David Ragan enjoyed a productive weekend at Gateway International Raceway as his sixth place was the best finish by a rookie driver in the Gateway 250. His effort added to his first place cushion in the rookie standings and moves him up one spot to fourth place the NASCAR Busch Series standings.
Despite his advance in the standings and performance on the track, Ragan felt the result could have been better.Ragan is now 87 points behind Kevin Harvick for third place in the points.
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Landon Cassill is an 18-year-old race car driver living the NASCAR dream.Saturday night at Gateway International Raceway, Cassill will pilot Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 24 National Guard Chevrolet in his first career NASCAR Busch Series race .
After being discovered through the GM Racing Development program in 2006, Cassill was signed by Hendrick Motorsports in December. In February, he graduated early and with honors from his hometown Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and made the (...) > Full story
Casey Mears completed a lap at Chicagoland in 29.580 seconds with a top speed of 182 mph. These were the elements that helped him to win the pole position for Sunday’s Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.This pole position represents the 3rd in Casey’s career of 163 Nextel Cup races.Looks like the 29 years old driver ,and newphew of four time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears, is improving his performances in the Nextel Cup.
Casey’s team-mates were also fast here at Chicagoland: Kyle (...) > Full story
Kyle Busch was beaten by Jamie McMurray on the Daytona International Speedway in the Pepsi 400 race.McMurray finished the race after his car appeared to touch several times with Kyle’s car. He nosed across the finish line a mere 0.005 seconds ahead of Busch.
Team-mates and family seemed to be the key in the final laps for Kurt Busch. Busch received drafting help from his brother, Kurt Busch, who brought his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge across the finish line in third. Kurt Busch finished on the (...) > Full story
NASCAR’s premier series will be called from 2008 the Sprint Cup.Executives from Nascar and Sprint Nextel will announce the switch from Nextel Cup to Sprint Cup for the next season.
Following R.J. Reynolds’ decision to leave the sport in 2003, Nextel announced plans to sponsor NASCAR’s top series for a 10-year period, beginning with the 2004 season. The terms of the agreement were never publically announced, but were believed to be between $70 and $75 million per year with the value (...) > Full story
Today NASCAR officials announced penalties for Kyle Busch and Johnny Suater,after their cars failed the inspection made after this Sunday’s race at New Hampshire International Speedway.
The cars of Busch and Sauter were both found to be lower than the rules stipulate for the left front after the race.
And, despite both drivers holding on to their finishing positions of 11th and 14th respectively, they have been punished by NASCAR for the rule infringements.
Each pilot got a penalty of 25 (...) > Full story
Sunday was Denny’s Hamlin lucky day because he obtained his first Nextel Cup victory of the season.
Hamlin pulled it off, beating the series points leader to the finish line by 0.068 seconds less than a car lengthto earn his third career victory and first since last July at Pocono.He came into the race second in points, but he’s been frustrated, leading laps and contending without being able to take a checkered flag in the first 16 races.
When the leaders made their final scheduled pit (...) > Full story
Toyota is the first Japanese automaker who obtains a pole position in the Nascar Nextel Cup.This perfomance was obtained by Dave Blaney who made all this in 29.426 at the top speed of 129 mph.In his run to the pole position, at the wheels of his Toyota Camry, Blaney overtook three Dodge cars: the 2004 champion Kurt Busch, Reed Sorenson, Johnny Sauter and also the winner at Sonoma, Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya .
Brian Vickers, initially qualified was then disqualified after his car his car (...) > Full story
Nascar issued penalties to the Hendrick Motorsports teams that compete in the Nextel Cup Series, all of these as a result of rule infractions found at the last race at Sonoma.
The two cars of the team driven by Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were found with components and equipment that are not approved by the Nascar regulations.All of these were found last Friday during the initial inspections of the car.
As a result, the two drivers have been penalized with 100 points each,their crew (...) > Full story