When Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Sprint Cup race in four years, Marty Smith was right where he wanted to be: back home, cradling his month-old daughter.
The biggest lesson Dario Franchitti learned from his ill-timed, adversity-filled foray into NASCAR? The 2007 IndyCar Series champ and 500 winner still has plenty to prove.
Chip Ganassi, reached by phone Friday, confirmed that his Nextel Cup organization did not pick up the option on David Stremme's contract to drive the No. 40 Dodge in 2008.