Archive for August 17th, 2006
The new track surface approaches completion at Talladega Superspeedway, with the final wear layer down on the backstretch and well into the tri-oval and frontstretch.
GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 16, 2006) – NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series driver Melanie Troxel, who has advanced to a Top Fuel-best seven final rounds this season, has been nominated by the Women’s Sports Foundation as a finalist for its prestigious “Sportswoman of the Year” award, it was announced today.
In trying to collect his salary from last season, banned driver Shane Hmiel has had to admit that he violated NASCAR’s substance abuse policy with a positive test for marijuana in 2003 and a positive test for marijuana and cocaine in 2005, this week’s NASCAR Scene reports.
INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 – Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway public address announcer Tom Carnegie will join the elite “Who’s Who” of Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductees in ceremonies at Detroit’s State Theatre on Aug. 17.
INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 – The IndyCar Series will return to the 1.5-mile ovals at Texas Motor Speedway and Kentucky Speedway in 2007, bringing the confirmed number of races to six.
Jeremy Mayfield claims in court documents that team owner Ray Evernham’s “close personal relationship” with development driver Erin Crocker distracted his team and kept the owner from being an instrumental part of the No. 19 Nextel Cup team, whose struggles this year eventually led to Mayfield’s firing.
When Ryan Newman, NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver of the Penske Racing #12 Alltel Dodge, isn’t racing he can often be found fishing in the company of his dogs. Newman’s favorite pastime has become one of his passions that is supported by his charitable foundation, which he co-founded with his wife, Krissie, in 2005. The [...]
INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 – The 2007 United States Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday, June 17 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the eighth consecutive year that a FIA Formula One World Championship event will take place at the world’s most famous racetrack.
Jacques Villeneuve has launched a scathing attack on his former Formula One nemesis, Michael Schumacher. In an interview, to be headlined as ‘Jacques Attacks’ on the cover of F1 Racing magazine next week, the axed BMW Sauber racer branded Schumacher – the seven time World Champion – as bland and a liar.
Spanish telecommunication giant Telefonica is set to remain a key sponsor of the Renault team in 2007, according to reports.
Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubt on Juan Pablo Montoya’s apparent determination to see out his motor racing career in the NASCAR series. Although departed McLaren Mercedes racer Montoya frequently muses about an impending ’10-15 years’ in the American tin-top category, Ecclestone reckons the 30-year-old will be back.