JTG Daugherty Racing announced that Marcos Ambrose has decided to leave the team at the end of the Sprint Cup season.
According to Matt McLaughlin’s Thinking Out Loud column on Frontstretch.com, Budweiser moving to Richard Childress Racing and driver Kevin Harvick appears to be “in the cards.” But, no source is given to indicate how and why McLaughlin came to that conclusion. AutoRacing1.com (subscription required) reported the same rumor in June, but nothing has been confirmed or denied [...]
Jayski is reporting, via MikeMulhern.net, Phoenix Racing owner James Finch is planning to shut down the No. 09 team at the end of the Sprint Cup season, despite reports that Kasey Kahne was in talks to run the car next season as he waits to Mark Martin’s contract to expire so that he can take over [...]
Jamie McMurray used a two-tire gamble to become only the third driver to win the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 in the same season, joining Dale Jarrett and Jimmie Johnson. The win also gave team owner Chip Ganassi victories in the Daytona 500, the Indy 500, and the Brickyard 400 in the same year.
Kyle Busch held off Carl Edwards in the closing laps of the Kroger 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park to win his eighth NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the season.
Ron Hornaday snapped a 22-race winless streak by picking up his fourth career win at O’Reilly Raceway Park by winning the AAA Insurance 200. Hornaday led 129 laps and had a half-straightaway lead over Kyle Busch when he took the checkered flag.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced that it has signed David Reutimann to a contact extension, locking the driver up through the 2012 Sprint Cup Series season.
NASCAR penalized Carl Edwards and placed Brad Keselowski on probation for rule infractions committed during the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway last Saturday night. And they were right to do so.
TRG Motorsports announced that the team has re-signed driver Bobby Labonte to a four-race deal in TRG’s No. 71 Chevy with sponsorship from TaxSlayer.com. Labonte will pilot the car at Pocono, Michigan, Atlanta, and Texas.
Boris Said will pilot Red Bull Racing’s No. 83 Toyota in the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International. Said becomes the fifth driver to pilot the car this season. Brian Vickers was sidelined by blood clots. Casey Mears replaced him. Shortly thereafter, Mattias Ekström took over the seat for the Sprint [...]