Archive for October 11th, 2007
Newman captured his seventh career pole at the track when he knocked Johnson off the top spot with a speed of 189.394 mph in qualifying Thursday night.
UPDATE 4: The City Council of Concord, N.C., has asked its planning and zoning commission to consider allowing drag strips as a permitted use on Lowe’s Motor Speedway property. The council has scheduled an Oct. 24 meeting to consider the issue. A week ago, the city determined that drag strips were not a permitted use, [...]
UPDATE 2: Richie Gilmore, who heads the engine program for Dale Earnhardt Inc., is expected to be out at least a month after suffering a brain aneurysm last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. “This is something that could take some time,” said Steve Hmiel, DEI’s technical director. “He actually was lucky because about [one-third] of the [...]
Ernie Irvan knows first-hand how a traumatic brain injury can disrupt a life and a career. He also knows many of them are preventable, which is the message the former NASCAR driver brought to Indianapolis on Wednesday as keynote speaker at the Brain Injury Association of Indiana annual conference.
Tony Stewart, in partnership with Goody’s Cool Orange and Orange County Chopper, will be featured on this week’s episode of American Chopper on The Learning Channel (TLC). The episode airs on Thursday, October 11 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm/et on TLC.
MARTIN LOOKS TO BEST THE BEAST After taking a week’s hiatus, Mark Martin returns to the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet for the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Considered one of his favorite tracks on the circuit, Martin will look to add to his rich heritage at the 1.5-mile oval.
Kenseth and the No. 17 team are experiencing an uncanny string of bad luck in the past three weeks, suffering a mechanical failure at Dover while leading three weeks ago, then getting caught up in wrecks the past two weeks at Kansas and Talladega, resulting in finishes of 35th, 35th, and 26th respectively. The last [...]
Veteran NASCAR driver Mark Martin announced that he has opened a Chevrolet dealership in Melbourne, Ark. The dealership is located approximately 30 minutes from Martin’s hometown of Batesville, Ark., where Mark Martin Ford Mercury and his museum are located. “We are real excited about Mark Martin Chevrolet,” said Martin. “I know that I’ve had a [...]
3M announced today a multi-year partnership with Roush Fenway Racing to become the primary sponsor of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion. The contract calls for 3M to be the primary sponsor for driver Greg Biffle for 23 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2008. Terms were not disclosed.
On his weekly SIRIUS NASCAR Radio show “Tony Stewart Live,” Stewart and co-host Matt Yocum discussed Sunday’s restrictor plate race at Talladega SuperSpeedway and looked ahead to this Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte. Recapping Sunday’s UAW-Ford 500: Co-host Matt Yocum: “If you can think of one word that [...]
*Johnson, Gordon Apparent Favorites In Week 5 Of Chase *7 Chase Drivers Have Yet To Win At LMS *Time Growing Short For Some In Chase Field *Kahne Looks To Fill Spoiler Role *Blaney Effort Moves BDR Team Into Top 35 Of Owner Points
Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #06 Kenwood Dodge Charger, will attempt to make his Nextel Cup Series debut at the 1.5-mile Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Saturday. This is Hornish’s first attempt to qualify for a Cup event in a race not using the Dodge Avenger.