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Fri 29 Dec 2000
Willy T. Ribbs to run Dodge

Willy T. Ribbs to run Dodge

Dodge inks Ribbs, BHR for diversity initiative By Dave Rodman AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 13, 2000) Veteran race driver Willy T. Ribbs, 41, will compete in the 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in a Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge Ram backed by...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Musgrave signs for Ultra Dodge ride

Musgrave signs for Ultra Dodge ride

Musgrave fills Ultra Dodge program By Dave Rodman MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 22, 2000) Veteran NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ted Musgrave got an early Christmas present when team owner Jimmy Smith signed the Franklin, Wis., driver Friday to pilot...

Donohue, Price search for seats.

Donohue, Price search for seats.

The racing hopes and dreams of two talented young men got a lot of mileage earlier this week in a three-day NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The first has a familiar last name. The second is well known...

'Fan-friendly' pricing for Homestead opener

'Fan-friendly' pricing for Homestead opener

MIAMI (December 20, 2000) -- The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Grand American Road Racing Association will combine to host the opening event of the 2001 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The March 2-4 weekend will feature "family-friendly"...

Las Vegas final test day

Las Vegas final test day

LAS VEGAS -- Three days of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series testing concluded at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Wednesday afternoon. A dozen teams remained for the final day, hoping to squeeze every ounce of speed from their trucks in preparation for the...

Cook, K-Automotive team up for 2001

Cook, K-Automotive team up for 2001

LAKE ORION, MI (December 20, 2000) - A pair of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veterans - driver Terry Cook and the K-Automotive racing team - have announced a partnership for the 2001 NCTS campaign. "Terry has agreed to drive for us for...

Ricky Hendrick ready for challenge

Ricky Hendrick ready for challenge

LAS VEGAS, NV (December 20, 2000) - Running a select event schedule of NASCAR races in 2000, Ricky Hendrick proved he had the ability to make the step to the next level. In 2001, Hendrick will do just that piloting the Hendrick Motorsports...

Dodge, Chevy truck test

Dodge, Chevy truck test

LAS VEGAS, NV (Dec. 19, 2000) On virtually opposite sides of the continent, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams from manufacturers Chevrolet and Dodge Tuesday got ready for the holiday season by preparing for their 2001 racing campaign. At the...

Homestead-Miami to mix sports cars and trucks

Homestead-Miami to mix sports cars and trucks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 19, 2000) - When the Grand American Road Racing Series rolls into Homestead-Miami Speedway in March for the second round of the 2001 Grand-Am season, race fans will be getting ready to enjoy a unique weekend of racing...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
Las Vegas truck testing day one

Las Vegas truck testing day one

LAS VEGAS - Jack Sprague loves everything about Las Vegas. But his favorite part of this diamond-in-the-desert is Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With two wins and two runner-up finishes in four starts, Sprague is the most ...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Dodge announces major motorsports diversity program

Dodge announces major motorsports diversity program

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dodge today announced a landmark motorsports program aimed at providing career opportunities for minorities in one of the nation's most popular sports -- NASCAR racing. The first-of-its-kind...

Cook, East married in Las Vegas

Cook, East married in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV (December 13, 2000) Veteran NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor Terry Cook finalized a lifetime partnership agreement when he married ESPN pit road reporter, Amy East, in a private ceremony held at the Paris Hotel ...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
BUSCH: Fox names pits reporters

BUSCH: Fox names pits reporters

FOX announces pit road reporters By Tim Packman NEW YORK (Dec. 7, 2000) FOX Sports has announced the three pit reporters to fill out its inaugural broadcast team for NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series events. Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes and...

Tue 28 Nov 2000
Stewart, Cook team at Turkey Night GP

Stewart, Cook team at Turkey Night GP

IRWINDALE, CA (November 27, 2000) - Tony Stewart and Terry Cook were on opposite paths throughout the 2000 NASCAR season, but in the 60th-Annual Home Depot Turkey Night Grand Prix, the pair were on a fast track to Victory Lane. With ...

Tue 21 Nov 2000
Sonntag Racing, B. A. Wilson part ways

Sonntag Racing, B. A. Wilson part ways

Ft. Worth, Texas (November 19, 2000) Sonntag Racing has announced that B.A. Wilson has asked for, and was given his unconditional release from the No. 73 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team. "We will certainly miss working with B.A. He's a...

BUSCH: Team Rensi tests at Darlington

BUSCH: Team Rensi tests at Darlington

Darlington, SC (November 20, 2000)Team Rensi Motorsports entered Darlington Raceway in full force on November 15, 2000, prepared to test two trucks with Randy Tolsma and David Donohue. "We brought the entire team to Darlington," stated Sam...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Setzer signs with Morgan/Dollar Motorsports

Setzer signs with Morgan/Dollar Motorsports

Hennessey, OK - With the landscape changing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2001 teams are looking to take their seat among the contenders and Morgan/Dollar Motorsports is no exception. The Oklahoma based race team announced the signing...

Roush Racing weekly notes 2000-11-13

Roush Racing weekly notes 2000-11-13

The 2000 Winston Cup season concludes this weekend in Atlanta, as the final event of the 34-race schedule is set to commence on Sunday, November 19, weather pending. With only seven weeks before the first test session at Daytona International ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford celebrates championships in 2000

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford celebrates championships in 2000

The 2000 North American auto racing season ends this weekend with the NASCAR Winston Cup finale in Atlanta, and every major championship has already been decided. Among those celebrating championships is Ford, which saw its program capture at...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
Sprague shines at Darlington test

Sprague shines at Darlington test

DARLINGTON, SC (November 16, 2000) - Sometimes, off-season testing is proves to be more work than a scheduled race event "We just didn't change the truck over, we changed trucks," said Jack Sprague after completing the first-ever NASCAR...

Sun 05 Nov 2000
Awards Banquet

Awards Banquet

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Greg Biffle, accepting his 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship awards Thursday, became the circuit's first driver to win $1 million in a single season. The 30-year-old driver of the Roush Racing's ...

Biffle honored at awards banquet

Biffle honored at awards banquet

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 2, 2000) It takes a special event to prompt Jack Roush to set aside his trademark straw fedora. Thursday night was one such occasion. Roush joined hundreds of members of the racing community in a packed ballroom at ...

BUSCH: Daytona January test schedule

BUSCH: Daytona January test schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2000) NASCAR has released its 2001 testing schedule for the month of January at Daytona International Speedway for NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series' teams. In a change from recent years, each...

Fri 03 Nov 2000
Standings after Fontana

Standings after Fontana

Pos Driver points Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Winnings --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Greg Biffle 3826 24 5 18 18 634,235 2. Kurt Busch 3596 24...

FMS: New sponsor for Martinsville raced

FMS: New sponsor for Martinsville raced

ROANOKE, VA (November 1, 2000) -- Advance Auto Parts will sponsor the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race and the Featherlite Modified Tour race at Martinsville Speedway in 2001. The Advance Auto Parts 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck ...

Mon 30 Oct 2000
Fontana race report

Fontana race report

FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch put himself in position to win Saturday's season-ending NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Motorola 200 at California Speedway. His Exide Batteries Ford crew sealed the deal. Busch, getting a ...

Sprague gets new sponsor for 2001

Sprague gets new sponsor for 2001

Sprague gets new truck sponsor By Tim Packman FONTANA, Ca. (Oct. 28, 2000) Hendrick Motorsports has announced their new primary sponsor for two-time champion Jack Sprague's team beginning in 2001. NetZero, Inc. is a provider of advertising and...

Cook Fontana wrap up

Cook Fontana wrap up

FONTANA, CA (Oct. 29, 2000) - The smile on Terry Cook's face after the Motorola 200 at California Speedway said it all. Driving the No. 29 Precision Gear, Irwindale Speedway, K-Automotive Dodge, Cook had just turned in a stellar ...

Randy Tolsma Fontana race report

Randy Tolsma Fontana race report

FONTANA, Calif. - Randy Tolsma and the No. 25 CITGO-SUPERGARD Motor Oil Dodge team concluded the season Saturday with a 20th place finish in the Motorola 200 at the California Speedway. During practice sessions on Thursday, Tolsma was in the ...

Mike Wallace Fontana review

Mike Wallace Fontana review

FONTANA, CA (October 29, 2000) - Sitting in his hauler sipping a soft drink midway through Motorola 200 wasn't exactly what Mike Wallace had in mind when he took the green flag at California Speedway Saturday. "I think that we lost a...

Ford Racing Fontana race notes

Ford Racing Fontana race notes

Fontana, CA (October 28, 2000)- It's over. The 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season has ended with the completion of the Motorola 200 here at California Speedway. The Ford Racing F-150's clearly dominated the series this year, winning the...

Sun 29 Oct 2000
At Fontana, Busch wins again

At Fontana, Busch wins again

By David Reininger - Motorsport.com Fontana, Calif. (October 28, 2000) - Kurt Busch won the Motorola 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the California Speedway this afternoon, taking the victory by .7 seconds over second place finisher...

Fontana results

Fontana results

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Mak Lap --------------------------------------------------------- 1. 99 Kurt Busch* Exide Batteries Frd 100 2. 60 Andy Houston CAT Rental Store Chv 100 3. 18 Joe ...

TKO Fontana qualifying

TKO Fontana qualifying

FONTANA, Calif. (Friday, October 27, 2000) -- In an all-out attempt at winning the pole, David Starr smacked the turn four wall in qualifying for Saturday's Motorola 200 at California Speedway. The result was Starr placing the No. 41...