After the success of Juan Pablo Montoya last season, the floodgates opened for a number of open-wheel stars to transition into the NASCAR ranks.
Juan Pablo Montoya got his first NASCAR victory in just his third week of the season – when the Busch Series visited Mexico City.
Editor’s Note: With the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season complete, it’s now time to take a look back. This week, veteran writer Matt McLaughlin winds up the process started last Monday with his annual race review, analyzing each event of the season and giving us his take on how good – or bad – they …
I, Professor Lumbis, need to assign the final grades for 2007 freshman class as they completed their first season on the NASCAR Nextel Cup tour.
This week, here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Matt Kenseth got enough of a jump on the final restart so that Kurt Busch could never get close enough to the No. 17 to offer a serious challenge at Homestead.
It was a solid end to a rookie season for David Ragan at Homestead, as he started the final race of the year in a career second-best seventh qualifying spot.
The fat lady is warming up, the sun is beginning to set at Homestead and the curtain is about to close on the 2007 Nextel Cup season. After 35 races, it all comes down to two drivers – Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon – who’ll battle for the rights to the title. The rest of …
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.
Jimmie Johnson – Johnson came home second in this race last year, and has four straight top-10 finishes at Phoenix. He also finished second here in 2003. Jeff Gordon – Gordon won this spring’s Phoenix race from the pole to finally score his first Cup victory here. He’s run very well at the track, collecting …