Archive for July 1st, 2009
UPDATE: NASCAR chairman Brian France said the organization has no immediate plans to file an appeal, but he didn’t rule it out. “We are disappointed, but we respect the judge’s ruling,” NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said in a statement. “This is only a temporary injunction. The legal case continues beyond this point, and we will [...]
To honor the National Guard and celebrate Independence Day, the No 88 Chevy of Dale Earnhardt Jr. will run a special hand-painted camouflage ACU (Army Combat Uniform) scheme this weekend. The Hendrick Motorsports body shop needed two days and 14 coats of DuPont paint to finish the job. Earnhardt will unveil the paint scheme to [...]
Four NASCAR teams will participate in the annual Festival of Speed this weekend at Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England, as Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Red Bull Racing and Rusty Wallace Racing will all be represented.
Red Bull Racing’s Scott Speed will attempt an unusual double this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, driving in a Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race and a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on the same day. On Saturday afternoon, Speed will team with Kyle Busch in a Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus-Riley for the Brumos Porsche [...]
UPDATE 2: Bill Weber will not be part of TNT’s NASCAR coverage of the Cup Series for the network’s last two races. Ralph Sheheen will handle play-by-play duties for The Coke Zero 400 in Daytona and the LifeLock.com 400 from Chicagoland. Sheheen will be calling the races alongside analysts Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach in [...]
‘Race To the Chase’ Rolls Into 2nd Week, At Daytona One week down, nine more to go in the “Race to the Chase” which serves as the prelude to NASCAR’s “playoffs” — the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.” The top 12 is thus the main focus as the schedule rolls on, with the start [...]
Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 4. (Note: Drivers listed below who are outside the top 12 are chosen based on past performances at the upcoming track and/or are [...]
In 2007, IAC (IACI) spent $100 million marketing its search engine Ask.com, but search market share only sank from 5.2% to 4.3%. But then, at the beginning of this year, search share actually rose. Why? A Nascar sponsorship, Ask.com president Scott Garell told the Sports Business Journal.
NASCAR on Tuesday revised its penalty against Nationwide Series crew chief Bryan Berry and will lift his indefinite suspension on July 7. Berry was indefinitely suspended June 11 for the use of a racial slur directed toward driver Marc Davis following a race at Nashville Superspeedway.