Kevin Harvick sped away on fresh tires to win the Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white-checkered-flag finish at Richmond International Raceway, leaving a group of drivers with widely divergent emotions in his wake.
Jimmie Johnson sped away from the field after the final restart in the Daytona 500 and held off a hard-charging Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win.
Kevin Harvick won Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway, securing the third starting spot in the Daytona 500. Kyle Busch won Duel 2 to earn the fourth starting spot in the 500.
Matt Kenseth held off Dale Earnhardt Jr to win a Daytona 500 that featured the first postponement in its history, and a bizarre accident that engulfed part of the track in flames.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Brian Pattie has signed with the team to serve as crew chief with Clint Bowyer and the No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota next season.
Chris Heroy will join Earnhardt Ganassi Racing as crew chief for the No. 42 Sprint Cup Chevy and driver Juan Pablo Montoya in 2012.
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Juan Pablo Montoya told the Sporting News that he will return to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing next season, saying that only minor details remain in finalizing the deal. Montoya said: I think it’s pretty much done—it’s all agreed and everything. … Just little bits and pieces. I’d say a couple weeks, max.
A handful of Sprint Cup teams have made crew chief changes in hopes of making a sprint to the Chase. But, are more changes on the way?
Juan Pablo Montoya said that he expects to return to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing next season. Montoya’s contract expires at the end of the season, but he expects to re-sign very soon. He said: We’re pretty close. I think we’re pretty close, yeah. … When it’s ready you will know. Montoya’s comments come after reports that he [...]