Penske Championship Racing announced that Steve Addington will serve as crew chief for the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge and driver Kurt Busch next season. Addington comes to PCR from Joe Gibbs Racing, where he served as crew chief for Kurt’s younger brother, Kyle Busch, and the No. 18 Toyota.
Penske Championship Racing has announced that Jay Guy will serve as crew chief for the No. 12 Dodge Sprint Cup Series team, and driver Brad Keselowski next season. Guy comes from the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team. PCR also announced that Paul Wolfe will serve as crew chief for the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge in [...]
Richard Petty Motorsports will conduct its second merger in as many seasons, as RPM will merge with Yates Racings, fielding Fords in the Sprint Cup Series in 2010.
Richard Petty said that funding from Dodge is on hold due to bankruptcy proceedings. And, Penske Racing’s Walter Czarnecki also said that payments from Dodge have been held up by legal proceedings. Meanwhile, a General Motors spokesperson said that there are no expected budget cuts for GM’s racing program.
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 [...]
Despite announcing that it would file for bankruptcy protection and its recent partnership with Fiat SpA, Chrylser said that it remains committed to the Sprint Cup series and NASCAR. Mike Accavitti, an official with Dodge Motorsports, said: The partnership not only will transform Chrysler into a new, stronger car company with many strategic advantages, it [...]
If someone said a decade ago that NASCAR would someday switch to electric cars, we all would have rolled our eyes and had a good laugh. But with the way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised to see electric cars in NASCAR someday.
Richard Petty Motorsports announced that it has signed Hunt Brothers Pizza to a seven-race deal to sponsor the No. 44 and driver AJ Allmendinger. The deal extends Allmendinger’s season through the Richmond race in September. Allmendinger said: I want to thank Hunt Brothers Pizza for coming on board and supporting us. I know our fans [...]
As GM considers bankruptcy, and Car and Driver publishes hoax articles about Dodge and Chevy being ordered out of NASCAR, I asked myself what would happen if Dodge and or Chevy pulled out of NASCAR. The answer? Probably not much would happen. While NASCAR touted the safety aspects, the savings, and the closer competition as [...]
AutoWeek’s editor and associate publisher Dutch Mandel wrote an article calling for people to lighten up about Car and Driver’s April Fool’s day hoax that Obama told carmakers Chevy and Dodge that they had to leave NASCAR to receive bailout money. Mandel wrote: As you can imagine, far too many people failed to look at the [...]