Archive for October 4th, 2006
“That’s been the story for the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge team in the three Chase races. The results have diminished our title hopes, but not our desire to win. We have some good tracks coming up for the No. 9 team. We’ll do everything we can to score as many points as we can [...]
Another Formula One driver is reportedly making the leap to NASCAR next year. Jacques Villeneuve has signed a deal with Roush Racing and will move back to Canada from his current base in Europe, according to a report in the Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport. When contacted by ESPN, Roush Racing said the story [...]
Wood Brothers/JTG Racing will again field one Nextel Cup team [in 2007], two Busch Series teams, and two Craftsman Truck teams. The team also expects to field a second Nextel Cup car for select Cup races. Driver and sponsor relationships for 2007 are quickly coming into focus.
Every career in motorsports starts with a dream and Katherine Legge (#20 Bell-Micro Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) was no different. Since starting to drive go-karts as a hobby in 1990, Katherine has risen through the ranks to become the first woman to win a major open-wheel race, the first female to ever lead a Champ Car race, and [...]
Six years after his final victory, Dale Earnhardt’s record of 11 restrictor-plate victories can be tied this weekend in the UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. If that record is matched, Jeff Gordon has also tied “The Intimidator’s” career total of 76 wins in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series – and eclipsed the $80 million mark [...]
Eric McClure will be attempting his first 2006 Nextel Cup race at Talladega in the #04 Hefty Brand Chevy for Morgan-McClure Motorsports with associate sponsorship from 77 Sports.com, Forward Air, Morgan-McClure Chevrolet and Duke Yontz Auctions.
Morgan McClure has announced that Todd Bodine (pictured right) will replace the departed Scott Wimmer for the Talladega race this weekend.
Reigning World Champion Fernando Alonso has widened his attack on the Renault team after losing his championship lead in China.
F1′s retiring Chinese Grand Prix winner and new championship leader Michael Schumacher threw a huge party after his Shanghai win, according to Bild-Zeitung.
Fuji is a safer destination for Formula One than Suzuka, Toyota test driver Ricardo Zonta says. The Brazilian Zonta (pictured right) attended this week’s Toyota-hosted media event at Fuji, the refurbished new venue for the Japanese GP in 2007, where he argued that the sport is right to now move away from the race’s traditional [...]
A team spokesman on Wednesday played down Fernando Alonso’s accusation that Renault is not helping him to win the 2006 drivers’ championship.