At the checkered flag, they were a lap behind their teammates — twelfth in Grand Touring and twenty-ninth overall. The only downside to the engine is that it's paired with a six-speed automatic. This is a happy moment for everyone and a great way to finish the season. If you look at the whole season and where we've come from. Six cautions for 19 laps slowed the race's pace to 90. Most races were 250-miles in length with a 2-hour and 45-minute time limit.
This sent Rojas and his co-driver, Scott Pruett to the back of the Daytona Prototype starting grid. It's priced close to the Grand Prix, but for their money drivers will get one of the best-handling large sedans on the road. Click on the bi-weekly payment amount estimate to see Financing details. Adding the optional 17-inch wheel-and-tire package gives the Grand Prix good reflexes while still delivering a smooth and quiet ride. We finished the season strong, though.
Then, Raffa got in and was brilliant. The pair remained in contention and captured the final spot on the podium. I'm real happy to be here with this team and to win the championship. The crew had an amazing pit stop, and that's what put us in first position. Exterior The G8 isn't going to snap necks with its looks like the Chrysler 300 did when it debuted, but the bulging hood can't be missed when seen in the rearview mirror.
It is a pleasure to work with all of these guys. The front seats have power controls, but the recline adjustment is done via a large knob and the lumbar support via a smaller knob. That was their first triumph until the most recent Rolex Series race, when Negri and Patterson brought the No. R qualified second in class. Then, we decided to cool it a bit, so to speak. Rear-seat passengers may feel a bit boxed-in, as the high upswept beltline results in smaller windows that limit outward vision, and low rear-seat bottom cushions had our taller passengers riding with their knees uncomfortably high.
While the swooping lines, familiar split grille and cat's-eye headlamps are still in place, the heavy tacked-on body cladding that once plastered every Pontiac with sporting intentions has finally been banished. It's also antiquated inside, where it's awash in tacky plastic surrounding frumpy seats. Matthews took the lead during the first caution period and led for four circuits. I drove through the deluge. Congratulations to Banner Racing and those guys for the championship and driver's championship.
Fogarty and Alex Gurney concluded their season as the reigning series champions in the No. My test car was routinely driven at optimum speeds and with a heavy foot, and during an extended drive on highways, undulating switchbacks and strip-mall-laden suburban roads, the trip computer returned an average of 16 mpg. Similarly priced competitors such as the Dodge Charger and stack up well next to the Grand Prix, so be sure to compare. We came in wet-to-wet and the Banner guys stayed out on slicks for another lap or so and then they went to rains, so that's how they got the break on us. The G8 washes all that bad taste out of drivers' mouths.
Edwards led 49 of the team's 55 laps. Without the leather, even things like the armrests on the doors are covered in a cheaper-feeling cloth material. Chrysler received kudos for its powerful 300C and Dodge Charger sedans, but those cars were strictly straight-point performers. They were also the category winners at the previous round in Mexico City. The big question will be if the sour economy and sky-high gas prices will get in the way of Pontiac's best chance in years to regain its former glory. Drivers' arms may actually get tired on long trips.
Second place to a car like that today is nothing to be ashamed of. But all of a sudden he just drove away from everybody and I never saw him again. The large wheels eliminate the unsightly gap that can make a car look like it's riding on tires that are too small. Edwards took the checkered flag by more than a lap over the No. Second in the race and second in the championship - it's a great result for us.
The Grand Prix's dash is playful, with overlapping folds, large round air vents and prominent red lighting. Since then, they have struggled with various mechanical issues, allowing both the Stevenson Motorsports team and No. A record nine of the 10 lead-lap finishers led the race. We certainly wanted to win the race. There are even side bolsters on the rear seats, which is unusual. The quickest of the three Porsches was the No. Everybody on the team absolutely took it to the maximum, not just here but all year long.
Safety As of publication, the G8 has yet to be crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. I'm probably not that good of a driver either, and when I pushed the G8 on some extremely winding roads I could feel that back end begging to come out and play, and it often did, even with the standard stability system left on. Ironically, that was the same number of points earned by 2007 champs Gurney and Fogarty. We had a bunch of podiums and just good team work. After three straight seasons finishing second in this championship, it's great to be back on top. You look at our car, we really didn't have the pace of a third-place car, but good pit stops and great strategy allowed us to get on the podium. To report errors and other problems with this page, please.