Skip to comments.NASCAR NIGHT RACING IN PHOENIX - Subway Fresh Fit 500, Saturday, April 21, 2007 - FOX 8:00pm/et
Posted on 04/18/2007 8:05:20 AM PDT by WestCoastGal
WELCOME NASCAR FANS
Friday, April 20
12:00 p.m. Spectator Gates open
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. NNCS Practice
2:35 p.m. NBS Qualifying (two laps, all positions) All cars impounded
4:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. NNCS Final Practice
6:30 p.m. Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 Busch Series Race (200 laps, 200 miles)
Checkered Flag TNT (Tribute to AC/DC) entertain at PIR Midway Stage
Saturday, April 21
12:00 p.m. Spectator Gates open
3:00 p.m. Freebird (Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd) entertains at PIR Midway Stage
5:30 p.m. SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 Nextel Cup Series Race (312 laps, 312 miles)
NNCS = NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
NBS = NASCAR Busch Series
NCTS = NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
>>>>>>>> Times Local to the track <<<<<<<<<
No truck race this week.
BTW, I want to see the COT race the COY on the same track.
Grudge race COT vs COY I like it. :)
Other gud news; Mark still 11th after missing 2 races.
Cool on the Tony Stewart show. I wonder if Smoke is looking for a 'relief' driver - for the #42 car! lol.
You sure it’s a COT race?? I cant find the answer anywhere but was pretty sure that our 2nd race in November was the COT race and this wasn’t... Also just a heads up there is a Truck race this weekend, just not in Phoenix, Its at Kansas.
Working on the #88 Navy car after a wreck at Texas
Truck race schedule...
2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Schedule 2006 NCTS Schedule
Date Race/Facility TV TV Time Race Radio Laps Miles Size
2/16/07 Chevy Silverado HD 250
Daytona Int’l Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
2006 Winner: Mark Martin, Ford
2007 Winner: Jack Sprague, Toyota SPD 7:30pm 8:00pm MRN 100 250 2.5 Miles
2/23/07 San Bernardino County 200
California Speedway, Los Angeles, California
2006 Winner: Mark Martin, Ford
2007 Winner: Mike Skinner, Toyota SPD 8:30pm 9:00pm MRN 100 200 2 Miles
3/16/07 American Commercial Lines 200
Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, Georgia
2006 Winner: Todd Bodine, Toyota
2007 Winner: Mike Skinner, Toyota SPD 8:30pm 9:00pm MRN 130 200.2 1.54 Miles
3/31/07 Kroger 250
Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia
2006 Winner: David Starr, Toyota
2007 Winner: Mike Skinner, Toyota FOX 3:00pm 3:00pm MRN 250 131.5 0.526
4/28/07 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250
Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
2006 Winner: Terry Cook, Ford SPD 5:30pm 6:00pm MRN 167 250.5 1.5
Car of Tomorrow Implementation Schedule for 2007 [16 races]:
Bristol [2 races]
New Hampshire 
Talladega [fall 2007]
Robot will be pleased with his choice of saws.
Darn good tools DeWalt.
Jr appears to be visiting the Naval Air Station in Coronado today.....probably a sponsor gig.
I know it! Dale even jumped in Jimmy Johnson's car (? was it Jimmy?) the last 9 laps of last weeks race even.
That says a lot about Dale!
That was the #5 Shrubbie Busch car.
Thank you! I was close. hehe!
Ha, I found them.
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Shane Huffman will return to Phoenix International Raceway to drive the No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS in the NASCAR Busch Series Bashas Supermarkets 200 on Friday, April 20.
Prior to racing at Phoenix, Huffman and JR Motorsports team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. will spend Wednesday aboard the USS Cleveland LPD-7. The vessel is the fourth amphibious transport dock in the Austin class. Commissioned in April 1967, the USS Cleveland is home ported out of San Diego, Calif., as a member of the Pacific Fleet Amphibious Forces. At 569 feet in length, the USS Cleveland has divided her time between operations in the Eastern Pacific and extended deployments to the Western Pacific. It is normally assigned as part of an Expeditionary Strike Group and has performed a wide variety of missions.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s Top Ten Thoughts While Driving the No. 5 at Texas
Kim DeHaven and Amy Henderson · Wednesday April 18, 2007
10. Damn! A wrecked Hendrick car still drives better than any car I raced in the beginning of 2005.
9. I wonder if I can borrow the setup book, too
8. Not fair! Kyles car has a tiki bar in the back! That sure explains all those accidents his rookie year
7. Why does Kyle have hedge clippers, a lawn edger, and a weed eater under the seat? Oh, yeah; he must need something to keep all that facial hair in check.
6. Its cool seeing your name twice in a full field run down unless you are 36th and 37th.
5. Team Communications can be highly entertaining: Oh, Je-eeeeefff! Hi Jeff! I came to the dark side, Jeff! Am I annoying you yet, Jeff?! Jeff, can I have your autograph? Name the baby Dale, Jeff! Jeff, youre my hero
4. Damn Just because he has Cheez-Its ON the car doesnt mean he has Cheez-Its IN the car.
3. Ha! I knew I could make my fans cheer for Hendrick!
2. I sure hope Teresa is watching
1. Is this seat WET? The little ^%##&*$$#, no wonder he didnt wanna get back in!
Pretty neat perks he’s got there!
I bet there will be pics later from today.........I hope.
That’s exactly what I was referring to! :)
USS Cleveland (LPD 7), USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) and USS Boxer (LHD 4) steam alongside for refueling while underway in the Arabian Gulf.
Photo by LTJG Seth Gagliardi
Nascar connection to VT.
Listening to the driver introductions while on the way to our seats we heard Flash's name announced which was followed by big-time Boos.
I was LMAO!
Great lookin' thread btw!
I'll post some pics of the race on the TMS thread.
Yippee looking forward to them.
Glad you made it home!!
I would have loved to been a fly on the wall for the Monday morning meeting at HMS.
I was really surprised at all the naysayer articles about why Jr should NOT have done that. What a load.
If someone were to ask Dale Jr, "How bad have you got it?"....what do you think he would say?
"Well, I'm having my go-cart track resurfaced, does that count?"
BTW, had to take my vehicle back to the dealer today - again. They said it was fixed. Same issue. What crap.
I'll give the service rep credit, when I called him this morning and said, "Who fixed this thing? Stevie Ray Wonder?" He laughed. I said, "Don't laugh, when I bring the vehicle back I might forget about the right turn into the service area and just continue driving right on into the show room area!"
Without hesitation he said, "no problem, I'll let the boss know we got a hot one coming in and we need more vehicles in front of the show room windows!"
That made me giggle.
To heck with the naysayers, his fans were 100% proud that he did that for a friend.
When asked how did it run? “Like a wrecked car” LOL
I would be almost willing to bet Shrub took off in a huff like he’s done before with his no comments to reporters etc.
The reporters don’t matter but his team did. Jr got him 3 points. lol
I hope you get the car back FIXED!! :)
BreakingNews....... Mikey replaces #55 crewchief with Buddy Sisco. [sp?]
Per ESPN Now.
Must have scooped Jayski on the MW CC news, he has nothing yet.
No deal with NE Patriots/Kraft for Yates.
They are looking for and NEED funding.
Biffle may explore his options before signing contract extension with Roush for beyond 2008. That team has had a lot of inquiries for sponsorship to replace Ameriquest who bailed out.
Power rankings are dedicated to VT this week. All Cup and Busch cars will carry the VT emblem this weekend as well.
You know something has / had to change.
Did they find the culprit?
I've been keeping an eye open for news about DJ and Matt Borland - meshing, Y/N?, etc., not much to be found.
Nothing but questions.
WoW! Outstanding opening page! Nice work!
Happy WEDnesDAY to all...picking drivers? Nah, it’s all worthless for the rest of the season...I’ll just draw numbers out of the hat!
Ya do know that Dale Sr. and Flash were actually good friends, like mentor-mentee and had several business interests together...?
WHAT on earth will #8 fans do IF IF IF Jr. goes to HENDRICK? because DEI and Evil Stepmom won’t let him have the company?
That was then, this is now!
Jr. will never go to the darkside. (unless it’s a black #3)
You are most likely very correct in that...but, you know $$$$ makes people do strange things!
Now as for this.........
Re: Jr to Hendrick -"You are most likely very correct in that...but, you know $$$$ makes people do strange things!"
That would be most people but not Jr Earnhardt. I just don't see him being number car # 3 behind JG AND JJ. Casey Mears is finding out why Vickers found greener pastures. Large teams cannot have every car a top car, even Rousch.
Now as for Childress, that's different because he would have his OWN identity there setting him aside from Happy and Nawthurn. I agree with NYT.
My tagline is looming........he will be able to talk to other teams after that date. I am willing to bet he could go anywhere he wants. As I've said before, Budweiser will go, most of the DEI crew will go. The only thing is the #8 will never be released by TE and THAT is a BIG problem for him.
If she won't budge on the 51%, he could take a one year extension with the understanding he gets the #8 after that if she still won't agree to the terms.
Thursday - Cup
3:45 p.m. ET: First practice
8:10 p.m. ET: Qualifying
2:15 p.m. ET: First practice
7:25 p.m. ET: Rookie practice speeds
9:45 p.m. ET: Final practice
I think someone mentioned it but I can’t remember who it was.......sorry.
Onboard MH60S approaching the USS CLeveland.
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 High Rollers
Subway Fresh Fit 500 - Qualifying Order
Pos Car Driver Team
1 4 * Ward Burton State Water Heaters Chevrolet
2 49 * Mike Bliss Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge
3 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge
4 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Chevrolet
5 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge
6 84 * AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota
7 44 * Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota
8 02 * Brandon Ash Sprinter Trucking/APEX Dodge
9 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevrolet
10 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet
11 21 * Ken Schrader Motorcraft Ford
12 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevrolet
13 83 * Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota
14 16 Greg Biffle Ameriquest Ford
15 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Ford
16 5 Kyle Busch Carquest/Kellogg’s Chevrolet
17 6 David Ragan # AAA/Show Your Card and Save Ford
18 37 * John Andretti Camping World Dodge
19 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge
20 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford
21 13 Joe Nemechek Pinnacle Las Vegas Chevrolet
22 15 * Paul Menard # Menards/Johns Manville Chevrolet
23 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge
24 70 Johnny Sauter Haas CNC Machine Tools Chevrolet
25 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge
26 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford
27 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet
28 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet
29 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge
30 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevrolet
31 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet
32 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge
33 22 * Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota
34 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet
35 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevrolet
36 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge
37 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet
38 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford
39 36 * Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota
40 00 * David Reutimann # Domino’s Toyota
41 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko’s Chevrolet
42 38 David Gilliland M & M’s Ford
43 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge
44 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevrolet
45 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevrolet
46 78 * Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet
47 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford
48 55 * Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota
49 10 * Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge
50 07 Clint Bowyer DIRECTV Chevrolet
# - Rookie
* - Required to qualify on time
Dale Jrs Blog
Hangin Out on the Steamin Cleve
Published by DaleJr April 19th, 2007
Whats up everyone. Dale Jr. here, coming to you from the motorcoach lot of Phoenix International Raceway. Its been a busy couple of weeks, so busy that I havent had much time to blog. My buddy Matt Good was kind enough to post a guest blog last week, and I appreciated it! He was with us during a weird Texas weekend, which included having to bunker down in the TMS Infield Care Center with a bunch of other drivers and families while tornados dropped and storms passed. We were fortunate that nothing happened at the speedway, but after seeing the damage caused by the storms in other areas of Fort Worth and Dallas, Im glad we didnt take any chances. We were lucky.
So here we are in Phoenix after a short time at home. We shot a new commercial for Wrangler all day Tuesday at my old Busch shop. That was actually a lot of fun, because the director and the cast of actors were really cool. Then I woke up at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning and boarded a plane for San Diego, where Shane and I visited a Navy base and toured the USS Cleveland, the oldest amphibious assault ship in the Navys Pacific Fleet. (One of the sailors called it The Steamin Cleve I thought that was funny!) The early wake-up call was well worth it. I cant even begin to describe how impressive it is to be on a big ship like that and see the hundreds of sailors at work. It makes me appreciate our partnership with the U.S. Navy, because the people on board these ships most of them just out of high school are true heroes. We were brought to the Cleveland on MH-60S helicopters assigned by the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 High Rollers. That was a crazy ride! Im going to post some pictures on my IP, so check em out!
Weve got practice soon, so Im going to get rolling. Have a great weekend, and thanks for being a part of Infield Parking. Im noticing more and more members every time I log in, and thats great! Continue to spread the word so we can make this the coolest online community on the web!
Any news from practice?
Q or Survivor? What to do!