Richard Childress Racing and Kevin Harvick have reportedly reached an agreement on a contract extension that will keep Harvick in the No. 29 Chevy beyond the 2010 season. An official announcement is expected Saturday before the All Star race.
Dale Earnhardt Jr’s JR Motorsports will team up with Dale Earnhardt Inc and Richard Childress Racing to pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt’s induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame by fielding the No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series race on July 2 at Daytona International Speedway to be driven by Earnhardt Jr.
Rusty Wallace Racing and Toyota Racing Development announced that RWR is switching from Chevy to Toyota in the 2010 Nationwide Series season. Drivers Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan will return to the team full time in 2010, as well.
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing is staying with Chevrolet next season, after considering a switch to Toyota, according to FoxSports. Richard Childress, which helps supply engines to EGR, and Toyota reportedly gave EGR an ultimatum to decide on a make for next season. They chose to stick with Chevy.
According to FoxSports, it seems that Jamie McMurray is slated to drive Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 car next season, but the hold up appears to be Bass Pro Shops, which is going to sponsor the car. BPS wants to move to Stewart Hass Racing’s No. 39 and Ryan Newman. Also, EGR is considering a [...]
Following the news that General Motors would be cutting its support of Chevy Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series teams, GM has told Sprint Cup teams to brace for cutbacks in its financial support of the series.
With the Wall Street Journal reporting last weekend on the fall of Chrysler, and its effect on NASCAR, and the Orlando Sentinel’s recent report that the automotive task force is giving Chrysler half of the money it requested for marketing, many are predicting cutbacks of both Dodge and Chevy in NASCAR. This is no surprise [...]
SceneDaily is reporting that Mark Martin will return next season to drive Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 Chevrolet full time. Last year, Martin signed a two-year deal with Hendrick that would allow him to compete the full year this year and 26 races next season. That agreement was recently revised, making him the full time driver [...]
Larry McClure, owner of the Morgan-McClure Motorsports No. 4 Sprint Cup Series Chevy, yesterday was sentenced to 18 months in prison for federal income tax fraud. He was said to have faced a maximum penatly of 115 years in prison. McClure was also fined $40,000, ordered to pay $60,000 in restitution to Eastman-Kodak for filing [...]
A source has said the General Motors Corp is planning to “kill off” its Pontiac brand. An official announcement is expected Monday. In GM’s most recent viability plan, Pontiac was not named as one of GM’s core brands, which are Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. The brand also wasn’t listed among those that would be [...]