Fast forward to Atlanta, and there was hapless Mark Martin, when a crash that started on the bottom of the racetrack washed up right in front of him on lap 309.
Can it be said missing the Chase has helped Tony Stewart? Should there be a Chase provision that allows drivers in his position to finish higher than 11th?
This weekend’s race at Atlanta certainly dished out plenty of tricks and treats for the 10 drivers battling for the Nextel Cup championship.
Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, Atlanta’s place in NASCAR lore was simple: it was the palace through which Cup champions were crowned. For some, a coronation proved merely a formality, their hardware long clinched before the annual fall 500-miler; others used this 1.5-mile track to create drama until the final moment of the final lap …
Racing to the front early, Stewart used four fresh tires to pass Dale Earnhardt Jr. with 11 laps to go to secure the victory in Sunday’s Bass Pro Shops 500.
The Bass Pro Shops 500 is the 33rd race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway twice in 2006 – they raced here in March. AMS has hosted Cup races since 1960, although it was changed to the present configuration in 1997.
As the Cup Series heads back into the Southern hospitality of Atlanta, who are the drivers that can right your fantasy ship?
With inexperienced rookies coming into the Cup Series next year, should there be a higher standard set by NASCAR before a driver is allowed to race in Cup?
The tight Martinsville paperclip did its part to keep the points close Sunday, throwing a wrench into the Chase for the Nextel Cup standings.
I was looking for some notes in my hard drive abyss when I came across a historical document: my preseason picks for the 2006 NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup.