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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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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).

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 ...

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...

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...

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 07 May 2007
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...

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...

Thu 06 Sep 2007
Toyota Motorsports - JGR announcement

Toyota Motorsports - JGR announcement

TOYOTA AND JOE GIBBS RACING TO TEAM UP FOR 2008 NASCAR SPRINT CUP AND GRAND NATIONAL SERIES TORRANCE, Calif. (September 5, 2007) -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., and Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that the three-time championship-winning race...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
BITD: GM celebrates 2007 championships

BITD: GM celebrates 2007 championships

General Motors Scores 21 Racing Championships in 2007 GM Race Teams Complete Successful Season with Drivers and Manufacturers Championships in Stock Car, Road Racing, Drag Racing, Open Wheel and Off-Road Competition DETROIT - General Motors ...

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 ...

Sat 15 Sep 2007
Richard Petty to receive NCMA award

Richard Petty to receive NCMA award

RICHARD PETTY TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD; NCMA ANNUAL BANQUET DATE SET FOR JAN 31, 2008. CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2007) - The North Carolina Motorsports Association (NCMA) will host its second annual awards banquet on January 31,...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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
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...

Wed 18 Jul 2007
IRL: Ganassi names Lauletta as president

IRL: Ganassi names Lauletta as president

LAULETTA JOINS CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAMS, INC. AS PRESIDENT CONCORD, N.C. (July 17, 2007) -- Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. announced today that Steve "Jake" Lauletta has been named president of the organization according to Owner and Chief...

Mon 16 Jul 2007
Bobby, Donna Labonte Race for Books in Chicago

Bobby, Donna Labonte Race for Books in Chicago

DONNA AND BOBBY LABONTE HELP RAISE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED CHICAGO AREA RACING FANS PARTICIPATE IN FIRST BOOK® SPEED READ GENERATING 10,000 BOOKS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN IN NEED Cheerios® Spoonfuls of Stories® fuels local event as part...

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
Sean Caisse All-Star Showdown race notes

Sean Caisse All-Star Showdown race notes

Dominant Effort at Irwindale Is Spoiled for Sean Caisse and ASM Caisse Leads First 74 Laps of Showdown Before Getting Tangled With Lapped Car CONCORD, NC (October 22, 2007) -- Sean Caisse was in the perfect position to turn around all the bad...

Sat 30 Jun 2007
ES: Loudon: JBR Racing name event sponsors

ES: Loudon: JBR Racing name event sponsors

Mike Gallo Signs Komatsu and C.N. Wood For NHIS Busch East Race Loudon, N.H. (June 28, 2007) - Mike Gallo and the entire JBR Racing team is proud to announce that its familiar No. 88 Ford Taurus NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series...

Wed 11 Apr 2007
JR Motorsports signs Jeremy McGrath
AMA

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 ...

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 ...