Archive for February 20th, 2009
Brian Vickers earned Red Bull Racing Team’s second pole in the past 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races Friday, turning a lap at 183.439 mph during qualifying at Auto Club Speedway. But the celebration didn’t last long, as the No. 83 team was forced to change engines after time trials. They’ll have Saturday’s lone 1-hour, [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave his version of a mea culpa Friday, accepting blame for the big wreck with Brian Vickers last weekend in the Daytona 500. “I got ripped really bad in the press, and maybe I deserved part of it,” Earnhardt said after practice at Auto Club Speedway. “It’s different being on that side [...]
Red Bull Racing driver Brian Vickers won the sixth pole of his career Friday, touring the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval at 183.429 mph. That relegated three-time reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Johnson to the outside of the front row for the 500-mile race. Johnson had a lap at 183.164 mph.
Analysts say shares are near ‘worthless’ General Motors Corp. shares on Friday tumbled to their lowest level in more than 70 years, pulled down by a drop in the broader markets and continued speculation about the future of the struggling automaker. GM shares hit a low of $1.52 in early afternoon trading, before rebounding to [...]
Yates Racing and David Gilliland announced that they are terminating their relationship due to a lack of sponsorship on Yates Racing’s No. 38 Sprint Cup car. Gilliland began driving the #38 car for Robert Yates Racing in mid-2006. “David did a great job for us and is a gifted driver. We are sorry to lose [...]
A private aircraft landed safely at McCarran International Airport Thursday afternoon after the left engine had to be shut down during the flight. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the Canada Air Challenger CL60 was en route to Ontario, Calif. near Auto Club Speedway, when it diverted to Las Vegas because of the engine [...]