The NASCAR Insiders are reporting that Aric Almirola’s name has been mentioned as a potential candidate for one of Richard Petty Motorsports’ Fords next season.
Frontstretch is reporting that Paul Menard has agreed in principle to drive a fourth Richard Childress Racing Chevy in 2011. His Menards sponsorship would move to RCR with him, as it is his father’s company.
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.
After a red flag and a rain delay, Greg Biffle outran pole-sitter Tony Stewart to the finish line, winning the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway by 3.598 seconds.
Elliott Sadler, driver of the Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 19 Sprint Cup Ford, said he has no plans with the team beyond this season, and that he is open to other options for the 2011 season.
In a tribute to his legendary father, Dale Earnhardt Jr drove his No. 3 Wrangler Chevy to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeño 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt led the final 30 laps of the race.
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.
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.
Jeff Gordon saw his 2.5 second lead in the closing laps of the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway evaporate when Elliott Sadler blew a tire and slid across the track. That allowed Kyle Busch to get tires and mount a charge that would ultimately result in his 17th career Sprint Cup victory.