Archive for August 15th, 2007
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start completely anew in 2008 — new team, new sponsors and now, new car number. Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports officials confirmed Wednesday in separate e-mail statements to ESPN.com that they were unable to reach an agreement with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. to bring the No. 8 to HMS with Earnhardt. “We’ve [...]
Chad McCumbee will once more be behind the wheel of the Petty Enterprises No. 45 Dodge, filling in for the injured Kyle Petty this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Petty is recovering from a broken right hand he suffered after last week’s race at Watkins Glen International. He underwent surgery Tuesday and will not be [...]
Three-time IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. will make his Michigan International Speedway NASCAR Busch Series debut Saturday, Aug. 18 in the CARFAX 250.
Interstate Batteries Chairman Norm Miller says that his company will remain the primary sponsor on the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet next season. He is, however, open to other companies appearing on the hood from time to time. Kyle Busch was announced Tuesday as the driver of the Nextel Cup car for 2008.
UPDATE: A statement by Kenny Wallace: “I want all my fans to know that I am going to give them a very personal retrospective of the way I feel about not driving the #78 any more. Two years a ago I was asked to come to Denver, CO and visit the Furniture Row shop. When [...]
Domino’s Pizza returns to the hood of David Reutimann’s #00 Toyoya for a homecoming this weekend, as Domino’s headquarters is based out of nearby Ann Arbor, Mich.
Q – What is it about the design of Michigan International Speedway that allows drivers to run almost anyplace on the track (high, low, middle) and still go fast? “It’s a very wide racetrack with big sweeping turns. The transition in and out of the corners is very smooth. You have some banking but it’s [...]
After receiving over 2,500 entries from member parts stores all across the United States, Speckman Automotive was selected as the featured parts store for Auto Value-Bumper To Bumper’s Nextel Cup Series weekend at Michigan Speedway on August 18. As the winner of the random drawing, Speckman Automotive will adorn the hood of the #10 Auto [...]