Archive for November 16th, 2006
After a decade of wild growth, during which NASCAR zoomed to the No. 2 spot on the U.S. sports landscape and ballooned into a $3 billion behemoth, the stock-car market hit a speed bump this year. TV ratings for the races have dipped 7 percent since last season and attendance has skidded at scattered tracks [...]
The Champ Car World Series today announced the formation of a new television partnership that will see the events of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford carried on ABC/ESPN beginning in 2007.
JIMMIE JOHNSON: WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT HOMESTEAD? “We’ll find out. I have no idea. I seriously don’t have any clue what to expect. I don’t have any strategy other than go down and finish ahead of (everyone.) It’s just simple. That’s all we’ve done so far through these last few [...]
An Oct. 5 system-wide strike by some 15,000 United Steelworkers union members at 16 Goodyear Tire and Rubber manufacturing plants might have provided Lakeville, Indiana-based Hoosier Tire and Rubber a chance to get rolling again in NASCAR’s three top racing divisions, sources close to the situation said.
Rick Hendrick, chairman and CEO of Hendrick Motorsports, has been named as the winner of the 2006 Jeffrey Mark Harris Achievement Award by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).
Mark Martin has been ranked #1 among the “25 Greatest NASCAR Busch Series Drivers” in internet polls on NASCAR.COM and NASCARMedia.com in conjunction with the season-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the NASCAR Busch Series and its association with series sponsor Anheuser-Busch.
Ganassi Racing has apparently backtracked on their decision to put Juan Montoya in the #42 for the season finale at Homestead.
Turbo-charged engine regulations will return to Formula One probably in 2011, FIA President Max Mosley said this week.
World champion Fernando Alonso could use the winter break to tie the knot with his fiancee, according to speculation.
Red Bull’s 2007 car will hit the test tracks early next year, Australian driver Mark Webber revealed this week. “The new car is coming out in the middle of January,” he told the Australian Grand Prix Corporation’s official website, adding that his first test for the team will be with the 2006 car later in [...]