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Sat 30 Dec 2000
Kenseth looks to build

Kenseth looks to build

Kenseth looks to build on rookie momentum By Tim Packman CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 28, 2000) Matt Kenseth is not a person of many words. He prefers to let his actions on the asphalt speak for him. He used his No. 17 DeWalt Ford race car this year to...

New looks to teams in the new year

New looks to teams in the new year

New year brings teams' new looks By Tim Packman CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 29, 2000) With a new year upon us many resolutions are being made, some to be kept and probably more to be broken. Some NASCAR teams, however, are evolving instead of ...

Atlanta results, (complete)

Atlanta results, (complete)

<pre> Pos ST NO Driver Mak Lap Pts Bn Money Status -------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 2 25 Jerry Nadeau Chv 325 185 10 $180,550 Running 2. 8 3 Dale Earnhardt...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Spencer, G. Bodine at Pennzoil Motorsports show

Spencer, G. Bodine at Pennzoil Motorsports show

FORT WASHINGTON, PA December 24, 2000 . . . Autograph collectors take note, NASCAR Winston Cup racers Jimmy Spencer and Geoffrey Bodine will head up an impressive list of racing talents at the Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 Auto Racing Show. The...

Kenny Irwin Jr. Memorial Fund

Kenny Irwin Jr. Memorial Fund

[Motorsport.com received this letter from Kenny and Reva Irwin on December 22, 2000 announcing the Kenny Irwin Jr. Memorial Fund. They have requested it be put online to make people aware of the foundation. This worthwhile foundation was created...

Brewer returns as Ultra crew chief

Brewer returns as Ultra crew chief

Brewer signs as Ultra's Cup crew chief By Dave Rodman MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 22, 2000) Former NASCAR Winston Cup champion crew chief Tim Brewer will return to that role in 2001 with Ultra Motorsports and driver Mike Wallace, team owner Jim ...

T. Labonte and Irwindale Speeday

T. Labonte and Irwindale Speeday

Irwindale Speedway just concluded three great days with the Moxie Films people shooting a racing epic Kellogg's Frosted Flakes TV commercial featuring 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Terry Labonte. Photo by Irwindale Speedway The...

Final Days of Adam Petty Memorial Auction

Final Days of Adam Petty Memorial Auction

Charlotte, NC - Race fans have only a few more days to go online and bid on a number of one of a kind collectibles being auctioned off for charity. Items up for bid include race-used gloves, shoes, tires, sheet metal and even a racing uniform...

M. Waltrip reunited with Kennedy

M. Waltrip reunited with Kennedy

Kennedy and Waltrip reunited at Waltrip Racing By Dave Rodman SHERRILLS FORD, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2000) Bobby Kennedy, who as crew chief at Ultra Motorsports in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup season achieved results well below his car and driver's ...

Lou Patane retires

Lou Patane retires

Dodge executive announces retirement By Tim Packman AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 18, 2000) Lou Patane, vice president of motorsports operations for Dodge, will retire during the 2001 NASCAR season. An integral member of the Dodge motorsports ...

Morgan-McClure completes first test with Gordon

Morgan-McClure completes first test with Gordon

Morgan-McClure Motorsports tested the No.4 Kodak MAX Film Chevy at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on Friday, December 15th. The test session marked the first time Robby Gordon, the team's new driver, was behind the wheel of the familiar yellow car.

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part three

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part three

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- After the wind-tunnel tests, after the templates and engine specs were approved, after the chassis were ordered to help Bill Davis Racing build Dodge Intrepids for the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season, there was this question of...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
M. Wallace in No 7 for 2001

M. Wallace in No 7 for 2001

Wallace in NationsRent Ford for 2001 By Dave Rodman MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2000) Mike Wallace on Friday received a two-year vote of confidence from team owner Jimmy Smith and sponsor NationsRent when he signed to drive Ultra Motorsports' No.

BUSCH: Drivers use videogames to stay sharp

BUSCH: Drivers use videogames to stay sharp

Concord, NC: After Santa delivers all the videogame consoles and personal computers that he's been asked for this Christmas, millions of Americans will sit down and test their driving skills playing racing videogames during the holiday...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Charlotte tickets go on sale

Charlotte tickets go on sale

CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2000) Santa Claus had made his list and had checked it twice, but Friday the jolly old man in the red suit sat at his North Pole computer terminal making major revisions after learning prime seat tickets for the...

Nadeau, Park set for Pennzoil show

Nadeau, Park set for Pennzoil show

FORT WASHINGTON, PA DECEMBER 15, 2001. . . Two of the rising young stars on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit, Steve Park and Jerry Nadeau, will be appearing at Pennzoil Motorsports 2001. The three day show, offering everything...

Wider pit road at Martinsville Speedway

Wider pit road at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, VA. (Dec. 15, 2000) -- A tight pit road is being turned into a super highway. Work has begun on a project to widen pit road at Martinsville Speedway by 10 feet, an undertaking that will make life much more comfortable for...

Square D Racing Team test at Kentucky

Square D Racing Team test at Kentucky

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Dec. 14, 2000) - Square D Chevrolet driver Bobby Hamilton and Andy Petree Racing (APR) will leave the confines of their Flat Rock, N.C.-based race shop to test at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., this Friday and Saturday. It...

New president race fan

New president race fan

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Dec. 14, 2000) - The election of President George W. Bush means the television at the White House will likely be tuned to some NASCAR Winston Cup races in the future. President-elect Bush's personal introduction to the sport...

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part two

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part two

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- For a NASCAR Winston Cup operation with two front-line teams, one of the most intimidating sights for a shop foreman is a race-shop devoid of cars. It is a situation with which Marc Fryar -- shop foreman for Bill Davis Racing...

Tutor to crew N0 44

Tutor to crew N0 44

Petty Enterprises names No. 44 crew chief By Tim Packman LEVEL CROSS, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2000) Petty Enterprises named Mark Tutor the crew chief for its No. 44 Georgia-Pacific Dodge to be driven by Buckshot Jones in 2001. Tutor was announced...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
Bobby Labonte up for Titus Award

Bobby Labonte up for Titus Award

With the memory of last week's NASCAR ceremony still fresh in his mind, Skip Barber trained Bobby Labonte's good fortune continued when he was named to the First Team on the Millenium All-America Auto Racing Team. The Winston Cup champion is one...

New look, new beginning for No. 24

New look, new beginning for No. 24

Harrisburg, N.C. -- The DuPont team has changed its look for the first time since the team's inception in 1992. The famous rainbow car now has a more updated look -- one that DuPont Automotive Finishes will use to showcase its latest paint...

Crew men have their night also

Crew men have their night also

Cup crew members have their night By Tim Packman CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 11, 2000) Two days after the NASCAR Winston Cup Series honored its top drivers for their accomplishments this year, the circuit's crew members gathered for a fete of their...

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. ...