Despite its reputation for being just another 1.5-mile “cookie-cutter” track, Chicagoland Speedway is developing a wider racing groove.
This week both the Nextel Cup drivers and I are back to work after that early vacation, with the bright lights of Las Vegas looming over the horizon.
David Stremme managed to break the top 15. He finished 11th at New Hampshire in July, then ended the year on a strong note with another 11th at Homestead.
Sterling Marlin’s engine failure kept the suspense from carrying all of the way to the finish of the race, but until then… it was anybody’s race.
David Stremme came very close to locking up a Top-35 owner points finish for his team this weekend.
The number one winner on the weekend has to be Kyle Petty, even though it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the No. 45 Petty Enterprises team on Sunday.
Q: Everybody seems to be ragging on David Ragan. NASCAR has created the situation with the driver shortage so why don’t we blame the organization? The last several races of the season have been used to break a team’s new driver in for the coming season. Ragan has been Roush’s choice of drivers for 2007. …
Joe Nemechek has had a horrific year, but he’s stuck it out in the No. 01 Army Chevrolet, and now things are finally beginning to turn around.
Kyle Petty emerged as a top-15 car, using a two-tire stop to propel him to a 10th-place finish, within 72 points of 35th place with just four races remaining.
1.624 – Kasey Kahne’s margin of victory over Jimmie Johnson at the Bank of America 500 (in seconds).