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.
Andretti Autosport is teaming up with Richard Petty and sponsor Window World to field a fifth IZOD IndyCar Series entry with John Andretti behind the wheel. The team will debut its No. 43 car at Kansas Speedway on May 1. At the end of the month, the team will attempt to make the Indianapolis 500.
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.
Gillett Evernham Motorsports will now be known as Richard Petty Motorsports, following its recent merger with Petty Enterprises. As part of the deal with PE, GEM agreed to keep the Petty name in the name of the new organization. Richard Petty also requested that the team use the No. 44. The No. 44 will replace [...]
Why is everyone in the media so quick to compare Kyle Busch to the likes of Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, David Pearson, Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, etc.? Sure Busch is on one heck of a tear this season, visiting Victory Lane seven times in the Sprint Cup. He’s got 14 wins [...]