Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ford Asks NASCAR To Approve Mustang For Cup In 2013

February 14th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

Ford has asked NASCAR for approval to run the Mustang in the Sprint Cup Series starting in 2013. The approval, which could take all year, is dependent upon the Mustang being competitively equal to the other cars in the series

Busch Wins Shootout at New-Look Daytona

February 13th, 2011 | by NASCAR Wire Service

With a push from 2010 Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray, Busch won Saturday night’s season-opening exhibition race when Denny Hamlin drew a black flag for passing below the yellow out-of-bounds line as the cars approached the finish

Report: Burton, RCR Working On Extension

February 11th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

Richard Childress Racing and Jeff Burton are reportedly working on a deal to help Burton finish his career in an RCR Chevy. Burton's contract is up at the end of the season, as is the team's contract with sponsor Caterpillar

NEMCO Motorsports Announces Sponsor For Daytona 500

February 11th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

NEMCO Motorsports announced that it has reached a sponsorship agreement with AM FM Energy to sponsor the team's No. 87 Toyota and driver/owner Joe Nemechek in the Dayona 500. The company will also appear as association sponsor on the No. 87 Nationwide Series Toyota in the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona

NASCAR Rule Means No Cup Rookie Of The Year In 2011

February 11th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

Thanks to a new NASCAR mandate, it looks like there will be no Rookie of the Year in the Sprint Cup Series in 2011. Trevor Bayne, potentially the only Cup rookie, is not eligible.

Phoenix International Raceway To Be Reconfigured, Repaved

February 9th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

After the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway later this month, the track will undergo repaving and reconfiguration. Planned renovations include widening the front straightaway; moving pit road back and making the pit boxes concrete; adding variable banking to turns 1 and 2; and widening and adding variable banking to turns 3 and 4.

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