Sunday’s race was won with a bump and run from series champion Jimmie Johnson to Kurt Busch in a classic short track battle. But on Friday, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton both commented that lack of respect on the racetrack is becoming a huge problem in NASCAR, changing how the game is played in a bad way. Are they correct, or were the comments just leftover frustration from a wreck-filled race at Sonoma?
Jimmie Johnson left Charlotte with a 90-point lead, the largest margin in history five races into the Chase. Does Johnson have the title in the bag at halfway, or is there still someone with something for the three-time champ?
It’s a chilly fall here in North Carolina, and I’m here at Lowe’s Motor Speedway for the season wrap-up, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts and observations from the garage over the last couple of days. If anyone doesn’t think top drivers don’t have a sense of humor, consider this: Juan Pablo Montoya, …
The end of the offseason always seems to bring an unexpected surprise… and this year was no exception. Just when you thought the driver/car owner dance was over, up jumps Robby Gordon like one of the girls in Grease sitting along the edge of the gym, waiting for some guy in an ill-fitting suit, white socks, and sporting a ducktail to get in Rydell High’s dance-off. George Gillett proved to be that guy… and in the course of one short musical number, the No. 7 team left Ford sitting alone in the corner. Hey, more power to ya, Robby. You’ve gone to this dance stag the last two years, and finally got a Danny Zucko-type to whirl you around the joint for awhile.