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Fri 07 Dec 2001
WM: namars: National Midget Driver of the Year final standings

WM: namars: National Midget Driver of the Year final standings

Great Comeback Earns Hines Driver Of The Year Honor -- Awards Presenation Set For Chili Bowl SUN PRAIRIE, WI, December 2---The greatest point comeback in auto racing in 2001, belongs to Tracy Hines without a doubt. Hines was 32nd in the ...

BUSCH: Compton signs with Busch team

BUSCH: Compton signs with Busch team

For the 2002 season, Stacy Compton, 34, signed with ST Motorsports in the Busch series. At the 2001 season finale, Compton drove the No. 59 Monte Carlo for ST Motorsports at Homestead-Miami. "I'm excited about joining ST Motorsports and having...

BUSCH: Lyndon Amick with Carroll Racing for 2002

BUSCH: Lyndon Amick with Carroll Racing for 2002

DENVER, N.C. -- One more chapter of the Silly Season saga has been closed with the announcement that Lyndon Amick is returning to the Busch Series. Lyndon Amick Amick, who had six starts in 2001, will be taking over driving duties for the No. 26...

BUSCH: Bobby Hamilton, Jr to drive for Rensi in 2002

BUSCH: Bobby Hamilton, Jr to drive for Rensi in 2002

(Mooresville, NC) -- Ed and Sam Rensi, co-owners of Team Rensi Motorsports, announced today that Bobby Hamilton Jr. will take over the driver's seat of the No. 25 Team Marines Racing machine for the 2002 NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Marcis surprised by the Schuman Award

Marcis surprised by the Schuman Award

By Thomas Chemris - Motorsport.com New York, New York -NASCAR Winston Cup Veteran Dave Marcis was at home hunting in Wisconsin when a call came from representatives of Champion Spark Plug, requesting that he come to New York. "I got a call ...

Gordon's Championship week in New York

Gordon's Championship week in New York

By Thomas Chemris - Motorsport.com New York, New York - With the Winston Cup season ended, the stars of NASCAR's top series headed to New York City for the annual awards week. Series Champion Jeff Gordon kept busy between media appearances ...

Gordon, Dale Earnhardt dominate awards banquet

Gordon, Dale Earnhardt dominate awards banquet

The NASCAR Winston Cup Awards Banquet installed Jeff Gordon as the third and youngest four-time champion. Tributes and honors were also paid to the late Dale Earnhardt. In typical NASCAR fashion each of the top ten drivers received their ...

Meyers Brothers Award goes to Dale Earnhardt

Meyers Brothers Award goes to Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt was honored on Friday with the 42nd annual Myers Brothers Award. The award is given each year by the National Motorsport Press Association for "outstanding contributions to the sport." NMPA president, David Poole said that...

Mike Helton on the state of NASCAR

Mike Helton on the state of NASCAR

On Thursday afternoon, Mike Helton addressed a group of officials, competitors, track officials, sponsor representatives, and the news media on the state of NASCAR. The following is a transcript of his comments: "On behalf of Bill France, the...

BUSCH: Casey Mears ready to start rookie season at Daytona

BUSCH: Casey Mears ready to start rookie season at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 30, 2001) -- When Casey Mears arrives at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks 2002, it won't be for a test. Last year, Mears, the son of off-road racer Roger Mears and nephew of four-time Indianapolis 500 ...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
Dave Marcis wins Buddy Schuman Award

Dave Marcis wins Buddy Schuman Award

Dave Marcis was awarded the Buddy Schuman for NASCAR Excellence on Thursday, November 20, in New York City. The award, sponsored by Champion Spark Plugs, honors a significant life time contribution to NASCAR racing. "I'm very familiar with the...

Melling Racing lays off some team members

Melling Racing lays off some team members

Melling Racing laid off some team members on Wednesday in Concord, NC. The team is cutting back as the search for a sponsor continues after Kodiak announced earlier this year they would not return to Winston Cup racing in 2002. "We still have a...

ARCA release 2002 schedule

ARCA release 2002 schedule

TOLEDO OH -- The ARCA RE/MAX Series, steering toward its 50th season of competition, has released its 2002 schedule to include 22 events in 13 states. Often recognized as the world's most versatile racing tour, the RE/MAX Series will again hold...

Roush Racing rotates crew chiefs for 2002

Roush Racing rotates crew chiefs for 2002

Changes were made to the Mark Martin crew and the Kurt Busch crew by Jack Roush. The 2001 season was a disappointment for the four-car team in Winston Cup. Roush decided to make changes prior to the 2002 season. The ...

ALMS drivers Pirro, Borcheller AARWBA team nominees

ALMS drivers Pirro, Borcheller AARWBA team nominees

BRASELTON, Ga. (November 28, 2001) -- American Le Mans Series class champions Emanuele Pirro and Terry Borcheller have been nominated for the 2001 Auto Racing All-America Team, to be selected by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters ...

Chrysler withdraws factory effort and support

Chrysler withdraws factory effort and support

Motorsport.com -- Chrysler announced in London today that it has officially withdrawn its support of Team Oreca and its effort to win the Le Mans 24 hour race. The team fielded a LMP900 prototype for the last two years, fourth overall was the best...

Penske folds the #12 Winston Cup team

Penske folds the #12 Winston Cup team

Motorsport.com -- Roger Penske merges three teams into two for the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup series. Penske Racing South announced that their effort next year will be with only two cars; not three. The two drivers that will stay with the team are...

BUSCH: Kerry Earnhardt signs with newly formed FitzBradshaw Racing

BUSCH: Kerry Earnhardt signs with newly formed FitzBradshaw Racing

In New York today, Terry Bradshaw and Armando Fitz announced the formation of a new team in the Busch series -- FitzBradshaw Racing. They also signed Kerry Earnhardt as the driver. Armando Fitz was the sole owner of the No. 11 Chevrolet ...

BUSCH: Michael Kranefus Racing shuts down Busch team

BUSCH: Michael Kranefus Racing shuts down Busch team

Motorsport.com -- Another team loses sponsor and has to shut it's doors. Loss of sponsor forces MK Racing to withdraw from the 2002 Busch series. The team, the ...

Thu 29 Nov 2001
Crawford returns to his roots and the Snowball Derby

Crawford returns to his roots and the Snowball Derby

Concord, NC - Mobile Alabama's own, Rick Crawford, will be returning to the Gulf Coast for the running of the 34th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The Snowball Derby is one of the oldest established short track...

2001 official final standings

2001 official final standings

<pre> Pos Driver Points Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Winnings --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Jeff Gordon 5112 36 6 18 24 $6,649,08 2. Tony Stewart ...

Loudon II official results

Loudon II official results

<pre> Pos St No Driver Make Points Bonus Laps Winnings Status ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 31 31 Robby Gordon Chv 180 5 300 $203,924 Running 2. ...

Earnhardt Jr, Budweiser 2001 season recap

Earnhardt Jr, Budweiser 2001 season recap

<pre> 2001 In the Rearview Mirror Dale Earnhardt Jr. / No. 8 Budweiser Team NASCAR Winston Cup Statistics Category 2001 2000 Career ('99-'01) Starts 36 34 ...

Kevin Harvick named Rookie of the Year

Kevin Harvick named Rookie of the Year

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. -- Throughout the 2001 NASCAR season, if he was told a task might be impossible, Kevin Harvick took delight in proving the doubters wrong. In the process, he took home the hardware to prove his accomplishments. Harvick,...

SBRS: Alumni news post-Loudon II

SBRS: Alumni news post-Loudon II

Labonte Leads the Skip Barber Brigade in Loudon Skip Barber grad Bobby Labonte ended his academic NASCAR Winston Cup title defense with a third place finish at the season ending New Hampshire 300. It might have ended with newly crowned, and now...

Mon 26 Nov 2001
Home Depot Racing Loudon II race report

Home Depot Racing Loudon II race report

Fifth Means Second for Stewart at New Hampshire LOUDON, N.H., (Nov. 23, 2001) - The New Hampshire 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway was the final race for NASCAR Winston Cup Series competitors in 2001, and that meant the final chance...

Andy Belmont Atlanta review

Andy Belmont Atlanta review

Still reeling over the tragic loss of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, race fans nationwide nurtured their sorrow through ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Kerry Earnhardt, the eldest son of the seven-time Winston Cup champion, who drove to victory lane at...

Jason Leffler Loudon II race report

Jason Leffler Loudon II race report

LOUDON, N.H. (November 23, 2001) The No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge R/T driven by rookie driver Jason Leffler finished 30th in the New Hampshire 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Leffler started the event in 35th position but radioed...

Sterling Marlin Loudon II race report

Sterling Marlin Loudon II race report

LOUDON, N.H. (November 23, 2001) The Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T driven by Sterling Marlin finished second in the New Hampshire 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. It is Marlin's best finish at the Speedway; his previous best finish...

Kenseth, DeWalt Loudon II race report

Kenseth, DeWalt Loudon II race report

Kenseth Ends 2001 on 'Fourth'-Coming Note LOUDON, NH (November 24, 2001) -- It was a brisk day in Loudon, NH for the season finale of the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Matt Kenseth and the DeWalt Power Tools team started the New...

Earnhardt Jr, Budweiser Loudon II race report

Earnhardt Jr, Budweiser Loudon II race report

Gordon Wins Finale - But This Time It's Robby Dale Jr. Struggles to 24th Place, Secures 8th Place in Points Robby Gordon grabbed his first career Winston Cup victory when he bumped race leader Jeff Gordon with 15 laps to go in the New Hampshire...

Team Monte Carlo Loudon II race quotes

Team Monte Carlo Loudon II race quotes

Michael Waltrip, No. 15 NAPA Chevrolet Monte Carlo Right-front tire problem: "It just got a little tight off of turn 2, but I'd driven a higher line that lap. When I got down to the end of the backstretch, I felt just a vibration right off early.

Robby Gordon Loudon II winner's press conference

Robby Gordon Loudon II winner's press conference

Robby Gordon, No. 31 Lowe's Chevrolet Monte Carlo (first career Winston Cup race win), Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing, and Gil Martin, crew chief. Robby Gordon On the day: "We knew we had a really good car today.

2001 unofficial final standings

2001 unofficial final standings

<pre> Pos Driver Points Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 ------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Jeff Gordon 5112 36 6 18 24 2. Tony Stewart 4763 36 3 15...