Boris Said survived a spin — and aberration — and edged Max Papis by a nose in a drag race to the finish to win the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The win is Said’s first career victory in the Nationwide Series.
Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that Marcos Ambrose will drive the team’s No. 9 car in 2011, replacing the departing Kasey Kahne, who is leaving to drive for Red Bull Racing in 2011 while he waits for a seat to open up at Hendrick Motorsports.
With his second career Sprint Cup victory, Juan Montoya did something he hasn’t been able to do as of late: win a race in which he had the dominant car.
Marcos Ambrose won his third consecutive Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International, dominating the Zippo 200, leading 60 of 82 laps, including the final 30 laps.
AJ Allmendinger has signed a multi-year deal to stay with Richard Petty Motorsports behind the wheel of the No. 43 Ford. A formal announcement is expected Friday at Watkins Glen International.
Richard Childress Racing is said to be considering fielding a fourth Sprint Cup Chevy next season. Also, the team is in the process of finalizing a deal to run Kevin Harvick Inc.’s Nationwide Series program in 2011.
JTG Daughtery Racing announced that Bobby Labonte will drive the team’s No. 47 Sprint Cup Toyota next season, replacing the departing Marcos Ambrose.
JTG Daugherty Racing announced that Marcos Ambrose has decided to leave the team at the end of the Sprint Cup season.
Kevin Harvick, polesitter for the Coke Zero 400 due to qualifying being rained out, won the wreck-filled restrictor plate race at Daytona International Speedway. On a green-white-checkered finish, Harvick drove by teammate Clint Bowyer for the lead, then held off Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne to win.
Jimmie Johnson earned his first career Sprint Cup road course win in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway after Marcos Ambrose made a mistake under caution in the closing laps, handing Johnson the lead.