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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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
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...

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...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
Stewart visits with President Bush at White House

Stewart visits with President Bush at White House

NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2002) - Recently crowned NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Tony Stewart kicked off his Champion's Week in grand fashion Monday as he visited the White House and met President George W. Bush. Stewart, the 31-year-old from ...

The 2002 crew chief exchange

The 2002 crew chief exchange

The garage area is going to be a bit confusing for the first few races of the year in 2003. With so many crew chiefs moving about throughout the course of this past season, it's going to take a few races to remember who is catering to which car in...

Notes of Interest 2002-12-02

Notes of Interest 2002-12-02

NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2002) - Champion's Week and other news. * What's on tap tomorrow for the champion... Stewart will be in New York City and his Tuesday itinerary will include visits to a Fire Department of New York and a New York City Police ...

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 ...

Sun 01 Dec 2002
Americans capture Race of Champions' Nations Cup

Americans capture Race of Champions' Nations Cup

Gran Canaria, Spain - NASCAR Winston Cup stars Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson teamed with 2002 World Superbike champion Colin Edwards to capture the Nation's Cup for the American team at this weekend's annual Michelin Race of Champions (ROC) here...

Dale Earnhardt Jr - Holiday bits and bites

Dale Earnhardt Jr - Holiday bits and bites

Budweiser and Dale Jr. Holiday Bits and Bites --- Dale Earnhardt Jr. will appear tomorrow evening (Thanksgiving night) on "ELVIS LIVES," an NBC special that airs at 10:00 pm Eastern. The special chronicles the huge impact Elvis Presley continues...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
USAR: Brett Bodine to attend season finale in Lakeland

USAR: Brett Bodine to attend season finale in Lakeland

Brett Bodine to appear at championship event. Fayetteville, GA (November 25, 2002) - As the excitement builds for the season-ending Four Champions Memorial Hooters 300 presented by Jennie-O Turkey Store this Saturday night at USA International...

U.S. team announced for Race of Champions Nations Cup

U.S. team announced for Race of Champions Nations Cup

U.S. joins eight countries for World Cup of Motorsport -- the 2002 Michelin Race of Champions Nations Cup. Team USA was among the first to announce involvement in this year's Michelin Race of Champions Nations Cup--the annual contest that...

Awards Ceremony entertainment announced

Awards Ceremony entertainment announced

NASCAR secures top music and entertainment talent for 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Awards Ceremony. Actor James Woods is the Master of Ceremonies; Sheryl Crow and Third Eye Blind will perform at live broadcast event 8-10:30 p.m. ET on TNT on...