Archive for September, 2009
Danica Patrick is now, officially, staying in the IndyCar Series. Patrick signed a three-year contract to remain with Andretti Green Racing during last weekend’s event at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan. She will continue to drive the No 7 car with a Motorola-based sponsorship.
The folks at Dale Earnhardt Inc. are working at bringing the No 8 car to both the Nationwide and Cup series next year. The plan would be for Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of Dale, to drive the No 8 car in the Nationwide series and have that team based out of the DEI shops in Mooresville, [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya is still smarting from Mark Martin’s late-race strategy that prevented Montoya from winning at New Hampshire. Martin led all three laps of a final sprint to the finish, and slowed his car in front of Montoya’s to block a potential race-winning pass with two laps to go Sunday. Montoya was upset with [...]
NASCAR has issued penalties to the No 18 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of a rule infraction found last Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The No 18 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by [...]
Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., maker of Jim Beam Bourbon, the world’s number one-selling Bourbon, announced that its marketing plans for 2010 will not include a return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. As a result, the company will not extend its current partnership with Robby Gordon Motorsports in 2010. The company plans to [...]
NASCAR asked a federal judge Monday to order a mental and physical examination on suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield to determine if he has a substance-abuse problem and/or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The filing in U.S. District Court includes three affidavits and one deposition from four different people who claim to have witnessed Mayfield using methamphetamines multiple [...]
Richard Childress Racing may be forced to shrink back to a three-car team if sponsorship isn’t found for the No. 07 car next season. RCR announced on Monday that Brown-Forman will not extend its relationship with the company beyond this season, meaning the No. 07 will lose the Jack Daniels sponsorship.
NASCAR officials told Sprint Cup crew chiefs Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that the moratorium on testing at sanctioned tracks is expected to extend through the 2010 season. In an attempt to cut costs, NASCAR announced last November that instead of having official NASCAR scheduled tests throughout the year, there would be a [...]
Tony Stewart isn’t complaining about the way NASCAR resets the points when the Chase for the championship starts. The two-time series champion knows the rules are the rules and besides, he won his second title during the second year of the Chase in 2005. But after dominating the regular season, Stewart admits he’d like something [...]
Kyle Busch kept looking in his mirror, expecting to see Kevin Harvick on his bumper ready to challenge for the lead. One problem: Harvick couldn’t get one of his best employees to get out of the way. Busch managed to stretch his fuel over the final 60 laps and took advantage of a communication breakdown [...]
The fire Friday at the Mooresville, NC home owned by Greg Biffle was caused by a gas leak according to the driver. According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department, firefighters were called to the home after police responded to a burglar alarm call. When they arrived at the home on Doolie Road, deputies thought the [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya will have a hard time playing the role of darkhorse if he keeps driving like this. The former Formula One star will make his debut in NASCAR’s Chase for the championship from the pole after setting a track record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.