Archive for June 16th, 2007
Stephen Leicht took advantage of Carl Edwards’ late wreck to win for the first time in the Busch Series, passing fellow rookie Brad Coleman with 13 laps left and holding on Saturday night in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
Car owner Ray Evernham says he’s in talks with Scott Riggs to keep him there. Riggs is in the last year of his contract. … Evernham also says his deal to add George Gillette as a partner is about a month away from completion. Greensboro News and Record
NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow will make its road-course debut during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, June 22-24. Hendrick Motorsports has dominated the Car of Tomorrow races so far this season, claiming five victories in six events. Jeff Gordon has claimed two of the Car of Tomorrow wins and is the current NEXTEL Cup [...]
Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has sealed his future for the next five years with Hendrick Motorsports beginning next season, there are other issues on the table. For instance, will he be able to take the #8 with him from Dale Earnhardt Inc.? Earnhardt said Friday after qualifying at Michigan that there has not yet [...]
His ride gone for next season and then his agent, Kyle Busch faces more changes. He’ll search for a new ride and could be barred from some Hendrick Motorsports team meetings even as he tries to make the title chase. Although Dale Earnhardt Jr. replaces him next year, Busch wouldn’t mope about his situation Friday [...]
The season is not even half over and several teams say they want to expand for next season.
PJ Jones will qualify and race the #00 Toyota for David Reutimann during the Nextel Cup Series event weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma.
The widow of Tony Stewart pilot Scott Lathram, a passenger on the plane where 10 people died on a Hendrick Motorsports flight in October 2004 while heading to the race at Martinsville, Va., has settled a lawsuit against the race team. Tracy Lathram will get the biggest portion of the settlement proceeds, while her three [...]
Greg Biffle would like to sign a contract extenstion and stay at Roush Fenway Racing past 2008 (when his current deal expires) but not the way they’re running now. “If I am not happy, why should I negotiate?” he said before Friday’s practice at Michigan International Speedway.
Richard Childress said at Michigan Speedway on Friday that he is happy that Dale Earnhardt, Jr has made his decision where to drive in 2008 and beyond and told him to do what;s best for him. “He made his decision,” Childress said. “All can I say is that I’m happy that he’s happy. That’s all [...]
Casey Mears has known Earnhardt Jr. pretty much since the time when he moved to North Carolina six years ago, but competing for the same team will enhance that relationship. Earnhardt Jr. announced on Wednesday that he’ll drive for Hendrick beginning next season.