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Thu 13 Dec 2001
Terry Labonte's crew chief named

Terry Labonte's crew chief named

Veteran NASCAR mechanic Jim Long has been hired as the crew chief for the Hendrick Motorsports Terry Labonte program. His main task is to turn the team around after this year's dismal season. Long 44, was a crew member of the 1986 Gary Nelson led...

BUSCH: Harvick reflects on year of triumph

BUSCH: Harvick reflects on year of triumph

By Thomas Chemris - Motorsport.com Newly Crowned Busch Grand National Series Champion, and Winston Cup Rookie Of The Year, Kevin Harvick has accomplished more in the last twenty months than most professional drivers will in a career. In the...

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 ...

BUSCH: Ron Hornaday faces an uncertain future

BUSCH: Ron Hornaday faces an uncertain future

The two-time Craftsman Truck series champion, Ron Hornaday commented about his 2001 season in Winston Cup and his uncertainty on his future after A.J. Foyt Racing released him from the No. 14 Cup car. Hornaday's success began in the NASCAR ...

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...

Sat 08 Dec 2001
Yates Racing No. 88 crew chief change, Parrott promoted

Yates Racing No. 88 crew chief change, Parrott promoted

Robert Yates announced changes today at the team shops for the Winston Cup series. Dale Jarrett's crew chief, Todd Parrott will move to the position of team manager. Parrott has been with Jarrett since 1996 and during that time, the team has won...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Ricky Rudd recovering from back surgery

Ricky Rudd recovering from back surgery

Ricky Rudd is resting and recuperating at home following arthroscopic back surgery Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C. After the race at Atlanta last month where he was in visible discomfort, Rudd admitted that he had been plagued by pain during his ...

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...

Wilburn replaces Pemberton at Penske

Wilburn replaces Pemberton at Penske

Bill Wilburn (left) and Earl Barban (right) have been instrumental team members at Penske Racing South for 10 years. Both men pledge that Miller Lite Team Penske, with driver Rusty Wallace, will be a threat for the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup ...

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' ...

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 ...