NASCAR issued penalties to Whitney Motorsports following post-race inspection the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway where the team’s No. 46 Sprint Cup entry was found to have engine valves that were below the mandated weight. Driver Michael McDowell was penalized 50 drivers’ points and owner Dusty Whitney was penalized 50 owners’ points. Crew [...]
Donnie Wingo has been replaced as crew chief for Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Sprint Cup team by Drew Blickensderfer, who moves up from the team’s Nationwide Series program. Mike Beam will assume crew chief duties for RFR’s No. 60 Nationwide Series Ford and driver Carl Edwards. Wingo joined RFR in 2008 as crew chief [...]
Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing owner Richard Childress were penalized 150 driver and owner points, respectively for rules violations found on their race-winning New Hampshire Chevy.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 11 Toyota Camry and Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 Chevy Impala failed to pass the height sticks on the first attempt during post-race inspection. After the shocks cooled down, both cars passed, but NASCAR took pictures of the cars before they passed. Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 Chevy Impala and Roush Fenway [...]
Casey Mears said that he will run the entire 2011 Sprint Cup Series season in Germain Racing’s No. 13 Toyota. GEICO is set to sponsor the car for 18 races in 2011, and the team is currently seeking addition sponsorship for the remaining races.
Tony Stewart gambled on fuel during the last run of the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. On the last lap, he ran out, handing Clint Bowyer, who dominated most of the race, the win.
Kyle Busch won the Camping World Truck Series TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by .280 seconds over James Buescher, who took issue with Busch’s tactics on Lap 174.
Kenny Francis’ move to Red Bull Racing indicates he will follow Kasey Kahne to Hendrick Motorsports in 2012. If that happens, it could affect Dale Earnhardt Jr’s team.
Front Row Motorsports is suing its former driver, Kevin Conway, and sponsor, Biotab Nutraceuticals, which sells ExtenZe, for non-payment of part of a sponsorship deal for Conway to drive a Sprint Cup entry for the team this season.
Rumor has it that Verizon will not return to Penske Racing’s No. 12 Nationwide Series Dodge in 2011, instead choosing to focus on Penske’s IndyCar program. As a result, Justin Allgaier has been given permission to speak to other teams about employment next season.