Editor’s Note: Welcome to Frontstretch‘s newest column! Each week, we’ll go through all the media reports, interviews, PR and our own stuff to find the best quotes from Sunday’s race that best captures the story of how the weekend unfolded… straight from the drivers themselves. This week, Beth Lunkenheimer gives us a sneak peek at …
Kevin Harvick got a huge push into turn 3 on the last lap, riding the momentum to a Daytona 500 victory by the blink of an eye over Mark Martin.
Jimmie Johnson: Johnson won last year’s Daytona 500, and his 32nd-place result in last year’s Firecracker 400 ended a streak of five finishes of sixth or better in Daytona points races. On the plate tracks lately, the Hendrick cars always seem to be contenders.
Daytona has become more of a handling track than that other restrictor-plate track on the schedule, Talladega. The surface has aged, and the grip has gone away more and more each year.
10. Mark Martin: “I didn’t HAVE to win one, I get in the Shootout forever-which is handy, ’cause that’s how long I’m gonna race!”
Today’s Season Preview Topic: Who will be the biggest surprise of the 12 drivers in the Chase this season?
Clint Bowyer won the Silverado 350 in just his third Craftsman Truck Series start Friday night. Bowyer held the lead at Texas Motor Speedway to beat Kyle Busch by 0.279 seconds.
Was this week’s race at Kansas just an aberration, or are we finally beginning to see one of the “cookie-cutter” tracks come into its own and provide good racing?
0 cars dropped to the back of the field at the start of the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Kasey Kahne picked up the pole for Sunday’s Banquet 400 at the Kansas Speedway, making it his fifth pole of the season (tying Kurt Busch for most poles in 2006). Kahne, looking for his sixth victory of the season, will line up beside his Evernham Motorsports teammate, Scott Riggs. This is the second sweep of …