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Sat 20 May 2006
Martin's rap anthem to debut at All-Star weekend

Martin's rap anthem to debut at All-Star weekend

MARK MARTIN RAP ANTHEM SET TO DEBUT ALL-STAR WEEKEND Concord, N.C. (May 19, 2006) - When it comes to musical taste, not many people know that Mark Martin, driver of the No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion, is a big fan of rap music. Yes, that's right, rap....

Sat 04 Feb 2006
Stewart injured at Chili BowlHeadline

Stewart injured at Chili Bowl

Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup series champion Tony Stewart sustained injuries after flipping his Midget car during the opening laps of Friday night's qualifying Heat 8 for the 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa Expo ...

Sat 07 Oct 2006
Smaller restrictor plates mandated for TalladegaHeadline

Smaller restrictor plates mandated for Talladega

NASCAR will run smaller restrictor plates at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend after practice times for several Nextel Cup teams topped the 198-mph mark. NASCAR called a crew chief meeting at 6:30 am this morning to announce the ...

Fri 04 Aug 2006
Earnhardt Jr to

Earnhardt Jr to "Payback" his sister

DALE EARNHARDT, JR. STARS IN UPCOMING EPISODE of SPEED REALITY SERIES PAYBACK NASCAR STAR RECOGNIZES SISTER KELLEY IN HEARTFELT 'THANK YOU' NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt, Jr., will surprise sister Kelley Earnhardt Elledge with a new ...

Wed 17 May 2006
Kenseth and his

Kenseth and his "Killer Bees"

INTRODUCING THE KILLER BEES Meet the pit crew for Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team CONCORD, N.C. - Held in high regard by their fellow competitors, the seven over-the-wall members of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team are ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Rusty Wallace, wife in car accident, uninjured

Rusty Wallace, wife in car accident, uninjured

NASCAR LEGEND RUSTY WALLACE INVOLVED IN MAJOR AUTO ACCIDENT --Former Champion Credits Safety of Dodge Durango for his Survival-- MOORESVILLE, NC (August 29, 2006)--Late Monday evening, former NASCAR champion and ESPN/ABC Sports lead auto racing...

Sat 16 Dec 2006
Rudd and Yates, together again

Rudd and Yates, together again

Previously paired for the 2000-2002 seasons, Ricky Rudd and Robert Yates Racing on Monday will announce the driver and car owner will again become an item for the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season. Rudd will take over the driving duties vacated by...

Tue 07 Nov 2006
Thoughts from a NASCAR Newbie

Thoughts from a NASCAR Newbie

As someone who normally follows NHRA drag racing, it was quite a change for me to come to the Texas Motor Speedway to cover my first NASCAR event. I went from watching a side-by-side shootout at over 300 mph between two dragsters on a quarter-mile...

Fri 30 Jun 2006
Jeff Gordon to drive 24 hours at Daytona

Jeff Gordon to drive 24 hours at Daytona

His win last Sunday at Infineon Raceway suggested that four-time Nextel Cup champion Jeff Gordon would be a darn good sportscar racer. In January, we'll all find out when Gordon teams with SunTrust Racing, co-driving with Wayne Taylor and Max ...

Fri 01 Dec 2006
Myers Brothers Luncheon delivers awards

Myers Brothers Luncheon delivers awards

The annual Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon was held at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan Friday to celebrate excellence in every area of NASCAR Nextel Cup series competition. Awards Given: Denny Hamlin was ushered in as the 2006 Raybestos Rookie of...

Mon 06 Nov 2006
Junior's mind over matter

Junior's mind over matter

It's hard enough to steer a nearly 200 mph rocket around the oval (along with 43 of your closest friends) when you are in the best physical condition. It's exponentially more difficult when you're battling flu-like symptoms like Dale Earnhardt,...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
As The Evernham Turns

As The Evernham Turns

AS THE EVERNHAM TURNS According to USA TODAY's Nate Ryan, Ray Evernham claims his personal life isn't having an impact on his Nextel Cup team. Hmmm, let's see: it - that would be Evernham's 'personal life' -- has for months been fodder for...

Fri 01 Dec 2006
Red Carpet Charity Auction news

Red Carpet Charity Auction news

THE NASCAR FOUNDATION TO LAUNCH RED CARPET CHARITY AUCTION AFTER TONIGHT'S NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES AWARDS CEREMONY CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2006) -- Every year NASCAR drivers trade their firesuits for formal wear for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup...

Thu 14 Dec 2006
Surfin' USAHeadline

Surfin' USA

Well, well, well, 2007 Nextel Cup champ Jimmie Johnson's been moved from "in" to "on top" of the golf cart from which he was flung. Jimmie Johnson. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. A racer who's exhibited considerable skill whether astride a...

Sun 29 Oct 2006
Is Car of Tomorrow, NASCAR's future or downfall?

Is Car of Tomorrow, NASCAR's future or downfall?

No one seems to be quite sure what to make of these odd- shaped, winged, boxy cars that are supposed to change the face of NASCAR. Some are using them as their deep-throated, personal wail of despair, a plea for sanity; a cry, if you will, to...

Fri 10 Mar 2006
Kenseth looking for Lady Luck in Las VegasHeadline

Kenseth looking for Lady Luck in Las Vegas

Matt Kenseth really doesn't see Las Vegas as a gamble at all. Despite the glamour and glitz of the casino strip, Kenseth is far more focused on the mile and a half of asphalt that makes up Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's there that Kenseth has ...

Wed 22 Feb 2006
JGR statement on Hall of Fame Racing penalty

JGR statement on Hall of Fame Racing penalty

Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing Regarding Fine and Penalty Levied by NASCAR Against Hall of Fame Racing HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., (Feb. 21, 2006) - The following is a statement from Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs regarding the $25,000 fine...

Fri 08 Dec 2006
DC on isn't life strange?

DC on isn't life strange?

Isn't Life Strange? Jimmie Johnson and the only primary sponsor he's ever had on the side of his NSCAR Nextel Cup car, Lowe's Home Improvement, is joining the (Bill) Riley - (Jim) Matthews Motorsports team for at least the 2007 (45th!) Rolex 24...

Thu 16 Nov 2006
Florida governor proclaims Championship week

Florida governor proclaims Championship week

State Capitol Kick-Off for Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Florida Governor Jeb Bush proclaims NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship Week TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2006) -- With the silver NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series trophy to his left and a...

Sat 03 Jun 2006
Jamie McMurray Foundation to assist Autism

Jamie McMurray Foundation to assist Autism

Jamie McMurray Foundation Formed to Assist Autism Society of America CONCORD, N.C. (June 2, 2006) - Jamie McMurray has formed the Jamie McMurray Foundation (JMF) to promote awareness of and raise funding for, research, education, and support for...

Sat 06 May 2006
Garage Chatter: Richmond

Garage Chatter: Richmond

Harvick and Childress re-up: Richard Childress Racing announced Friday that Kevin Harvick has resigned to drive the No. 29 Chevy for the next three years. "There's been a lot of speculation and talked about over the past few months but Richard...

Wed 22 Feb 2006
Knaus - Hendricks Motorsports teleconference, part 1

Knaus - Hendricks Motorsports teleconference, part 1

Chad Knaus, crew chief, No. 48 Lowe's Monte Carlo SS Hendricks Motorsports February 21, 2006 Chad Knaus, crew chief, No. 48 Lowe's Monte Carlo SS driven by Jimmie Johnson discusses penalty issued by NASCAR for a rule violation during the ...

Sun 09 Jul 2006
Ganassi signs Montoya for 2007
F1

Ganassi signs Montoya for 2007

Montoya to Join Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Drive No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge CONCORD, N.C. (July 9, 2006) --- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya has signed...

Wed 08 Nov 2006
USAR: BUSCH: Ride with Earnhardt Jr aids VJGC

USAR: BUSCH: Ride with Earnhardt Jr aids VJGC

Charity Auction to Ride with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Exceeds Expectations Wrangler® and JR Motorsports Match Winning Bid to Donate $50K to Kids' Camp Greensboro, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2006) -- Ending a five-day eBay charity auction hosted by the...

Fri 28 Apr 2006
Bump-draft this

Bump-draft this

NASCAR is hoping that there will be a lot less contact between drivers this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. The sanctioning body mandated a new 'softer' bumper be used this weekend by Nextel Cup cars in an effort to reduce bump...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
IRL: Hornish's heart still with IndyCar

IRL: Hornish's heart still with IndyCar

Sam Hornish, Jr. might be set to dabble in NASCAR but his heart is still with the IndyCar series. The three-time IndyCar champion will attempt to qualify for the Busch series races at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway in...

Wed 01 Nov 2006
Charlotte II: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Charlotte II: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Marlin's Team Tallies Pit Crew Win at Charlotte Sterling Marlin's No. 14 over-the-wall crew picked up its first win of the season in the weekly Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge by spending the least amount of time on pit road ...

Sat 15 Jul 2006
BUSCH: IRL: Carpentier exploring NASCAR possibilities

BUSCH: IRL: Carpentier exploring NASCAR possibilities

One week after Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya announced he was abandoning his F1 career for the NASCAR Cup Series, open-wheel driver Patrick Carpentier visited New Hampshire International Raceway, also hawking his wares for a ride in ...

Mon 10 Jul 2006
Montoya moves into Ganassi 42 Dodge in 2007Headline
F1

Montoya moves into Ganassi 42 Dodge in 2007

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Racing announced Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway that Team McLaren Mercedes Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya will pilot the No. 42 Dodge starting in 2007. A native of Colombia, Montoya has seven wins and...

Sat 07 Oct 2006
Martin puts retirement off for new teamHeadline

Martin puts retirement off for new team

Mark Martin is the boy that cried retirement. For the third year in a row, Martin has put off stepping out of a Cup series car. He announced Friday that he will depart Roush Racing at the end of 2006 to join MB2 Motorsports. Mark ...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday second notes

Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday second notes

STEWART LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING RAGAN: Tony Stewart said that when he heard David Ragan had paid $5,750 to ride along with him during Sunday's parade lap, he laughed out loud. "I think it's hilarious; it's great," Stewart said. "He could have...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Michael Waltrip Racing adds VP

Michael Waltrip Racing adds VP

BRANNAN NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF LICENSING FOR MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING Mooresville, N.C. (May 29, 2006) -- Michael Waltrip Racing announced this week that Robert B. Brannan III (Bob) will be the Vice President of Licensing for the NASCAR NEXTEL...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
Atlanta II: Joe Nemechek race report

Atlanta II: Joe Nemechek race report

Nemechek Solid in Top-10 Atlanta Finish HAMPTON, Ga. (Oct. 29, 2006) -- Joe Nemechek's late-season improvement continued Sunday as the U.S. Army driver posted a solid ninth-place finish in the Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The...

Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday first notes

Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday first notes

Atlanta Motor Speedway Pit Notes Saturday, October 28,2006 HORNISH TO DEBUT IN BUSCH SERIES: Penske Racing officials announced Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway that three-time IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. will attempt to qualify for...

Thu 13 Apr 2006
Crew Chief Norris suspended after Texas

Crew Chief Norris suspended after Texas

NORRIS FINED, SUSPENDED FOR RULE VIOLATIONS AT TEXAS; KENSETH, ROUSH EACH PENALIZED 25 POINTS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 11, 2006) -- NASCAR announced today that Chad Norris, crew chief of the No. 17 Ford driven by Matt Kenseth in...

Wed 29 Mar 2006
Roush Racing crew member medical update

Roush Racing crew member medical update

N0. 26 TIRE CHANGER INJURED, BUT PROGNOSIS GOOD CONCORD, NC (March 29, 2006) -- Joe Kruschek, rear tire changer for the No. 26 Roush Racing Ford Fusion, was injured in Monday's race in Atlanta during a routine pit stop. Kruschek sustained ...