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Thu 11 Jan 2001
Valvoline Vice President Jim Rocco on company's ownership

Valvoline Vice President Jim Rocco on company's ownership

Jim Rocco, Senior Vice President Valvoline Company, spoke Wednesday at a Valvoline breakfast held as part of the UAW-GM Media tour in Charlotte. The following is Rocco's response to questions raised by Valvoline's decision in 2001 to not only ...

Tue 03 Apr 2001
BUSCH: Kentucky Speedway and Tide to honor Darrell Waltrip

BUSCH: Kentucky Speedway and Tide to honor Darrell Waltrip

SPARTA, KY - Kentucky Speedway and Tide, the flagship detergent of Cincinnati, OH based Procter & Gamble, celebrate the NASCAR accomplishments of NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip and honor him with a life size bronze statue and walkway at the ...

Wed 19 Dec 2001
Gordon goes to Spain for Race of Champions

Gordon goes to Spain for Race of Champions

WELCOME, N.C. -- Fresh off his career-first NASCAR Winston Cup victory at New Hampshire International Speedway, Robby Gordon will take on a new challenge this weekend when he competes in the Race of Champions (ROC) in Gran Canaria,...

Sat 17 Feb 2001
Lingerfelt returns to Daytona one year later

Lingerfelt returns to Daytona one year later

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Feb. 16, 2001) - Seven months and 14 days. That's how long Mike Lingerfelt was sidelined from his tire changing duties on The Home Depot Pontiac after a pit road accident in last year's Daytona 500 at Daytona...

Sun 20 May 2001
Al Shuford profile

Al Shuford profile

CONCORD, N.C., (May 18, 2001) - There are fast cars at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway for Tony Stewart to drive, and there are well-qualified crew members at both venues to tune those fast cars. But how does a driver, ...

Wed 18 Apr 2001
Dodge then and now at Talladega

Dodge then and now at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala., (April 18, 2001) - The Dodge return to Talladega Superspeedway this week is sure to trigger flashbacks to 1969 and the early 1970s when a Dodge unlike any before it arrived on the scene to turn heads, win races and produce...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Chip Ganassi Racing donates $2,550 to charity

Chip Ganassi Racing donates $2,550 to charity

Mooresville, N.C. (December 5, 2001) - Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Target Stores will donate $2,550 to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The fire suit Sterling Marlin wore during the Aug. 25 NASCAR Winston Cup Series' ...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
Rockingham II Pit Crew Championship Jeff Chandler quotes

Rockingham II Pit Crew Championship Jeff Chandler quotes

Chandler Reflects on Career as Final Pit Crew Competition Arrives at Rockingham DETROIT, Oct. 31, 2001 - For most Pontiac pit crew members, the last four races of the 2001 season simply mark the final month of their duties for this year. For...

Thu 22 Feb 2001
Michael and Buffy Waltrip - letter to Fans and NASCAR community

Michael and Buffy Waltrip - letter to Fans and NASCAR community

Dear Race Fans and our friends in the NASCAR community: Words will never be able to describe how we feel about the death of our friend Dale Earnhardt, but the love and affection from the entire racing community has been overwhelming and ...

Tue 13 Mar 2001
BUSCH:

BUSCH: "Chevy Thunder In The

Relations" <PRelatio@texasmotorspeedway.com> Stockyards" fan fest FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 13, 2001) - The historic Fort Worth Stockyards will roar to life Friday and Saturday, March 30-31 as Chevy Thunder in the Stockyards returns with...

Tue 13 Nov 2001
Accident in pit lane at Homestead

Accident in pit lane at Homestead

By - N. Schilke - Motorsport.com Homestead Speedway, Fl -- During the second caution on the track, most of the teams entered pit lane. During the stops, a serious accident involving the Robert Yates Racing team took place. Both Ricky Rudd...

Fri 18 May 2001
Dale Earnhardt Inc. defines corporate structure

Dale Earnhardt Inc. defines corporate structure

Mooresville, NC--- The company founded by seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt and his wife Teresa, today revealed its corporate structure, still aimed at long-term development of the company and its three NASCAR Winston Cup ...

Thu 12 Jul 2001
Dave Marcis Dodge driver

Dave Marcis Dodge driver

CHICAGO, Ill., July 11, 2001 - When veteran race car driver Dave Marcis announced his plans to retire next February, long-time NASCAR fans felt a void forming in their hearts. Marcis has become a hero to many by battling today's big-budget teams...

Thu 28 Jun 2001
Melling Racing's Brian Perry feature

Melling Racing's Brian Perry feature

BRIAN PERRY (Pit crew coach, jackman No. 92 Kodiak Dodge Intrepid R/T with driver Stacy Compton) NOTE: Perry is a 30-year-old native of Madison Heights, Mich. He's been with Melling Racing for a year and works as a shop mechanic during the ...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Target, Spencer joins Ganassi Racing 2002

Target, Spencer joins Ganassi Racing 2002

ATLANTA (November 16, 2001) -- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that Target Stores will serve as primary sponsor of the No. 41 Dodge Intrepid R/T in the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, and NASCAR veteran Jimmy Spencer will ...

Thu 01 Feb 2001
CARQUEST signs John Andretti as spokesman

CARQUEST signs John Andretti as spokesman

RALEIGH, NC (January 31, 2001)--– NASCAR Winston Cup driver and CARQUEST Store Owner John Andretti will be an official spokesman for CARQUEST Auto Parts in 2001. Andretti, driver of the ...

Wed 02 May 2001
TWC Motorsport and Lazzaro plan for Sears and the Glen

TWC Motorsport and Lazzaro plan for Sears and the Glen

Asheville, NC - After a sudden cease in operations for Cal Well's PPI Racing NASCAR Busch Series Team, half way through the 2000 season, former Toyota Atlantic Champion Driver Anthony Lazzaro, didn't know whether or not he'd ever get the chance to...

Wed 30 May 2001
Britney Spears named Grand Marshal for 43rd Pepsi 400

Britney Spears named Grand Marshal for 43rd Pepsi 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (May 30, 2001) -- Britney Spears will serve as grand marshal for the 43rd annual Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race on Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. at Daytona International Speedway. Spears will give the command to start...

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...

Sun 04 Feb 2001
Dodge teleconference with Ray Evernham and Lou Patane

Dodge teleconference with Ray Evernham and Lou Patane

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. Highlights of Dodge Motorsports Teleconference with Evernham Motorsports President and CEO Ray Evernham and Lou Patane, Vice President, Motorsports Operations and Mopar Performance Parts. RAY EVERNHAM (Team Owner Nos.

Tue 20 Nov 2001
Dave Blaney Atlanta II qualifying notes

Dave Blaney Atlanta II qualifying notes

Dave Blaney’s career-best third-place qualifying effort at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday topped a trio of front-running Bill Davis Racing entries which follow top qualifiers Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Mark Martin to the green flag for the...

Thu 16 Aug 2001
Dick Johnson profile and stats

Dick Johnson profile and stats

DICK JOHNSON ­ PROFILE While he is now retired from driving, Dick Johnson has no intention of stepping away from the sport that has made him a major national sporting personality and one of the most successful racing drivers in ...

Thu 14 Jun 2001
Bruce Mosley joins Chip Ganassi Racing

Bruce Mosley joins Chip Ganassi Racing

MOORESVILLE, NC (June 11, 2001) - Team owner Chip Ganassi announced that Bruce J. Mosley has joined Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates as vice president. Mosley will be responsible for overseeing all sales, marketing and communication ...

Mon 25 Jun 2001
Kyle Petty Charity Ride first day report

Kyle Petty Charity Ride first day report

NOTES & QUOTES - DAY ONE MEMPHIS PREVIEW: The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America rolled into Memphis a week before its anticipated arrival on Friday, June 29, but this time on four wheels instead of two. Scott Kuhn, a general mechanic for...

Sun 28 Jan 2001
Martinsville's Joey Arrington no newcomer to Dodge

Martinsville's Joey Arrington no newcomer to Dodge

MARTINSVILLE, VA. (January 25, 2001) -- The past, present and future of Dodge racing runs right through the heart of Joey Arrington's engine-building business. And that business is about to take a quantum leap. Arrington and...

Thu 05 Jul 2001
Thu 13 Dec 2001
BUSCH: Shawna Robinson signs with BAM Racing

BUSCH: Shawna Robinson signs with BAM Racing

Shawna Robinson has been climbing the ladder in stock cars and established a name for herself first in the NASCAR Busch series and then in the ARCA series. A major step was qualifying for a Winston Cup race. Robinson did just that at Michigan ...

Sat 17 Feb 2001
Dale Jr. second in Daytona 125's

Dale Jr. second in Daytona 125's

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start Sunday's Daytona 500 from the sixth position after he finished second in the Gatorade 125 qualifying race today at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Skinner came off of turn four side-by-side...

Thu 15 Feb 2001
Chip Ganassi profile

Chip Ganassi profile

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 10, 2001 -- Chip Ganassi and Dodge will have a lot in common this season on the NASCAR Winston Cup Circuit. “I guess you could say we’re both the new kids on the block,” Ganassi said. “Dodge has been there ...

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)& ...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Evernham Motorsports and Ultra Motorsports form partnership

Evernham Motorsports and Ultra Motorsports form partnership

ATLANTA, Ga. (November 16, 2001) - Evernham Motorsports and Ultra Motorsports today announced the formation of a new partnership. This partnership agreement represents the continued growth strategy of the president and CEO of Evernham Motorsports,...

Tue 27 Mar 2001
Elliott Sadler wins Bristol

Elliott Sadler wins Bristol

By Jack Durbin - Motorsport.com BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Elliott Sadler wins first race! Following in the footsteps of other Wood Brother first time winners, Sadler takes his first Winston Cup Series race at Bristol International Speedway. Sadler...

Fri 12 Jan 2001
Dodge Martinsville facts

Dodge Martinsville facts

DODGE HISTORY AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY WINNERS OF 500-LAP WINSTON CUP RACES 1956: Virginia 500, Buck Baker, Dodge 1956: Old Dominion 500, Jack Smith, Dodge 1960: Virginia 500, Richard Petty. 1966: Virginia 500, Jim Paschal, ...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

SONOMA, Calif. - Individual race tickets for NASCAR, NHRA and other 2002 events at the newly renovated Sears Point Raceway will go on sale Monday, Dec. 10. A variety of new seating options, including all-reserved advance tickets for the NASCAR ...

Leffler to pilot Team ASE Dodge Ram in 2002

Leffler to pilot Team ASE Dodge Ram in 2002

MOORESVILLE, NC (December 6, 2001) - Three-time United States Auto Club (USAC) Midget champion and former Winston Cup driver Jason Leffler has been named by Ultra Motorsports to pilot the No. 2 Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge Ram in their quest for the...

Thu 08 Mar 2001
IRL: Lingner Group to serve producers/consultants at IMS events

IRL: Lingner Group to serve producers/consultants at IMS events

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 8, 2001 - Lingner Group Productions, Inc., will serve in 2001 as executive producers and consultants for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's three world-class racing events, the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and SAP...