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Johnson became the first driver to win consecutive championships since Jeff Gordon in 1997 and ’98, wrapping up the title by finishing a trouble-free seventh in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson said after Miami race: “I think that we have a lot of good years ahead of us and we’ll be fighting for more championships and certainly winning more races as the years go by, and hopefully be a three-time champion in the near future.” Team owner Rick Hendrick was along for the (...)
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Chip Bolin, the team engineer who led Matt Kenseth to his lone victory of this season on an interim basis, is the leading candidate to step up to crew chief on the No. 17 squad when Robbie Reiser moves into management next season. Roush Fenway Racing announced Thursday that Reiser, Kenseth’s crew chief since the driver’s rookie season, will become general manager of the team’s Nextel Cup operations. Reiser will succeed Max Jones, who will become co-owner and general manager of the Yates (...)
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The Car of Tomorrow a new NASCAR concept that took over five years to become a reality. The Car of Tomorrow was designed from the ground up to be safer, more competitive and cheaper for the race teams. NASCAR has spent extensive time on the drawing board, computer simulations, in the wind tunnel and on the track to design the ideal NASCAR Nextel Cup race car for the future. Design All cars are required to fit the same set of templates, using a device that has been named "the (...)
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Drew Blickensderfer, crew chief for the No. 17 Ford driven by Matt Kenseth in the Busch Series, was fined with 10,000 USD for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules) and 20A—12.8.1D (after competition, the right rear quarter panel height exceeded the maximum of 36.5 inches) of the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. Additionally, Kenseth was penalized with the loss of (...)
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On November 13, 2007, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Gregory Tester, crew chief for the No. 71 car concerning a penalty issued by NASCAR following post-race inspection on October 27, 2007 for a Busch Series event at Memphis Motorsports Park. Gregory Tester was accused to break Section 12-4-A of the NASCAR Rule Book "Actions detrimental to stock car racing"; Section 12-4-Q "Any determination by NASCAR Officials that the car, car (...)
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Kyle Busch’s run of bad luck officially ended Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch followed his Friday night Truck Series win with a victory Saturday in the Busch Series, giving him a chance Sunday in the Nextel Cup event to become the first driver to sweep all three of NASCAR’s national series at the same track on the same weekend. "I am not saying we will. I am not saying we won’t," Busch said. "I am just saying we hope to. It would be a great honor to have (...)
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There’s just one race of the Nextel Cup Series, the Miami Speedway race, and Jimmie Johnson, after his fourth win in row, is feeling the title in his hands; and Jeff Gordon is trying his best to ruin Johnson’s plans. Johnson took command of the Nextel Cup championship Sunday, winning at Phoenix International Raceway to open a daunting lead over his teammate in the race to the title. It was his 10th win of the season – most since Gordon won 13 in 1998 – and barring a collapse in next week’s (...)
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Sam Hornish Jr. is leaving the IndyCar Series for a full-time ride in NASCAR, joining the mass exodus of open-wheel stars fleeing to America’s most popular racing series. The three-time IndyCar champion told The Associated Press he will drive the No. 77 Dodge next season for Penske Racing with Mobil 1 as the sponsor. "I feel like this is something that is a new and unique challenge for me," Hornish said Thursday. "It may or may not be the right way to look at it, but I (...)
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Dale Earnhardt Inc. continued to strengthen its motorsports operation with the promotion of several key industry experts and the addition of a veteran crew chief to its roster. Dave Charpentier, current crew chief of the No. 15 Chevrolet, has been promoted to technical director, and Doug Randolph, current crew chief of the No. 43 Petty Enterprises car driven by Bobby Labonte, will take over as crew chief for Paul Menard and the No. 15. Charpentier, a long-time Dale Earnhardt Inc. (...)
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NASCAR is considering a plan that would keep full-time Nextel Cup Series drivers from winning the Busch Series after the 2008 season - the same year the Busch Series will have its own version of the Car of Tomorrow. If NASCAR signs off on the plan, any driver ranked among the top 35 in the Nextel Cup standings cannot get points in a Busch Series race. It won’t keep Nextel Cup regulars from racing - and dominating - the junior circuit, but it will help NASCAR crown a champion that’s (...)

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