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Tue 03 Dec 2002
WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget titleHeadline

WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget title

2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart of Rushville, Ind. captured both ends of Saturday night's USAC Sprint/Midget Car "doubleheader" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway "Bullring." It marked his first USAC Sprint/Midget sweep on ...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
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...

Wed 17 Apr 2002
BUSCH: More fines for HarvickHeadline

BUSCH: More fines for Harvick

Kevin Harvick, driver of the Richard Childress Racing No. 29, better learn to control his temper. After sitting out Sunday's Virginia 500 at Martinsville, NASCAR followed up his punishment with a $35,000 fine and extended his probation until ...

Thu 06 Jun 2002
GM Racing profile - Alba Colon

GM Racing profile - Alba Colon

Profile: Alba Colon, Chevrolet Program Manager, GM Racing, NASCAR Winston Cup Series. Women working in responsible positions in Winston Cup racing is a common sight these days, with a large percentage of the ...

Fri 03 May 2002
IRL: Indianapolis SAFER barrier announcement

IRL: Indianapolis SAFER barrier announcement

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 1, 2002 -- Motorsports history will be made this May when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the first superspeedway to use an energy-absorbing barrier in its turns during competition. The SAFER (Steel and Foam...

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...

Sat 04 May 2002
DEI team honors Lisa

DEI team honors Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes at Richmond

Dale Earnhardt Inc. teams honor Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes this weekend at Richmond's Pontiac Excitement 400. Dale Earnhardt Inc. will honor the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, of the popular R&B group TLC, this weekend at Richmond's Pontiac Excitement...

Tue 12 Feb 2002
Daytona Twin 125s: Race one, starting line-up

Daytona Twin 125s: Race one, starting line-up

<pre> Race One Pos No Driver Make Time To 1st Speed To 1st ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 48 Jimmie Johnson* Chv 48.430 185.831 2. 24 Jeff Gordon...

Sun 21 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crashHeadline

BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crash

Birmingham, AL - Jack Roush's private plane crashed late Friday into a lake near Troy, Alabama. Roush was airlifted to University Hospital in Birmingham. His condition is critical, but stable at this time. Roush owns the Winston cup teams of...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
Two-time Winston Cup champion Buck Baker died

Two-time Winston Cup champion Buck Baker died

Charlotte, NC (April 16) -- Elzie Wylie "Buck" Baker passed away at the Carolinas Medical Center Sunday night. Baker had just turned 83 in March. According to the family, Baker was at the medical center for an additional procedure to his ...

Thu 31 Oct 2002
Bobby Burrell ready for Pit Stop competition

Bobby Burrell ready for Pit Stop competition

The next two stops on the Nascar Winston Cup Circuit should bring a great deal of attention and maybe some redemption for Bobby Burrell, the 31-year-old front tire changer on Johnny Benson's ...

Wed 07 Aug 2002
Jeff Gordon to co-host 'Live with Regis and Kelly'

Jeff Gordon to co-host 'Live with Regis and Kelly'

Gordon to co-host "Live with Regis and Kelly" on August 8 HARRISBURG, N.C. - On August 8, four-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon is scheduled to make his third appearance as a co-host on the popular daytime talk show, "Live with Regis...

Sun 10 Feb 2002
Dale Earnhardt Statue unveiled at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Statue unveiled at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Statue Unveiled At Daytona International Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2002) - Teresa Earnhardt and Bill France Jr unveiled the Dale Earnhardt statue today at Daytona International Speedway. The following are facts about...

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...

Mon 18 Feb 2002
Daytona 500: Robert Yates interview post-hospital stay

Daytona 500: Robert Yates interview post-hospital stay

Robert Yates, car owner of the No. 28 and No. 88 Tauruses driven by Ricky Rudd and Dale Jarrett, drove to the hospital Friday after experiencing chest discomfort. Yates spoke to the media Saturday morning to update his condition. ROBERT YATES,...

Mon 29 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

Jack Roush, car owner for Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, held his first press conference since being injured in a plane crash last week in Troy, AL. He conducted the Q&A session via teleconference from the UAB Medical...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
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 ...

Fri 25 Jan 2002
NASCAR announces Ford rear spoiler height change

NASCAR announces Ford rear spoiler height change

On Tuesday, January 22, after the completion of the Winston Cup test sessions at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR announced a quarter-inch decrease in the Ford Taurus rear spoiler height. The decision was based on two three-day test...

Mon 09 Sep 2002
BUSCH: McMurray signs with GanassiHeadline

BUSCH: McMurray signs with Ganassi

Richmond, VA--Chip Ganassi Racing has signed Jamie McMurray to drive the Chevron Texaco Dodge beginning next season. Havoline will don the hood of the car as announced Saturday. McMurray's car number and crew chief are yet to be ...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
Phoenix: Motorcraft Racing - Kim Wood

Phoenix: Motorcraft Racing - Kim Wood

Kim Wood Hall - Wood Sister Co-owns, coordinates Wood Brothers Racing. Every team needs support people, and in the case of the Motorcraft Racing Wood Brothers team co-owner Kim Wood Hall fills that position. Hall is Glen and Bernece Wood's ...

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...

Fri 08 Nov 2002
Ultra/Evernham Motorsports dissolves partnership

Ultra/Evernham Motorsports dissolves partnership

Ultra/Evernham Motorsports dissolves partnership in No. 7 Winston Cup Team. Statesville, N.C. (November 7, 2002) - Ray Evernham, president and CEO of Evernham Motorsports, and Jim Smith, owner of Ultra Motorsports, have agreed to end their joint...

Mon 07 Jan 2002
Sirius named sponsor of Atwood's Winston Cup

Sirius named sponsor of Atwood's Winston Cup

New Sirius Satellite Radio Car to be Driven by Casey Atwood and Debut at Daytona 500 on February 17 CES, LAS VEGAS - January 7, 2002-Sirius Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), the satellite radio broadcaster, today announced it is joining the ...

Thu 17 Jan 2002
Dave Blaney becomes track owner - Sharon Speedway

Dave Blaney becomes track owner - Sharon Speedway

Dave Blaney becomes race-track owner; buys hometown track with local group; plans major improvements and two World of Outlaws dates at historic Sharon (Pa) Speedway HARTFORD, OHIO– After years of considering the possibility, Dave Blaney...