RICHMOND, Va. – A decade ago on Sunday the terrorist attack known today simply as 9/11 broke America’s heart while unifying a nation and ripping away its innocence.
During that horrifying morning, time stood still for everyone and everything, including NASCAR. The New Hampshire race was postponed until Thanksgiving weekend, private aircraft was grounded and various members of the NASCAR community were stranded far from home.
Jason Leffler, Bobby Labonte, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Johnny Benson, Brett Bodine, Dave Blaney and Joe Nemechek were testing at Kansas Speedway. Rusty Wallace was stranded in Los Angeles and team owner Rick Hendrick in Detroit.
Team owner Richard Childress was out of the country on a hunting trip. Jack Roush was stranded in Reno, Nev., while Matt Kenseth was in Wisconsin. Jimmy Spencer was in Houston when air travel stopped. Joe Gibbs Racing’s head engine builder Mark Cronquist was in England. MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>