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Fri 07 Dec 2001
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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Thu 29 Nov 2001
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...

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...

Pontiac Racing Loudon II post-race quotes

Pontiac Racing Loudon II post-race quotes

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: ON YOUR RACE: "It was a long day. Sterling about crashed us twice on stuff that was his fault, not mine. I'm just glad it's over." ON FINISHING SECOND IN POINTS: "Like I said, I'm just glad...

Ford Racing Loudon II post-race quotes

Ford Racing Loudon II post-race quotes

RICKY CRAVEN --32-- Tide Taurus (Finished 38th) "We fought tires all day and ultimately lost a right-front. We flirted with that all day and it finally just let go. The right-front was a challenge all day. You know the saying, 'expect it when...

Ricky Craven pre-Loudon II interview

Ricky Craven pre-Loudon II interview

Ricky Craven, driver of the No. 32 Tide Taurus, visited the New Hampshire International Speedway infield media center and held a question and answer session prior to the New Hampshire 300. RICKY CRAVEN --32-- Tide Taurus "Obviously it's nice...

Dodge Motorsports Loudon II post-race quotes

Dodge Motorsports Loudon II post-race quotes

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T) NOTE: Marlin's runner-up finish Sunday at New Hampshire boosted him to third in the final NASCAR Winston Cup Standings, matching his previous best career finish in the standings in ...

Loudon II unofficial results

Loudon II unofficial results

<pre> Pos St Driver Mak Points Bonus Laps Status ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 31 31 Robby Gordon Chv 180 5 300 Running 2. 6 40 Sterling ...

Pontiac Racing - Stewart pre-Awards ceremony quotes

Pontiac Racing - Stewart pre-Awards ceremony quotes

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: ON GOING TO NEW YORK CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SEPT. 11 ATTACKS: "I feel bad about going up there. I'm not sure I want to get that close to it, to be honest - not because I'm scared...

Fri 23 Nov 2001
Marlin, Chip Ganassi Racing, Target special auction

Marlin, Chip Ganassi Racing, Target special auction

Marlin Fire Suit Up For Auction Chip Ganassi Racing to auction off race-worn Target fire suit on Ebay Mooresville, N.C. (November 21, 2001)& ...

Jason Leffler Loudon II preview

Jason Leffler Loudon II preview

Jason Leffler Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates EVENT: New Hampshire 300 New Hampshire International Speedway, 1.058-mile oval DATES: Qualifying: canceled. Starting lineup will be set according to the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series ...

Sterling Marlin Loudon II preview

Sterling Marlin Loudon II preview

Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates EVENT: New Hampshire 300 New Hampshire International Speedway, 1.058-mile oval DATES: Qualifying: canceled. Starting lineup will be set according to the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup ...

Ward Burton Loudon II preview

Ward Burton Loudon II preview

"This isn't exactly the way I had anticipated spending Thanksgiving, but we all must understand the bigger picture. I'm just thankful that I am able to spend the holidays with my family, unlike a lot of other people that experienced tragic losses...