ESPN is reporting that Budweiser has talked with Hendrick Motorsports about potentially sponsoring one of the team’s cars after this season. Rick Hendrick indicated that Budweiser could be brought in despite an agreement with Pepsi, depending on which car the Budweiser sponsorship appears. Hendrick also said he is close to re-signing crew chiefs Chad Knaus [...]
International Speedway Corporation is expected to announced that Daytona International Speedway will be repaved before the 20110 Daytona 500. While there is concern over the surface, track officials decided to wait until after the second round of Daytona races this season to begin the project. After a pothole caused a delay during this year’s Daytona [...]
Ever wonder what it would be like if NASCAR teams drafted drivers like players are drafted in the NFL? I did, so I decided to use a convoluted system to determine where drivers would end up if there was a draft today.
After it was announced that Shell would sponsor Penske Championship Racing’s No. 22, Kurt Busch has announced that he has signed a five-year extension to remain with Penske through 2015. He says that Shell was only interested in signing with Penske if Busch was behind the wheel.
Darrell Waltrip just tweeted that Dale Earnhardt Jr will run a No. 3 car in the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona in July. He wrote: “Here’s something that will make you go ‘hum’,Dale Jr driving the ’3′car in the nationwide race at Daytona in July,thats interesting.” No official announcement has been made, yet. So, this [...]
NASCAR has penalized Germain Racing’s No. 13 and JTG Daugherty Racing’s No. 47 teams for rule violations at Texas Motor Speedway. The crew chiefs were fined and placed on probation for the rest of the season. The teams each lost 50 owner’s points and 25 driver’s points. Two other teams received fines and probation, as well.
ESPN is reporting that a source said that Richard Childress Racing has discussed a deal with Budweiser to replace Shell/Pennzoil, which just announced it is leaving the team at the end of the season. With Kasey Kahne leaving Richard Petty Motorsports to join Hendrick Motorsports, Budweiser is said to be looking to move to another team. Recently, [...]
Following the reports that Shell/Pennzoil would leave Richard Childress Racing and driver Kevin Harvick to join Penske Racing and driver Kurt Busch, SceneDaily is reporting that Shell will become the official oil of Penske, meaning Mobil 1 will leave the team. ExxonMobil issued a statement indicating it would partner with another team next year.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Shell has agreed to a deal to sponsor Kurt Busch at Penske Racing. Busch will drive the No. 22, the Observer states. Meanwhile, Brad Keselowski will move to a Dodge with Busch’s current sponsor, Miller Lite. With Shell moving to Penske, Mobil 1 is expected to leave. Busch is also [...]
Jayski is reporting via FoxSports that Ty Norris of Michael Waltrip Racing was entertaining reps from Budweiser at Texas last weekend. Could Budweiser be headed to MWR? Possibly, given this tidbit. There are reports that Budweiser was interested in joining Hendrick Motorsports when Dale Earnhardt Jr joined the team but HMS’s deal with Pepsi prevented that. [...]