Archive for November 29th, 2006
Even New Yorkers, who normally don’t show any recognition for the cacophony of sounds along the avenues of Manhattan, looked up Wednesday morning as a procession of rumbling NASCAR stock cars snaked their way through the city streets.
The medical and safety programs of the Champ Car World Series have long been lauded as the standard in motorsports, and Thursday’s viewers of NBC’s Today Show will get a first-hand look at one of the latest medical projects designed for use in the series.
Ford Motor Co. is going all in on a bet-the-company financing strategy that will put virtually all of its U.S. assets — including factories, office buildings and technology — up as collateral in a multibillion-dollar credit deal designed to buy time to execute a North American restructuring.
NBC’s broadcast of the Nov. 19 Ford 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.7 and a 9 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports.
Robby Gordon could attempt to race in the Indianapolis 500 again next year after skipping the race in 2006. Gordon has raced in the showpiece event and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on the same day in the past, and his interest has been renewed by the level playing field in the IndyCar Series at present.
Five-time Daytona Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael turned about 80 test laps over the half-mile oval at New Smyrna Speedway in a Late Model owned by Nextel Cup Series veteran Mark Martin.
Swiss watch brand Tissot, the Official Timekeeper and Watch for the sport of NASCAR, will bring its sponsorship of NASCAR’s Victory Lap to life on Wednesday, November 29th, centered in New York City’s Times Square by rewarding the top 10 Nextel Cup Series drivers each with a new T-Touch NASCAR Special Edition watch. Jimmie Johnson, [...]
Double World Champion Mika Hakkinen will drive a Team McLaren Mercedes Formula One car for the first time since the 2001 Japanese Grand Prix on Thursday when he will conduct a day’s testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. This will constitute part of the team’s winter testing programme in preparation for the 2007 season in [...]
Barcelona Test Times 11/29/2006 AM 1 . F. Massa – Ferrari 248 F1 – 1:16.406 (+ 0.000 ) – 29 laps 2 . L. Badoer – Ferrari 248 F1 – 1:17.447 (+ 1.041 ) – 35 laps 3 . L. Hamilton – McLaren Mercedes MP4-21 – 1:17.748 (+ 1.342 ) – 21 laps