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.
The Dover 400 is the 28th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule and the second in the Chase for the Nextel Cup. The Cup Series visits the 1-mile Dover International Speedway twice in 2006, having also run here in June.
10. We are hearing that Mark Martin’s pending 2007 NASCAR Truck Series contract with Roush Racing prohibits him from winning EVERY race. He must “throw” one once in a while and place second.
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.”
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 …
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.
Loudon is a relatively flat 1-mile oval. While it can offer two lanes of racing, the second groove usually doesn’t come in until the second half of the race. Now that you’re not fooled by qualifying, what should you concentrate on?
As we head into the first race of the playoffs at Loudon, let’s take a look at Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in the upcoming Chase for the Championship.
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.
His back against the wall and his hopes for the Chase on life support, Kasey Kahne was faced with two options entering Sunday night’s Sony HD 500 at Fontana.