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Thu 17 May 2001
History of

History of "Green" in NASCAR

It isn't Easy Being Green; a Partial History of Green Race Cars in The Nascar Winston Cup Series, Including Dave Blaney'S New ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thu 05 Jul 2001
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...

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...

Sat 07 Jul 2001
Ernie Elliott interview

Ernie Elliott interview

ERNIE ELLIOTT (Ernie Elliott, Inc., engine builder for Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Melling Racing) NOTE: Elliott's restrictor-plate engines qualified second for the Daytona 500 in February and won the pole for the Talladega 500.

Wed 20 Jun 2001
BUSCH: Pocono honors Adam Petty

BUSCH: Pocono honors Adam Petty

Pocono Honors Adam Petty By Thomas Chemris Pocono, Pa Pocono Raceway is paying tribute to the late Adam Petty by re-naming the Winston Cup garage area in his honor. Adam, the great grandson of Lee Petty, grandson, of Richard, and child ...

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 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 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 04 Sep 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: ASCAR: EuroSpeedway Lausitz pre-event news

CHAMPCAR/CART: ASCAR: EuroSpeedway Lausitz pre-event news

Temperatures reach fever pitch as Premier approaches... Climax of the German 500 For the first time Champ Cars in Germany, for the first time NASCARs in Germany, for the first time the much loved American Legend Cars in Germany, for the first...

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...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
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...

Thu 30 Aug 2001
DeWalt Racing, Kenseth Darlington II preview

DeWalt Racing, Kenseth Darlington II preview

Mountain Dew Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Darlington, SC September 2, 2001 Matt Kenseth's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Performance Summary at Darlington: Date: 09/05/99 Start: 31 Finish: 37 Laps: 145/270 Money: $25, 531 Status:...

Sat 21 Apr 2001
BUSCH: May to replace Nemenz as LVMS VP of Sales and Marketing

BUSCH: May to replace Nemenz as LVMS VP of Sales and Marketing

LAS VEGAS - Ricky May, a former minor league baseball team owner and motorsports marketing executive, has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. May succeeds Howard Nemenz, who came to LVMS in 1999 and has...

Thu 27 Dec 2001
Crawford enters Tony Stewart in Daytona 24

Crawford enters Tony Stewart in Daytona 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Dec. 18, 2001) - Crawford Race Cars, a division of Crawford Composites, today announced that NASCAR Winston Cup Series standout Tony Stewart will join road racing veterans Jan Lammers and Johnny Mowlem as drivers of the 2002...

Thu 16 Aug 2001
Elliott to step aside for

Elliott to step aside for "Most Popular Driver"

Bill Elliott To Step Aside In National Motorsports Press Association "Most Popular Driver Award" Voting WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., (August 8, 2001) - Bill Elliott, voted the National Motorsports Press Association's "Most Popular Driver" for the past ...

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 ...

Tue 27 Feb 2001
Gordon Gibbs to serve as interim crew chief for Nadeau

Gordon Gibbs to serve as interim crew chief for Nadeau

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Gordon Gibbs, chief mechanic for the No. 25 UAW-Delphi Chevrolet, will serve as the team's interim crew chief for this weekend's events at North Carolina Speedway. Hendrick Motorsports' Director of Racing Operations, Ken...

Wed 21 Feb 2001
Sears Point Raceway statement on the death of Dale Earnhardt

Sears Point Raceway statement on the death of Dale Earnhardt

A Statement From Sears Point Raceway President And General Manager Steve Page On The Death Of Dale Earnhardt "Dale Earnhardt may have been the most talented driver ever to climb in a stock car, but his loss will be felt well beyond the racing ...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
Robby Gordon back at the Baja '1000'

Robby Gordon back at the Baja '1000'

WELCOME, N.C. -- Rough terrain and long hours of nonstop racing aren't the only obstacles Robby Gordon will face in Friday's Baja 1000. He will also battle cows, turtles and pedestrians in his path along the 767.9-mile off-road race. When the No.

Tue 04 Sep 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: NMSPA Hall of Fame induction

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: NMSPA Hall of Fame induction

2001 Hall of Fame Class Inducted Thomas Chemris Darlington South Carolina The National Motor Sports Press Association inducted its class of 2001 Hall Of Fame inductees in a ceremony at the Darling Country club, Darlington South ...

Wed 11 Jul 2001
Morgan-McClure Daytona 2 post race notes

Morgan-McClure Daytona 2 post race notes

<pre> RACE: 17-Daytona International Speedway--7/7/01 Pepsi 400 Started: 20th Finished: 31st Laps Completed: 158 of 160 Points Position: 41st , 899 points Owner Points: 36th, 1307 points, 257 points out of 25th position {TC} HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

Thu 08 Mar 2001
Tony Glover, Lee McCall on new team, car

Tony Glover, Lee McCall on new team, car

TONY GLOVER (Team Manager Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates) Glover serves as team manager along with Andy Graves for Dodge Intrepid R/T drivers Sterling Marlin and rookie Jason Leffler. Marlin drives the No. 40 Coors Light Intrepid...

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 09 Nov 2001
Spencer's Kmart Ford Atlanta special paint scheme

Spencer's Kmart Ford Atlanta special paint scheme

Jimmy Spencer's Kmart Ford Gets "Wrapped" For Atlanta Nascar Race Universal's "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (tm)" Home Video and DVD Release November 20 ATLANTA (November 8, 2001) - One of the world's most infamous...

Wed 01 Aug 2001
Petty, Andretti to double dip at Watkins Glen

Petty, Andretti to double dip at Watkins Glen

July 30, 2001 (Watkins Glen, NY) - Kyle Petty and John Andretti are stepping out of their Dodge Intrepid R/Ts at Watkins Glen International and into something a little bit sportier - a Porsche GT3R. They will team up with Orbit Racing and...

Thu 04 Oct 2001
Wallace gives 'thumbs up' to Martinsville tunnel (fwd)

Wallace gives 'thumbs up' to Martinsville tunnel (fwd)

MARTINSVILLE, VA. (Oct. 3, 2001) -- It was an opportunity Rusty Wallace welcomed, but one he never imagined he would get. Wallace was on hand at Martinsville Speedway Wednesday afternoon to oversee the grand opening of the track's new pedestrian...