Archive for July, 2007
NASCAR officials announced today that Greg Biffle has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, for failing to fulfill his postrace media obligations Saturday night following the NASCAR Busch Series race at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
NASCAR announced that Tony Stewart has been fined $25,000 and penalized 25 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver championship points, as a result of using inappropriate language during a post-race televised interview following his victory Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
#31-Jeff Burton, #29-Kevin Harvick, #22-Dave Blaney are testing at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) on Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1st in preparation for the Montreal Busch race and the Cup/Busch races at Watkins Glen next weekend. Jeff Green and the #66 Haas CNC Racing team are scheduled to spend Wednesday, August 1, testing at [...]
Wood Brothers/JTG driver Jon Wood was treated and released from a local hospital this morning following a single vehicle accident on his way to work. Wood’s pickup truck has a modified suspension system with pneumatic air bags on the chassis.
Michael Valiante has big-shoes to fill and the best way he can do that is by winning the inaugural NASCAR Busch Series race at Montreal this weekend. With Juan Montoya, a former F1 driver and Champ Car champ, taking a breather, Valiante was called by Ganassi Racing to drive the No. 42.Texaco Havoline car.
Last week’s testing on Bristol Motor Speedway’s new concrete is still being assessed, and so far it appears the layout has been changed dramatically. “The track is entirely different,” Scott Riggs said. “All the holes and humps that made Bristol so difficult to get around – and also made it so hard to get around [...]
The great danger of confronting peak oil and global warming isn’t that we will sit on our collective asses and do nothing while civilization collapses, but that we will plunge after “solutions” that will make our problems even worse. Like believing we can replace gasoline with ethanol, the much-hyped biofuel that we make from corn.
NASCAR is in the developmental process of building a Car of Tomorrow for the Busch Series. Nextel Cup series director John Darby said there is no timetable on when the car may be put on the track, but said the arrival is “inevitable.”
Two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Tony Stewart is working with Old Spice to give a lucky fan the sweat towel right off his shoulder (un-washed)! Directly after the Allstate 400 on Sunday, July 29, Stewart handed over his Old Spice towel to a charity auction for The Tony Stewart Foundation. The charity auction will run [...]
No final decision has been made regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s future team sponsor at Hendrick Motorsports, but one is expected within the month and possibly within the next two weeks, multiple sources close to the negotiations said Monday. It is widely speculated that PepsiCo. is the leading candidate to sponsor Earnhardt through its Mountain Dew [...]
19 year-old RWI Racing Busch Series driver, Steve Wallace, is OK following being attacked in an attempted mugging Sunday evening in Indianapolis. Wallace suffered only minor cuts and abrasions in the attack and will compete as scheduled in this weekend’s Busch Series event at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada.
The partnership of Robert Yates Racing and Champ Car’s Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing, announced Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, led to speculation that three-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais might be part of the deal. But the Frenchman, who voiced some interest in stock cars after winning an International Race of Champions event in 2005, shot down [...]