Can Jeff make it 2 wins in a row? His last victory at Phoenix came in 2007. Here’s an excerpt from the Victory Lane program on Speed.
Race: Saturday, April 18, 2009 in Avondale, AZ
Title Sponsor: Subway
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:46pm/et
SPEED’s NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 6:00pm/et with John Roberts, Jimmy Spencer, Kenny Wallace
Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times: Wednesday, April 21 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED
Announcers: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds
Pit Reporters: Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum, Krista Voda
Hollywood Hotel: Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond
Friday, April 17, 1:10 – 3:00pm/et, TV-SPEED
Happy Hour ‘Final’ practice: Friday, April 17, 3:30 – 5:00pm/et, TV-SPEED
Qualifying Draw: Friday, April 17, 12:10pm/et
Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-42, Friday, April 17 at 7:10pm/et, TV-SPEED, no scheduled re-air;
AND live via radio at MRN Radio and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio.
#11 Denny Hamlin Ch. 127
#18 Kyle Busch Ch. 125
#48 Jimmie Johnson Ch. 121
#99 Carl Edwards Ch. 122
#?? Fan’s Choice Ch. 113
Fan’s Choice voting closes Friday, April 17 at 5 pm ET.
Vote now to ensure Jeff gets the Fan’s Choice. He is currently leading with 32% of the vote over Dale Jr with 28%
Not only was it a great win for Jeff at the Samsung 500 in Texas, it was also a great win by the pit crew for the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award. The article from RacingOne.com is below. Be sure to check our their site for some great Nascar articles.
It was a double victory for the No. 24 team Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in Forth Worth. Along with driver Jeff Gordon winning the 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the No. 24 over-the-wall crew won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award.
Gordon’s crew also won the pit road competition the previous week in Martinsville, Va., becoming the season’s first multiple Tissot winner.
The No. 24 crew claimed the Tissot win in Texas due to Gordon’s DuPont/National Guard Chevrolet spending the least amount of time on pit road — 217.453 seconds. The crew’s effort this season has played a key role in Gordon’s position as the leader in the Sprint Cup driver standings.
“The No. 24 crew is a strong part of our organization, and they gave us the opportunity to win Sunday’s race,” said Steve Letarte, crew chief of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet. “They were consistent from stop one until the final stop that gave us the lead off pit road, and they deserve the recognition and accolades that come along with this award.”
Gordon’s pit crew consists of: Clay Robinson (front-tire changer), Mike Houston (front tire carrier), Tim Ladyga (rear-tire changer), Jeff Knight (rear-tire carrier), Jeff Cook (jackman), Caleb Hurd (gasman), Jamie Frady (catch can) and Andy Kruep (eighth man). The pit crew coach is Greg Morin.
For winning the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award, the No. 24 team will receive $5,000. The team with the most pit road wins at the completion of the 36-race schedule will earn a $100,000 bonus plus Tissot watches for the driver and over-the-wall crew members.
Tissot has been the official watch and timekeeper of NASCAR since 2006. The company is also the official timekeeper for a number of other sports, including the MotoGP World Championship, the Ice Hockey World Championship and the Cycling World Championship.
April 6 – – Jeff Gordon returned to victory lane after a 47-race drought with a dominating victory in the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Gordon led the most laps but was running 3rd in the closing stages. A late race caution brought the leaders to pit road where Gordon beat his competitors back onto the track. He held off Jimmie Johnson for his first victory of the season and 82nd of his career. It was also his first career win at the Texas track. “This is the best place we possibly could have won because it alluded us for so long,” Gordon said. Good ride Cowboy, good ride.
Read more at www.gordonline.com
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April 3 – – Jeff Gordon will start on the outside of the front row in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. Gordon is looking to snap two winless streaks: a 47-race victory lane drought and an 0-for-16 career mark at the Texas track. For the second time this season, Gordon will spotlight the National Guard– this time it’s the GED Plus program. “GED Plus allows non-high school graduates an opportunity to gain a high school diploma for free,” Gordon said. “By helping these students through this program, the National Guard is providing them with the hands-on training they need to increase their chances of being employed later on.” Gordon will partner with the National Guard in six other races this season, including Darlington on May 9; Michigan on June 14; Chicago on July 11; Richmond on September 12; New Hampshire on September 20; and Martinsville on October 25.
[Read more at www.gordonline.com]
#18 Kyle Busch Ch. 127
#24 Jeff Gordon Ch. 125
#31 Jeff Burton Ch. 121
#99 Carl Edwards Ch. 122
#?? Fan’s Choice Ch. 113
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the Fan’s Choice for the Samsung 500. Listen to his in-car audio on Driver2Crew Chatter Ch. 113 during Sunday’s race.