Archive for January 26th, 2007
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was charged with driving under the influence after leaving the scene of a freeway crash. He was arrested after he was identified as the driver of a car that sideswiped another on the Las Vegas Beltway on Thursday, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Honea said.
Charlotte, N.C., hosts the high octane excitement of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) this weekend at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena for the Dale Jr. PBR Clash on January 26-28. The world’s top 45 bull riders will clash against the best bulls in the industry in this three-day event. It couldn’t be the Dale Jr PBR [...]
Roger Penske: “Our goal here is to take the roughly 70 acres out back and we build a test track [in back of their shop in Mooresville NC]. We’re in an exploratory stage today. I’d like to see an oval with a big skid pad, also a road course would be intermingled within the oval [...]
Yellow Transportation has announced plans to sponsor the #70 Haas CNC Racing Chevy of Johnny Sauter in the 2007 Nextel Cup Series season. Yellow, who celebrates their 10th season in NASCAR in 2007, has teamed with Sauter since 2005 and together they joined Haas CNC Racing in 2006 where Team Yellow finished eighth in the [...]
Best Buy announced that one of their retail partners, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., will be an associate sponsor of the #66 Haas CNC Racing Chevy, driven by Jeff Green in the Nextel Cup Series. Samsung will be featured on the rear quarter panels of the #66 entry in the 21 events in which Best Buy [...]
The #78 Furniture Row Racing Chevy, piloted by veteran driver Kenny Wallace, will take to the track every weekend to compete against multi-car teams that quickly accrue owner’s points. Acutely aware of the challenges, the team has decided to focuses all of its energy, resources, personnel, and driver talents towards the unified goal of strengthening [...]
Mike Accavitti, director of Dodge Motorsports Operations and SRT Planning, said Dodge wouldn’t back out of Nextel Cup racing, as some have suggested Dodge and Ford might. “Dodge is here to stay,” Accavitti said. “I’m very proud our message is sinking in. Dodge buyers value the fact that we race.”
Nicolas Cage, the star of the upcoming action-adventure Ghost Rider from Columbia Pictures, in theaters everywhere on February 16th, has been named Grand Marshal of the 49th annual Daytona 500, Cage will command the drivers, “Gentlemen, start your engines!” at NASCAR’s signature event, which will run on Sunday, Feb. 18 at historic Daytona International Speedway.
Ray Evernham, owner of Evernham Motorsports is looking for a financial partner to help keep up with rising costs, and he believes other owners will follow suit if they hope to survive. Some already have.
Jack Roush said that Ford Motor Co. is increasing its investment in NASCAR in a major way, to meet the Toyota threat. And Roush isn’t backing down from his long-held belief that Toyota’s deep pockets will be a big issue in stock-car racing. “Ford has stepped up, Ford is giving us everything we will need [...]
NASCAR’s most popular track, known for its rousing thrill-a-second action, will be getting a new look this summer that should make for even more exciting racing as the .533-mile oval at Bristol Motor Speedway receives a new concrete surface after the March 25 running of the Food City 500. And just like the one-of-a-kind racing [...]
The NASCAR Hall of Fame took one step closer to opening its doors to the public as fans, VIPs and racing legends from NASCAR’s past and present gathered on the Hall’s site today to officially break ground and begin construction of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory and NASCAR President Mike Helton [...]