Archive for November, 2007
The only time the smile has left Jimmie Johnson’s face this week is when somebody mentioned his upcoming appearance on stage Friday night at NASCAR’s annual awards ceremony. There hasn’t been much else to frown about for Johnson in 2007, a season in which he improved on most of his 2006 numbers on the way [...]
Joe Gibbs Racing wants to sign Tony Stewart to a new contract, even though his current contract runs through 2009. But Stewart said Thursday he doesn’t plan to negotiate during the offseason.
Winners of the inaugural ‘Stewie Awards’ were announced tonight by two-time Nextel Cup Series Champion and SIRIUS Radio host Tony Stewart at the SIRIUS Satellite Radio Studios in New York City. The 2007 ‘Stewie Award’ winners were decided by fans around the country who logged on to www.SIRIUS.com to vote for the best, boldest and [...]
The #48 Lowe’s Team can add another important honor to their long list of accomplishments for the 2007 season – the Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew of the Year Award. The #48 Lowe’s Team also won the year-end award in 2004, making them the first-ever repeat winner of the award.
Millstar, an industry leader in producing die and mold profile tooling and solid carbide tools, has announced their continued sponsorship support of Carl Long and his 2008 racing endeavors. Millstar has been an active part of Carl Long Racing since 2006. In addition, Delcam, one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced CADCAM software product [...]
Kurt Busch said Penske Racing has plans to form a designated test team to prepare for the 2008 Sprint Cup Series season when all 36 races will feature the car of tomorrow. “We need more laps, more time with the new car to be more competitive,” said Busch, who finished seventh in points this year, [...]
British driver Ed Tilley is set to launch his bid to join the NASCAR grid after securing the chance to take part in the 2008 ARCA series. Tilley, team principal of aspiring touring car entrants Encke Sport, will take part in his debut test at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on December 7th at the wheel [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the NASCAR NMPA Chex Most Popular Driver award for the fifth consecutive season in an announcement made Thursday during the Myers Brothers Luncheon. Earnhardt Jr. earned 1.4 million of the 3.8 million votes cast on www.mostpopulardriver.com. Fans could vote once a day for their favorite driver, and voting ended November 19.
Joe Gibbs Racing officials announced Thursday that Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance would sponsor the team’s No. 18 Nationwide Series Toyota in six races next season.
NEW YORK – Former NASCAR President Bill France Jr. was awarded the National Motorsports Press Association’s Myers Brothers Award in a ceremony at Cipriani restaurant Thursday. France, who died June 4, also won the award in 1989. The award is named after former NASCAR competitors Billy and Bob Myers and recognizes individuals and/or groups who [...]
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Nov. 29, 2007) — NASCAR’s 2007 champions gathered today for the 12th annual photo shoot traditionally taken at a New York City landmark. This year, the photo was shot at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park. NASCAR’s national series, developmental series, and weekly series champions joined in smiling for the cameras with the [...]
Overall NASCAR television ratings were down about 13 percent in 2007 as compared to 2006. But NASCAR chairman Brian France said during a Reuters Media Summit in New York Tuesday that he was not worried NASCAR’s popularity is slowing. “The margin of error for all the sports to manage their business smarter is more narrow,” [...]