Hendrick Motorsports has announced that the team has signed crew chiefs Chad Knaus and Alan Gustafson to multi-year contract extensions. While Knaus’s role is certain, Gustafson’s role is up in the air after 2011. I have an idea where he might land.
Dale Earnhardt Jr’s JR Motorsports will team up with Dale Earnhardt Inc and Richard Childress Racing to pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt’s induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame by fielding the No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series race on July 2 at Daytona International Speedway to be driven by Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Facebook page contained the following post: “Big announcement at [JR Motorsports] today – check back this afternoon for all the info and pictures from the day.” Many believe it will be the official announcement that Dale Jr will drive the No. 3 Wrangler Chevy in the July Nationwide race at Daytona.
NASCAR has issued fines penalties to three Nationwide Series teams for infractions at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 22 driven by race winner Brad Keselowski, the No. 75 driven by Bobby Gerhart, and the No. 05 driven by Willie Allen each received fines and penalties.
Tommy Baldwin Racing has announced that Casey Mears will drive the No. 36 Chevy starting at this weekend’s race at Richmond International Raceway. Mears takes over for Johnny Sauter who drove the car in the last two races. Mears started the season with Keyed-Up Motorsports in the No. 90, then left the team to serve [...]
In a race that saw a record 88 lead changes among 29 different leaders, two- and three-wide racing for much of the day, and a 0.011 second margin of victory, there’s no reason to complain that it could have been more exciting, right? Wrong.
Roger Penske, owner of Penske Racing, indicated that Sam Hornish Jr will return to Penske’s three-car Sprint Cup team in 2011, according to SceneDaily. With Mobil 1 leaving at the end of the season, thanks to a deal with Shell Pennzoil, Penske would need to find a sponsor to re-sign Hornish.
After barely making the field due to high carbon monoxide levels — the result of breathing in exhaust fumes after damaging crush panels in his Sprint Cup COT — Brad Beselowski used a push from Joey Logano to take the lead before the caution came out for a fiery wreck, ending the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.
SceneDaily is reporting that Kevin Harvick has discussed the possibility of returning to Richard Childress Racing with team owner Richard Childress. But, he hasn’t decided whether or not he will return. SceneDaily indicates he is leaning towards re-signing with RCR, but Harvick’s quotes don’t clearly state that.
Kevin Harvick, who hung in the back most of the day, broke his 115-race winless streak by beating Jamie McMurray to the finish line by 0.011 seconds in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.