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!”
Martin Truex Jr. saved his best for last. At Homestead in November, Truex led 27 laps and came home a career-best second in the final race of the Nextel Cup season, falling just short of a victory when Greg Biffle took the checkered flag at the track for the third straight year.
Whether it’s asking me to pick your NASCAR fantasy team for you, to deduce whether Budweiser will still be the primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2012, or to say when Kentucky Speedway will be added to the Nextel Cup schedule (all real questions I’ve gotten in my email inbox this year), you readers can be a pretty crazy bunch sometimes.
The Chase is winding down with only three weeks left until the end of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season now that Atlanta is behind us. The series now heads to Texas Motor Speedway, and of course, everything is bigger in Texas, or so they say, and events at TMS are no exception. Eddie Gossage was …
With only four races remaining this season, the Nextel Cup drivers and teams can see the light at the end of the tunnel. As the series heads back into the Southern hospitality of Atlanta, who are the drivers that can right your fantasy ship, leading you straight from the emergency room to the trophy room?
That was the last time that Jeff Burton won a NASCAR Cup Series race – Oct. 28, 2001, at Phoenix International Raceway. The Cingular team has had several strong runs early in recent races, but has been unable to close the deal until Sunday’s Dover 400.
The multi-groove thing finally came into play late in the race, setting up a classic Dover dash for the lead with Matt Kenseth up high and Jeff Burton down low! Now, if we could just get TNT to take those commercial breaks earlier instead of ruining the flow in the last 150 laps every race!
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.
How… well did the Richmond race live up to its hype?
On a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza of a night at Richmond where the Barenaked Ladies took center stage, it was Kevin Harvick who ended up stealing the show before the curtain closed on NASCAR’s regular season.