Archive for October, 2006
Will also race selected ALMS events for AGR Dario Franchitti will be a busy driver in 2007. The veteran Indy-car driver is planning to drive for Andretti Green Racing in both the Indy Racing League and the American LeMans Series, team members said today from a trade show in Las Vegas.
-A shakeup is looming for the Roger Penske operation, with Toyota’s Red Bull team reportedly making a run at crew chief Matt Borland to take the helm of Brian Vickers’ team next season. Borland is Ryan Newman’s crew chief at Penske’s.
Kyle Petty is either a good sport or a loyal company man or both. When the NASCAR Nextel Cup driver comes to Green Bay on Oct. 31, he’ll start his morning by loading a Schwan’s Home Service truck. After that, he’ll help drive the route, delivering the goods.
Indy Racing League founder Tony George once proclaimed there was an “ocean” of Indy-car owners in this country but it’s starting to look more like a small pond. Fernandez Racing has lost Scott Sharp and Kosuke Matsuura to other teams, has no IRL deals in place for 2007 and last week laid off 27 people [...]
NASCAR officials are investigating whether Robby Gordon intentionally threw debris on the race track to cause a caution at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today Juan Pablo Montoya and the #42 Texaco/Havoline NASCAR Busch Series team is scheduled to compete in the final three races of the 2006 Busch Series season, including Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
On Wednesday, November 1st, #99-Carl Edwards and Office Depot are delivering more than $65,000 in classroom supplies, including 30 new Toshiba computers, to Earl Travillion Attendance Center (ETAC) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, an elementary school that was hit by Hurricane Katrina just over one year ago.
With contracts in place with Ferrari and Renault for engine supply next season, it was today announced that Red Bull will use Renault engines, while Scuderia Toro Rosso will use the Ferrari engine supply.
Organisers of the Australian Grand Prix have been given the green light to sell cheaper tickets to the 2007 event to women, domestic media said on Monday.
Max Mosley threatened to strip drivers of their F1 Superlicenses after criticising Monza’s safety standards, according to David Coulthard.
Last week we reported that Michel Jourdain, Jr was possibly in line to drive a 3rd entry for Champ Car’s Forsythe Racing in Mexico City for their season finale on November 12th.