1. The Dale Earnhardt Jr. 400 – Oh, you mean that wasn’t the name of Saturday night’s race at Richmond? Could have fooled me. Earnhardt’s odds of making the Chase were ridiculously slim going into Richmond, making ESPN/ABC’s singular focus on him both ridiculous and way over the top. 2. Abracadabra – And presto, chango. …
Effective around 11:30 p.m. on a balmy Saturday night at Richmond, NASCAR’s 2007 Chase for the Nextel Cup officially got underway. As soon as the final two participants – Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch – clinched their spots by crossing the finish line, talk turned from who’s going to get into the elusive 12-car field …
What is the big deal over Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s number?
Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won here twice and has top-10 finishes in 17 of 29 starts… but his track record lately at Richmond is worrisome. His fourth-place finish in the spring arrested a streak of four straight finishes of 30th or worse, including a disastrous performance in 2005 that locked him out of NASCAR’s …
Wednesday will make it official – Joe Gibbs Racing is switching to Toyota. What do you expect the immediate impact on the team will be?
I like Dale Earnhardt Jr. as much as the next person, but the tunnel-visioned focus of the Sharp Aquos 500 broadcast on his Chase quest was ridiculous.
Over on the other side of Mooresville, a younger Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits on the same sidelines as Ricky Rudd, he just doesn’t know he’s there.
This week, here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Sharp Aquos 500 at the California Speedway in Fontana.
1.868 – Jimmie Johnson’s margin of victory over Carl Edwards Sunday night at Fontana (in seconds).
With 100 laps remaining Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus, guaranteed a victory at Fontana and Johnson pulled through in fine fashion.