Archive for November 6th, 2007
UPDATE: He is required to serve 85% of the sentence before being considered for release, so he will have to serve at least 20 months and 12 days in prison. Officials with the race team, which has hired Jeremy Mayfield and Scott Riggs as its drivers for next season, have indicated that it does not [...]
Jimmie Johnson may be NASCAR’s “Nice Guy.” But his corporate, vanilla personality has done the unthinkable – it’s made NASCAR fans actually consider rooting for Jeff Gordon.
Merchandise bearing Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s future sponsor, Mountain Dew Amp, and car No. 88 have hit the market within the past month, thanks to a groundbreaking agreement he reached with Budweiser, his departing sponsor. Veterans of the NASCAR licensing industry say they can’t remember a future sponsor selling merchandise while the driver remained under contract [...]
Former Ginn Racing drivers Joe Nemechek and Sterling Marlin as well as former crew chiefs Peter Sospenzo and Richard “Slugger” Labbe apparently have reached settlements with former team owner Bobby Ginn. All four cases – filed in North Carolina Superior Court in Concord, N.C. – have been dismissed, indicating that settlements have been reached.
Lester Buildings, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of pre-engineered post-frame buildings, has announced its will not return to NASCAR racing in 2008. Lester Buildings’ primary sponsorship of the Green Light Racing #07 and driver Tim Sauter will end at the conclusion of the 2007 season at Homestead.
Q – What is it about Phoenix International Raceway that makes it such a challenge for teams to set up for? “Phoenix is a unique racetrack because it has those corners that are so different. You’ve got one and two that are banked a lot more than three and four. Three and four is a [...]
Paving crews began the intimidating challenge of repaving NASCAR’s first paved superspeedway, Darlington Raceway. The $10-million repaving project includes new asphalt around the entire 1.366-mile oval, concrete pit stalls and a new infield access tunnel underneath turn three. All construction will be completed in time for the Dodge Challenger 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend, [...]
Below is a look at the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Top 12 going into the Checker Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 11. 1 — Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet) The File: * 32 years old from El Cajon, Calif., 32 career wins * Nine wins, 19 top [...]