Archive for April 5th, 2007
After a foray into the Craftsman Truck Series, Erin Crocker, 26, is starting back at square one with a limited ARCA schedule. “Part of me is upset because I don’t have a big schedule, but at least I’m getting to race,” she said. “I’ve had the big hype. What I need now are positive results.” [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that he’s excited that Texas Motor Speedway has repaired the dip that Earnhardt complained about in the week leading up to the Dickies 500 in November. Earnhardt won’t know how that area between Turns 1 and 2 feels until he practices next Friday in preparation for the Samsung 500.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his sister and business manager, Kelley Earnhardt Elledge, continues to recuperate from recent surgery and should be back to form soon. Earnhardt Jr. has put his contract negotiations on hold until his sister is once more well enough to participate in the process. She underwent surgery March 23.
The stars of NASCAR will, on Tuesday, May 8th, announce the American Heroes Memorial Day Tribute and unveil the participants and paint schemes on in the spectacular salute set for Memorial Day weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
As a car owner whose teams are struggling to keep up with multicar megateams, seven-time champion Richard Petty has a solution to guarantee those who built NASCAR stick around: franchising. “I don’t know if I’ll live long enough to see it or not, but it will probably happen someday,” said the man still widely referred [...]
Opponents of a proposal to build a NASCAR racetrack in Commerce City took control of city government late Tuesday with the election of Paul Natale as the city’s new mayor and Tony Johnson and Jim Benson to City Council. Citizens unhappy with the idea of building a possible 75,000-seat race facility in Commerce City, formed [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge), discussed progress and patience, both with the Car of Tomorrow and their own progress following the season’s first six events. “I think the racing will be good,” Earnhardt said of the May event at Richmond. “A lot of guys are running in the middle, moving [...]
Below is a look at the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Top 10 along with some other notable drivers, going into the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 15. 1 — Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
A Chevrolet Impala won for the second time this season this past Sunday, but overall, Chevrolet has five wins in six events — and thus, also has the early lead in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Manufacturers Championship standings.
Carl Edwards (No. 99 Office Depot Ford) is mostly known for driving a race car for Roush Fenway Racing, but for Columbia, Missouri musicians, Edwards is a record label owner helping out local musicians get their start. Edwards started the recording company in 2006 with his friend Aaron Hayes to focus on Columbia, Missouri musicians. [...]