Archive for June, 2007
Kevin Harvick held off a late challenge by Carl Edwards to grab his second NASCAR Busch Series victory of the season Saturday at New Hampshire International Speedway. The two-time Busch champion, who had not won since the opening weekend of the season when he swept the Busch and Nextel Cup races at Daytona, picked up [...]
1 48 Jimmie Johnson FedEx Ground Chevy 29.976 127.062 7 55 2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 30.015 126.897 4 50 3 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 30.042 126.783 32 41 4 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 30.047 126.761 5 32 5 07 Clint Bowyer Camping World/Jack Daniel’s Chevy 30.063 126.694 6 44
NASCAR Nation is on pins and needles waiting to hear who will sponsor the ride [at Hendrick Motorsports] of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008. The deal could fetch $28 million, vs. roughly $15 million this year, fueling a growing consensus that Budweiser will bow out of its eight-year relationship with Earnhardt at season’s end.
Robert Yates has broken off discussions with potential investors into Robert Yates Racing and will remain independent, focusing his efforts on improving the team’s performance. And if he’s not successful at the task, Yates could step away from the sport entirely, the car owner said Saturday morning at New Hampshire.
Kyle Petty will not face any sanctions from NASCAR for uttering the ‘f-word’ on television last week during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. Petty, who was serving as an in-car commentator for TNT Sports as well as driver last week, uttered the expletive during the opening laps of the race when a crash [...]
A team in NASCAR’s elite Nextel Cup Series wrapped up its second visit to Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility on Friday, using the nearly 3-mile-long runway to gauge aerodynamics of its race cars.
The jet black Ginn Racing Chevrolets of #13-Joe Nemechek and #14-Sterling Marlin have no primary sponsors this weekend. Why not? Very simple: The team is trying to illustrate that it needs sponsors for some races in the second half of the season on the two cars, it has ‘available inventory’ in the form of unsold [...]
Hendrick Motorsports said Friday it will use penalties levied against Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson and their teams as a learning experience. “As we went through this, some of the things became more clear to us as far as what NASCAR’s tolerance on their data was,” said Doug Duchardt, the team’s vice president for development. [...]
Kyle Busch has visited eight Nextel Cup organizations since he became a free agent and could have his final list arrowed to four by the end of the weekend, a source close to the situation said on Friday. One of those organizations is Evernham Motorsports, where team members say the 22-year-old driver spent part of [...]
Next weekend’s Nextel Cup race at Daytona will not only be the last restrictor-plate race using the old race car, it appears it also will be the last Daytona race called the Pepsi 400. Sports Business Daily reported Friday that Coca-Cola is close to signing a deal to give it pouring and marketing rights at [...]
Kentucky Speedway owner Jerry Carroll had a long-anticipated meeting with NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation officials Friday. But the lawsuit between them wasn’t resolved, so Kentucky Speedway’s case against NASCAR and ISC remains headed toward a March 2008 court date. The two sides met for a total of five hours of mediation with a federal [...]
Brian Vickers’ #83 Team Red Bull Toyota failed post-qualifying inspection Friday afternoon at New Hampshire International Raceway, knocking the team out of the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 field and giving the spot to BAM Racing’s #49-Chad Chaffin.