Kevin Harvick survived a bout with flu-like symptoms, missing Bud Shootout practice, and a green-white-checker finish to win his second consecutive Bud Shootout under caution. Harvick took the lead on lap 75, and earned the victory when the field was frozen due to a caution for a multi-car accident.
For those of you who spent the entire NASCAR off-season under a rock, IZOD Indy Car Series driver Danica Patrick made her stock-car racing debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Daytona. She managed to stay out of trouble — with the exception of one spin and amazing save — to earn a respectable sixth-place finish.
Crown Royal extends its sponsorship of Roush Fenway Racing and driver Matt Kenseth. Crown Royal will now sponsor Kenseth’s No. 17 for 35 of 38 races, including the Bud Shootout and the All Star Race. Originally, Crown Royal was set to sponsor about half the season.
Miccosukee Resorts & Gaming will no longer sponsor Phoenix Racing’s No. 09. Miccosukee committed to sponsor the Phoenix Racing’s No. 1 Nationwide entry for the entire season, and the No. 09 Sprint Cup entry for 18 races. Chairman of the Miccosukee tribe, Billy Cypress, lost the his bid for reelection. The new chairman ended the [...]
According to Jayski, Michael McDowell has signed on with Prism Motorsports to drive a second car for the team full time in the 2010 Sprint Cup Series season. McDowell will drive the No. 55 and Dave Blaney will drive the No. 66, the car he drove most of last season. Zack McGowan will serve a [...]
Latitude 43 Motorsports has secured sponsorship for its No. 26 car for the Sprint Cup Series opener at Daytona. Window World will sponsor the car. Boris Said has committed to driving for the team for the first five races of 2010. Frank Stoddard will serve as crew chief for the car.
John Andretti will drive Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 in the Budweiser Shootout and the Daytona 500. Travis Kvapil, who is slated to drive the car the rest of the season, will drive FRM’s No. 37. He replaces rookie Kevin Conway, who NASCAR hasn’t approved to race at Daytona. Andretti will also drive a handful [...]
Tommy Baldwin Racing will expand from a one-car operation to a two-car team starting at Auto Club Speedway, the second race of the season. TBR will field the No. 35 Chevy, driven by Johnny Sauter, for at least three races.