Archive for August, 2009
Kevin Harvick will drive Richard Childress Racing’s No 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevy in 2010 for his 10th season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series despite rumors to the contrary. “Rumors about Kevin not driving for RCR next season have been flying around the garage area and in the media,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of [...]
Brad Keselowski declined to comment on reports he’ll drive in the Sprint Cup Series for Penske Racing next year, but he did indicate Thursday to Sporting News he won’t be back in JR Motorsports’ Nationwide car next season. Asked whether he expected to return to JRM, Keselowski said, “At this time, no,” during a boat [...]
It appears Richard Petty Motorsports will not move from Dodge to Toyota next season. At least that’s the impression that Lee White, who heads Toyota Racing Development, gave last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. White said he believes that Mike Accaviti, the president of the Dodge brand, is doing all he can to keep RPM [...]
Texas Motor Speedway will have a slight shift in its 2010 NASCAR schedule as the Samsung 500 race week will be run April 15-18, moving the Sprint Cup Series race from the seventh to the eighth event of the season as a result of a date swap with Phoenix International Raceway.
Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced that veteran crew chief Gene Nead has been named interim crew chief for two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip and his #55 NAPA Auto Parts team. Nead officially joins MWR on Monday and will call the final 12 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season for Waltrip.
Changes are coming at Richard Childress Racing. “We’re getting ready to make a lot of changes to hopefully change [the performance],” Team owner Richard Childress said last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. He wouldn’t get any more specific, but those close to the situation said there will be some major restructuring announced early this week [...]
Former NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley reportedly suffered three broken vertebrae during a crash at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday night. Yeley was competing in a race in the Sprint Bandits Series at the half-mile dirt Lakeside track when he was involved in a wreck early in the feature event.
Sources have told FOXSports.com that Hendrick Motorsports is working on the fuel injection project for NASCAR. If NASCAR opts for fuel injection engines in the near future, it will likely increase production costs by $15,000 to $20,000. One engineer also quipped, “It will be more fuel efficient, but also provide teams with an easier platform [...]
Kyle Busch made a statement Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. So did polesitter Mark Martin, who pressured Busch during a four-lap run to the checkered flag of the Sprint Cup Series Sharpie 500 but couldn’t make the pass for the win. Instead, Busch won for the fourth time this season and for the second [...]
Toyota’s Lee White, head of the car maker’s NASCAR operations told MikeMulhearn.net that fuel injection could easily be “implemented across the board in all three divisions (Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup) by next February at Daytona.” “Yes, I’m in favor of it,” White said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. “I would vote for it, absolutely, [...]
Brad Keselowski will drive for Penske Racing in 2010, sources told ESPN.com on Friday. Keselowski would not discuss his future plans. “I’m really not prepared to address any of the rumors about next year,” he said. “I’m here to race the Nationwide car and win with it tonight and I am not going to let [...]
Brian Vickers says Kyle Busch is “out of strikes” when it comes to how they race each other. On Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Vickers was expecting to discuss Sunday’s win at Michigan and his new contract with Red Bull Racing. Instead, he was peppered with questions about an argument with Busch following the Nationwide [...]