie Johnson’s 2006 NASCAR championship campaign with some of the greatest championship seasons of all-time to see where it stacks up.