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Thu 12 Jul 2007
NASCAR's In Memoriam: Dr Bruce Kennedy

NASCAR's In Memoriam: Dr Bruce Kennedy

In Memoriam: Bruce Shawn Kennedy, MD November 10, 1953 -- July 10, 2007 Dr. Bruce S. Kennedy, 53, a prominent plastic and reconstructive surgeon and active member of the Daytona Beach, Florida, community, passed away suddenly on July 10, 2007. ...

Sat 28 Apr 2007
Earnhardt family feud heats up

Earnhardt family feud heats up

The Earnhardt family feud is heating up. Teresa Earnhardt, the widow of the late Dale Earnhardt and stepmother of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. took a pot-shot at the young driver in Thursday's Wall Street Journal. When asked about Earnhardt, Jr. and...

Thu 01 Mar 2007
NASCAR Official Pete Babb passes away

NASCAR Official Pete Babb passes away

Long-time NASCAR official Pete Babb has passed away at the age of 79. "Pete Babb was a well-respected member of NASCAR officiating for over 55 years," said NASCAR Busch Series Director Joe Balash. "Our sympathy goes out to his family and the ...

Fri 07 Dec 2007
Earnhardt to drive V8 Supercars in AustraliaHeadline

Earnhardt to drive V8 Supercars in Australia

After being voted the 2007 NASCAR NMPA Chex Most Popular Driver for the fifth consecutive year and being presented with the award only a few days earlier at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Media Luncheon in New York City, Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't...

Thu 12 Jul 2007
NASCAR - In Memoriam: Michael Klemm

NASCAR - In Memoriam: Michael Klemm

In Memoriam: Michael Klemm April 8, 1951 -- July 10, 2007 Michael "Mike" Klemm, 56, a NASCAR pilot for 21 years in Daytona Beach, Florida, passed away on July 10, 2007. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2007 at ...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
IRL: Penske Performance appoints new VP, Marketing

IRL: Penske Performance appoints new VP, Marketing

PENSKE PERFORMANCE APPOINTS JONATHAN GIBSON VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 7, 2007) - Penske Performance has appointed Jonathan Gibson as Vice President of Marketing, a newly created position within its ...

Tue 13 Nov 2007
Gappens named to NHMS post

Gappens named to NHMS post

Gappens Named Executive Vice President and General Manager Of New Hampshire Motor Speedway CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2007) - Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith has promoted Jerry Gappens to the position of...

Fri 28 Sep 2007
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Nick Fornoro 1920-2007

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Nick Fornoro 1920-2007

Born in Madison, N.J., Nicky raced cars from 1946 to 1956, earning the ARDC Midget Racing championship title in 1950 and becoming the first NASCAR Midget champion in 1953. He retired from driving in 1956 at the request of his wife Bette and...

Thu 06 Sep 2007
Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota press conference, part 3

Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota press conference, part 3

Continued from part 2 Q: J.D., one of the things that fueled the sport for 50 years is rivalries. Competition between people, teams manufacturers, etc. You talked about the landscape of the sport. Until you made this announcement, the landscape...

Wed 29 Aug 2007
Berggren to receive Bobby Isaac Memorial Award

Berggren to receive Bobby Isaac Memorial Award

Editor and Broadcaster Dick Berggren to Receive Bobby Isaac Memorial Award Prior to Dollar General 300 CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2007) - Longtime magazine editor and auto racing broadcaster Dick Berggren will receive the Bobby Isaac Memorial ...

Wed 05 Dec 2007
Awards led by NASCAR engineers

Awards led by NASCAR engineers

NASCAR SCOOPS TWO OF THREE AWARDS At a special Awards dinner in the magnificent Rhodes House in Oxford, organised by Racecar Graphic and attended by senior motorsport engineers and executives from around the world, the Race Engine Designer of ...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
Yates Racing hires Max Jones

Yates Racing hires Max Jones

Doug Yates and Max Jones join forces; Former road racer and long-time GM to head Yates Racing Concord, N.C. -- Yates Racing announced Thursday that Max Jones, long-time general manager for Roush Fenway Racing and former road-racing driver has ...

Tue 07 Aug 2007
Evernham, Gillett partnership announced

Evernham, Gillett partnership announced

Ray Evernham and George N. Gillett, Jr. Partner to Create Gillett Evernham Motorsports Racing Legend Evernham Brings Gillett's Entrepreneurial Spirit to NASCAR STATESVILLE, NC -- August 6, 2007-- Today, Ray Evernham and George N. Gillett, Jr.

Mon 04 Jun 2007
NASCAR's Bill France Jr dead at 74

NASCAR's Bill France Jr dead at 74

NASCAR Vice Chairman Bill France Passes Away At Age of 74 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 4, 2007) -- NASCAR Vice Chairman William C. France, whose leadership helped turn a family-owned company into a national phenomenon, died today at his home in...

Thu 08 Nov 2007
Petty Enterprises press conference, part 1

Petty Enterprises press conference, part 1

Petty Enterprises has announced beginning in December the race organization will relocate to Mooresville, North Carolina. They have entered a two-year agreement to lease race shop space currently used by Robert Yates Racing. The ...

Wed 11 Apr 2007
GM's Alba Colon receives WOY nomination

GM's Alba Colon receives WOY nomination

HISPANIC BUSINESS NAMES GM RACING'S ALBA COLON AS WOMAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE GM Racing Chevrolet NASCAR Program Manager, Alba Colon, Chosen as One of 20 Elite Women of 2007 Detroit, Mich. (April 10, 2007) -- Alba Colon, GM Racing ...

Sat 08 Sep 2007
Robert Yates retirement announcement

Robert Yates retirement announcement

ROBERT YATES RETIRING AT END OF SEASON MOORESVILLE, NC (September 7, 2007) --- Robert Yates announced earlier today his intention to retire as President of Robert Yates Racing following the last race of the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season. ...

Tue 06 Feb 2007
Eric Beers 2007 plans

Eric Beers 2007 plans

ERIC BEERS JOINING FORCES WITH GAYDOSH MOTORSPORTS for the 2007 NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR Northampton, Pa. (February 4, 2007) -- Asphalt Modified standout, Eric Beers of Northampton Pa., has joined forces with team owner Gary Gaydosh of CT, to...

Wed 11 Jul 2007
NASCAR statement on plane crash

NASCAR statement on plane crash

Statement from NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 10, 2007) -- "This morning, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time, a Cessna 310 registered to Competitor Liaison Bureau, Inc. of Daytona Beach, crashed in a Sanford, Florida, area neighborhood.

Thu 12 Jul 2007
Tragic news hits France family

Tragic news hits France family

Just over one month has passed for the France family since Bill France, Jr. passed away, ending his fight with cancer and now today the family is again facing another loss when Dr. Bruce Shawn Kennedy, husband to Lesa France Kennedy, was...

Sat 28 Jul 2007
Yates/Newman/Haas/Lanigan announcement

Yates/Newman/Haas/Lanigan announcement

ROBERT YATES RACING AND NEWMAN/HAAS/LANIGAN RACING JOIN FORCES INDIANAPOLIS (July 27, 2007) --- Robert Yates Racing (RYR) and Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (NHLR) have entered into a letter of intent for a partnership in NASCAR's Nextel Cup and...

Tue 05 Jun 2007
France Jr funeral service announced

France Jr funeral service announced

FUNERAL FOR BILL FRANCE SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY IN DAYTONA BEACH Service to be preceded by Wednesday night family visitation DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 5, 2007) -- The funeral service for Bill France, the visionary leader of the National ...

Mon 27 Aug 2007
USAR: ES: Mark McFarland Bristol/Mansfield summary

USAR: ES: Mark McFarland Bristol/Mansfield summary

Engine Woes Park McFarland At Bristol, Mansfield With one of the fastest cars at the track, Mark McFarland was looking forward to a good finish and maybe even a win in the Food City 150 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Southern Division season finale at ...

Thu 09 Aug 2007
Evernham joins forces with NHL owner

Evernham joins forces with NHL owner

Ray Evernham has joined forces with National Hockey League owner George N. Gillett, Jr., adding to the recent mergers by the NASCAR teams. Evernham Motorsports will now be known as Gillett Evernham Motorsports (GEM) with Evernham holding the ...