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Tue 18 Dec 2001
2001 Dodge Motorsports wrapup, 2002 outlook

2001 Dodge Motorsports wrapup, 2002 outlook

Dodge fishing for school of Marlin in 2002 Dodge returned to the NASCAR Winston Cup Circuit after a 16-year absence in 2001 and opened the season with a bang by capturing the front row for the 43rd annual Daytona 500 with Bill Elliott and Stacy...

BUSCH: Sprague, Hendrick move up to Busch series 2002

BUSCH: Sprague, Hendrick move up to Busch series 2002

Sprague and Hendrick, NetZero and GMAC to join NASCAR Busch Series ranks in 2002 CONCORD, NC (December 14, 2001) - After storming their way through the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2001, Jack Sprague and Ricky Hendrick will advance to the ...

BUSCH: Age limitations for 2002

BUSCH: Age limitations for 2002

NASCAR has changed the rule regarding teenagers in racing. The existing age limitation already in place for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series will now be mandated for three other series under NASCAR sanction. All drivers, crew and other participants...

BUSCH: NASCAR announces rule changes for 2002

BUSCH: NASCAR announces rule changes for 2002

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has announced a series of rule changes for the 2002 season, many of which personify the sanctioning body's longstanding commitment to safety. Beginning in 2002,...

Mon 17 Dec 2001
BUSCH: 2002 NASCAR rulebook safety changes

BUSCH: 2002 NASCAR rulebook safety changes

The 2002 NASCAR rulebook now requires that all crew who go over the wall must wear helmets. All crew members in the pit must wear fire-resistant suits. Fuelers are required to wear full-race helmets and flame resistant balaclava (head sock). In...

Sat 15 Dec 2001
Donlavey Racing loses sponsor

Donlavey Racing loses sponsor

Motorsport.com -- Hills Brothers coffee pulls sponsorship from Donlavey Racing. On the Saturday prior to raceday at Phoenix, the tema's sponsor informed Junie Donlavey that they wanted all their decals removed immediately. The surprised Donlavey...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
Countryman Motorsports announces 2002 team

Countryman Motorsports announces 2002 team

FORT WORTH, TX (December 11, 2001) - The Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., maker of the popular Dickies Workwear clothing brand, announced today it has entered into a NASCAR marketing association with Countryman Motorsports for the 2002 ...

Pressley signs with Hamilton's Craftsman Truck team

Pressley signs with Hamilton's Craftsman Truck team

Robert Pressley, released from Jasper Motorsports at the end of the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season, has signed with Bobby Hamilton Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for 2002. Pressley will drive the team's No. 18 Dodge. Pressley...

Rose in, Ruttman out at Hamilton Racing

Rose in, Ruttman out at Hamilton Racing

Brian Rose, 22, came onto the scene halfway through the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with Ware Racing Enterprises. Next year, he will pilot the No. 4 Dodge of Bobby Hamilton Racing for the 2002 CTS season. Rose came from the NASCAR Weekly Racing...

Terry Labonte's crew chief named

Terry Labonte's crew chief named

Veteran NASCAR mechanic Jim Long has been hired as the crew chief for the Hendrick Motorsports Terry Labonte program. His main task is to turn the team around after this year's dismal season. Long 44, was a crew member of the 1986 Gary Nelson led...

USAR: Regan Smith off-season news and CTS test

USAR: Regan Smith off-season news and CTS test

Regan Smith Staying Busy during Off-Season Rising Star Tests NASCAR Craftsman Truck at Famed South Carolina Track MOORESVILLE, N.C., (December 11, 2001) - The 2001 race season may have come to a close, but for one driver things remain at a...

BUSCH: Johnsonville Sausage links up with ST Motorsports

BUSCH: Johnsonville Sausage links up with ST Motorsports

LOCUST, N.C. (December 11, 2001) - Johnsonville Sausage has reached an agreement with ST Motorsports to become an associate sponsor of the No. 59 Kingsford Chevrolet driven by Stacy Compton for the 2002 and 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series...

BUSCH: Harvick reflects on year of triumph

BUSCH: Harvick reflects on year of triumph

By Thomas Chemris - Motorsport.com Newly Crowned Busch Grand National Series Champion, and Winston Cup Rookie Of The Year, Kevin Harvick has accomplished more in the last twenty months than most professional drivers will in a career. In the...

BUSCH: Shawna Robinson signs with BAM Racing

BUSCH: Shawna Robinson signs with BAM Racing

Shawna Robinson has been climbing the ladder in stock cars and established a name for herself first in the NASCAR Busch series and then in the ARCA series. A major step was qualifying for a Winston Cup race. Robinson did just that at Michigan ...

BUSCH: Ron Hornaday faces an uncertain future

BUSCH: Ron Hornaday faces an uncertain future

The two-time Craftsman Truck series champion, Ron Hornaday commented about his 2001 season in Winston Cup and his uncertainty on his future after A.J. Foyt Racing released him from the No. 14 Cup car. Hornaday's success began in the NASCAR ...

BUSCH: ST Motorsports signs Compton for 2002 season

BUSCH: ST Motorsports signs Compton for 2002 season

LOCUST, N.C. - ST Motorsports owner Tad Geschickter announced on Wednesday that Stacy Compton will be in the No. 59 Kingsford/Johnsonville Chevrolet when Busch Series racing resumes at Daytona in February. Compton, 34, spent the last two race...

Tue 11 Dec 2001
BUSCH: NASCAR madates new belt rule

BUSCH: NASCAR madates new belt rule

CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR today ruled that the manufacturer's label on seatbelt restraints can no longer be located under the adjusting mechanism when the driver is buckled into the seat, and the seatbelt and shoulder harness are tightened. "If the...

Mon 10 Dec 2001
Bill Lester to drive for Hamilton in 2002

Bill Lester to drive for Hamilton in 2002

Auburn Hills, Mich. (November 16, 2001) - Dodge Motorsports and Bobby Hamilton Racing today announced that Bill Lester will join the 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Manufacturers' title-winning Dodge factory racing program for the 2002 NASCAR...

Sat 08 Dec 2001
Yates Racing No. 88 crew chief change, Parrott promoted

Yates Racing No. 88 crew chief change, Parrott promoted

Robert Yates announced changes today at the team shops for the Winston Cup series. Dale Jarrett's crew chief, Todd Parrott will move to the position of team manager. Parrott has been with Jarrett since 1996 and during that time, the team has won...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Ricky Rudd recovering from back surgery

Ricky Rudd recovering from back surgery

Ricky Rudd is resting and recuperating at home following arthroscopic back surgery Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C. After the race at Atlanta last month where he was in visible discomfort, Rudd admitted that he had been plagued by pain during his ...

Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

SONOMA, Calif. - Individual race tickets for NASCAR, NHRA and other 2002 events at the newly renovated Sears Point Raceway will go on sale Monday, Dec. 10. A variety of new seating options, including all-reserved advance tickets for the NASCAR ...

Leffler to pilot Team ASE Dodge Ram in 2002

Leffler to pilot Team ASE Dodge Ram in 2002

MOORESVILLE, NC (December 6, 2001) - Three-time United States Auto Club (USAC) Midget champion and former Winston Cup driver Jason Leffler has been named by Ultra Motorsports to pilot the No. 2 Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge Ram in their quest for the...

Wilburn replaces Pemberton at Penske

Wilburn replaces Pemberton at Penske

Bill Wilburn (left) and Earl Barban (right) have been instrumental team members at Penske Racing South for 10 years. Both men pledge that Miller Lite Team Penske, with driver Rusty Wallace, will be a threat for the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup ...

Chip Ganassi Racing donates $2,550 to charity

Chip Ganassi Racing donates $2,550 to charity

Mooresville, N.C. (December 5, 2001) - Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Target Stores will donate $2,550 to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The fire suit Sterling Marlin wore during the Aug. 25 NASCAR Winston Cup Series' ...