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.
SceneDaily is reporting that Kevin Harvick has discussed the possibility of returning to Richard Childress Racing with team owner Richard Childress. But, he hasn’t decided whether or not he will return. SceneDaily indicates he is leaning towards re-signing with RCR, but Harvick’s quotes don’t clearly state that.
Donald DJ Richardson, rear-tire changer of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 29 Chevy, passed away on Christmas Day from complications from the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. Richardson contracted the virus over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Despite a report that Richard Childress Racing was holding off on layoffs after the team said it would enter the No. 07 in the 2010 Daytona 500, the team laid off fewer than a dozen people in preparation for closing the No. 07 team after sponsor Jack Daniels left.
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.
Richard Childress issued a statement reiterating that Kevin Harvick and Shell/Pennzoil are under contract with RCR until 2010. Yesterday, it was reported that Harvick wants out of his contract, so he can join Stewart Haas Racing with Shell/Pennzoil.
Chip Ganassi Racing is said to be looking to merge with another team to stay in NASCAR. The team shut down the Dario Franchitti’s No. 40 team, laying off 71 employees in the process. The team is also losing Reed Sorenson next season to Gillett Evernham Motorsports. Michael Waltrip Racing, which has already lost UPS […]
NASCAR.com‘s Joe Menzer is reporting some very interesting things in his One Menz Opinion column this week. He is reporting that Reed Sorenson may be out of the Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 41 Dodge at the end of the season. He wrote: Sorenson appears to have sealed his fate by missing at least one very […]
ESPN is reporting that Greg Biffle had reached an agreement with Roush Fenway Racing on a three-year deal. He met with Roush officials last week to iron out terms of the deal. The team plans to announce the deal in the next week or so. Also expected to be announced is a new deal with 3M […]