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Sat 25 Feb 2006
Kerry Tharp assigned to manage public relations

Kerry Tharp assigned to manage public relations

KERRY THARP ASSIGNED NASCAR COMPETITION PR ROLE Tharp will transfer from Licensing PR Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2006) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Kerry Tharp will manage...

Fri 17 Feb 2006
NASCAR restructures executive management team

NASCAR restructures executive management team

NASCAR RESTRUCTURES EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM Paul Brooks takes on additional responsibilities; Steve Phelps named CMO; Jim O'Connell hired as Vice President of Corporate Marketing DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2006) -- National Association...

Sun 26 Feb 2006
Hmiel banned for life by NASCARHeadline

Hmiel banned for life by NASCAR

After failing a third substance abuse test, driver Shane Hmiel has been banned for life by the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. Hmiel was first suspended in 2003 for failing a random drug test; he completed a rehabilitation program...

Sun 02 Jul 2006
Marcus Jadotte heads new Public Affairs team

Marcus Jadotte heads new Public Affairs team

MARCUS JADOTTE TO LEAD NEW NASCAR PUBLIC AFFAIRS TEAM NASCAR Public Relations Senior Manager moves on to new role DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 2006) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Marcus ...

Sat 18 Nov 2006
Rolling Along: Is Hoosier back in NASCAR's fast lane?

Rolling Along: Is Hoosier back in NASCAR's fast lane?

An Oct. 5 system-wide strike by some 15,000 United Steelworkers union members at 16 Goodyear Tire and Rubber manufacturing plants might have provided Lakeville, Indiana-based Hoosier Tire and Rubber a chance to get rolling again in NASCAR's three...

Sat 01 Jul 2006
Steve O'Donnell named VP of Racing Operations

Steve O'Donnell named VP of Racing Operations

NASCAR Names Steve O'Donnell Vice President of Racing Operations Three others promoted as part of weekly and touring competition reorganization DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 2006) -- NASCAR announced today that Steve O'Donnell has been...

Mon 04 Dec 2006
Dr. Jerry Petty receives special award

Dr. Jerry Petty receives special award

Distinguished Neurosurgeon Receives Top Industry Award For Career Service NEW YORK (Dec. 1, 2006) -- As a physician, North Carolina neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty ranks among the top of his field. He also ranks highly in the minds of many...

Fri 17 Nov 2006
2007 Miller Motorsports Park schedule announced

2007 Miller Motorsports Park schedule announced

MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK ADDS A NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL WEST RACE TO A FULL 2007 RACING SEASON TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (November 16, 2006) -- Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) today announced a 2007 schedule that is among the best in the United States and...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Elizabeth Petty passes away

Elizabeth Petty passes away

LEVEL CROSS, N.C. -- Elizabeth Toomes Petty, wife of NASCAR champion Lee Petty and mother of NASCAR champion Richard Petty, passed away Sunday morning at age 88. She is survived by sons Richard and Maurice, as well as nine grandchildren, 24...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Gary Crotty named to Board of Directors

Gary Crotty named to Board of Directors

Gary Crotty Named to NASCAR Board of Directors DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2006) -- W. Garrett "Gary" Crotty, Secretary and General Counsel for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), has been named to NASCAR's Board of ...

Mon 10 Jul 2006
Montoya leaves F1 for NASCAR in 2007

Montoya leaves F1 for NASCAR in 2007

In an unprecedented move, Juan Pablo Montoya is leaving Formula One for NASCAR in 2007. In a press conference this morning, Montoya announced he would be rejoining his former team owner, Chip Ganassi, behind the wheel of the Havoline Dodge for...

Sun 15 Oct 2006
IRL: Hornish's racing future focused on NASCARHeadline

IRL: Hornish's racing future focused on NASCAR

Indy Racing League's 2006 IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish, Jr. has his eyes set on NASCAR. Hornish will join the recent influx of openwheel racers to join the stock car ranks, with the goal to race in the top elite series: NASCAR Nextel ...

Tue 08 Aug 2006
IRL: Fernandez receives honor in Mexico

IRL: Fernandez receives honor in Mexico

Fernández Named One of Mexico's Most Influential List of 300 Includes Business, Political, Sports and Cultural Leaders MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2006) - Adrián Fernández is more than just a race car driver. And now a national magazine in...

Fri 03 Mar 2006
Paducah Raceway news 2006-03-02

Paducah Raceway news 2006-03-02

New Owners Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ken Schrader and Bob Sargent Announce Exciting 2006 Paducah International Raceway Slate and Major Sponsors! 3/2/06-A massive overflow crowd of media members, local business and government leaders, racers and ...

Tue 25 Apr 2006
Scott Warfield joins communications staff

Scott Warfield joins communications staff

Scott Warfield Joins NASCAR as Manager of Public Relations DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 24, 2006) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Scott Warfield will manage public relations for NASCAR Licensing,...

Fri 24 Feb 2006
Darrell Waltrip signs with Fox Sports

Darrell Waltrip signs with Fox Sports

BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY! -- FOX SPORTS SIGNS DARRELL WALTRIP TO MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION Premier Motorsports Analyst to Continue With Top-Rated NASCAR Broadcaster FOX Sports and Darrell Waltrip have agreed upon a multi-year ...

Tue 08 Aug 2006
IRL: Andrew Campagnone joins Chip Ganassi Racing

IRL: Andrew Campagnone joins Chip Ganassi Racing

ANDREW CAMPAGNONE JOINS GANASSI TO SERVE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONCORD, N.C. (August 8, 2006) -- Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today Andrew Campagnone has joined the organization to serve as the Vice ...

Fri 12 May 2006
IRL: MIS president to step down

IRL: MIS president to step down

PRESIDENT OF MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY TO STEP DOWN AFTER 2006 SEASON CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY VP AND MIDWEST NATIVE TAPPED TO LEAD BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN FACILITY BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 12, 2006) -- International Speedway Corporation today...

Thu 17 Aug 2006
IRL: Texas Motor Speedway announces 2007 schedule

IRL: Texas Motor Speedway announces 2007 schedule

TMS Announces 2007 Race Schedule * Schedule To Be Highlighted By Dickies 500 Returning To A Finish Under The Lights * Season Tickets Now On Sale, Free "10 Years Strong" Anniversary Book For Purchases By Oct. 2 ...

Wed 19 Apr 2006
Chuck Warren passes away

Chuck Warren passes away

Although Chuck Warren is not a household name among today's racing fans, he was well known and well respected by the NASCAR community in his day. Warren got his start in auto racing working as a crew member for a local Ashtabula, Ohio short track...

Thu 04 May 2006
Glimpse into Michael Waltrip Racing organization

Glimpse into Michael Waltrip Racing organization

LOOMIS GIVES GLIMPSE OF MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING ORIGINATION MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 3, 2006) - Nearly a decade ago, Troy Loomis joined Michael Waltrip Racing when it was a modest family-owned NASCAR Busch Series team in Sherrills Ford (N.C.).

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Dick Tickle to receive Bobby Isaac Award

Dick Tickle to receive Bobby Isaac Award

Short-Track Racing Legend Dick Trickle to Receive Bobby Isaac Memorial Award Prior to Dollar General 300 CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 25, 2006) -- Short-track racing legend Dick Trickle will receive the Bobby Isaac Memorial Award during ...

Mon 10 Jul 2006
Richard Petty Goodwood Festival of Speed summary

Richard Petty Goodwood Festival of Speed summary

The New King of England -- Richard Petty, driving his famous 1972 Dodge Charger, wowed the crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Held on the grounds of historic Goodwood House in West Sussex and hosted by the Earl of March, the Goodwood ...

Sun 12 Mar 2006
Dodge revs up with the Charger SRT-8Headline

Dodge revs up with the Charger SRT-8

What's better than being in 'Sin City' on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit? How about landing a ride in Kurt Busch's loaner car, a Dodge Charger SRT-8? John Fernandez, Director of Dodge Motorsports Operations was the driver and I was the passenger ...