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Thu 14 Dec 2006
Surfin' USAHeadline

Surfin' USA

Well, well, well, 2007 Nextel Cup champ Jimmie Johnson's been moved from "in" to "on top" of the golf cart from which he was flung. Jimmie Johnson. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. A racer who's exhibited considerable skill whether astride a...

Fri 24 Nov 2006
Hamlin crowned rookie of the yearHeadline

Hamlin crowned rookie of the year

Denny Hamlin's crew just won a big bet against the No. 20 team of Tony Stewart. The two crews had wagered as to whether or not Hamlin could finish better in points his rookie season than Tony Stewart. Denny Hamlin. Photo by Kurt ...

Johnson lands his first Cup championshipHeadline

Johnson lands his first Cup championship

Jimmie Johnson's road to the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup series title was filled with potholes. 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson celebrates. Photo by General Motors and Wieck Media Services. The year started off on a sour...

Sun 05 Nov 2006
Terry Labonte's last standHeadline

Terry Labonte's last stand

Sometimes retirement really does mean goodbye. In a NASCAR-world of partial schedules, retirement tours that don't reach fruition and racers that stay in the game far past their prime; two-two series champion and Texas native Terry Labonte will...

Vickers hits home run in TexasHeadline

Vickers hits home run in Texas

Brian Vickers went out dead last in qualifying for Nextel Cup teams and hit a home run. He wheeled the No. 25 Chevrolet to the pole position with a lap of 196.235 mph, the only driver to break the 196-mph mark. Brian Vickers. Photo by...

Sat 07 Oct 2006
Smaller restrictor plates mandated for TalladegaHeadline

Smaller restrictor plates mandated for Talladega

NASCAR will run smaller restrictor plates at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend after practice times for several Nextel Cup teams topped the 198-mph mark. NASCAR called a crew chief meeting at 6:30 am this morning to announce the ...

Robby Gordon paces Talladega final practiceHeadline

Robby Gordon paces Talladega final practice

The new track surface promoted lightning quick lap times during final practice at Talladega Superspeedway with speeds topping the 198-mph mark. Robby Gordon toured the 2.66-mile superspeedway with the top time of 198.507 mph. Robby ...

Martin puts retirement off for new teamHeadline

Martin puts retirement off for new team

Mark Martin is the boy that cried retirement. For the third year in a row, Martin has put off stepping out of a Cup series car. He announced Friday that he will depart Roush Racing at the end of 2006 to join MB2 Motorsports. Mark ...

Mon 10 Jul 2006
Montoya moves into Ganassi 42 Dodge in 2007Headline
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Montoya moves into Ganassi 42 Dodge in 2007

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Racing announced Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway that Team McLaren Mercedes Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya will pilot the No. 42 Dodge starting in 2007. A native of Colombia, Montoya has seven wins and...

Evernham's Cup garage disappearing actHeadline

Evernham's Cup garage disappearing act

Just a few days after Jeremy Mayfield wanted to file a missing persons report on car owner Ray Evernham, the duo visited the media to set the record straight. Friday, Mayfield alleged that perhaps one of the reasons the No. 19 Dodge was not...

Tue 04 Jul 2006
Stewart wins at DaytonaHeadline

Stewart wins at Daytona

There was a shortage of fireworks for NASCAR's July 4th weekend spectacular at Daytona International Speedway. Things didn't get compelling until the race's final three laps, and then a final lap caution ended the Pepsi 400 with a ...

Sat 03 Jun 2006
Biffle back in the thick of thingsHeadline

Biffle back in the thick of things

Doug Richert knew that it was time to do something. His team was mired in a miserable start to the season and he was beginning to get the sense that it was weighing on his team. So Richert, crew chief for Greg Biffle's National Guard ...

Sun 12 Mar 2006
Biffle earns Las Vegas poleHeadline

Biffle earns Las Vegas pole

Greg Biffle earned his second career pole and first in two years at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Biffle's lap of 172.403 mph just eclipsed Tony Stewart for the top starting spot. Greg Biffle. Photo by Getty Images. "Those cars make a ton...

Fri 10 Mar 2006
Kenseth looking for Lady Luck in Las VegasHeadline

Kenseth looking for Lady Luck in Las Vegas

Matt Kenseth really doesn't see Las Vegas as a gamble at all. Despite the glamour and glitz of the casino strip, Kenseth is far more focused on the mile and a half of asphalt that makes up Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's there that Kenseth has ...

Tue 28 Feb 2006
Kenseth pulls down the win in CaliforniaHeadline

Kenseth pulls down the win in California

Matt Kenseth wheeled the No. 17 Roush Racing Ford into Victory Lane as he won his 11th NASCAR Nextel Cup Series win race. Kenseth led 40 of 251 laps to garner his first victory on the California Speedway oval. Matt Kenseth. Photo by...

Sun 26 Feb 2006
Tue 21 Feb 2006
Johnson earns his first Daytona 500 winHeadline

Johnson earns his first Daytona 500 win

It may have taken Chad Knaus losing his hard card and being ejected from the race track for Jimmie Johnson to hit pay dirt at Daytona. A week after his crew chief was suspended and removed from the garage area by NASCAR for cheating, Team 48...

Sun 19 Feb 2006
New crew chief, new chance for SadlerHeadline

New crew chief, new chance for Sadler

Elliott Sadler's love affair with Daytona has always seemed short-lived. Under the tutelage of new crew chief Tommy Baldwin, Jr., Sadler is hoping that lady luck smiles through to the Daytona 500. Elliott Sadler. Photo by Eric ...

Sat 18 Feb 2006
Five years later, the No. 3 still fliesHeadline

Five years later, the No. 3 still flies

There may never be another driver that means as much to the sport of NASCAR as Dale Earnhardt. This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of his death during a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500. A Dale Earnhardt flag shines in the sun...

Johnson still hopeful despite challengesHeadline

Johnson still hopeful despite challenges

Jimmie Johnson still hopes he can wheel the No. 48 Hendrick Chevy into victory lane at Daytona. However, he's going to have to do it without his crew chief. Earlier this week Chad Knaus was ejected from all Daytona 500 activities after an ...

How do you make Kurt Busch sexy?Headline

How do you make Kurt Busch sexy?

Kurt Busch wants to be a sex symbol but he's just no Dale Earnhardt, Jr. So how do you take the former Sharpie marker flack and make him one of the sexiest men in sports? Kurt Busch and fiancée Eva Bryan. Photo by Eric Gilbert. The...

Sadler, Gordon win Duel qualifying racesHeadline

Sadler, Gordon win Duel qualifying races

Race 1: Elliott Sadler ends up with the victory Mother Nature apparently is not a big fan of Speedweeks: the second major event of the ten-day race fest was delayed for over an hour-and-a-half due to inclement weather. Elliott Sadler...

Tue 14 Feb 2006
Knaus forced to sit out rest of Daytona racesHeadline

Knaus forced to sit out rest of Daytona races

The fall-out from Sunday's disqualification of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 qualification run was announced today at the NASCAR camp. Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson. Photo by John Dunagan - Fastlines. Johnson's Hendrick Chevrolet failed...

Mon 13 Feb 2006
Rookie Hamlin wins ShootoutHeadline

Rookie Hamlin wins Shootout

The rookie of the year race just got a lot more interesting. Denny Hamlin made his mark in the Nextel Cup series by wheeling the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet to a victory in the Budweiser Shootout. Race winner Denny Hamlin ...

Jeff Burton sails to Daytona 500 poleHeadline

Jeff Burton sails to Daytona 500 pole

Jeff Burton, behind the wheel of the No. 31 Cingular Wireless Chevrolet, will lead the field to the green flag for the Daytona 500 next Sunday. It is Burton's first pole at Richard Childress Racing: the last time Burton started in the top spot was...

Qualifying times for 500 disallowed: 48 and 96Headline

Qualifying times for 500 disallowed: 48 and 96

Cheaters never prosper. NASCAR drove that point home after two cars failed post qualifying inspection at Daytona International Speedway. Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Chevrolet team have had their qualifying time for the Daytona 500 ...

Bump drafting gets blasted by StewartHeadline

Bump drafting gets blasted by Stewart

Bump drafting may be a necessary evil on restrictor-plate racetracks but reigning Cup series champion Tony Stewart is afraid someone is going to die. By all accounts, the Budweiser Shootout was a free-for-all and created dangerous race ...

Sat 04 Feb 2006
Kyle Busch quick in Daytona testingHeadline

Kyle Busch quick in Daytona testing

How does the NASCAR Nextel Cup series Rookie of the Year top a great 2005 season? By charging out and charting some of the quickest times in the second round of Cup testing at Daytona International Speedway. Kyle Busch leads the ...

Roush teams ready for DaytonaHeadline

Roush teams ready for Daytona

Roush Racing certainly made their point in 2005 with all five NASCAR Nextel Cup Series teams grabbing spots in the Chase for the Championship. Although, they missed garnering their third Cup title in as many years that is something they wish to ...

Stewart injured at Chili BowlHeadline

Stewart injured at Chili Bowl

Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup series champion Tony Stewart sustained injuries after flipping his Midget car during the opening laps of Friday night's qualifying Heat 8 for the 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa Expo ...

2005 champion ready to get racingHeadline

2005 champion ready to get racing

Tony Stewart may have gotten his Brickyard win and second championship off his 'to-do' list last season, but the reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup Series' champion is already setting his goals for 2006. At the top of that list is a win at the Daytona ...

Wed 11 Jan 2006
New crew chief, new chance for SadlerHeadline

New crew chief, new chance for Sadler

Elliott Sadler went through a lot of changes in 2005. After performing dismally in the 2004 Chase for the Nextel Cup, Sadler was hot out of the box at Daytona and looked poised to turn his fortune around last season. Elliott...

Earnhardt Jr looking forward to 2006Headline

Earnhardt Jr looking forward to 2006

After a season of disappointments in 2005, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. entered Daytona testing with a renewed sense of optimism. Earnhardt and Team 8 suffered a season of inconsistency, missing the Chase and performing poorly at some of their best ...