Archive for August 6th, 2007
UPDATE: Kyle Busch chose to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing next season and began informing other teams Monday of his decision. A source close to Busch told The Associated Press that the driver had selected Gibbs after a seven-week search that began when Hendrick Motorsports released the 22-year-old driver to make room for Dale Earnhardt [...]
Joe Gibbs Racing still hasn’t announced whether it will switch to Toyotas next year, but the buzz is that it will. Some clues? Tony Stewart’s souvenir trailers were selling merchandise at 50% off regular price last week at the Brickyard, Stewart’s home track and a place where the Hoosier native is wildly popular.
Ray Evernham and George N. Gillett, Jr. announced the creation of Gillett Evernham Motorsports (GEM), a partnership combining Evernham Motorsports [#9, #10, #19 teams] and the Gillett family where Evernham will remain a substantial owner and retain the title of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
From the pole position, Dale Earnhardt Jr. powered his No. 8 Budweiser Monte Carlo SS to a second place finish at the Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race behind race winner Kurt Busch at Pocono Raceway. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Monte Carlo, who swept both races on the tricky 2.5-mile triangle last year, followed [...]
Six Toyota Camrys started today’s Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway. This marks the first time six Camrys have started on an oval in 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series competition. Six Camrys also started on the road course at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Dave Blaney earned his second consecutive top-20 in the No. 22 Caterpillar [...]
RICKY RUDD — No. 88 Combo’s Ford Fusion (finished 13th) DID EXPERIENCE MEAN ANYTHING TODAY? “No, I just think we had a good race car. That was the main thing, we had a good race car. You get a good race car, a decent race car — I did my part, didn’t get in any [...]