Archive for February 24th, 2009
Kyle Busch’s agent said the young NASCAR star would “certainly leave the door open” to try Formula One “at some point” after Busch’s name was mentioned during a press conference announcing a new American-based F1 team.
UPDATE: Days after General Motors Corp. outlined three possible bankruptcy scenarios, the U.S. Treasury Department acknowledged Monday that it is exploring how it might fund a court-protected bankruptcy by GM and Chrysler LLC. An Obama administration official indicated Monday that the efforts do not reflect any decisions about the auto industry’s future.
Hendrick Motorsports officials say a bad batch of parts led to engine failures by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mark Martin in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. “Both cars had valve train failures that were related to a specific batch of parts from a vendor,” said Doug Duchardt, HMS’ vice [...]
A court schedule released Monday appears to be another blow for Kentucky Speedway’s chances of obtaining a date on the 2010 Sprint Cup calendar because the antitrust lawsuit between the track founders and NASCAR most likely won’t be resolved until at least late May. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Monday [...]
With the new prospective American team USF1 set to be announced officially on Tuesday, attention is already turning to the possible occupants of the Charlotte-built race cockpits in 2010. Indycar star Danica Patrick has already played down her reported link with the outfit, but other notable American names have also been mentioned in various quarters [...]
As rumors continued to swirl today about the future of troubled automaker Chrysler LLC, one analyst said there’s a chance the U.S. government could force a merger between the company and rival General Motors. Chrysler said in its restructuring plan submitted to the U.S., Canadian and Ontario governments last week that it still believes the [...]
With Atlanta Motor Speedway’s 100th race, the March 8 Kobalt Tools 500, fast approaching, few if any of the 99 previous races compare to the 1992 Hooters 500. Realistically, there may never be another one like it. Many in the sport regard it as the “Greatest NASCAR Race of All Time.” While many sporting events [...]
Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 1. (Note: Drivers listed below who are outside the top 12 are chosen based on past performances at the upcoming track and/or are within striking distance [...]