I recently read David Caraviello’s Inside Line column on NASCAR.com titled “As it turns out, driver wasn’t DEI’s biggest loss,” in which he examined the journey of the No. 8 since Dale Earnhardt Jr left Dale Earnhardt Inc. I blogged about this yesterday. He wrote: [T]he one entity that DEI ultimately couldn’t afford to part with, the one […]
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s decision to park its famed No. 8 Chevy is a sign of the economic times we’re in. But, it is also a sign of just how far the team has fallen. And while I don’t know the reasons for some of the business decisions being made by Teresa Earnhardt, I suspect that […]
Gillett Evernham Motorsports will now be known as Richard Petty Motorsports, following its recent merger with Petty Enterprises. As part of the deal with PE, GEM agreed to keep the Petty name in the name of the new organization. Richard Petty also requested that the team use the No. 44. The No. 44 will replace […]
NASCAR’s pre-season showcase from Daytona International Speedway that featured the previous Sprint Cup season’s pole winners and past winners of the shootout has seen its eligibility requirements change starting next season. The Budweiser Shootout will now feature the top six teams from each manufacturer in the final owner points. The move seems to be designed […]
Kobalt Leading Candidate To Sponsor Truck Series Kobalt Tools, a Lowe’s brand, is said to be the leading candidate to sponsor the truck series. Craftsman, a Sears brand, will not renew its sponsorship of the series. Stanley Tools and NAPA have been rumored to be potential sponsors as well. Should Kobalt reach and agreement to […]
Office Depot may be considering moving from Roush Racing to Michael Waltrip Racing and the 00. There have also been some rumors of UPS moving to Roush to sponsor the 99.