Archive for May, 2007
For now, the improvements [at Dover International Speedway] do not include the installation of lights, which many speedways have added in recent years in order to host races in prime time.
ABC has announced that NASCAR in Primetime, a new docu-reality series that will offer viewers a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of stock-car racing, is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, August 8 at 9PM ET.
Jerry Rice, the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, has been named Grand Marshal of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series weekend at Infineon Raceway, June 22-24. Rice, best known as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, will be honored throughout the weekend, most notably at the Raceway Builder’s Grand Marshal’s Banquet [...]
Jimmy Spencer and Wally Dallenbach, Jr get tangled up at Dover in 1996 and neither is too happy with the other! [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=Bio2drjLEfk[/youtube]
Actress Catherine Bell will command the most famous words in motorsports – “Gentleman, start your engines!”- as the Grand Marshal for the “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa” Nextel Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 3.
Chuck Meyers, crew chief for the No. 1 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet of J.J. Yeley, has been fined for a violation found last weekend during Busch Series practice at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
First, Roger Penske announced he was planning to build a NASCAR test track near his shops in Mooresville, NC. Now, fellow car owner Bobby Ginn says he plans to build a NASCAR test track, probably a 11/2-miler, somewhere in South Carolina.
Penske could also merge with Waltrip Racing Toyota remains one of the big stories bubbling in the NASCAR garage, and it may be ready to make some big, bold moves for 2008, according to Detroit sources. Toyota, sources said, has approached the Gibbs team with a proposal to leave Chevrolet, which would give it #20-Tony [...]
NASCAR is considering opening up its restrictive testing policy, which several teams already have skirted this season. Currently, rules limit teams to seven tests on Nextel Cup-sanctioned tracks, and crew chiefs help NASCAR decide the venues and dates. NASCAR adopted that policy two years ago to help underfunded teams keep up with big-budget organizations, who [...]
In its appeal of a federal judge’s recent ruling, Sprint Nextel is reiterating its stance that having AT&T logos on the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing car impairs the value of the sponsorship of the Nextel Cup Series. Sprint Nextel filed its brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals over the injunction issued by U.S. [...]
Drivers David Ragan and Johnny Sauter spent Tuesday afternoon testing the twists and turns of Infineon Raceway, in preparation for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race, June 22-24. It was the first time on the road course for Sauter, while Ragan visited Sonoma in February for a one-day test session. Both drivers [...]
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, has seen many drivers pass through its pit gate since its first race 53 years ago. On June 6, the half-mile dirt oval will see a who’s who of racing elite, as the legendary track plays host to the NEXTEL Prelude to the Dream presented by Old Spice.