Posts tagged: Nationwide-Series

Oct 18 2008

Latest Nascar Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Craftsman Truck News

Here are the latest news articles from around the web covering the Nascar Sprint Cup Series, the Nationwide Series and the Craftsman Truck Series.

Sprint Cup Series News


Read more »

Feb 17 2008

Stewart Wins First Nationwide Series Race at Daytona

Tony Stewart won the Busch Nationwide race today in Daytona, beating Kyle Busch and, you guessed it, Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the race, with Busch blocking Jr. to finish second. Kyle also came in second the night before in the truck series race, losing to Todd Bodine and driving past Johnny Benson for second. Appears tomorrow’s race is going to be a good one, with Kyle and Dale running so well every time they get in a car, they are going to be hard to beat.

Polesitter Tony Stewart repelled a strong challenge from teammate Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Camping World 300 Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

Stewart surged to the lead on Lap 117 of 120 and stayed there as the rest of the field diced for position behind him. On the final lap, Busch blocked Earnhardt’s last-ditch attempt to improve his position and all but assured the victory for Stewart, who crossed the finish line .259 seconds ahead of Busch, with Earnhardt .412 seconds back.

Brian Vickers ran fourth, followed by Matt Kenseth, rookie Bryan Clauson, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, David Ragan and defending series champion Carl Edwards. Source: Stewart starts, finishes first in N’wide season-opener

Jul 07 2007

Kyle Busch Wins Winn-Dixie 250 in Daytona

Kyle Busch Wins Winn-Dixie 250 in Daytona
Kyle Busch picked up his first win in Daytona this morning in the rain delayed Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona International Speedway, leading the most laps and making it look easy at the end. Dave Blaney finished third after finishing second in this years other Busch race at Daytona, right after Kevin Harvick who finished second, Tony Stewart fourth and Clint Bowyer finished fifth.

Kyle could’ve won the Busch race at Daytona in February, and could’ve won the 500 the next day, but both races ended up with him finishing poorly, as fuel problems ended his day in the Busch race, and being in the big wreck in the 500, that Kevin Harvick won in one of Nascar’s controversial calls this year. This is bound to help Kyle Busch make even more money next year when he gets picked up by whichever team is going to get him, especially if he runs well in tonights Pepsi 400.

Here is how they finished:
1 14 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Delphi 195/10 102 Running
2 4 21 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet AutoZone 175/5 102 Running
3 9 10 Dave Blaney Toyota Seymour Paints 165/0 102 Running
4 2 18 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Slim Jim Monster / Act II 165/5 102 Running
5 5 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T 160/5 102 Running
6 15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Hellmann’s Mayonnaise 150/0 102 Running
7 10 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit 146/0 102 Running
8 7 24 Casey Mears Chevrolet Nat’l Guard / 53rd Infantry Brig. 142/0 102 Running
9 1 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Great Clips 138/0 102 Running
10 22 25 David Gilliland Ford FreeCreditRep
ort.com 134/0 102 Running
11 19 60 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 130/0 102 Running
12 28 35 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Ford McDonald’s 127/0 102 Running
13 12 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Fort McDowell Resort Destination 124/0 102 Running
14 35 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet U.S. Navy SEALs 121/0 102 Running
15 30 7 Mike Wallace Chevrolet GEICO 118/0 102 Running
16 23 47 Kelly Bires Ford Armor All / AutoZone 115/0 102 Running
17 37 22 Mike Bliss Dodge Family Dollar 112/0 102 Running
18 16 37 Jamie McMurray Ford U.S. Postal Service 109/0 102 Running
19 6 27 Ward Burton Ford Cottonelle / Kleenex 106/0 102 Running
20 25 14 Kyle Krisiloff * Ford Lilly / Walgreens 103/0 102 Running
21 26 33 Tony Raines Chevrolet RoadLoans.com 100/0 102 Running
22 40 1 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts 97/0 102 Running
23 31 77 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet Dollar General 94/0 102 Running
24 27 36 Brent Sherman Chevrolet Big Lots 91/0 102 Running
25 33 163 Kerry Earnhardt Chevrolet Team Glock 88/0 102 Running
26 32 28 Robert Richardson, II * Chevrolet Checkers Midnight or Later / U.S. Border Patrol 90/5 102 Running
27 21 90 Stephen Leicht Ford CitiFinancial 82/0 102 Running
28 3 20 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Rockwell Automation 79/0 102 Running
29 20 4 Regan Smith Chevrolet U.S. Army 76/0 102 Running
30 17 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline 73/0 102 Running
31 8 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Holiday Inn / MLB All-Star Game 70/0 102 Running
32 36 170 Mark Green Chevrolet Foretravel Motorcoach / Biomet 67/0 102 Running
33 38 01 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet Davis Motorsports 64/0 102 Running
34 24 6 David Ragan * Ford Discount Tire 61/0 102 Running
35 18 59 Marcos Ambrose * Ford Kingsford / Winn-Dixie 58/0 101 Running
36 39 0 Eric McClure Chevrolet Hefty 55/0 100 Running
37 13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 52/0 71 Out of Race
38 34 156 Larry Foyt Chevrolet Global Market / Firehouse Subs 49/0 69 Out of Race
39 29 66 Steve Wallace Dodge HomeLife Communities 46/0 51 Out of Race
40 11 99 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 43/0 50 Out of Race
41 41 252 Donnie Neuenberger Ford Means Racing 40/0 33 Out of Race
42 42 105 Justin Ashburn Chevrolet CertainTeed / 31-W Insulation 37/0 14 Out of Race

Apr 28 2007

Bobby Labonte Wins Busch Series race at Talladega

Bobby Labonte pushed Tony Stewart to the front, and then passes for the win with about 200 yards to go in the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Motor Speedway. It was definitely a good day for Kevin Harvick as well, he only finished sixth, but he is the owner of both Tony’s and Bobby’s race cars, making them teammates once again, if only in the Busch Series.

NASCAR waved the green flag again for the overtime finish at the start of Lap 119 and Labonte, who restarted seventh, moved in behind Stewart, who was fifth, and the two Chevrolets, both owned by Harvick, worked in tandem shooting to the front.

Both zoomed past Mears by the end of the first green-flag lap and Labonte just kept pushing Stewart, giving the two lead cars a big margin over Mears. Labonte bided his time on the final lap around the 2.66-mile oval until he came off Turn 4.

At that point, he slipped up the banking and moved alongside Stewart, with the two cars nearly touching. As they neared the finish line, Labonte nosed ahead. His engine, which was overheating badly on the final two laps after he banged into the rear of Harvick’s car, blew as he crossed the finish line with steam wafting from under his hood.

“I just had a run on Tony,” Labonte said. “I just stayed glued to his rear bumper. This is cool. The motor just blew up. It was pegged at 240 [degrees] the last two laps.” Source: Labonte passes teammate Stewart to win at Talladega

Here is the video of the crash on lap 26 when Tony Stewart got into the back of Kyle Busch. Pretty ugly wreck, but he just jumps out at the end.

Apr 14 2007

Kenseth Wins the O’Reilly 300

Matt Kenseth wins the O’Reilly 300 today in the Busch Series, with Carl Edwards, the Busch series points leader, finishing third to extend his points lead to a whopping 403 points. Kenseth kept the car off the wall and went a lap down, but fought back and got his lap back on lap number 80, and overtook Denny Hamlin with 9 laps to go for the win. Here are the top five finishers:

1. Matt Kenseth
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Carl Edwards
4. Casey Mears
5. David Ragan

More info at Nascar.com.

Mar 11 2007

Results of the Sam’s Town 300 Busch Series Race

The top 8 finishers in the Busch Series race at Las Vegas are all Cup regulars, I bet it gets on the Busch Series drivers nerves, but I believe it is part of the reason that Jeff Burton, Mark Martin, and especially Kevin Harvick did so well last year in the Nextel Cup. My guess is at least 5 of those drivers, maybe 6 or 7, will be in the top 10 in the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 in Las Vegas Sunday, along with Jeff Gordon that is. ;)

1 6 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet
2 20 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet
3 17 33 Tony Stewart Chevrolet
4 4 12 Kurt Busch Dodge
5 2 22 David Stremme Dodge
6 19 60 Carl Edwards Ford
7 1 21 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
8 30 77 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet
9 37 88 Shane Huffman Chevrolet
10 14 59 Marcos Ambrose Ford
11 32 47 Jon Wood Ford
12 16 20 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet
13 33 7 Mike Wallace Chevrolet
14 22 35 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Ford
15 29 27 Ward Burton Ford
16 24 87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet
17 12 66 Steve Wallace Dodge
18 23 90 Stephen Leicht Ford
19 36 1 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet
20 35 42 Juan Montoya Dodge
21 38 34 Jay Sauter Chevrolet
22 43 170 Justin Diercks Chevrolet
23 34 28 Jeff Green Chevrolet
24 41 6 David Ragan Ford
25 9 10 Dave Blaney Toyota
26 42 0 Eric McClure Chevrolet
27 39 14 Kyle Krisiloff Ford
28 10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge
29 15 37 Jamie McMurray Ford
30 3 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge
31 25 99 David Reutimann Toyota
32 26 25 David Gilliland Chevrolet
33 18 4 Regan Smith Chevrolet
34 31 23 Brad Keselowski
35 27 18 Brad Coleman Chevrolet
36 13 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet
37 28 38 Jason Leffler Toyota
38 11 16 Greg Biffle Ford
39 21 36 Brent Sherman Chevrolet
40 8 24 Casey Mears Chevrolet
41 7 17 Matt Kenseth Ford
42 5 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet
43 40 185 Brett Rowe Chevrolet

Mar 05 2007

Nascar Videos from Mexico

For all of the videos that have been posted from the Busch Series race in Mexico, click here.

Mar 04 2007

Montoya Spins Pruett, Wins Telcel-Motorola 200

I didn’t get to see the race, my boy was in the league championship basketball game, but, Juan Montoya won his first Nascar Busch series race in Mexico. Juan had the dominant car all day long, but ended up spinning out his teammate, Scott Pruett, to take the lead, after a bad pitstop mired them in 19th place. Juan fought his way back to 2nd before spinning Pruett out, who called it a low down and dirty move.

Pruett was clearly upset.

“Of all the people to take you out — your teammate,” Pruett said. “That was just lowdown, nasty, dirty driving.”

Hamlin, right behind the two Chip Ganassi Racing drivers at the time, said it was a tough call.

“I wouldn’t call it dirty driving, but it was a bit aggressive,” Hamlin said. “Juan had the fastest car and he would have taken the lead sooner or later. He was overzealous.” Source: Montoya spins Pruett, wins Mexico NBS race

Here are the top ten finishers:

1. Juan Montoya
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Boris Said
4. Carl Edwards
5. Scott Pruett
6. Jason Leffler
7. Jorge Goeters
8. Marcos Ambrose
9. Adrian Fernandez
10. Jon Wood

Oh, my boy’s team lost, but they beat the number 1 seed before losing in the championship game.

Mar 03 2007

Scott Pruett Wins Pole for Telcel-Motorola 200

Scott Pruett claimed the number one starting position for Sunday’s Busch race in Mexico, the Telcel-Motorola 200, Juan Montoya came in third behind former rival Carlos Contreras.

ruett averaged 103.647 mph on his fastest lap Saturday in the No. 41 Dodge on the curvy, 2.518-mile course. Just behind him was Mexico City native Carlos Contreras, who finished at 103.407 mph in the No. 22 Dodge.

Montoya starts third | LineupThe 36-year-old Contreras comes from a racing family, with his grandfather, father, big brother and even young nephew all driving.

“I don’t have blood in my veins. I have gasoline,” he said.

Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya, who jumped from Formula One to NASCAR last season, finished third at 103.391 mph in his No. 42 Dodge. Montoya finished first in Friday’s practice and blamed changes in his car for his third place on Saturday. ource: Pruett wins pole for Telcel-Motorola 200

Here is the starting lineup:
1 41 Scott Pruett
2 22 Carlos Contreras
3 42 Juan Montoya
4 27 Jorge Goeters
5 20 Denny Hamlin
6 33 Ron Fellows
7 9 Boris Said
8 4 Regan Smith
9 60 Carl Edwards
10 21 P.J. Jones
11 17 Michel Jourdain Jr.
12 59 Marcos Ambrose
13 90 Stephen Leicht
14 18 Brad Coleman
15 1 J.J. Yeley
16 37 Greg Biffle
17 5 Adrian Fernandez
18 35 Bobby Hamilton Jr.
19 29 Scott Wimmer
20 28 German Quiroga Jr.
21 25 David Gilliland
22 66 Steve Wallace
23 38 Jason Leffler
24 144 Ruben Pardo
25 99 David Reutimann
26 36 Brent Sherman
27 88 Shane Huffman
28 7 Mike Wallace
29 167 Rogelio Lopez
30 47 Jon Wood Ford
31 10 Dave Blaney
32 16 Todd Kluever
33 0 J.R. Fitzpatrick Jr.
34 14 Kyle Krisiloff
35 6 David Ragan
36 230 Stanton Barrett
37 77 Kertus Davis
38 113 Todd Souza
39 34 Brian Simo
40 268 Antonio Perez
41 23 Brad Keselowski
42 146 John Young Ford
43 298 Alex Garcia

A few notable Cup drivers in there, Gilliland, Hamlin, Edwards, Biffle, Yeley, Reutimann and Ragan are in the field.

Sep 28 2006

Nascar Busch Series Has a Date in Montreal

I first mentioned the possibility of a Busch series race in Canada here, and it looks like they have a date set in Montreal, at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve racetrack. The race will be August 4, the day before the cup race in Pocono and it takes the place of the Busch race in Martinsville. This will also take the number of road course races to three.

This has been one of Nascar’s goals for awhile now, to get coverage all over North America and to have races throughout, now, anyone in North America will be able to sit home and watch a Nascar race, which will be a big boost for ratings. Nascar has drawn more and more Canadian fans to the northernmost races, such as Chicago, Michigan, New Hampshire and Watkins Glenn, and as a matter of fact, the Daytona 500 was the most watched race on Canadian tv this season.

Wonder how many Busch Whackers will make the race north of the border?

WordPress Themes