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Fri 17 Dec 1999
Tony Hunt Looks to Race Though Farm System

Tony Hunt Looks to Race Though Farm System

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 1999) -- With NASCAR rolling into the new millennium as one of America's most popular sports, everyone wants to predict where stock car racing's new heroes will come from. At least some will keep coming through...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Homestead-Miami Speedway Tickets on Sale for Spring Events

CHAMPCAR/CART: Homestead-Miami Speedway Tickets on Sale for Spring Events

MIAMI (Dec. 17) – Tickets are now on sale for the two opening weekends of the 2000 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, featuring the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the CART FedEx Championship Series. The new season opens Feb. 25-26 with...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Newt Moore Joins The Wood Brothers

Newt Moore Joins The Wood Brothers

STUART, Va. (Dec. 16, 1999) Newt Moore, who served as crew chief for two NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams in 1999, has been named shock specialist for the Wood Brothers No. 21 Citgo Ford, driven by Elliott Sadler. Moore started the 1999...

John Menard, Bryan Reffner Look to 2000

John Menard, Bryan Reffner Look to 2000

Menard, Reffner look forward to 2000 By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 16, 1999) Mama said there'd be days like this. Bryan Reffner and John Menard, the even-tempered odd couple of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, got to...

Jerry Nadeau Ties the Knot

Jerry Nadeau Ties the Knot

Christmas Bells and Wedding Bells MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 16, 1999) -- NASCAR Winston Cup competitor Jerry Nadeau decided decorating a tree and exchanging gifts weren't the only ways to celebrate the holidays this year. The driver of the No.

Greg Biffle Ready to Restart in 2000

Greg Biffle Ready to Restart in 2000

Biffle ready to hit restart in 2000 By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 16, 1999) Like a kid sitting at the DAYTONA USA machine with a pocket full of quarters, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Greg Biffle has just finished off one...

Don Panoz Interview on Adelaide Race

Don Panoz Interview on Adelaide Race

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES ADELAIDE¹S RACE OF A 1000 YEARS - December 31, 2000 An Interview with Don Panoz WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ADELAIDE FOR THIS EVENT? "If there is a capital for motorsports in Australia, it is definitely in Adelaide.

Wed 15 Dec 1999
Steve Grisson to Drive for Richard Petty

Steve Grisson to Drive for Richard Petty

Petty signs Grissom for 2000 NCTS ride By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 15, 1999) He hasn't been around long, but Steve Grissom says he is happy to be a part of the "Petty Kingdom" as driver of the No. 43 Dodge by Petty Dodge Ram in the...

Mike Cope Leads Way on Second Day of Daytona Test

Mike Cope Leads Way on Second Day of Daytona Test

Mike Cope fastest on second day at DIS By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 15, 1999) It was a Dodge day at Daytona International Speedway Wednesday, as the Rams of Mike Cope, Dennis Setzer and Randy Renfrow topped the time sheets on the ...

Driver of the Decade Stats

Driver of the Decade Stats

Chevrolet drivers Earnhardt and Gordon rank 1-2 in driver of the decade rankings Chevrolet drivers Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon combined to win seven NASCAR Winston Cup championships in the 1990s and rank 1-2 in driver of the decade...

Tue 14 Dec 1999
Sears Point Modifies Modernization Plan

Sears Point Modifies Modernization Plan

SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 14) Sears Point Raceway officials Tuesday unveiled the latest version of a proposed modernization master plan, showcasing two key modifications designed to address community concerns. Entering the final stages of the Sonoma...

Rick Crawford Quick in Tuesday Test

Rick Crawford Quick in Tuesday Test

Quick Crawford paces Daytona truck test By Dave Rodman DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 14, 1999) NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran Rick Crawford turned the fastest lap Tuesday on the opening day of a two-day test session at Daytona...

Terry Elledge Signs With Bill Davis Racing

Terry Elledge Signs With Bill Davis Racing

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Engine builder Terry Elledge recently signed a three-year contract with Bill Davis Racing. It is the first official contract between the two since Elledge joined Bill Davis Racing at the conclusion of the 1997 NASCAR Winston...

Watkins Glen Offers Pit Passes in 2000

Watkins Glen Offers Pit Passes in 2000

Watkins Glen, NY (December 14, 1999) - Watkins Glen marketing director, Roger Curtis, announced that Watkins Glen will be offering fans a Pit Access Credential for both NASCAR weekends at The Glen during the 2000 season. Fans will have the...

Team  Gordon - Packing Up to Move East

Team Gordon - Packing Up to Move East

As many of you are aware, we have acquired the usage of Irvan-Simo Racing and their facility in Mooresville, North Carolina for the 2000 racing season. It is now referred to as Team Gordon. In fact, if you were to call that shop the phone would...

Adelaid's Race of a Thousand Years Update 99-12-14

Adelaid's Race of a Thousand Years Update 99-12-14

American entrepreneur Don Panoz believes "Adelaide¹s Race of a 1000 Years" scheduled for new years eve, 2000, will become one of the jewels in the crown of the American Le Mans Series which he founded this year. "The series attracts a huge ...

Mon 13 Dec 1999
Kerry Earnhart to Run 2000 Season

Kerry Earnhart to Run 2000 Season

CINCINNATI (Dec. 13, 1999) Kerry Earnhardt, the eldest son of seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt, and older brother of two-time defending NASCAR Busch Series champion Dale Earnhardt, Jr., has announced that he will be...

Petty Enterprises Makes Leadership Changes

Petty Enterprises Makes Leadership Changes

LEVEL CROSS, N.C. (Dec. 13, 1999) Developing its leadership team for the future, Petty Enterprises has named four winning veterans to new NASCAR Winston Cup positions. Kyle Petty made the announcements Monday. Greg Steadman has been promoted to...

Souvenir Day at Martinsville a Success

Souvenir Day at Martinsville a Success

Martinsville VA---Race fans donated more than 1,200 toys and $2,400 on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway to be distributed to Martinsville and Henry County children. The toy drive was part of Martinsville Speedway's Souvenir ...

Bill Baird Honored at Season Banquet

Bill Baird Honored at Season Banquet

CINCINNATI, OH -- Bill Baird, in only his second season on the tour, collected the lion's share of the $500,000-plus in year-end awards distributed at the 1999 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series awards banquet here Saturday night at the Westin Hotel in ...

BUSCH: Trucks to Test at Daytona

BUSCH: Trucks to Test at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 13, 1999) More than 25 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams are scheduled to begin a two-day test session Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the inaugural NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 250 that...

BUSCH: Parker Racing To Auction Race Shop

BUSCH: Parker Racing To Auction Race Shop

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (Dec. 13, 1999) After more than 10 seasons as a mainstay in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division, team owner Ron Parker decided to close the doors on his operation. Now he's having his going-out-of-business ...

Sun 12 Dec 1999
BUSCH: Andy Santerre Waves Checkered Flag on Toys for Joy

BUSCH: Andy Santerre Waves Checkered Flag on Toys for Joy

SANTERRE WAVES CHECKERED FLAG ON "TOYS FOR JOY" DRIVE AT NHIS (LOUDON, NH - December 8, 1999) - NASCAR Busch Series driver Andy Santerre will be meeting fans and signing autographs at New Hampshire International Speedway to help wrap up the ...

Sat 11 Dec 1999
Jack Sprague's Night

Jack Sprague's Night

SAN FRANCISCO The curtain officially fell Friday night on the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season at the fifth annual awards banquet at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, and the first item on series champion Jack Sprague's off-season list...

Fri 10 Dec 1999
Jack Sprague Worked Hard for Title

Jack Sprague Worked Hard for Title

Sprague worked hard for second title By Marty Smith SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 10, 1999) Jack Sprague defied logic by winning the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship. Logically, most tasks are easier the second time around, but ...

Greg Biffle Drove to New Heights in 1999

Greg Biffle Drove to New Heights in 1999

Biffle drove to new heights in trucks By Dave Rodman SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 10, 1999) Greg Biffle is simply paid to drive the No. 50 Grainger Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and it's debatable that he didn't do it better in 1999...

BUSCH: Tyler Jet drops Busch Series program

BUSCH: Tyler Jet drops Busch Series program

HARRISBURG, N.C. (Dec. 10, 1999) Tyler Jet Motorsports announced Friday that it had released driver Tyler Walker and suspended its fledgling NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division effort. TJM had signed Walker, the former World of Outlaws...

Thu 09 Dec 1999
BUSCH: Joe Nemechek Inks Sponsor Deal

BUSCH: Joe Nemechek Inks Sponsor Deal

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 8, 1999) NASCAR Winston Cup Series regular Joe Nemechek announced Wednesday a three-year sponsorship agreement with Oklahoma City-based Dobson Cellular Systems for his NEMCO Motorsports NASCAR Busch Series Grand National...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
Mike Wallace Now Knows the Way

Mike Wallace Now Knows the Way

Wallace now knows the way By Brett Borden SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8, 1999) Remember the first time you had to find someone's house in another city? You drove around gingerly, wondering why the street signs weren't more prominent and/or better...

Jay Sauter Surged Late in Season

Jay Sauter Surged Late in Season

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8, 1999) Driving a black GM Goodwrench Service Plus-sponsored Chevrolet with a large white No. 3 on the side is not one of the easiest jobs in sports. It's like wearing a Yankees baseball cap, Cowboys football helmet or Bulls...

Awards Flow for New Adelaide Organising Team

Awards Flow for New Adelaide Organising Team

The founder of the American Le Mans Series and the Adelaide event's newest management recruit have both received major awards in the past week. Don Panoz was announced as the joint winner of the John Bolster Award for Technical Achievement with...

Tue 07 Dec 1999
Andy Houston Still Seeking Title Shot

Andy Houston Still Seeking Title Shot

Houston still seeking title shot By Marty Smith SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 7, 1999) To look at the list of achievements Andy Houston pieced together in the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, you'd never imagine his campaign was a ...

Ron Hornaday Leaves as a Big Winner

Ron Hornaday Leaves as a Big Winner

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 7, 1999) To racing enthusiasts everywhere, the name Ron Hornaday is synonymous with NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series greatness. The Palmdale, Calif., native has won a series-record 25 races over the past five seasons, not to...

Eel River - New Sponsor, New Driver, New 'old' Car Number

Eel River - New Sponsor, New Driver, New 'old' Car Number

Eel River turns new chapter with 'old' number By Dave Rodman MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 1999) Eel River Racing -- with a new sponsor, new driver and new number on its Pontiacs for the NASCAR 2000 season -- hopes its refurbished look brings...

Jeff Gordon Gets New Crew Chief

Jeff Gordon Gets New Crew Chief

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Dec. 7, 1999) Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that veteran NASCAR Winston Cup Series crew chief Robbie Loomis has been named crew chief for three-time champion Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 DuPont Automotive Finishes...

Mon 06 Dec 1999
Mike Bliss Successful in 1999

Mike Bliss Successful in 1999

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 6, 1999) For Mike Bliss, much of the 1999 season was spent in the shadow of his teammate, but by the end of the year the spotlight shone brightly in his corner as well. Bliss, driver of Jack Roush's No. 99 Exide Batteries ...