Archive for July 27th, 2009
UPDATE 2: Statement from Chip Ganassi per the Speculation about Potential Merger with Other Race Teams: “There have been numerous incorrect reports in the media over the last few days about a possible merger of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and other race teams and I can tell you that we have never had [...]
UPDATE: NASCAR has a “significant number” of witnesses who will testify that suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield used methamphetamines, a NASCAR official said Monday. That official said those witnesses would testify to both recent and long-term use.
Officials for Allstate today announced they are ending their sponsorship of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race after five years. The timing comes after a 20 percent attendance drop from last year, though Allstate officials said that had nothing to do with their decision.
On Sunday July 19th, three NASCAR vehicles from Roush Fenway Racing arrived at the Buenos Aires City Port. On August 2, those cars will hold a special exhibition during the celebration of a Turismo Carretera Series racing weekend at Potrero de los Funes, a racetrack located in the San Luis Province. The American team will [...]
Ryan Newman: “I thought it was a boring race. To me, it was single file. There were a couple guys that passed. The 48 (Jimmie Johnson), it seemed like it took him pretty much the whole race to get up to the front.
UPDATE: McMurray reportedly has been contacted by Earnhardt Ganassi Racing as a candidate to fill the spot being vacated by Martin Truex Jr. in the No 1 Chevy.
Sunday on “The SIRIUS NASCAR Radio Pre-Race Show”, SIRIUS XM’s Claire B. Lang spoke with Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith about the possible changes to the team’s roster of drivers before next season. Geoff Smith: “If you’re asking about our team plans for 2010, we’re settled that Carl Edwards and Aflac, Greg Biffle with [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya was well on his way to winning the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. He had the field covered, including winner #48-Jimmie Johnson and runner-up #5-Mark Martin. But Montoya was caught speeding on pit road with 26 laps to go. On his final stop, Montoya came in a little too hot, not once, [...]
Yates Racing co-owner Max Jones said Sunday morning that the team plans to be back up to at least two cars next season, with Paul Menard and the Menards sponsorship returning to the No 98 Yates Racing Ford in 2010. Menard has had a disappointing first season with the team which had spurred rumors that [...]
Stock cars might return this fall. IMS officials have discussed staging an exhibition on the road course with NASCAR and Grand Am’s sports cars. The road course will begin to be installed next week for the Aug. 28-30 motorcycle event, the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. IndyStar