Nelson Piquet Jr became the first Brazilian to win a NASCAR national series race with his win in the Sargento 200 at Road America.
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.
Casey Mears will replace Max Papis in Germain Racing’s No. 13 Sprint Cup Toyota starting at Atlanta Motor Speedway later this month. He will drive for the team in 2011, as well. Germain has a half of the season sponsored by GEICO. The team is still looking for sponsorship for 18 races next season. The [...]
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.
Kevin Harvick, who hung in the back most of the day, broke his 115-race winless streak by beating Jamie McMurray to the finish line by 0.011 seconds in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR has penalized Germain Racing’s No. 13 and JTG Daugherty Racing’s No. 47 teams for rule violations at Texas Motor Speedway. The crew chiefs were fined and placed on probation for the rest of the season. The teams each lost 50 owner’s points and 25 driver’s points. Two other teams received fines and probation, as well.
During post-qualifying inspection, NASCAR found problems with the lower radiator pans on Marcos Ambrose’s No. 47 and Max Papis’ No. 13. NASCAR found that the pans were considered unapproved ballast weight mounting, which is a violation of Rule 20-2.3, added car weight. NASCAR said the violations could carry a penalty. See FoxSports.com for more.
Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne nipped Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart at the line respectively to emerge from the Gatorade Duels victorious. The combined margin of victory was .02 of a second. Johnson beat Harvick by a mere .005, and Kahne beat Stewart by .014.
Joey Logano, Max Papis, David Ragan, and David Reutimann tested at Infineon Raceway Tuesday and Wednesday in late model stock cars, so as not to violate the testing ban at NASCAR tracks.
Germain Racing has hired Peter Sospenzo to serve as crew cheif for its No. 13 Geico Toyota and driver Max Papis. General Manager Mike Hillman Sr. will work with the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers/HYPE Energy Drink Toyota in the Nationwide series with driver Michael Annett.