Archive for March 16th, 2007
Pos, #, Driver, Sponsor, Car 1 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 2 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 4 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevrolet 5 24 Jeff Gordon Dupont Chevrolet
Ryan Newman captured the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 Nextel Cup race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No.12 Penske Racing Dodge circled the high-speed, 1.54-mile AMS oval in 28.707 seconds (193.124 m.p.h.). The pole victory was Newman’s first of the season, seventh at Atlanta and 38th of his 191-race “Cup” career. Between 2002 [...]
Robby Gordon is removing a Motorola logo from the hood of his #7 Ford at the request of NASCAR officials, but he says he doesn’t understand how Motorola and Cup series sponsor Nextel are competitors. He also can’t understand why the company can be an associate sponsor on the car, as it has been the [...]
The cell-phone industry’s ruthless fight has spilled over into NASCAR, and landed squarely on the hood of Jeff Burton’s #31 Chevy. AT&T’s wireless unit, formerly known as Cingular Wireless, planned to file a lawsuit later on Friday in Atlanta’s U.S. District Court against NASCAR.
NASCAR has released a revised practice schedule for today’s activities at Atlanta Motor Speedway. No competitors have been on the track as of 12:15 p.m. EDT. The Craftsman Truck Series competitors will practice until 1:40 p.m. EDT, with practice slated to start as soon as the track is dried. The Busch Series teams then have [...]
Add another cell phone company to the NASCAR mix. Verizon Wireless officials plan to announce today they will work with Motorola to sponsor Robby Gordon in the Busch Series.
Rocky Ryan has been involved in NASCAR long enough to remember when free cigarettes were handed out like candy and people used the sport’s relentless pressure as an excuse to light one up. For the sport, the cigarette giveaways ended when Nextel replaced R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and its Winston brand as title sponsor of NASCAR’s [...]
Former NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr. has been diagnosed with a virus, according to ESPN.com’s Marty Smith. France is already showing signs of improvement after being admitted to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach on Wednesday. France, 73, is under the care of his personal physician.
XM Radio officials say NASCAR driver and team owner Michael Waltrip will host “Michael Waltrip Out Loud” each week on XM. The half-hour weekly show will debut on the satellite radio provider March 20 and will air every Tuesday at 7 p.m. EDT.