Archive for April 10th, 2007
Dale Earnhardt Jr. indicated in the past that he didn’t envision his JR Motorsports team going Nextel Cup racing. But now that he’s unveiled a new shop for his Busch and Late Model teams, well, he could envision it “years down the road.”
Kelley Earnhardt Elledge, who handles the business affairs for her brother – NASCAR’s most popular driver – says she hopes that Earnhardt Jr.’s contract negotiations will be either completed or broken off in 30 to 45 days. Dale Earnhardt Inc. was founded by their father, Dale Earnhardt, and is currently owned by their stepmother, Teresa. [...]
Michael Waltrip was charged with reckless driving and failure to report an accident after a crash on Molly’s Backbone Road in Catawba County, North Carolina. The Highway Patrol says Waltrip was driving about 70 miles per hour in the 55 mile-per-hour zone when he went off the right side of the road in a curve [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports will announce that it is signing seven-time Supercross champion rider Jeremy McGrath to a developmental driver contract, according to SportsBusiness Journal. Following in the tire tracks of another former Supercross champion, Ricky Carmichael, McGrathy will run Late Model races before potentially moving up to the Busch Series, according to the [...]
Last week marked one month since the loss of the historic Glen Club at Watkins Glen International. While plans are still being finalized, track officials have been talking with special event industry providers regarding an upscale temporary suite for the 2007 season. The configuration and interior design would be similar the elite structures found at [...]
General Motors has put a hold on future rear-wheel-drive vehicles. “We’ve pushed the pause button. It’s no longer full speed ahead,” Vice Chairman Bob Lutz revealed in an interview.
Roush Fenway Racing is pleased to announce a new sponsorship with Sharp Electronics and 3M Company.
Motorsport promoter and track owner, the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) has extended its sponsorship agreement with Orbitz Worldwide. The firm, a division of Travelport Ltd, will manage ISC’s corporate travel program, power a portfolio of ISC-owned website and build a racing microsite on Orbitz.com offering holiday packages including race tickets and travel.
Baltimore Ravens’ LB Ray Lewis joined Craig Shemon and James Washington to discuss his new venture into Champ Car racing. Lewis has teamed up with Gale Sayers to create the S&L Racing Team which is focused on creating opportunities for minorities and women. Craig wanted to know why Ray did not buy a NASCAR racing [...]
Dover’s two Nextel Cup races cost the track more than $11 million in sanction fees in 2007, according to its annual report. The June race’s sanction fee (including Dover’s contribution to the purse) is $5,914,346 and the September purse contribution and sanction fee is $5,293,075.