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Tue 12 Dec 2000
Labonte wins Driver of the Year award

Labonte wins Driver of the Year award

Skip Barber trained Bobby Labonte was named "Driver of the Year" by a panel of 16 media representatives and by fan voters on ESPN.com. Labonte, the 2000 Winston Cup champion, was in New York on Friday for formal coronation ceremonies. The Texan...

Earnhardt ready to go for eight

Earnhardt ready to go for eight

Earnhardt ready to go for eight? By Dave Rodman NEW YORK (Dec. 7, 2000) Don't bet against Dale Earnhardt winning his record eighth NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship in 2001. The sport's undisputed "Iron Man" may never break his seven-title...

Petty wins Myers Brothers Award

Petty wins Myers Brothers Award

NEW YORK (Dec. 8, 2000) Kyle Petty extended a tradition in stock-car racing's first family by winning the 41st annual TOSCO 76/NMPA Myers Brothers Award on Friday. The award, which goes each year to an individual or group voted by the National ...

Labonte's consistency key to championship

Labonte's consistency key to championship

Consistency was key to Labonte's championship By Tim Packman NEW YORK (Dec. 8, 2000) On the way to his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship, Bobby Labonte dominated the field of competitors with one key aspect, and that was with ...

Helton on the 'State of NASCAR'

Helton on the 'State of NASCAR'

NEW YORK (Dec. 7, 2000) The newest president of NASCAR vowed Thursday to keep the sanctioning body on the course that helped make stock-car racing one of the fastest-growing spectator sports in the world. Mike Helton, appointed last week as just...

No more second round qualifying

No more second round qualifying

NEW YORK (Dec. 7, 2000) The practice of second-round qualifying at NASCAR Winston Cup Series races is going the way of the dinosaur. The entire 43-car field for races will be set during just one round of time trials starting in 2001, NASCAR ...

Salder, Wood test at Kentucky

Salder, Wood test at Kentucky

Sadler and Wood test at Kentucky By Tim Packman SPARTA, Ky. (Dec 7, 2000) Elliott Sadler had a surprise "co-tester" join him in a recent session at Kentucky Speedway. Sadler, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft Ford team owned by the...

"Budweiser Shootout set for 2001

The Earnhardt cars will be two of the cars that fans will be focusing in on at the Budweiser Shootout. WHAT: Besides a slight title modification, the "Budweiser Shootout" holds a great deal in store for race fans. Since 1979, the non-points...

USAR: Team Concept 2000 graduation

USAR: Team Concept 2000 graduation

The Bobby Isaac Motorsports Technology Program at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, North Carolina graduated eleven more students from their Team Concept Program last week. Many graduates had secured jobs before graduation, others are...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michigan track president resigns

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michigan track president resigns

By Tim Packman BROOKLYN, Mich. (Dec. 12, 2000) Gene Haskett, president of Michigan International Speedway, is stepping down after 14 years at the 2-mile oval. Haskett, whose resignation is effective Jan. 5, said he is leaving to...

BUSCH: Fox names pits reporters

BUSCH: Fox names pits reporters

FOX announces pit road reporters By Tim Packman NEW YORK (Dec. 7, 2000) FOX Sports has announced the three pit reporters to fill out its inaugural broadcast team for NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series events. Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes and...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Benson reaction to single round qualifying

Benson reaction to single round qualifying

NASCAR announced in New York City Thursday the cancellation of second round qualifying at its Winston Cup races in 2001. Only a single session of qualifying will be held. Further details are expected in the coming weeks according to NASCAR. ...

Jarrett fourth in points

Jarrett fourth in points

Single rough stretch ends Jarrett's hopes By Dave Rodman New York (Dec. 5, 2000) Dale Jarrett and Robert Yates Racing painted a picture of consistency when they won the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship. In 2000, they found out how ...

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part one

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part one

Part one of six: Head engineer Todd Holbert key unseen player in Dodge development at Bill Davis Racing as 2001 programs for drivers Burton and Blaney take shape. HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Some of Todd Holbert's fondest and final memories of...

Rudd to compete in 2001 International Race of Champions

Rudd to compete in 2001 International Race of Champions

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Ricky Rudd has accepted an invitation to race in the 25th anniversary edition of the True Value International Race of Champions (IROC) Series in 2001. Rudd, driver of the No. 28 Texaco/Havoline NASCAR Winston Cup Series Ford,...

Rudd back in top five

Rudd back in top five

Rudd, Texaco shining brightly again By Marty Smith NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2000) In the latter stages of the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season, Ricky Rudd reluctantly accepted Robert Yates' proposal to sell his self-owned operation and drive the...

Dodge races clock

Dodge races clock

Dodge races against the clock By Dave Rodman SPARTA, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2000) Dodge and its armada of NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams are fighting the clock when it comes to developing an engine package in an obscenely short time frame. If that...

Sears Point modifies NASCAR chute

Sears Point modifies NASCAR chute

SONOMA, Calif. (December 4, 2000) - When Sears Point Raceway officials were deciding upon improvements to the track configuration for next year's Dodge/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Winston Cup event, they found the best input came from some of their ...

T. Stewart sixth in points

T. Stewart sixth in points

Top-10 seems to be Stewart's home depot By Tim Packman NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 2000) Tony Stewart appears to have found a home sitting at the NASCAR Winston Cup Series top-10 banquet table. The driver of the No. 20 The Home Depot Pontiac has...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Labonte wins Driver Of The Year honors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Labonte wins Driver Of The Year honors

Bobby Labonte, who parlayed consistency and four victories into the Winston Cup Championship, added another honor today as he was selected DRIVER OF THE YEAR for all American motorsports. Labonte, 36, driver of the Joe Gibbs/Interstate Batteries...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
W. Burton tenth in points

W. Burton tenth in points

Elder Burton ends 2000 season on a peak By Dave Rodman New York (Nov. 29, 2000) Ward Burton, the elder of two racing brothers from South Boston, Va., endured a tumultuous season of peaks and valleys in 2000 but ended on a peak when it ...

J. Gordon ninth in points

J. Gordon ninth in points

Gordon's year a tale of good, bad By Tim Packman NEW YORK (Nov. 30, 2000) Jeff Gordon had an "un-Gordonesque" NASCAR 2000 season. But was it really all that bad? Though not on the same standard as his prior years, it was still a pretty good...