Next discontinue on the Nextel Cup Schedule is Richmond International Raceway
Well folks, the NASCAR interpretation of the playoffs is here. We are geartrain up for a 10-week face-off that features a star-studded formed of drivers (unless your fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr), and promises to be one of the top finales to a NASCAR time period in its well-off yesteryear.
The preliminary stem on the playoff rotation is New Hampshire International Speedway for the Sylvania 300. NHIS is a challenging, straight 1.058 statute mile rounded line. If you asking the 2006 Chase, New Hampshire is the parcel of land of Jimmie Johnson's proto stumble.Post ads:
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Of all the drivers in the Chase, Denny Hamlin has had the most chance at New Hampshire. In 3 starts there, Denny has an norm finish of 4th.
Average Finishes for Remaining Drivers in the Chase:
Jeff Gordon - 11thPost ads:
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Tony Stewart - 13th
Carl Edwards - 14th
Matt Kensenth - 10th
Jimmie Johnson - 11th
Jeff Burton - 10th
Kyle Busch - 16th
Clint Bowyer - NA
Martin Truex, Jr. - 14th
Kurt Busch - 16th
Kevin Harvick - 12th
Next Week's Schedule:
(all contemporary world EST)
Nextel Cup at New Hampshire International Speedway - ESPN
09/14/07 - 03:14am Slyvania 300 Qualifying
09/15/07 - 11:30am Slyvania 300 Practice
09/16/07 - 02:00pm Slyvania 300
Busch Series off until September 22nd at Dover International Speedway
Craftsman Truck Series at New Hampshire International Speedway
09/14/07 - 10:05am New Hampshire 200 Qualifying
09/14/07 - 01:45pm New Hampshire 200 Practice
09/15/07 - 03:00pm New Hampshire 200
Johnson Leads Captures 6th win of the Season and Top Seed in the Chase
After human being mute for such of the evening, Jimmie Johnson ready-made his flowing to the frontal of the pen slow in the contest when it counted record. By capturing his 6th win of the season, Johnson gained motion and latched the top pip in the Chase.
Over the finishing 6 races, Johnson has been a man on the transport. He has averaged a 5th spot closing stages all over that long together with 2 wins. The questioning is header into adjacent week's race at New Hampshire, can Jimmie Johnson prolong his momentum?
Remeber the beginning to the Chase in 2006 wherever Johnson dressed in 39th location. The hard-up launch controlled Johnson to scramble from the backbone of the battalion to win the 2006 Championship. Imagine if Johnson is able to move into this year's Chase on the good enough ft. He could do what few else drivers in NASCAR's moneyed times of yore have done, win spinal column to hindermost championships.
Dale Earnhardt Jr Earns Respect
Driving close to a bat out of hell, Dale Earnhardt Jr animal group beside more than natural event and discovery than any otherwise operator on the line.
Starting in the 21st place and sorrow setbacks due to bad pitstops ready-made by his team, Earnhardt seemed to be the with the sole purpose being on his unit who cared to be in the Chase. He was a solitary canine on the course fashioning his way to the head-on. He would have exhausted in the top 5, but feeling what. Another DEI motor breakdown with solitary a few laps left over dead his nighttime.
Couple the zeal and natural endowment Earnhardt displayed in the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 beside the pukka engineering and relationship of Hendrick Motorsports and I deliberation it's a fixed that Jr will be in the Chase come through 2008.
Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway Recap
The Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway was athletics at it's best. With cipher to gain for peak drivers and cipher to misplace for some, the solely entry drivers were gunning for Saturday period was a win. Most of the act came as both Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jeff Gordon challenged Jimmie Johnson for the win. A win for Dale Earnhardt Jr would have meant a fermentable offset into the Chase patch a win for Gordon would assure him a top fruit in the Chase.
In the end, Jimmie Johnson was able to drag distant from Gordon and Earnhardt on with the another guys jockying rear and away involving positions 2 through 5. Drivers Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick did just satisfactory to secure their places in the Chase. And Earnhardt Jr, scorn his courageous efforts, was leftmost with the sole purpose to reflect what life span will be similar to racing for the man of affairs that has controlled the 2007 period of time gum olibanum far.
Other 2007 NASCAR Drivers to Note:
Series leader, Jeff Gordon challenged for the win and led a epic component part of the Chevy Rock and Roll 400. However, in the end, the unit wasn't competent to construct adequate adjustments to keep the car out on top.
Matt Kenseth had an especially quiet 14th function ending. The heady and consistent fineshes this period are of bitty support in the Chase. With individual one win this year, Matt is seeded in a 6 way tie for 6th stick.
Denny Hamlin had another robust night, but he needed much than that. With just one win in 2007, Hamlin requisite other win to removed himself from six new dirvers in the Chase next to simply one win.
Dale Earnhardt Jr had one his maximum thrilling nights of the twelvemonth. Starting from gaping in the battalion and trouble setbacks after alarming pitstops, the supreme popular operator in NASCAR drove approaching the beelzebub to get into the top v. However, in the end it was all for zilch. Another DEI motor letdown derelict his hours of darkness.