NASCAR announced Wednesday that Chad Walter, crew chief of the No. 24 Chevrolet driven by Casey Mears, and Tony Eury Sr., crew chief of the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Brad Keselowski in the NASCAR Busch Series, have been fined and penalized due to rule violations at Texas Motor Speedway.
The infraction was discovered during pre-race inspection on Nov. 3.
Both crew chiefs were fined 10,000 USD and placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2007, for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions (...) > Full story
The winning organization in NASCAR announced on Wednesday its first move since its inception in 1949. Richard and Kyle Petty, in efforts to garner continued wins and championships, have agreed to move Petty Enterprises closer to the center of NASCAR activities in the greater Charlotte, N.C., area.
They have reached a multi-year lease agreement for shop space located in the city of Mooresville. The space was formerly occupied by Robert Yates Racing and its two-car Nextel Cup operation. (...) > Full story
Jimmie Johnson won the Dickies 500 race after he held a duel with Matt Kenseth over the final laps Sunday night, slipping and sliding around Texas Motor Speedway on two new tires. He knew his other driver in the title chase, Jeff Gordon, had a seventh-place finish secured.
The vehicular street fight between the two former champions produced the most electric moments of an otherwise long and caution-plagued Dickies 500. Johnson, even with a title at stake, didn’t back off. Kenseth, (...) > Full story
Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are quickly turning the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship into their own private duel.
A two-tire stop for Johnson paid off with a victory Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, making the Chase a virtual dead heat at the top between the reigning champion and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate and friend.
Johnson and Gordon, who came into the Pep Boys Auto 500 separated by 53 points, both struggled with the handling on their Chevrolets most of the day. (...) > Full story
Wyler Racing announced Wednesday that Tony Furr has been released as crew chief of the No. 60 Toyota driven by three-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion Jack Sprague.
"We are taking the necessary steps to prepare our team for a championship run in the Craftsman Truck Series next year," said team owner, Jeff Wyler. "We appreciate everything that Tony has done for our program since he joined our team and we wish him all the best."
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Jimmie Johnson won the race held at Martinsville Speedway, the track where Gordon has had more success than most anyone, allowing him to approach the leader, and giving him hope to win the title.
Johnson made the pass he didn’t allow Gordon to make in the spring, sneaking inside his Hendrick Motorsports teammate with 44 laps to go Sunday and holding on for his series-high seventh victory of the year and the 30th of his career.
Newman challenged Gordon for second on Lap 492, getting (...) > Full story
Five races and the 2007 Nextel Cup Series is over. Four drivers are competing for the first place in the Drivers Championship. From now one they will treat every race like the last one of the championship. They are willing to fight until the last lap, until the last drop of fuel, and their team mates can represent an important advantage.
The four drivers that are fighting for the title are: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart. Jeff Gordon Driver Details
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Jeff Gordon won Saturday night’s race held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway after an exciting race with fuel problems for Gordon that made him think he would not finish the race.
Despite all his concerns, Gordon made it to the finish line for his sixth win of the season, and staked his claim on the Nextel Cup title. After that incredible day for Gordon’s team, Hendrick Motorsports, he declared: "We needed to get to the finish. We had such a hard time getting to the finish, whether we (...) > Full story
Team Red Bull made its debut in 2006 by purchasing Roger Penske’s old shop location in Mooresville, North Carolina. The Red Bull team bought several Dodge Chargers from Bill Davis Racing but with Bill Elliott and A.J. Allmendinger as the official driver they failed to qualify in all three attempts at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. In the 2007 season the team failed to qualify for the 2007 Daytona. Allmendinger crashed with Robby Gordon on lap 24 (...) > Full story
Roush Fenway Racing is one of Nascar’s largest premier racing teams that currently runs teams in the Nextel Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck series. The team was founded in 1988 by Jack Roush and co-owner John Henry but the true success came in 2003 when driver Matt Kenseth won the Nextel Cup Championships. In 2004 Kurt Busch repeated the performance and along with the victory from the 2007 Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Speedway Roush Fenway Racing had compiled 100 victories in the (...) > Full story