Archive for June 10th, 2008
UPDATE: There is a rumor that reports MWR has fallen on tough times and may go away. Is that true? Waltrip says, “I fancy myself as being a friend to one of the Web sites that is reporting that. But I have to say that the rumor is probably one of the most ridiculous things [...]
On Wednesday, Petty Enterprises will announce that Boston Ventures, a private equity firm, has acquired controlling interest in the 60-year-old racing operation which has produced 10 NASCAR champions but struggled to remain competitive the last two decades. Richard Petty will remain involved at a high level, but David Zucker, 45, will assume the role of [...]
The National Stock Car Racing Commission has upheld the penalties assessed the No. 66 and No. 70 Haas CNC Racing Sprint Cup Series teams. NASCAR penalized the teams for improper wing-mounting locations following an inspection during the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Each team was penalized 150 owner points, Scott Riggs and [...]
Turner Sports hit the track this past Sunday with the first of it’s six 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Summer Series races on Turner Network Television (TNT) and unveiled RaceBuddy, NASCAR.COM’s live online companion to the network’s televised coverage, with both platforms delivering strong early results. TNT’s coverage of the Pocono 500 earned a 3.9 US [...]
Darrell Waltrip planned to attend his first Kentucky Derby last year, but NASCAR’s top series was in Virginia that weekend and he couldn’t get away. Now it’s possible the three-time NASCAR champion and FOX analyst could see a Sprint Cup Series race in his home state before the Run for the Roses. Either way, the [...]
Can a former oil tank farm go from potential NASCAR race track to nature preserve? The state plans to include the 600-acre NASCAR site on its revised open space plan — a land acquisition list that makes it possible to purchase and preserve private lands with public money.
HANS Performance Products announced today that NASCAR has approved the use of the new Vision Advantage PLUS sliding tether system and the HANS Device Sport Series. The new Vision Advantage PLUS sliding tether system permits improvements in left and right visibility by allowing easy but controlled rotation of a racer’s helmet. The proven results are [...]