Archive for July 6th, 2007
Tonight’s NASCAR Busch race at Daytona has been postponed due to rain. The race will be run tomorrow morning at 9:15 AM eastern (early!)
Qualifying for the Pepsi 400 was washed out Friday, leaving several teams out of the season’s second race at NASCAR’s most storied track. Nextel Cup series points leader Jeff Gordon was awarded the pole. Denny Hamlin will start second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Burton.
It’s been no secret that many feel Dale Earnhardt Incorporated is in dire straits. The team started by the late Dale Earnhardt and now led by his widow Teresa, is losing their flagship driver Dale Earnhardt Junior to Hendrick Motorsports next year and the performance of their other teams prior to this season has been [...]
Kyle Busch has narrowed his list of prospective teams to Joe Gibbs Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Dale Earnhardt Inc., Evernham Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing, sources close to the situation said on Thursday.
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said earlier this week the sport is researching a move toward an alternative fuel. It is a high priority for the sport, though no timeline has been set as the research is not far along. However, teams will have to revamp their entire engine program with the introduction of [...]
Petty Enterprises Vice President of Racing Operations Robbie Loomis said the team is making progress on its goal to move from its long-time home but likely won’t leave it’s Randleman, N.C., base until 2009. “We’re definitely making a lot of progress,” Loomis said. “We’ve looked at more land and sites and things. The scope and [...]
“Theoretically, most penalties written severe enough to include a suspension also include a probation,” he said. “If Tony Jr. keeps running his yap we could easily send him home for another six weeks.” -NASCAR’s John Darby Warning to suspended crew chiefs: Come to the track if you dare. Just don’t brag about it. That was [...]
This week, sources within NASCAR told me [CTR] there has been closed door discussions to move the date of the Daytona 500 to November. Apparently, NASCAR is intrigued by the idea of switching the dates of the season ending Homestead race with the season opening Daytona 500. The allure of ending the NASCAR season and [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya’s Nextel Cup win two weeks ago in Sonoma was the latest example of a former open-wheel driver succeeding in NASCAR. It certainly won’t be the last. As NASCAR’s star rises, open-wheel racing’s continues to fade, and losing its top talent to stock cars isn’t helping one bit. Montoya, who left a stellar [...]
NASCAR Busch Series points leader Carl Edwards has been penalized for a technical infringement found on his car after the Busch Series race at New Hampshire last weekend. Officials found during the post-race inspection that the right rear shock absorber on the No. 60 Ford of Edwards was not in conformity with the rules, as [...]
Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will serve as an honorary race official for Saturday’s Pepsi 400, according to Daytona International Speedway officials.