Archive for October 11th, 2006
Autoracing1.com is reporting that according to their NASCAR sources, Champ Car’s current hottest property, AJ Allmendinger, and his agent have decided to take the Toyota money and will drive in NASCAR starting next year for 3 to 5 years.
On October 22nd Jeff Gordon will co-host Wind Tunnel on Speed TV with Dave Despain at 9:00PM ET.
This weekend Lowe’s Monte Carlo driver Jimmie Johnson and Team 48 travel to Lowe’s Motor Speedway for Saturday night’s NASCAR Nextel Cup race. The race near Charlotte, N.C. marks the fifth of ten 2006 “Chase for the Championship” races. Johnson is 8th in the points, 156 behind leader Jeff Burton.
Bring together IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series drivers and you can be sure competition will ensue. Soccer, beach volleyball, darts or karting, it doesn’t matter. Spirited competition is expected during the RoboPong.com 200 – a 200-mile endurance karting race at New Castle (Ind.) Motorsports Park on Oct. 15.
Iowa Speedway received rave reviews from IndyCar Series drivers participating in Firestone tire and IndyCar Series aerodynamic testing at Iowa Speedway on Oct. 9.
Roush Racing today announced that David Ragan will be the full-time driver of the team’s flagship No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion in 2007. The No. 6 has been the foundation of the Roush Racing stable, dating back to Jack Roush’s beginning into NASCAR’s premier series in 1988.
Team Cingular finished sixth at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in the spring. Are you confident in being able to back it up this weekend? “The interesting thing for this race is Goodyear is bringing a different left-side tire than the one we used in the Coca-Cola 600. We’re going to have to adjust to that change. [...]
Talk a little bit about your Busch Series success. Are you surprised to be in the position you are in? “It has been a good year. Everything has gone right over there. We have been really fortunate to have fast race cars and be able to capitalize on the days when we didn’t have
Kasey Kahne will be running a special paint scheme this weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on his #9 Dodge Charger which will be painted with Blue Camouflage and Mopar’s signature ‘M’ on the hood. [Clear!Blue PR] *** The Lysol logo will adorn
Gary Paffett has emerged on Spyker’s short list for the race seat alongside Christijan Albers in 2007. After earlier speculation that had linked him with the 2007 seat next to Fernando Alonso waned, it is understood that the McLaren test driver’s management – led by former racer Martin Brundle – earned Ron Dennis’ support in [...]
ERIC MAUK: Welcome, everyone, to today’s Champ Car media teleconference where we are pleased to be joined by the president of RuSPORT, Jeremy Dale, and the new driver of the #10 RuSPORT Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone, Ryan Briscoe (pictured right). Ryan will be joining the team, driving the 10 car for the final two races of the year, [...]
A trio of important sponsors appear destined for next year’s Formula One grid. With Renault’s ‘ING’ title sponsorship to be unveiled in the coming weeks, it is understood that McLaren and Honda are also likely to snare significant deals.