Archive for November 30th, 2006
The doors are still open at PPI Motorsports, but the downsizing continues as owner Cal Wells (pictured right with driver Ricky Craven) laid off six employees on Wednesday and now has a staff of nine at his Hickory, N.C. shop. The total will remain there for the time being but will be reduced to four [...]
Roberto Moreno made history today in China as he took the 2007 Panoz DP01 on track at Zhuhai International Circuit, marking the first time a Champ Car has run in China.
Theresa Earnhardt has been seen with Menard’s owner John Menard Jr. (pictured right) on multiple occasions in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Rumor has it the pair were together more romantically than business wise.
It seemed like a normal race morning in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. The drivers awoke early, attended a meeting with NASCAR President Mike Helton, donned their uniforms, signed autographs, participated in live television interviews, climbed into their race cars and drove off to the cheers of their fans. But this was no normal race [...]
Ricky Craven isn’t ready to retire from auto racing, but said he doesn’t foresee driving a full-time schedule next season. “In looking toward 2007, I expect to race. Perhaps on a part-time basis. And I could enjoy that. I want to help a team and have a positive influence on that team,” said Craven, who [...]
Striking Goodyear tire workers and their supporters are demonstrating against the company in New York City, in conjunction with NASCAR’s Champions Week celebration.
According to sources, both at RCR and locally, the Watertown, NY native Tim McCreadie has reached a deal with Richard Childress (right) Racing to drive in the Winston West West Series in 2007.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio announced that it will present unprecedented live radio coverage of NASCAR races starting in 2007, making listeners feel like they are on top of their favorite team’s pit box on race day. In addition to the live race broadcast, SIRIUS will take fans into the cars and pits by devoting up to [...]
Arnold Perry “Al” Grinnan Jr., a Fredericksburg native and long-time Richmond resident who was a well-known race car driver, died Friday at the age of 76. Grinnan was a driver at many race tracks in Virginia, as well as others from Florida to Maine. He began racing after leaving the Army following a decorated tour [...]
Mika Hakkinen’s Formula One test comeback with McLaren could easily be dismissed as a headline-grabbing publicity stunt or just a former world champion having fun. Indeed, some already have. “It’s a cosmetic exercise,” former team boss Eddie Jordan told Reuters after the announcement that the Finn was driving in Barcelona on Thursday. “I cannot see [...]
Michael Schumacher has been voted F1 Racing magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ by thousands of Formula One fans.
McLaren Mercedes today confirmed that it will run with dampers provided by KONI in 2007. The announcement marks the start of a long-term relationship that sees KONI become Official Supplier of Automotive Dampers to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.