Archive for July 2nd, 2007
Joe Gibbs Racing’s first choice is to re-sign with General Motors, not jump ship for Toyota. “We want to work this out [with GM],” team president J.D. Gibbs said before Sunday’s race at New Hampshire.
A full-time move to NASCAR for reigning IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. seems all but certain now. Hornish, a three-time series champion and former Indianapolis 500 winner, is expected to join the Nextel Cup Series full-time next season with Penske Racing South, The Charlotte Observer has learned.
Ray Evernham acknowledged Kyle Busch visited his shop in Statesville, N.C., on Tuesday. He said the visit went well and that he hopes Evernham Motorsports remains on Busch’s list when the number of suitors is soon reduced to about four.
The buzz in the garage in New Hampshire is that at least two New York-based investment banking firms have been making the rounds among Nextel Cup teams, looking to invest in one or more teams, eventually taking a race team public with a stock offering. So far, there have been no takers among the NASCAR [...]
Richard Petty, “The King” of NASCAR will celebrate his 70th birthday in his hometown of Randleman, North Carolina Monday. Petty is looking forward to be at home for the occasion.
Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Ground Impala SS, captured his first win of the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (NNCS) season in the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway (NHIS). It was the Team Chevy driver’s third NNCS career victory. Hamlin’s win came from a gutsy call by crew chief Mike Ford [...]
Kasey Kahne (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger), Finished 25th What happened with your car today? “We were loose from the time we got here. Today, we started off loose and just never could get the car to handle. Toward the end, the front end starting bouncing and we couldn’t get any grip on the [...]
After starting from the pole, Dave Blaney finished 29th as handling problems plagued his Camry through much of the race. David Reutimann finished 38th in his No. 00 Burger King Camry after a plug wire fell off early in the race. The No. 36 360 OTC Camry with Jeremy Mayfield finished 40th after front-splitter damage [...]
CARL EDWARDS — No. 99 Boston Red Sox Ford Fusion (Finished 13th) “We had an awesome car. The good news is we had an awesome car. The bad news was it fell off the jack when we were leading the thing pitting under green, but everybody kept their composure. The car was still good enough. [...]