Robby Gordon Motorsports has hired Iain Watt to serve as crew chief for the team’s No. 7 Sprint Cup Toyota this season. Watt joins RGM from Richard Petty Motorsports, where he was director of performance engineering. Watt replaces Doug Richert, who was recently hired by Keyed Up Motorsports to be crew chief for Casey Mears.
Keyed Up Motorsports announced that Casey Mears will drive the team’s No. 90 Sprint Cup entry for the 2010 season. Doug Richert was recently hired as crew chief for the team.
Depite earlier reports that Richard Childress Racing would field it’s No. 07 car at the Daytona 500, the team said that it will not field the car, driven by Casey Mears, because sponsorship could not be found. Meanwhile, BB&T has renewed its sponsorship of Clint Bowyer and the No. 33 car.
Despite a report that Richard Childress Racing was holding off on layoffs after the team said it would enter the No. 07 in the 2010 Daytona 500, the team laid off fewer than a dozen people in preparation for closing the No. 07 team after sponsor Jack Daniels left.
There appear to be four candidates for Phoenix Racing’s No. 09 Sprint Cup entry, according to ESPN Insider via Jayski. Casey Mears is said to be the leading candidate. But, Reed Sorenson, David Gilliland, and David Stremme are also in the mix.
Ask.com could move from Hall of Fame Racing/Yates Racing’s No. 96 to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 next season for a few races. Casey Mears could be back in the car, but there’s a rumor that Paul Menard could bump Mears out of the car because he would bring a sponsor (Menards) for the full year. […]
Jayski is reporting via ESPN Insider (password required) that Paul Menard has denied speculation that he may replace Casey Mears in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07. It was reported last week that he was touring RCR’s race shop. Rumor has it that Menard is unhappy with the merger between Yates Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports.
Brown-Forman, parent company of Jack Daniels, will conclude its sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 and driver Casey Mears at the end of the season.
Bobby Labonte is rumored to be a contender to replace Casey Mears in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 next season. He has also been connected to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 1, but Jamie McMurray might be the leading candidate for that ride.
Jayski is reporting that Jack Daniels may not return to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 next year. This follows rumors that Shell Pennzoil and Kevin Harvick might leave the team, despite both being under contract next season. If JD leaves, maybe Casey Mears moves to the No. 29 with Shell, and RCR releases Harvick. Of course, […]