Archive for January, 2008
1. Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 180.505 mph 2. Carl Edwards, No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 179.888 3. David Reutimann, No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, 179.703 4. Mark Martin, No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 179.677 5. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet, 179.252 6. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 [...]
Dale Jr. will debut his new three stripes on February 17 at Daytona 500. Working closely with the adidas Innovation Team, they have created a race suit featuring advanced ClimaCool technology. With extreme temperatures in the car, ClimaCool will lower Dale Jr.’s body temperature and combat fatigue, allowing him to be more alert and responsive [...]
Texas Motor Speedway officials have agreed to replace a billboard highlighting the strained relationship between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his stepmother after a complaint from his business manager, Kelley Earnhardt Elledge. The controversial billboard, located near the track, shows a picture of Earnhardt Jr. and says “Reason #88: Step-Mom” with the track’s Web site listed [...]
Pos, Car#, Driver, Manu, Time, Speed 1 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 39.447 182.523 2 11A Denny Hamlin Toyota 39.604 181.800 3 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 39.667 181.511 4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 39.676 181.470 5 8A Mark Martin Chevy 39.679 181.456 6 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 39.741 181.173
The pulse of American pop culture is racing right through Super Bowl Sunday and it’s hitching a ride on the back of Pepsi’s unprecedented slate of Super Bowl advertising that features a lineup of brands, images and stars as diverse as Pepsi’s portfolio of drinks.
The Hershey Company is offering racing fans a taste of history with the debut of four Collector Edition bars this month featuring iconic images of racing legend Dale Earnhardt. The bars coincide with this year’s 50th Anniversary of the Daytona 500 and the 10th Anniversary of Earnhardt’s historic 1998 Daytona 500 victory.
Southern California area motorsports fans can get their first look at NASCAR’s Cars of Tomorrow at a two-day testing session for Sprint Cup Series cars Thursday and Friday [Today-Jan 31-Feb 1] at California Speedway. The session will put the car on the Fontana 2-mile oval for the first time.
One of the most exciting stock car slugfests your vintage racing correspondent has ever witnessed was the International Race of Champions event at Watkins Glen in 1986 — the final race of that year’s IROC series. After engaging in a good-natured trash talking session over the track’s public address system, Cale Yarborough and Al Unser [...]
Kyle Busch is expressing his opposition to NASCAR’s proposed rule that would require drivers to be 21 years old before competing in the Sprint Cup Series. Busch, who is 22 and a three-year veteran of full-time competition in the series, says NASCAR already has discretion concerning who can drive its cars by virtue of its [...]
With Roush Fenway Racing facing the necessity of cutting a driver from its Sprint Cup Series roster from five drivers to four by 2010, team president Geoff Smith insisted that a decision would be made in 2008 so the distraction didn’t linger on for two seasons.
NASCAR Now, ESPN’s daily NASCAR news and information program, returns to the air for its second season Monday, Feb. 4, at 6:00pm/et on ESPN2. The program includes highlights, opinion, debate, analysis and the latest news from drivers, crew chiefs and insiders both on and off the track. The program airs for 30 minutes at 6:00pm/et [...]
Sprint Cup team owner/driver Robby Gordon nearly set an event-record in winning Thursday’s SCORE Laughlin Leap competition, a prelude to this weekend’s season-opening 14th Annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Laughlin, Nev. Gordon won the large truck division by sending his powerful #77 Chevy CK1500 SCORE Trophy-Truck off the six-foot dirt jump for a distance [...]