Archive for September 24th, 2007
UPDATE 7: Monday, 6:45p.m. CT: John Force, seriously injured Sunday in the crash of his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang Funny Car during the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex, was undergoing physical therapy Monday at Baylor University Medical Center following six hours of reconstructive surgery Sunday night on [...]
The anonymous plain white crash helmet confused some, but the trademark ‘baggy-fit’ race suit was a sign that Jacques Villeneuve was in town for his NASCAR race debut. On Saturday night he finished his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Race, the ‘Smith’s Las Vegas 350’ in 21st position, one lap down on the race winner, Travis [...]
Gillett Evernham Motorsports is opening a New York office to handle the sales and service of its sponsorships, making Gillett Evernham Motorsports the first NASCAR team to establish a branch in Manhattan. The move is part of new owner George Gillett Jr.’s effort to increase staffing and broaden the team’s presence. Gillett Evernham Motorsports also [...]
There are also reports that NASCAR is considering changing its minimum-age rules for Busch drivers next season, which would allow Joey Logano to step up to that tour.
UPDATE: According to Michael Waltrip Racing, Harris was treated and released Sunday afternoon.
All may not be rosy behind the scenes at Joe Gibbs Racing with driver Tony Stewart. Gibbs announced two weeks ago that the organization would switch manufacturers in 2008 abandoning General Motors in favor of Toyota. And while driver Tony Stewart smiled publicly and seemed to support the decision there is some speculation that away [...]
CARL EDWARDS — No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion (finished 1st) “We unloaded on Friday, the Office Depot Ford Fusion was fast. I wish we could’ve started the race right then, it was so good. I’m just really proud of Bob and the guys and all the work they’ve been doing back at the shop [...]
* Roush Fenway Racing is the first Ford team to win 100 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races. * Jack Roush began his NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series career as a car owner with Ford Racing in 1988 when he selected Mark Martin to drive the No. 6 Ford Thunderbird. * Roush celebrated his first series win [...]
Kurt Busch (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Avenger) ON THE ACCIDENT “I just caught the fence in turn two and it collected so many top cars and everybody for that matter. It’s tough when everybody puts a lot of hard work into building these cars and one little problem like that took out a lot [...]
Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Impala SS, avoided numerous potential disasters in the Dodge Dealers 400 to leave round two in the 10-race Chase for the Nextel Cup Series (NNCS) championship on top of the standings, the position he held beginning with the March race at Bristol. When the 12 Chase drivers were re-stacked after [...]
Michael Waltrip finished 15th in his No. 55 NAPA Camry after starting 43rd. The finish is Waltrip’s second top-15 finish of the season. The No. 83 Red Bull Camry of Brian Vickers finished 16th after starting 23rd. David Reutimann finished 18th in the No. 00 Domino’s Camry after starting 13th. The finish is Reutimann’s third [...]