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Tue 03 Dec 2002
WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget titleHeadline

WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget title

2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart of Rushville, Ind. captured both ends of Saturday night's USAC Sprint/Midget Car "doubleheader" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway "Bullring." It marked his first USAC Sprint/Midget sweep on ...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston CupHeadline

BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston Cup

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (December 5, 2002) --- Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that Casey Mears will drive the No. 41 Target Dodge in the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series with veteran Jimmy Elledge performing the crew chief...

Wed 17 Apr 2002
BUSCH: More fines for HarvickHeadline

BUSCH: More fines for Harvick

Kevin Harvick, driver of the Richard Childress Racing No. 29, better learn to control his temper. After sitting out Sunday's Virginia 500 at Martinsville, NASCAR followed up his punishment with a $35,000 fine and extended his probation until ...

Thu 06 Jun 2002
GM Racing profile - Alba Colon

GM Racing profile - Alba Colon

Profile: Alba Colon, Chevrolet Program Manager, GM Racing, NASCAR Winston Cup Series. Women working in responsible positions in Winston Cup racing is a common sight these days, with a large percentage of the ...

Fri 03 May 2002
IRL: Indianapolis SAFER barrier announcement

IRL: Indianapolis SAFER barrier announcement

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 1, 2002 -- Motorsports history will be made this May when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the first superspeedway to use an energy-absorbing barrier in its turns during competition. The SAFER (Steel and Foam...

Wed 04 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to BuschHeadline

BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to Busch

Ray Evernham appears to have fallen out of step with his earlier commitment. Numerous times this year he boasted, "Casey [Atwood] is the future of Evernham Motorsports." The future appears to have been rather brief. On Monday, December 2, Casey...

Sun 21 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crashHeadline

BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crash

Birmingham, AL - Jack Roush's private plane crashed late Friday into a lake near Troy, Alabama. Roush was airlifted to University Hospital in Birmingham. His condition is critical, but stable at this time. Roush owns the Winston cup teams of...

Sat 04 May 2002
DEI team honors Lisa

DEI team honors Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes at Richmond

Dale Earnhardt Inc. teams honor Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes this weekend at Richmond's Pontiac Excitement 400. Dale Earnhardt Inc. will honor the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, of the popular R&B group TLC, this weekend at Richmond's Pontiac Excitement...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. + Jiu Jitsu = Champions

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. + Jiu Jitsu = Champions

CONCORD, N.C., (Dec. 11, 2002) - Dale Earnhardt, Jr., one of NASCAR's brightest stars, is using his interest in the sport of Jiu Jitsu to create the premier Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Grappling Classic. Organizers say this tournament has the potential...

Thu 31 Oct 2002
Bobby Burrell ready for Pit Stop competition

Bobby Burrell ready for Pit Stop competition

The next two stops on the Nascar Winston Cup Circuit should bring a great deal of attention and maybe some redemption for Bobby Burrell, the 31-year-old front tire changer on Johnny Benson's ...

Sun 10 Feb 2002
Dale Earnhardt Statue unveiled at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Statue unveiled at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Statue Unveiled At Daytona International Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2002) - Teresa Earnhardt and Bill France Jr unveiled the Dale Earnhardt statue today at Daytona International Speedway. The following are facts about...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
Two-time Winston Cup champion Buck Baker died

Two-time Winston Cup champion Buck Baker died

Charlotte, NC (April 16) -- Elzie Wylie "Buck" Baker passed away at the Carolinas Medical Center Sunday night. Baker had just turned 83 in March. According to the family, Baker was at the medical center for an additional procedure to his ...

Fri 25 Jan 2002
NASCAR announces Ford rear spoiler height change

NASCAR announces Ford rear spoiler height change

On Tuesday, January 22, after the completion of the Winston Cup test sessions at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR announced a quarter-inch decrease in the Ford Taurus rear spoiler height. The decision was based on two three-day test...

Mon 29 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

Jack Roush, car owner for Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, held his first press conference since being injured in a plane crash last week in Troy, AL. He conducted the Q&A session via teleconference from the UAB Medical...

Tue 12 Feb 2002
Daytona Twin 125s: Race one, starting line-up

Daytona Twin 125s: Race one, starting line-up

<pre> Race One Pos No Driver Make Time To 1st Speed To 1st ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 48 Jimmie Johnson* Chv 48.430 185.831 2. 24 Jeff Gordon...

Mon 09 Sep 2002
BUSCH: McMurray signs with GanassiHeadline

BUSCH: McMurray signs with Ganassi

Richmond, VA--Chip Ganassi Racing has signed Jamie McMurray to drive the Chevron Texaco Dodge beginning next season. Havoline will don the hood of the car as announced Saturday. McMurray's car number and crew chief are yet to be ...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
Phoenix: Motorcraft Racing - Kim Wood

Phoenix: Motorcraft Racing - Kim Wood

Kim Wood Hall - Wood Sister Co-owns, coordinates Wood Brothers Racing. Every team needs support people, and in the case of the Motorcraft Racing Wood Brothers team co-owner Kim Wood Hall fills that position. Hall is Glen and Bernece Wood's ...

Mon 18 Feb 2002
Daytona 500: Robert Yates interview post-hospital stay

Daytona 500: Robert Yates interview post-hospital stay

Robert Yates, car owner of the No. 28 and No. 88 Tauruses driven by Ricky Rudd and Dale Jarrett, drove to the hospital Friday after experiencing chest discomfort. Yates spoke to the media Saturday morning to update his condition. ROBERT YATES,...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
WKA: BUSCH: McMurray remembers Christmases in Daytona

WKA: BUSCH: McMurray remembers Christmases in Daytona

Jamie McMurray remembers his Go-Kart Christmases in Daytona. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2002) - Just like Christmas, go-karts come only once a year to Daytona International Speedway. Beginning the day after Christmas, Daytona International...

Ken Schrader signs with BAM RacingHeadline

Ken Schrader signs with BAM Racing

BAM Racing had a tough year in 2002, going through six drivers in the No. 49 Dodge. However, they now have signed veteran driver Ken Schrader for the 2003 season, hoping to turn their luck around. Schrader was released at the end of the 2002 ...

Mon 22 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

Motorsport.com learned at 12:55 p.m. (EDT) from the University of Alabama Birmingham Trauma Center that Jack Roush has been upgraded to serious condition. Following is the statement issued this morning from Roush Racing. Geoff Smith, president...

Thu 13 Jun 2002
Michael

Michael "Fatback" McSwain wins IRWIN Crew Chief of the Week

Sawing through adversity, No. 28 crew chief Michael "Fatback" McSwain home IRWIN Crew Chief Of The Week honors. VERNON HILLS, Ill., June 11, 2002 - Ricky Rudd, driver of the No. 28 Havoline Ford, finished 17th in last weekend's Pocono 500 NASCAR...

Thu 17 Jan 2002
Dave Blaney becomes track owner - Sharon Speedway

Dave Blaney becomes track owner - Sharon Speedway

Dave Blaney becomes race-track owner; buys hometown track with local group; plans major improvements and two World of Outlaws dates at historic Sharon (Pa) Speedway HARTFORD, OHIO– After years of considering the possibility, Dave Blaney...

Tue 26 Nov 2002
Robby Gordon finishes third in Baja 1000

Robby Gordon finishes third in Baja 1000

WELCOME, N.C. (Nov. 22, 2002) -- Robby Gordon drove to a third-place finish in the Trophy Truck class of the Baja 1000 late Thursday night after holding a 10-minute lead on the field earlier in the event. In a solo drive, Gordon completed the ...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
BUSCH: Las Vegas to honor military

BUSCH: Las Vegas to honor military

LVMS to honor military during NASCAR Weekend LAS VEGAS -- Military appreciation will be the overriding theme during the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400/Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. An enlistment ceremony, the naming of a...

Fri 25 Oct 2002
BUSCH: Carbon monoxide poses new risks

BUSCH: Carbon monoxide poses new risks

Auto racing competition comes with its own set of risks. But new research proposes that the levels of heat and carbon monoxide present in cars during events, may be a greater risk than a high speed accident, and just as deadly. Timothy Ackland...

Mon 25 Nov 2002
Todd Bodine recovering from back surgery

Todd Bodine recovering from back surgery

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 22, 2002) -- Todd Bodine has successfully undergone endothscopic back surgery to repair a ruptured (L5S1) disc that kept him from competing in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dr.

Wed 07 Aug 2002
Jeff Gordon to co-host 'Live with Regis and Kelly'

Jeff Gordon to co-host 'Live with Regis and Kelly'

Gordon to co-host "Live with Regis and Kelly" on August 8 HARRISBURG, N.C. - On August 8, four-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon is scheduled to make his third appearance as a co-host on the popular daytime talk show, "Live with Regis...

Fri 06 Dec 2002
Kyle Petty honored, Tony Stewart day three in NYC

Kyle Petty honored, Tony Stewart day three in NYC

NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2002) -- Amid a week of celebration for newly crowned NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, the son of a former champion was honored Wednesday. Kyle Petty, son of seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Richard ...

Mon 16 Sep 2002
Rain delay at Loudon

Rain delay at Loudon

Loudon, NH -- Rain is in the forecast throughout the afternoon at New Hampshire. The 43 Winston Cup teams set to race this afternoon are currently waiting out a rain delay and by the looks of it, may have some more downtime as the afternoon ...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Kevin Lepage to join Heritage Motorsports at Daytona Rolex 24

BUSCH: Kevin Lepage to join Heritage Motorsports at Daytona Rolex 24

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (December 9, 2002) -- Heritage Motorsports announced today that NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series driver Kevin Lepage will join the driver lineup for the Heritage Motorsports ...

Sun 03 Mar 2002
Las Vegas: Tony Stewart and Jair Gensollen interview

Las Vegas: Tony Stewart and Jair Gensollen interview

Jair Gensollen, Winston No Bull 5 Fan Contestant Paired With Tony Stewart, White Plains, N.Y. "My name is Jair Gensollen. I am from White Plains, N.Y. I am a student of occupational therapy and I also work in a rehabilitations hospital. I ...

Fri 18 Oct 2002
FCS: RACE: SCC: 2003 Watkins Glen schedule

FCS: RACE: SCC: 2003 Watkins Glen schedule

Watkins Glen, NY (October 16, 2002) - Eight events are featured on the 2003 schedule at Watkins Glen International, including once again the NASCAR Winston Cup Series returning on its annual August weekend and two stops to the historic road course...

Wed 01 May 2002
Terry Labonte, Jim Long press conference, Part II

Terry Labonte, Jim Long press conference, Part II

NASCAR Winston Cup Series Teleconference Transcript April 30, 2002 Pontiac Racing: Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond International Raceway, May 4, 2002 Labonte's stats: Two top-10 finishes this year, currently 15th in points, three career...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
WKA: Lake Speed teams with Irvan at Charlotte kart event

WKA: Lake Speed teams with Irvan at Charlotte kart event

Former World Champion of Karting Lake Speed to team up with Irvan at Endurance Karting Charlotte 400. Former Winston Cup winner and international karting champion Lake Speed has confirmed his participation teaming with another former Winston Cup...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

General Motors honors IMS for auto racing safety Leadership. SAFER Barrier key to first presentation of award outside GM. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 -- General Motors presented its prestigious GM Racing Pioneer Award to the...