Archive for June 22nd, 2009
UPDATE: The following is a statement from Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing regarding allegations that RCR has filed a lawsuit against General Motors: “I would like to set the record straight that RCR has NOT filed a lawsuit against General Motors and I do not appreciate anyone suggesting otherwise.
Rick Hendrick said he plans to meet with Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski this week to discuss his plans for moving up to Sprint Cup in 2010. Hendrick mentioned two possible options for Keselowski — a third car at Stewart-Haas Racing, which is affiliated with Hendrick Motorsports, or a chance to stay at JR Motorsports [...]
Toyota appears ready to withdraw its financial support of NASCAR Truck and Nationwide teams, though continuing engineering support, in the wake of General Motors’ decision to join Ford and Chrysler in withdrawing all but engineering support for those two NASCAR tours. There has been no specific comment on that yet from Toyota executives. MikeMulhern.net
KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Race Winner “It’s crazy. We qualified really well here the last couple of years and it feels good to qualify well here, run out front, and to hold off Tony Stewart, that’s awesome. That guy (Stewart) is as good as it gets on any type of race track [...]
With a runner-up finish at Infineon Raceway, Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Impala SS, extended his lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings, With one win, eight top-five finishes and 12 top-10s in the 16 races run to date, Stewart holds the top spot by 84 points.
CARL EDWARDS — No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Finished 13th) “I got into the 6 and that’s the bad thing. I was racing really hard with him, but we didn’t expect to run that well. We were really slow in practice.” WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE DOUBLE-FILE RESTARTS? “I didn’t think they were good. [...]
Camry drivers Marcos Ambrose (third) and Denny Hamlin (fifth) were the highest-finishing Toyotas in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Infineon Raceway. Patrick Carpentier (11th) and Max Papis (12th) also earned a top-15 finishes in Sonoma. Brian Vickers finished 16th in his Toyota after starting from the pole – his fifth of 2009. [...]