Archive for February 13th, 2008
All four Hendrick Motorsports cars will start in the back of the field in Thursday’s 150-mile qualifying races after engine changes were made because of what officials described as an epidemic of bad lifters. The problem also was discovered in Joe Nemecheck’s car that uses HMS engines and with several Toyota teams, causing officials to [...]
Sirius Satellite Radio today announced that it will pay NASCAR $107.5 million over five years to be its official satellite radio partner and to air all Nextel Cup, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series races, beginning in 2008.
“Could they just let the poor guy rest in peace?” Those were the words of a colleague at Daytona International Speedway after we watched the unveiling of a black No. 3 Chevy commemorating the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s 1998 Daytona 500 victory. The car is a replica of the one Earnhardt drove to his [...]
Ray Evernham, a successful team owner in NASCAR racing and a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion crew chief, has joined ESPN’s NASCAR coverage team as an analyst. Evernham, who makes his debut this week from Daytona International Speedway, will appear on NASCAR Now, ESPN’s daily NASCAR news and information show, as part of a rotating [...]
Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 12, 2007) — CHSG Partners, the North Carolina based limited liability corporation, in partnership with Dale Jarrett and Terry Bradshaw are pleased to announce the launch of the http://www.PayTheFan.com 2008 season-long online fantasy racing game. For the 2008 racing season, PayTheFan.com will be paying out more than $400,000 for 36 weeks [...]
Ford teams have been conspicuously absent from all the Speedweeks hoopla so far. Maybe they’re sandbagging, not showing all they have, but so far it doesn’t look as though Ford is bringing much to the Daytona 500 table.
With Speedweeks in full swing, the SPEED™ on-air personalities covering Thursday’s Gatorade Duel at Daytona (Thurs. 2pm ET on SPEED) share their thoughts on the week’s events and storylines, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick, the COT, Kurt Busch/Tony Stewart and Toyota’s improvement. Following are quotes from Steve Byrnes, Jeff Hammond, Larry McReynolds and Krista Voda: [...]
Johnson, Waltrip Out Front For Thursday’s Gatorade Duel At Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2008) — Reigning and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet) will begin his 2008 season where he ended 2007 — at the front of the field. Last Sunday, Johnson captured the pole for the [...]
The Bicentennial brought fireworks to Daytona International Speedway long before that season’s July 4 Firecracker 400. It was February 15, 1976 when NASCAR’s top two drivers squared off and produced one of the most thrilling finishes in the history of stock car racing. Coming into the Daytona 500 that year, Richard Petty had won the [...]