For the first time since November 2001, Jeff Burton took the checkered flag in a Nextel Cup race, scoring the win in Sunday’s Dover 400 to put RCR on top for the third straight week. Winning for the first time in his last 175 tries at the Cup level, Burton’s quest for the checkered flag wasn’t easy.
Clint Bowyer has come oh-so-close so many times, racking up four second-place results heading into the Dover 200. This time, he finally sealed the deal.
It just occurred to me that with all the things there are to complain about with the Busch and Truck series, (like Buschwhackers, really late start times, Buschwhackers…) they both have one really great rule (or lack of one): no Chase.
Q: Looks like Kevin Harvick is on his way to a championship, and I couldn’t be happier about that. It’s sad that most of Dale Earnhardt’s fans became Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans instead of Harvick fans because they went with the name and missed the real driver.
SPEED TV reporter Bob Dillner told viewers, “As darkness falls upon New Hampshire International Speedway, we have learned that there was an issue with the [Sylvania 300]-winning car of Kevin Harvick and also his teammate, Jeff Burton, in post-race tech.”
Harvick dominated the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Sunday, leading 118 of the final 123 laps to take the checkered flag first for the second week in a row.
As fall nears and a brisk chill begins to fill the air, the battle for the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup championship is just starting to heat up. Just one race into the 10-race Chase, the points standings have already jumbled up faster than the leaves can start to change colors. With the driver points for …
Can we spend just a few minutes mentioning NASCAR’s non-Chasers, please? Otherwise, sponsors will leave and we will end up with fewer quality teams in a few years!
$266,461 – Harvick’s purse for winning the Sylvania 300.
Now that the field is set, who will win NASCAR’s 2006 Chase for the Championship? Read on to find out who your favorite Frontstretch writer picked… and why.