Archive for January, 2009
Geoff Bodine will drive the #64 Toyota entrant in an attempt to qualify for the 51st running of the Daytona 500 for Gunselman Motorsports. Bodine will be making his first Sprint Cup Series attempt since 2004. The 59-year young native of Chemung, NY will be making several attempts trading off with his brother, Todd, for [...]
WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO WIN THE DAYTONA 500? “That would be more than a win. That would be something that for the rest of your life you would always be a Daytona 500 champion. The race at Martinsville pays the same amount of points, but there’s just something different about Daytona that you’ve always [...]
Nascar.com is reporting that car No. 41 has been registered to Jeremy Mayfield for 2009 and his Mayfield Racing Enterprises, but the points did not go with the number, according to a Mayfield spokesperson.
A week from Saturday Paul Menard will race in his first Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. Additionally, he will unveil the 2009 Quaker State-Menards Ford Fusion and get that jump start to racing during Speedweeks he has not had in his first two seasons of Sprint Cup racing. “It’s definitely going to be cool [...]
Yates Racing has added former NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Bobby Labonte and Paul Menard to its team for 2009, joining Travis Kvapil in what will start the season as a three-car team. Labonte and Kvapil spoke about their situations during last week’s Lowe’s Motor Speedway media tour. BOBBY LABONTE — No. 96 Ask.com Ford Fusion [...]
When Joey Logano climbs into the #20 Home Depot Toyota for the 51st running of the “Great American Race,” on Sunday, Feb. 15, he will make history as the youngest driver to start a Daytona 500. If Logano, who will be 18 years, 8 months and 22 days old on the date of this year’s [...]
NASCAR does not anticipate suspending any drivers who took their preseason drug tests last week in North Carolina, sanctioning body spokesman Ramsey Poston said today. “We are proud of how the process worked so far,” Poston said in a statement. “All drivers, crew members and officials will have passed the substance-abuse test going into the [...]
Ryan Newman supports NASCAR’s new drug-testing policy for 2009 but says he was surprised that the sanctioning body so clearly defined a designated time frame for the tests. “I might be opening up a can of worms when I say this, but why would you announce you’re going to have a drug-testing time?”
Hall of Fame Racing announced that Academy Sports + Outdoors, a leader in the sports and outdoor industry, will sponsor Bobby Labonte and the #96 Ford for five races in the Sprint Cup Series in 2009.
Larry Gunselman is the latest to make an attempt at the Cup Series dream in 2009 as (he) has formed a team for himself and a pair of veteran brothers, Geoff and Todd Bodine. Gunselman is the principal in the team that will field No. 64 Toyotas. Todd Bodine is the 2006 Truck Series champion, [...]
Ray Evernham has been long known for his leadership atop the pit box of NASCAR stars like Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne, guidance of Dodge’s return to NASCAR racing and technological innovation that changed the sport. Evernham announced that he officially is passing the torch on race team entrepreneurship to new team owners like Tony [...]
Federal investigators say NASCAR’s aviation division violated federal regulations when it allowed a plane that crashed outside Orlando, Fla., in 2007 to return to the air without maintenance after a pilot reported an electrical malfunction the previous day.