Saturday was an interesting and entertaining day for NASCAR fans as the Dover 200 was run on the track of Dover International Speedway. Events and adrenalin were both heated at times on Saturday as Clint Bowyer looked like a racer on a mission to put his Richard Childress Racing No. 29 Chevrolet on the podium. He accomplished his mission on this day and added a bit of momentum and energy to the team’s step and hopes for the future.
Clint kept Kyle Busch in his sights all day long, until he was finally able to make the last pass he wanted …read more
The racers and teams in NASCAR are still trying to solidify their position in the upcoming twelve-man Chase and Juan Montoya and Kasey Kahne managed to finish high enough in Monday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 to put them in a good position to make it to the Chase. Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers finished good enough to-put themselves in position to make it to the Chase if they continue to run fast and finish good. There unfortunately has to be a few frustrating days at every race during the season for every driver and it turned out to be …read more
Denny Hamlin must know himself, his team and his car pretty well or maybe he just decided that he was going to win one for his grandmother who passed away recently. Either way, he successfully predicted on Friday that he would win Monday’s rain delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway and he was as good as his word. His win was a struggle throughout the 500 miles but he managed to keep his car in sixth position and in one piece until he was able to make his move with 13 laps remaining. Hamlin had his best …read more
Clint Bowyer must have seen the clouds part and the sun shine through after crossing the finish line of the Subway Jalapeno 250 held at the Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. The win was his first victory of 2009 on the Nationwide Series and the seventh of his career and it couldn’t have come at a better time for him and Richard Childress Racing, which also claimed its first win of 2009 on the Nationwide Series. The boost in confidence and wins must be a welcome feeling for Richard Childress Racing and all the people that work with them, …read more
- Hendrick Motorsports has announced the release of Casey Mears for next season.
- Richard Childress Racing has extended Clint Bowyer’s contract through 2011.
- Roush-Fenway Racing has extended Greg Biffle’s contract through 2011.
- Gillette-Evernham Motorsports has signed Elliott Sadler through 2010.
- Richard Childress Racing has announced the addition of the #33 car as a fourth Cup team in 2009.
- Petty Enterprises has signed Bobby LaBonte through 2012.
- Roush-Fenway Racing has signed Carl Edwards through 2011.
- Due to a lack of sponsorship, Chip Ganassi Racing is forced to shut down the no. 40 car driven by Dario Franchitti for the remainder of …read more
*Credit photo to Newscom.
This week NASCAR heads to Waktins Glen International for one of their two road course races of the season on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. The race comes just one week after NASCAR made history for itself when they raced in the rain last Saturday in the Nationwide Series in Montreal, which most critics feel came off as a huge success. As of right now there are no plans to break out the rain tires on Sunday, but there’s still plenty to look forward to with just five races remaining until the cutoff for the Chase.
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With the cutoff for the Chase quickly approaching, a mere 5 races now separates us from the beginning of NASCAR’s playoff season. Yet, still, there is quite a bit of uncertainty in the air as to whom will be competing for a championship in the final 10 races and who will be racing to build momentum for the 2009 season. Only 80 points separates 7th place Kasey Kahne from 12th place Clint Bowyer, and only 46 points from Bowyer back to 14th place David Ragan. Even Brian Vickers all the way back in 16th still has a shot at this …read more
TZ’s Picks (Pocono):
1. Denny Hamlin – 23rd – No points
2. Kurt Busch – 38th – No points
3. Jimmie Johnson – 3rd – 41 points
4. Tony Stewart – 2nd - 41 points
5. Brian Vickers – 28th – No points
6. Kasey Kahne – 7th – 37.5 points
Lock of the Week – Denny Hamlin – Outside Top Fifteen – No points
Sleeper Pick – AJ Allmendinger – Outside Top Fifteen – No points
Steer Clear of – Kevin Harvick – Top Five – (Minus) 20 points
Roc’s Picks (Pocono):
1. Jeff Gordon – 10th – 38.5 points
2. Jimmie Johnson – 3rd – 41.5 points
3. Denny Hamlin – 23rd …read more
Saturday’s running of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal was an historic night for the Nationwide Series, and NASCAR in general. As the rainy weather crept its way onto the tracks, the race was red flagged, and for the first time ever in a NASCAR points race, the teams switched over to grooved tires to run the remainder of the race.
The rain was eventually stopped 26 laps short due to poor visibility, and in the end, it was Canadian native, Ron Fellows, out in front of the pack when the race was officially called. Throughout …read more
Coming off of a terrible weekend at Indy, you can bet that NASCAR’s feeling the pressure to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible at Pocono this weekend, and if the trip here back in June is any indication, then things should be just fine. It’s also a big weekend for the teams, as Pocono is only the second track on the schedule that the series has already traveled to once before this season, and this is about the time of year that you really begin to see how much some of these groups have been able to …read more