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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 ...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

Tue 04 Dec 2007
NASCAR - The motorsport destinationHeadline

NASCAR - The motorsport destination

NASCAR: The Motorsport Destination (Eventually.right?) It all started in 1967, when a world famous talent named Mario Andretti came into a little known southeast stockcar series called NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing).

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fri 14 Dec 2007
IRL: Ganassi reveals two-car attack for Daytona 24

IRL: Ganassi reveals two-car attack for Daytona 24

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Monday its driver lineup for next month's Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the opening round of the 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series season. The two-car attack featuring drivers from the team's three racing programs...

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...

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...

Sun 28 Oct 2007
Goodyear Racing All-Star Showdown race notes

Goodyear Racing All-Star Showdown race notes

LOGANO CAPTURES ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN AT IRWINDALE IRWINDALE, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2007) -- Joey Logano took the lead with 87 laps remaining, then survived a series of late-race restarts and finally won the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown...

Thu 07 Jun 2007
Earnhardt Sr car to benefit children

Earnhardt Sr car to benefit children

RAFFLE OF EARNHARDT SR. CAR TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION, EDGEWOOD CHILDREN'S RANCH ORLANDO, Fla. (June 6, 2007) -- NASCAR enthusiasts and Dale Earnhardt Sr. fans will have the opportunity to win one of The Intimidator's 1997 race cars...

Wed 17 Jan 2007
NASCAR Champion Parsons dead at 65Headline

NASCAR Champion Parsons dead at 65

The 'Professor' has schooled his final class. After a relatively short battle with lung cancer, 1973 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Benny Parsons has died. Parsons retired from Cup series competition in 1988 after running 526 races and amassing one...

Mon 07 May 2007
Sat 22 Dec 2007
USAR: McFarland, Pete Knight Racing - 2008 plans

USAR: McFarland, Pete Knight Racing - 2008 plans

FULL SLATE FOR MCFARLAND, PETE KNIGHT RACING IN 2008 MOORESVILLE, NC (December 21, 2007) - Several new initiatives, including an expanded racing schedule, a crew chief change, and a change of address are on tap for Mark McFarland...

Sat 10 Mar 2007
NASCAR, Petty sign licensing agreement

NASCAR, Petty sign licensing agreement

Richard Petty Driving Experience Signs Licensing Agreement with NASCAR CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 10, 2007) - The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) announced today that the two...

Fri 19 Oct 2007
All-Star Showdown preview

All-Star Showdown preview

Ranger, Lopez Add International Flavor Track Champion Michels Ready To Defend Turf In SLM Race D.W. Named Grand Marshal Fifty-four Cars Entered For Grand National Race International Flare Fresh Off Canadian Tire Series Title, Ranger Heads...

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.

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 ...

Fri 13 Jul 2007
Jack Roush named grand marshal for NMRA/NMCA event

Jack Roush named grand marshal for NMRA/NMCA event

JACK ROUSH NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF NMRA/NMCA SUPER BOWL OF STREET LEGAL RACING LIVONIA, Mich. (July 13, 2007) - For the second consecutive year, motorsports legend and NASCAR team owner Jack Roush has been named the Grand Marshal for the second...

Mon 04 Jun 2007
Edmondson comments on France Jr's death

Edmondson comments on France Jr's death

Statement from Grand-Am President Roger Edmondson on the passing of Bill France, Jr. "The passing of Bill France Jr. is a huge loss to the international motorsports world and particularly to all of us at Grand-Am and in the North American...

Sat 13 Oct 2007
Another endangered species?

Another endangered species?

Another Endangered Species? Motorsports is not an environmentally friendly endeavor - ethanol fueled racecars notwithstanding. But the industry suffers from the same basic problem as the snail darter and the spotted owl - habitat ...

Wed 11 Apr 2007
JR Motorsports signs Jeremy McGrath
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JR Motorsports signs Jeremy McGrath

Supercross Star to Drive Late Model for JR Motorsports MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 11, 2007) -- JR Motorsports introduced seven-time Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath as its newest late model driver on Tuesday, pairing one of the most popular ...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
Robbie Reiser moves to Roush Fenway Racing

Robbie Reiser moves to Roush Fenway Racing

Roush Fenway Racing announces new General Manager; bbie Reiser appointed Roas new GM at Roush Fenway Racing Concord, N.C. -- Roush Fenway Racing announced Thursday that championship crew chief, Robbie Reiser, has been appointed General Manager...

Fri 14 Dec 2007
2008 NASCAR Modified Tour schedules

2008 NASCAR Modified Tour schedules

<pre> 2008 NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR SCHEDULE Date Site Location April 6 Thompson International Speedway Thompson, Conn. April 27 Stafford Motor Speedway ...

Fri 02 Nov 2007
SMI agrees to purchase New Hampshire Int'l Speedway

SMI agrees to purchase New Hampshire Int'l Speedway

Speedway Motorsports Purchases New Hampshire International Speedway CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 2, 2007) - Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK) has agreed to purchase New Hampshire International Speedway from Bob and Gary Bahre for $340 million in...

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...

Thu 08 Nov 2007
Petty Enterprises press conference, part 2

Petty Enterprises press conference, part 2

Continued from part 1 Q: "Last thing, obviously you guys have had talks with different groups about some kind of a merger possibly or partnership. Is this in anyway related to that or will that help increase the opportunity?" Petty: "I'm...