NASCAR confiscated a pair of unapproved lower-A arms from Whitney Motorsports’ No. 46 Chevy driven in this weekend’s AMP Energy Juice 500 by Michael McDowell. According to SPEEDtv, the arms appeared to have been hollowed out and filled with ball bearings to make them heavier. NASCAR noticed the issue when some of the ball bearings [...]
Robby Gordon announced that he is creating an energy drink company, which he hopes will provide enough revenue to fund his Robby Gordon Motorsports team. Gordon also said that he will run the first five races of the Sprint Cup Series in 2011, and the “fun” races in the big markets. Currently, Gordon plans to [...]
According to ESPN.com, Kevin Harvick Inc and Richard Childress Racing will merge their Nationwide Series teams beginning in 2011. Under the agreement, RCR will stop fielding Nationwide Chevys in 2011, instead making its stable of drivers available to drive KHI’s No. 33 Chevy. RCR will also provide chassis, engine, and technical support to KHI. The team will still receive [...]
Tony Stewart, speaking to reporters in a teleconference, said that the goal is still for Stewart Haas Racing to field four Sprint Cup entries, eventually. But, he said that the team is not going to expand next season. He indicated that a four-car stable is a goal down the road. Stewart said: Yes, I mean, [...]
Trevor Bayne will make his Sprint Cup debut driving the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford for Wood Brothers Racing in the Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Bayne was originally slated to drive a fifth car for Roush Fenway Racing, the team he recently signed with, at Texas with Donnie Wingo serving as his crew [...]
Chad McCumbee will drive TRG Motorsports’ No. 71 Sprint Cup Chevy in this weekend’s AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, with ModSpace on board as the sponsor. McCumbee currently drives the No. 1 ModSpace car in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. McCumbee made eight starts in the Sprint Cup in 2007-2008 driving for what is now [...]
Hendrick Motorsports has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with AARP and the AARP Foundation to sponsor the team’s No. 24 Sprint Cup Chevy. The Drive To End Hunger will be the majority sponsor for 22 races in each of the next three years.
Paul Menard, who is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season to join Richard Childress Racing, will drive the No. 27 Menards Chevy in 2011. Menard’s new car will feature the same paint scheme his car currently features, including the familiar fluorescent yellow. Visit Jayski’s page to see the car.
Richard Petty met with officials from Toyota and Michael Waltrip Racing Sunday and Monday, which could mean the team is considering a switch from Ford Fusions from Roush Fenway Racing to Toyota Camrys from MWR.
NASCAR confiscated the drive-shaft cover from the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevy of Jimmie Johnson before the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The team, however, is unlikely to be penalized. Reports say that the confiscation is not a serious matter. Update: SceneDaily.com is reporting that Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby said that the [...]