2007 NASCAR Cup Series (Simpsonverse)

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The 2007 NASCAR Cup Series was the 59th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 36th modern-era Cup series. Beginning on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with the Budweiser Shootout, the season ended on November 18 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the Pep Boys Auto 500.

Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won his fourth championship. Chevrolet captured the NASCAR Manufacturers' Championship with 26 wins, and 290 points over second place Ford who had 7 wins and 208 points. Dodge finished third with 3 wins and 178 points and Toyota, in their first Cup season, finished out with no wins and 116 points.

Teams and drivers

Complete schedule

Car(s) Team No. Driver(s) Crew chief Model
Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 01 Jerry Nadeau Ryan Pemberton Monte Carlo SS
1 Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Manion
8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Tony Eury, Jr.
14 Sterling Marlin Kevin Hamlin
15 Paul Menard Tony Eury, Sr.
Furniture Row Racing 78 Kenny Wallace Template:Tooltip Jay Guy Impala
Scott Wimmer Template:Tooltip
Joe Nemechek Template:Tooltip
Haas CNC Racing 66 Jeff Green Template:Tooltip Harold Holly Monte Carlo SS
70 Johnny Sauter Bootie Barker
Hall of Fame Racing 96 Tony Raines Template:Tooltip Brandon Thomas 2005 Monte Carlo
Ron Fellows Template:Tooltip
Hendrick Motorsports (Start Your Engines!) 5 Kyle Busch Alan Gustafson Impala
24 Jeff Gordon Steve Letarte
25 Mark Martin Darian Grubb
48 Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus
Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Denny Hamlin Mike Ford Impala
18 J. J. Yeley Steve Addington
20 Tony Stewart Greg Zipadelli
80 Jason Leffler Bryant Frazier
Morgan-McClure Motorsports (Start Your Engines!) 4 Ward Burton Template:Tooltip Chris Carrier Monte Carlo SS
Todd Bodine Template:Tooltip
NEMCO Motorsports 67 Joe Nemechek Gary Putnam 2005 Monte Carlo
87 John Nemechek Eric Phillips
Earnhardt-Childress Racing (Start Your Engines!) 3 Jeff Burton Scott Miller Monte Carlo SS
30 Kevin Harvick Todd Berrier
31 Clint Bowyer Gil Martin
33 Steve Park Slugger Labbe
Dodge BAM Racing 49 Mike Bliss Template:Tooltip Lee McCall 2005 Stratus
Klaus Graf Template:Tooltip
Chad Chaffin Template:Tooltip
Larry Foyt Template:Tooltip
Ken Schrader Template:Tooltip
John Andretti Template:Tooltip
Chip Ganassi Racing (Start Your Engines!)
with Felix Sabates
39 Reed Sorenson Jeff Vandermoss Avenger
40 Casey Mears Steve Lane
41 Kenny Irwin, Jr. Jimmy Elledge
42 Juan Pablo Montoya (R) Donnie Wingo
Gillett Evernham Motorsports 9 Kasey Kahne Kenny Francis Charger
10 Scott Riggs Template:Tooltip Rodney Childers
Patrick Carpentier Template:Tooltip
19 Elliott Sadler Josh Browne
Penske Racing South 2 Kurt Busch Roy McCauley Charger
12 Ryan Newman Mike Nelson
77 Blaise Alexander Matt Borland
Petty Enterprises 43 John Andretti Paul Andrews Avenger
44 Bobby Labonte Mark Tudor
45 Adam Petty Billy Wilburn
46 Austin Petty Chris Hussey
Ford Orr Motorsports 37 Rodney Orr John Page Fusion
Robby Gordon Motorsports 7 Robby Gordon Template:Tooltip Greg Irwin Mustang
P. J. Jones Template:Tooltip
Robert Yates Racing 38 David Gilliland Todd Parrott Fusion
88 Jeremy Mayfield Butch Hylton
Roush Fenway Racing 6 David Ragan (R) Jimmy Fennig Roush Mustang
17 Matt Kenseth Robbie Reiser
26 Jamie McMurray Larry Carter
60 Greg Biffle Pat Tryson
99 Carl Edwards Bob Osborne
Steele/Favre Motorsports 16 Tim Steele Joey Knuckles Fusion
90 Tony Roper Darrell Bryant
Wood Brothers
JTG Racing
21 Ken Schrader Template:Tooltip Ernie Cope Fusion
Jon Wood Template:Tooltip
Bill Elliott Template:Tooltip
Boris Said Template:Tooltip
Toyota Bill Davis Racing 22 Dave Blaney Kevin Hamlin Camry
Michael Waltrip Racing 00 David Reutimann (R) Template:Tooltip Frank Kerr
P. J. Jones Template:Tooltip
51 Dale Jarrett Matt Borland
55 Michael Waltrip Template:Tooltip David Hyder
Terry Labonte Template:Tooltip
Team Red Bull 83 Brian Vickers Doug Richert
84 A. J. Allmendinger (R) Ricky Viers

Limited schedule

Manufacturer Team No Driver Crew chief Round(s) Model
Chevrolet CJM Racing 72 Brandon Whitt Template:Tooltip 2004 Impala
Ginn Racing 13 Joe Nemechek Peter Sospenzo Template:Tooltip 2006 Monte Carlo SS
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39 Regan Smith Template:Tooltip
Hylton Motorsports 58 James Hylton James Hylton, Jr. Template:Tooltip Monte Carlo SS
Joe Gibbs Racing 02 Aric Almirola Jason Ratcliff Template:Tooltip Impala
Kirk Shelmerdine Racing 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Phil Harris Template:Tooltip 2004 Monte Carlo
Morgan-McClure Motorsports (Start Your Engines!) 04 Eric McClure Robert Larkins Template:Tooltip 2004 Impala
Phoenix Racing 09 Mike Wallace Fred Wanke Template:Tooltip 2005 Impala
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Earnhardt-Childress Racing (Start Your Engines!) 33 Scott Wimmer Bobby Leslie Template:Tooltip Monte Carlo SS
Rick Ware Racing 30 Stanton Barrett Cal Northrop Template:Tooltip 2004 Impala
Dodge Brandon Ash Racing 02 Brandon Ash Kenneth Wood Template:Tooltip 2005 Charger
E&M Motorsports 08 Joe Nemechek Mark Tutor Template:Tooltip 2006 Stratus
Carl Long Template:Tooltip
Burney Lamar Template:Tooltip
Front Row Motorsports 34 Kevin Lepage Randy Seals Template:Tooltip Avenger
Stanton Barrett Template:Tooltip
37 Bill Elliott Mark Tutor Template:Tooltip
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Kevin Lepage Template:Tooltip
Brian Simo Template:Tooltip
Gillett Evernham Motorsports 98 Boris Said Randy Seals Template:Tooltip Charger
McGlynn Racing 74 Derrike Cope Dom Turse Template:Tooltip 2004 Intrepid
Penske Racing South 06 Sam Hornish Jr Roy McCauley Template:Tooltip Charger
Ford Fast Track Racing 71 Frank Kimmel Template:Tooltip 2006 Mustang
Robby Gordon Motorsports 77 Marcos Ambrose Ernie Cope Template:Tooltip 2004 Mustang
Wood Brothers
JTG Racing
47 Ken Schrader Gene Nead Template:Tooltip Fusion
Jon Wood Template:Tooltip
Toyota Bill Davis Racing 23 Mike Skinner Slugger Labbe Template:Tooltip Camry
Butch Leitzinger Template:Tooltip
27 Jacques Villeneuve Template:Tooltip
36 Mike Skinner Derrick Finley Template:Tooltip
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Johnny Benson Template:Tooltip
Riley D'Hondt Motorsports 91 Marc Goossens Jerry Pitts Template:Tooltip

Manufacturing Changes

  • Toyota entered NASCAR. At the time, it only fielded the Camry.
  • With the discontinuation of the Stratus, Dodge replaced it with the Avenger.

Schedule

No. Race Title Track Date TV
Budweiser Shootout Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 10 MGM
Gatorade Duel February 15 MGM
1 Daytona 500 February 18 MGM
2 Subway 400 North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham February 25 Fox
3 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada March 11 Fox
4 Budweiser 400 Riverside International Raceway, Moreno Valley March 18 MGM
5 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol March 25 Fox
6 Goody's Cool Orange 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway April 1 Fox
7 Samsung 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth April 15 Fox
8 Old Spice 400 Gateway International Raceway, Madison April 21 CBS
9 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega April 29 Fox
10 Phineas and Ferb 400 Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth May 6 Fox

Nickelodeon

11 Howard Johnson's 400 Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain May 13 CBS
NASCAR Open Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord May 19 Speed
NASCAR All-Star Challenge Speed
12 Coca-Cola 600 May 27 Fox
13 Music City 420 Presented by TNN Music City Motorplex, Nashville June 4 TNN
14 Pocono 500 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond June 10 MGM
15 McDonald's 400 Chicago Motor Speedway, Cicero June 17 TBS
16 USG Sheetrock 400 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet June 24 MGM
17 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon July 1 MGM
18 Pepsi 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 7 CBS
19 Citizens Bank 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn July 15 TBS
20 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway July 29 MGM
21 Jacob's Grand Prix Brands Hatch, West Kingsdown, Kent, England August 5 MGM
22 Centurion Boats at the Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen August 12 TBS
23 3M Performance 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn August 21 TBS
24 Keystone Light 400 Milwaukee Mile, West Allis August 25 TBS
25 Mountain Dew Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 2 TBS
26 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond September 8 ABC
27 Tyson Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro September 16 MGM
28 Dodge Dealers 400 Dover International Speedway, Dover September 23 ABC
29 LifeLock 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City September 30 ABC
ESPN2
30 UAW-Ford 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega October 7 MGM
31 Bank of America Roval 500 Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord (Roval) October 13 ABC
32 Auto Club 500 California Speedway, Fontana October 21 ABC
33 Ford 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead October 28 MGM
34 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Infineon Raceway, Sonoma November 4 ABC
35 Checker Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix November 11 MGM
36 Pep Boys Auto 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton November 18 MGM

Races

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Model
Budweiser Shootout Dale Jarrett Kyle Busch Tony Stewart Chevrolet Impala
Gatorade Duel 1 David Gilliland Tony Stewart Tony Stewart Chevrolet Impala
Gatorade Duel 2 Ricky Rudd Kyle Busch Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Impala
1 Daytona 500 David Gilliland Kurt Busch Mark Martin Chevrolet Impala
2 Subway 400 Jeff Gordon Matt Kenseth Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Impala
3 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 Kasey Kahne Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Impala
4 Budweiser 400 Ryan Newman Jimmie Johnson Boris Said Ford Fusion
5 Food City 500 Jeff Gordon Tony Stewart Kyle Busch Chevrolet Impala
6 Goody's Cool Orange 500 Denny Hamlin Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Impala
7 Samsung 500 Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon Jeff Burton Chevrolet Impala
8 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Jeff Gordon Tony Stewart Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Impala
9 Aaron's 499 Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Impala
10 Phineas and Ferb 400 Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon Jerry Nadeau Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
11 Dodge Avenger 500 Clint Bowyer Denny Hamlin Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Impala
Nextel Open Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Nextel All-Star Challenge Matt Kenseth Matt Kenseth Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
12 Coca-Cola 600 Ryan Newman Kurt Busch Casey Mears Dodge Avenger
13 Autism Speaks 400 Presented by Visa Ryan Newman Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
14 Pocono 500 Ryan Newman Denny Hamlin Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Impala
15 McDonald's 500 J.J. Yeley Carl Edwards Adam Petty Dodge Avenger
16 USG Sheetrock 400 Casey Mears Tony Stewart Tony Stewart Chevrolet Impala
17 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 Dave Blaney Dale Earnhardt Jr. Denny Hamlin Chevrolet Impala
18 Pepsi 400 Jeff Gordon Clint Bowyer Jamie McMurray Ford Roush Mustang
19 USG Sheetrock 400 Casey Mears Tony Stewart Tony Stewart Chevrolet Impala
20 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Reed Sorenson Tony Stewart Tony Stewart Chevrolet Impala
21 Jacob's Grand Prix Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kurt Busch Kurt Busch Dodge Charger
22 Centurion Boats at the Glen Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon Tony Stewart Chevrolet Impala
23 3M Performance 400 Jeff Gordon Kurt Busch Kurt Busch Dodge Charger
24 Keystone Light 400 Kasey Kahne Kasey Kahne Carl Edwards Ford Rosuh Mustang
25 Mountain Dew Southern 500 Kurt Busch Kyle Busch Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
26 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Jimmie Johnson Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Impala
27 Tyson Holly Farms 400 Clint Bowyer Clint Bowyer Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Impala
28 Dodge Dealers 400 Jimmie Johnson Matt Kenseth Carl Edwards Ford Roush Mustang
29 LifeLock 400 Jimmie Johnson Kurt Busch Greg Biffle Ford Roush Mustang
30 UAW-Ford 500 Michael Waltrip Denny Hamlin Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Impala
31 Bank of America 500 Ryan Newman Jimmie Johnson Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Impala
32 Subway 500 Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Impala
33 Ford 400 Jimmie Johnson Matt Kenseth Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Mustang
34 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Impala
35 Checker Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil Carl Edwards Matt Kenseth Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Impala
36 Pep Boys Auto 500 Greg Biffle Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Impala