Archive for March, 2010
A $100,000 offer from Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage to a radio personality to change his name to promote the track was a hoax, Gossage said Wednesday. Gossage and TMS officials sent out an official release Wednesday on speedway letterhead saying Dallas DJ Terry Dorsey had accepted Gossage’s offer of $100,000 to legally change [...]
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, had successful surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee this morning. The surgery was performed by Dr. Patrick Connor with OrthoCarolina. Hamlin injured the knee in January prior to the start of the 2010 [...]
Denny Hamlin, slated to undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Wednesday morning in Charlotte, will only need clearance from his doctor to resume competing in NASCAR, according to officials with the sanctioning body.
Surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Denny Hamlin’s left knee will not limit the Sprint Cup driver behind the wheel for the next race, according to one of the doctors that will perform the operation on Wednesday. “I anticipate by the time he gets to Phoenix [April 8-10] he’ll have a pretty [...]
Matt Kenseth went for the win with an aggressive move that included bumping Jeff Gordon with less than two laps remaining in the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 on Monday at Martinsville Speedway. Gordon’s reaction was simple – if he wasn’t going to win, then Kenseth wasn’t going to win as well. With Gordon leading [...]
Denny Hamlin turned a gutsy late-race pit stop for tires into a gutsy drive from fourth to first in an overtime finish Monday, winning a rain-delayed thriller at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin bruised past Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth in the next-to-last lap to win the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 for his second [...]
UPDATE: The Cup race at Martinsville has been postponed due to rain and will be run tomorrow at 12:00PM EDT.
Johnny Sauter got in the face of Ron Hornaday after the Truck Series’ Kroger 250, but with two NASCAR officials nearby, it didn’t escalate into anything more Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. Sauter was angry because Hornaday had turned him with 27 laps remaining. After the race, Sauter did not return to his pit stall [...]
Harvick, who was fastest in both practice sessions and inherited the pole position after a Friday qualifying rainout, made it four wins in the last four Camping World Truck Series races by winning in Martinsville. He led 187 of the 250 laps, including the final 61.
Casey Mears was selected Saturday to sub for #11-Denny Hamlin while he recovers from ACL surgery. It’s a deal that came together in just a few days, but one Mears knows could relaunch a fledgling Cup career after going 1-for-6 in making races with underfunded Keyed-Up Motorsports…a deal that ended with a DNQ Friday. “It’s [...]
The SFI Foundation, which sets safety standards and certifies equipment such as uniforms and helmets, announced Friday that it has terminated contracts with Impact Racing and all of its driver suits, arm restraints, shoes, gloves, socks, underclothing, helmet supports, and driver restraint systems will be decertified effective April 27.
NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin will have reconstructive surgery on his left knee Monday, sources close to the driver and Joe Gibbs Racing told ESPN.com. Hamlin, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in December playing pickup basketball, planned to wait until the end of the 2010 season to repair it. But growing fear [...]