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Mon 23 Dec 2002
WKA: BUSCH: McMurray remembers Christmases in Daytona

WKA: BUSCH: McMurray remembers Christmases in Daytona

Jamie McMurray remembers his Go-Kart Christmases in Daytona. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2002) - Just like Christmas, go-karts come only once a year to Daytona International Speedway. Beginning the day after Christmas, Daytona International...

Ken Schrader signs with BAM RacingHeadline

Ken Schrader signs with BAM Racing

BAM Racing had a tough year in 2002, going through six drivers in the No. 49 Dodge. However, they now have signed veteran driver Ken Schrader for the 2003 season, hoping to turn their luck around. Schrader was released at the end of the 2002 ...

Ken Schrader at Motorsports 2003 Show

Ken Schrader at Motorsports 2003 Show

FORT WASHINGTON, PA December 22, 2002 . . . Joining a growing list of national, regional and local racing talents, veteran NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ken Schrader will be signing autographs at Motorsports 2003, the fan & racer motorsports ...

Fittipaldi looking for his first lap at Daytona

Fittipaldi looking for his first lap at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. * The first day of testing for the ARCA Re/MAX series at Daytona International Speedway began just as the series' race ended during Speedweeks 2002 * rain shortened. Rain soaked the Speedway most of the day and prevented the...

Competitiors ready for holidays

Competitiors ready for holidays

Happy Holidays for NASCAR competitors means many things; win for Petty, ride for Spencer, smooth season for Stewart top NASCAR Christmas list. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2002) -- While this may indeed be the most wonderful time of the year,...

BUSCH: Fred Bickford resigns from DF2 Motorsports

BUSCH: Fred Bickford resigns from DF2 Motorsports

Fred Bickford has resigned as co-owner of DF2 Motorsports, the team announced on Saturday. Bickford sites family reasons for stepping down from the team. The news comes on the heels of the announcement of a partnership between the team and Winston...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
RYR announces changes for 2003

RYR announces changes for 2003

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 17, 2002) --- Robert Yates, owner of Robert Yates Racing (RYR), announced today principal organizational changes for his two race teams in preparation for the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Management changes ...

Fittipaldi testa em Daytona

Fittipaldi testa em Daytona

Christian Fittipaldi testa em Daytona a partir desta sexta-feira. (Miami, EUA) A partir desta sexta-feira (20), o piloto Christian Fittipaldi estará cumprindo um programa de três de testes dias com a Petty Enterprises, equipe que o brasileiro...

IRL: Max Jones joins Cheever Racing as General Manager

IRL: Max Jones joins Cheever Racing as General Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 16, 2002) - Max Jones, who has won numerous races and championships as a team manager for Roush Racing, has joined Red Bull Cheever Racing as general manager, owner and driver Eddie Cheever Jr. announced today. As...

BUSCH: Petty, Lepage to compete in Rolex 24

BUSCH: Petty, Lepage to compete in Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Dec. 18, 2002) -- The 41st anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona is quickly gaining a NASCAR feel as two stock car racing veterans have committed to compete in the Feb. 1-2 twice-around-the-clock endurance challenge. Kyle...

BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch seriesHeadline

BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch series

Mooresville, North Carolina (December 17, 2002) - Braun Racing announced today that it will field an entry in the 2003 NASCAR BGN Series with Rookie driver Chad Blount. Last week the team announced that they would field an entry for Steadman...

BUSCH: Steadman Marlin signs with Braun Racing

BUSCH: Steadman Marlin signs with Braun Racing

Mooresville, North Carolina (December 10, 2002) - Braun Racing announced today that it will field an entry in the 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series with driver Steadman Marlin. The Braun Racing team will be entering its first year of NASCAR...

BUSCH: Kasey Kahne signs with Akins MotorsportsHeadline

BUSCH: Kasey Kahne signs with Akins Motorsports

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne, 22, will drive the No. 38 Great Clips Ford for Akins Motorsports in 2003. It will be his first full season in the NASCAR Busch Series. "I'm very excited about a full-time Busch Series ride," said Kahne. "It's a...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. + Jiu Jitsu = Champions

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. + Jiu Jitsu = Champions

CONCORD, N.C., (Dec. 11, 2002) - Dale Earnhardt, Jr., one of NASCAR's brightest stars, is using his interest in the sport of Jiu Jitsu to create the premier Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Grappling Classic. Organizers say this tournament has the potential...

Ganassi Racing confirms No. 42 entry

Ganassi Racing confirms No. 42 entry

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (December 10, 2002) --- Texaco Havoline Racing together with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that rookie sensation driver Jamie McMurray will pilot the No. 42 Havoline Dodge in the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup...

Team Rensi's Don Stiteler passed away 2002-12-08

Team Rensi's Don Stiteler passed away 2002-12-08

Team Rensi Motorsports mourns passing of long-time friend and employee. Team Rensi Motorsports lost a member of its family on Sunday evening. Don Stiteler, gas man for the No. 25 Team Marines and long-time member of the NASCAR family, passed...

Evernham Motorsports signs Siemens

Evernham Motorsports signs Siemens

Siemens joins Evernham Motorsports as Associate Sponsor and Technology Partner. ATLANTA (December 5, 2002) -- Staying ahead of the pack means presenting yourself as a leader and innovator. Siemens realizes this and Ray Evernham has proven...

Champions Week ends on high note

Champions Week ends on high note

From the White House to a photo session in Times Square during a blizzard, Tony Stewart was whisked from event to event with nary a complaint from the media shy 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion. It was often questioned as to what kind of...

BUSCH: Kevin Lepage to join Heritage Motorsports at Daytona Rolex 24

BUSCH: Kevin Lepage to join Heritage Motorsports at Daytona Rolex 24

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (December 9, 2002) -- Heritage Motorsports announced today that NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series driver Kevin Lepage will join the driver lineup for the Heritage Motorsports ...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
Champion Stewart received his accolades

Champion Stewart received his accolades

New York City, NY-- The "Rushville Rocket," "Smoke," call him what you want, but his new nickname is Champion. Friday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan Center in New York City. Tony Stewart was recognized for his season-long ...

Stewart NYC day five, Helton receives an award

Stewart NYC day five, Helton receives an award

NEW YORK (Dec. 6, 2002) -- NASCAR President Mike Helton usually spends this week bestowing honors on others, but on Friday he was a deserving recipient at the annual Myers Brothers Breakfast hosted by the National Motorsports Press Association and...

Fittipaldi fala de suas expectativas para 2003

Fittipaldi fala de suas expectativas para 2003

(São Paulo) O brasileiro Christian Fittipaldi, piloto da equipe Petty Enterprises da NASCAR, participou nesta quinta-feira (5) de um Bate-Papo Show promovido pelo UOL -- Universo Online -- maior portal de internet da América Latina. Christian ...

Stewart honored, Earnhardt remembered on day four

Stewart honored, Earnhardt remembered on day four

NEW YORK (Dec. 5, 2002) -- Thursday was a day for NASCAR Winston Cup champions -- past and present -- to be honored. Tony Stewart, the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup champion, was joined by crew chief Greg Zipadelli and No. 20 Home Depot team owner Joe...

Sterling Marlin medical update

Sterling Marlin medical update

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 5, 2002) - Dr. Jerry Petty, neurosurgeon, and Dr. Dom Coric, spinal injury specialist, of the Carolina Neurological and Spinal Injury Clinic, performed a medical update on Sterling Marlin the morning of Wednesday, ...

BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston CupHeadline

BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston Cup

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (December 5, 2002) --- Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that Casey Mears will drive the No. 41 Target Dodge in the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series with veteran Jimmy Elledge performing the crew chief...

Fri 06 Dec 2002
Kyle Petty honored, Tony Stewart day three in NYC

Kyle Petty honored, Tony Stewart day three in NYC

NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2002) -- Amid a week of celebration for newly crowned NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, the son of a former champion was honored Wednesday. Kyle Petty, son of seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Richard ...

Tony Stewart visits NYPD and FDNY

Tony Stewart visits NYPD and FDNY

NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 2002) - NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, along with crew chief Greg Zipadelli, paid tribute Tuesday to some of America's real heroes - the firefighters and police officers of New York City. Stewart and Zipadelli...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
Kohuth named Ultra Motorsports General Manager

Kohuth named Ultra Motorsports General Manager

Kohuth named General Manager of Ultra Motorsports NCTS teams. MOORESVILLE, NC (December, 4 2002) - Ultra Motorsports announced today veteran NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series crew chief Tim Kohuth has been named general manager of the organization's...

Knaus and Fennig win Irwin Crew Chief of the Year

Knaus and Fennig win Irwin Crew Chief of the Year

Chad Knaus and Jimmy Fennig win 2002 IRWIN Crew Chief of the Year honors. VERNON HILLS, Ill., December 3, 2002 - Solid efforts and yearlong consistency both on the track and in the pits were the formulas for success that crew chiefs Chad Knaus...

IRL: George, Sicking earn SEMA Engineering Award

IRL: George, Sicking earn SEMA Engineering Award

George, Sicking earn prestigious SEMA Engineering Award. Award is second major recognition for SAFER Barrier in two days INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 -- Members of one of the world's leading automotive equipment and manufacturing ...

IRL: McAtee promoted at IMS

IRL: McAtee promoted at IMS

McAtee Promoted to Vice President of IMS Productions. INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 -- Buddy McAtee has been promoted to vice president and executive producer of IMS Productions, the broadcasting arm of the Indianapolis Motor ...

IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

General Motors honors IMS for auto racing safety Leadership. SAFER Barrier key to first presentation of award outside GM. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 -- General Motors presented its prestigious GM Racing Pioneer Award to the...

BUSCH: Christian Fittipaldi no Bate-Papo do UOL

BUSCH: Christian Fittipaldi no Bate-Papo do UOL

(São Paulo) O piloto brasileiro Christian Fittipaldi, equipe Petty da NASCAR, está no Brasil desde a última sexta e participa nesta quinta-feira, dia 05 de novembro, de um Bate-Papo Show no UOL -- Universo Online -- a partir das 20h00 direto do...

BUSCH: IPS: IRL: Kentucky Speedway signs Meijer as sponsor

BUSCH: IPS: IRL: Kentucky Speedway signs Meijer as sponsor

Meijer signs five-year sponsorship agreement with Kentucky Speedway. Meijer becomes Title Sponsor of "The Meijer 300" NASCAR Busch Series event and "The Official Supercenter of Kentucky Speedway" SPARTA, KY. -- Kentucky Speedway, one of ...

BUSCH: Randolph joins ppc Racing as Crew Chief

BUSCH: Randolph joins ppc Racing as Crew Chief

Randolph to take over Crew Chief duties for Scott Riggs and the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus. Mooresville, NC -- Doug Randolph has been named Crew Chief of the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus Team at ppc Racing. Randolph comes to ...

Wed 04 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to BuschHeadline

BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to Busch

Ray Evernham appears to have fallen out of step with his earlier commitment. Numerous times this year he boasted, "Casey [Atwood] is the future of Evernham Motorsports." The future appears to have been rather brief. On Monday, December 2, Casey...