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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 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 17 Nov 2001
Dodge Then & Now 11-14-01

Dodge Then & Now 11-14-01

Dodge Exceeds Expectations, Builds Foundation for 2002 HAMPTON, Ga., Nov. 14, 2001 - "Dodge couldn't have written a better script." "I give Dodge high marks in their first year return." "Our team was real competitive from the first race on." ...

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...

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...

Fri 28 Dec 2001
Earnhardt Jr's car fails post Talladega II inspection

Earnhardt Jr's car fails post Talladega II inspection

The winning car of Dale Earnhardt Jr. failed post-race inspection following Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway. The car was measured as being an eighth-inch under the required 51-inch minimum height from the roof of the car to the ground,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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, ...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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.

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' ...

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:...

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, ...

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 ...

Thu 25 Oct 2001
Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew plays major role

Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew plays major role

Pit Crew Plays A Major Role At Joe Gibbs Racing PHOENIX ---- SPEED, PRECISION, DEDICATION. Those are just a few of the words used when describing the MBNA Racing Team's pit crew. Seven men, together, that consistently produce 14-15 second pit...

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 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...

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,...

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...

Fri 11 May 2001
In Memory of Smokey Yunick

In Memory of Smokey Yunick

Henry "Smokey" Yunick, one of the pioneers in the early years of stock car racing, passed away in the early morning Wednesday, May 9 in Daytona Beach. Yunick had leukemia and was 77. Yunick was a legend in both stock car and open wheel racing.

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...

Tue 11 Dec 2001
BUSCH: NASCAR madates new belt rule

BUSCH: NASCAR madates new belt rule

CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR today ruled that the manufacturer's label on seatbelt restraints can no longer be located under the adjusting mechanism when the driver is buckled into the seat, and the seatbelt and shoulder harness are tightened. "If the...

Mon 03 Sep 2001
NMPA Hall of Fame Earnhardt induction family speeches

NMPA Hall of Fame Earnhardt induction family speeches

Text of letter from Teresa Earnhardt read by NASCAR president Mike Helton at Saturday night's ceremonies in which Dale Earnhardt was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame in Darlington, S.C.: To...

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 08 Feb 2001
New Coca Cola/NASCAR promotion

New Coca Cola/NASCAR promotion

ATLANTA, February 6, 2001 - For the third straight thrill-filled season, Coca-Cola again will be revving up NASCAR fans with the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to ride shotgun in a real stock car with the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Bobby ...