Contrary to reports on SceneDaily and other internet sites, at this time David Starr is still employed by Red Horse Racing and has not been released from the team. The Craftsman Truck Series team, which is co-owned by Jeff Hammond and Tom DeLoach, is currently searching for sponsorship for Starr and their team.
After a two-year absence, Ward Burton made his long-anticipated return to Nextel Cup competition in October at Martinsville. He started the race from the 35th position and had an eventful day.
After a dismal start to the season that included two engine failures in the first nine races, Greg Biffle starting firing on all cylinders during May. He started out the month with his second pole of the year at Richmond, ending up fourth to score the team’s first top five of 2006.
This is NASCAR’s big week in New York City, so NASCAR is everywhere and everyone is abuzz about all things NASCAR. Well, the brass in Daytona would at least like you to believe that second part. For the 26th year in a row, the NASCAR Cup awards banquet is going to be in New York …
5. Head to a NASCAR Nextel Cup team’s shop in Mooresville. If you squint really hard at the cars through the glass of the viewing area, they almost look like they are making laps.
In NASCAR, history is dynamic indeed. Events occur, parties react, and the game is different next time around. The lingering discussion of the events surrounding this year’s Daytona 500 is the perfect example. The facts on record are the event. Chad Knaus, crew chief for the No. 48 Nextel Cup team, was caught breaking the rules. His team’s driver, Jimmie Johnson, won the Daytona 500.
Whether it’s asking me to pick your NASCAR fantasy team for you, to deduce whether Budweiser will still be the primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2012, or to say when Kentucky Speedway will be added to the Nextel Cup schedule (all real questions I’ve gotten in my email inbox this year), you readers can be a pretty crazy bunch sometimes.
Frontstretch would like to congratulate the three drivers who added champion to their list of accomplishments in 2006, along with the teams and crew chiefs that helped make it all happen!
10. Making fun of Kurt Busch.
Jimmie Johnson’s season ending performance left no doubts as to who was the best of the best in 2006. The ninth-place finish, as solid as it was, was his worst finish in six races. His champion’s title was earned, not gift-wrapped.