Ron Hornaday picked up his 35th career victory in the Craftsman Truck Series on Friday – and, his first at Texas Motor Speedway – as he held off Kyle Busch on a green-white-checkered restart to get the win at the Sam’s Town 400. The restart was setup after rookie, Scott Speed, slammed into the wall with only 2 laps remaining in the scheduled 167-lap event.
Busch had to start in the back of the field because he was not there to qualify his truck himself on Thursday, due to his commitment to run three races over the weekend in three different …read more
NASCAR’s Worst Tracks:
5. Pocono Raceway
4. New Hampshire International Raceway
3. Auto Club Speedway
2. Michigan International Speedway
1. Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR’s Best Tracks:
5. Richmond International Raceway
4. Daytona International Speedway
3. Lowe’s Motor Speedway
2. Chicagoland Speedway
1. Bristol Motor Speedway
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It was announced Thursday that Bruton Smith, company chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) has purchased Kentucky Speedway, located about midway between Louisville, KY and Cincinatti, OH, for the sum of $78.3 million – the track had originally cost $152 million just to build. Smith was very open from the get-go of the announcement that it was his intent to bring a Sprint Cup Series date to the track – a feat that previous owner, Jerry Carroll of Kentucky Seedway LLC, had been unable to accomplish.
Carroll is currently tied up in …read more
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Incase some of you may have forgotten already, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch were not the only two drivers involved in an emotion-filled accident this past Saturday night in Richmond. As you might recall, back on lap 352 of the Dan Lowry 400, Casey Mears clipped the side of Michael Waltrip’s no. 55 NAPA Autoparts Toyota Camry, knocking him into the wall and giving the car considerable damage. As retaliation, Waltrip kept driving and immediately clung to the back of Mears’ car, giving him an extra bit of a push down …read more
Back on April 7th, Do You NASCAR asked its readers what track (if any) should NASCAR remove a race from in the Sprint Cup Series? We asked, and here’s how you answered:
A) Auto Club Speedway (California) – 46%
B) Michigan International Speedway – 17%
C) Texas Motor Speedway – 17%
D) None – 17%
E) New Hampshire International Speedway – 7%
Throughout all the inner-family turmoil that befell upon the Earnhardt’s in the second half of last season and led all the way up to the drop of the green flag at this year’s Daytona 500 in which Dale Earnhardt Jr found himself sitting in a Rick Hendrick owned car, we heard our fair share of mudslinging and it appeared that many relationships had been severed. Amongst those damaged partnerships, however, was not the friendship that grew between Dale and his former DEI teammate, Martin Truex Jr. Perhaps that is why this weekend Truex has agreed to drive Dale’s no. 5 …read more
1/30 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. has now reported that the comments he made in regards to DEI removing his memorabilia from their headquarters were mischaracterized and that there are no ill feelings over the situation. Read More.
1/30 – Richard Petty will waive the green flag at this year’s Daytona 500, a race that “the King” has won himself on seven different occasions. Read More.
1/30 – Hershey’s is honoring racing legend Dale Earnhardt by releasing four limited edition collector chocolate bars this month depicting different images of “the Intimidator”. Read More.
1/30 – Richard Childress is among eight inductees this year into …read more
10. Juan Pablo Montoya wins his first Cup race at Infineon, setting the bar even higher for the open wheel drivers making their move to NASCAR.
9. Jamie McMurray wins his the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. This is Jamie’s first win since filling in for Sterling Marlin at Lowe’s back in 2001 and his first win with Roush Racing.
8. Martin Truex Jr. wins his first career Cup race at Dover International Speedway in June.
7. Casey Mears wins his first career Cup race at the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowes Motorspeedway in May.
6. Ron Hornaday wins the Craftsman Truck Series championship in the …read more
So, why exactly does it appear that Tony Stewart could be in line for his third Cup Championship in just six years? Stewart has a history of being one of the hottest drivers this time of the year every season, and 2007’s not looking much different. Despite leading the most laps on the circuit in the early portion of the year, various on track mishaps and mechanical failures prevented the driver of the no. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet from picking up what appeared to be inevitable victories. Stewart finally broke his string of bad luck on July 15 when he …read more