Archive for February 5th, 2008
Millions knew Dale Earnhardt Sr. as “The Intimidator,” one of the roughest, toughest racing drivers of all time. Author Tom Gillispie shares stories from those who knew the real Earnhardt in Angel in Black: Remembering Dale Earnhardt Sr. (March 2008, $15.95, ISBN-13: 978-1-58182-638-8).
Tony Stewart, one of Indiana’s most accomplished and popular sports figures in history, enjoyed the spotlight at the Indiana General Assembly and collected his second Allstate 400 at the Brickyard champion’s ring Feb. 4. Members of the Indiana House of Representatives and Indiana Senate honored Stewart in a joint resolution for his many accomplishments on [...]
The infamous wall that has dashed so many Darlington dreams and caused countless “Darlington Stripes” began to take shape on Monday as crews re-assembled the outer SAFER barrier wall at Darlington Raceway. Paving began at the track “Too Tough to Tame” in the mid January and with the outer groove of the track complete, construction [...]
With 70 drivers on the entry list for the ARCA 200 at Daytona, plenty of drivers with NASCAR ties will attempt to compete in the race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Teams get five hours of practice Thursday with qualifying set for Friday.
Schering-Plough, makers of the non-drowsy allergy medication, Claritin, today announced a first-time sponsorship deal with allergy sufferer Carl Edwards for the 2008 Sprint Cup racing season. Edwards, a member of the Roush Fenway Racing team and 2007 Nationwide Series champion, will drive the #99 Claritin Ford Fusion during selected spring races, and Claritin branding will [...]
A federal lawsuit involving NASCAR and the technology used for the Fanview device has been settled, according to a statement by the companies involved. Immersion Entertainment had sued Kangaroo Media, NASCAR and Sprint Nextel in U.S. District Court in Texas last year alleging patent infringement. Immersion alleged that Fanview, developed by Kangaroo Media, used devices [...]
Reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will make a return visit Tuesday to Washington D.C., for a trip highlighted by a White House meeting with President George W. Bush. Johnson will join the President in the Oval Office for a meeting and photo, a yearly tradition for whoever wins the Sprint Cup Series championship.