Archive for July 27th, 2007
Ron Hornaday Jr. relied on his ability to make strong restarts as he won Friday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Power Stroke Diesel 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park. Hornaday passed Travis Kvapil 30 laps from the finish of the 201-lap race, then maintained his lead after two late restarts — the last of which came on lap [...]
Evernham Motorsports will run the remaining non-Car of Tomorrow races with the 2006 Dodge Charger and without technical director Eric Warren. Warren was recently given a leave of absence after team owner Ray Evernham discovered critical changes regarding aerodynamics and simulation software were made to the 2007 car after an early-season test at Las Vegas. [...]
Friday’s practices were completely washed out at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, forcing NASCAR to delay Saturday’s NASCAR Nextel Cup qualifying to 4:05 p.m. EDT Saturday in order to allow teams a practice session in the morning.
Like any high-profile organization called upon to make difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions, NASCAR is accustomed to having its judgment questioned. Be it external from media and fans or internal from teams and drivers, criticism comes with the territory. But in a season rife with penalties and suspensions, the questionable timing of caution flags and [...]
DEI wasn’t allowed to sell #13 team’s points: NASCAR wouldn’t allow the new Dale Earnhardt Inc. to “partner” with another team to transfer the #13 team’s points with that of an existing team because that would have given Bobby Ginn ownership of five teams, DEI Vice President John Story said Thursday. Teams are not allowed [...]
Robert Yates Racing (RYR) and Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (NHLR) have entered into a letter of intent for a partnership in NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch Series. The team will be named Yates/Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing effective immediately. “This is a wonderful partnership,” said Robert Yates, founder of Robert Yates Racing. “This gives us a clear vision how to [...]
Rain cancelled the opening practice session for the NASCAR Nextel Cup teams at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. The rain, which is predicted to continue intermittently through the weekend, started shortly before the 1:30 p.m. EDT session was scheduled to begin.
UPDATE 3: Yates and Newman/Haas/Lanigan have joined forces: CLICK FOR MORE
The #08 Team announces “Front Row Joe” Nemechek will drive the #08 car at Indy in the Allstate 400 for John Carter and EM Motorsports this weekend. Race Week Media is still searching for primary sponsorship for the car, but are confident of success with all of the support Nemechek fans are expressing.
This weekend’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard will mark the first appearance in 2007 for Johns Manville as the co-primary sponsor of the #7 Menards Ford of Robby Gordon. Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products.
The longtime team member was defiant, upset, and already looking toward the future just hours after Dale Earnhardt said he was leaving Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) at the end of the 2007 season. “We’re all really, really … mad that this happened,” the DEI official told me over my cell on May 10. “But Teresa [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is excited about the merger between Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Ginn Racing. Although he’ll be departing from DEI at season’s end, Earnhardt Jr. has long said he remains interested in the organization’s future.