Archive for October, 2007
Coming off of his career best NEXTEL Cup Series finish with a third-place effort at his hometown track Atlanta Motor Speedway, Reed Sorenson has something else to be proud of as well. During the course of the week, he helped generate over $75,000 dollars to be donated to Speedway Children’s Charities, The Breast Cancer Research [...]
Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag at Sunday’s NASCAR NEXTEL CUP race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but the American Red Cross’ California Wildfire relief efforts might have been the biggest winner. Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team joined with their sponsor Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) and Sonic Automotive (NYSE: SAH) Chairman Bruton Smith to contribute more [...]
We have with us Jeff Burton, who is a Chase participant this year. He’s in eighth place in the Chase as we head towards Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. He also won earlier this year at Texas. He’s the first repeat winner there. So what do you think, Jeff, going back there? JEFF BURTON: Well, [...]
Richard Petty will be a guest on the naval aircraft carrier the USS Abraham Lincoln on October 31, 2007. It will be Petty’s first visit on an aircraft carrier. Petty will travel to the Halsey Field Naval Air Station in San Diego, California where he will be taken to the ship. The USS Abraham Lincoln [...]
The City of Houston has declared November 1, 2007 as Kevin Harvick Day. The proclamation honoring the RCR driver and the # 29 Cup Series team, sponsored by Houston-based Shell Oil Company, will be delivered by Mayor Bill White.
THE MODERATOR: We will begin now with Jacques Villeneuve from Bill Davis Racing; Patrick Carpentier from Gillette Evernham Motorsports. This is the first full-scale Car of Tomorrow test. Jacques, you were at Talladega. That’s my mistake. Tell us what you’ve learned so far in a day and a half. JACQUES VILLENEUVE: It’s definitely a different [...]
UPDATE 2: Interviewed on Sirius NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway Tuesday, Davis once again denied reports that Jacques Villeneuve or his agent, Craig Pollock, have purchased the team, saying that he and his wife maintain 100% ownership.
Rick Hendrick didn’t take NASCAR seriously when officials first talked about building the Car of Tomorrow. Had he, the owner of Hendrick Motorsports would have tried harder to convince the governing body to improve the current car instead of constructing a new one. “I made a huge mistake by not trying to lobby a little [...]
Ricky Rudd only has three races remaining in his NASCAR Nextel Cup Series career, but as he heads into those he sees a lot of changes within his Robert Yates Racing team. Rudd recently united with crew chief Cully Barraclough. Raymond Fox moved over from teammate David Gilliland to become Rudd’s car chief this past [...]
Darrell Waltrip, appearing Tuesday on the Daytona 500 Champions Chat Series delivered by UPS, confirmed the sale of his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team to concentrate on the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2008.
Below is a look at the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Top 12 going into the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 4. 1– Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet) * 36 years old, Vallejo, Calif., 81 career wins * Six wins, 20 top fives, 27 top 10s this year * Seven poles * [...]
Delphi Product & Service Solutions announced that it will continue its major associate sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports during the 2008 NASCAR season. An associate sponsor of all of the 2008 Hendrick Motorsports entries, Delphi will also be the primary sponsor for the #5 Nationwide Series Chevy fielded by JR Motorsports for four races.