With the Daytona 500 nearly upon us, it’s time to finish off my look at the 2008 NASCAR Nextel Cup rookies. Last week in this column, we profiled three of the six candidates; this time around, we’ll finish the job by chronicling three impressive open-wheel veterans turned stock car freshmen: No. 27 Jacques Villeneuve – …
The soon to be Rookie of the Year started 14th; but while he outclassed all other freshmen, that’s the highest Montoya would get for most of the afternoon.
4 – number of times Jimmie Johnson led the Subway 500.
Juan Montoya didn’t fall back too far; by the time the checkered flag flew, the Colombian was in eighth, taking home his 14th top-rookie finish of the year.
Making his first Cup start Jacques Villeneuve shocked the NASCAR world by turning in the sixth-fastest qualifying time, easily making the Talladega field.
With their less aerodynamic bodies being the inspiration for the CoT, could the Truck Series become a more logical Cup feeder series than the Busch Series?
Last week, the circle-track world was up in arms about the goings-on at Ginn Racing. The former MB2 Motorsports team was suddenly in dire straits.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Aric Almirola will be headed to Ginn Racing to share a Cup ride with Mark Martin for the rest of 2007 and beyond.
Taking a look at last year’s Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship, you might have noticed an interesting pattern; six of the 10 drivers were no older than age 32. Kyle Busch, in fact, set a record as the youngest driver ever to make a run for the championship, qualifying for the playoffs at the …