Following the reports that Shell/Pennzoil would leave Richard Childress Racing and driver Kevin Harvick to join Penske Racing and driver Kurt Busch, SceneDaily is reporting that Shell will become the official oil of Penske, meaning Mobil 1 will leave the team. ExxonMobil issued a statement indicating it would partner with another team next year.
SceneDaily is reporting that NASCAR has tweaked its wave around rule on restarts to eliminate cars that are under penalty. Before the tweak, a car caught speeding during a green-flag stop could get the wave around if a caution came out before the penalty was served. This would keep the penalized car on the lead lap. Now, the [...]
Atlanta Motor Speedway has filed suit against Pep Boys over a two-year sponsorship deal. According to court documents, AMS claims that Pep Boys stopped making payments on a $3 million race sponsorship contract. The suit states that contract called for $1.4 million for AMS’s 2008 fall race, and $1.6 million for the 2009 fall race. [...]
SceneDaily is reporting that Mark Martin will return next season to drive Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 Chevrolet full time. Last year, Martin signed a two-year deal with Hendrick that would allow him to compete the full year this year and 26 races next season. That agreement was recently revised, making him the full time driver [...]
SceneDaily is reporting that Jay Robinson Racing Kenny Wallace has been penalized 100 driver’s points by NASCAR because the safety foam around the fuel cell did not meet the minimum height requirement following the Kroger On Track For The Cure 250 presented by the Southern Dodge Dealers from Memphis Motorsports Park. JRR crew chief Chris Rice [...]
ESPN is reporting that Gillett Evernham Motorsports has filed a suit in North Carolina Superior Court Robby Gordon, claiming that Robby Gordon Motorsports violated the terms of a tentative agreement that would have sold his one-car Sprint Cup team to GEM for $23.5 million. The deal was pending due dilligence and an audit, and would have [...]
Following the Nationwide series’ Carfax 250 from Michigan International Raceway, NASCAR put 10 cars on the chassis dyno to check horsepower. After confiscating nine Nationwide cars earlier in the season and checking their horsepower, NASCAR discovered that some Toyotas had as much as three percent more horsepower than the other makes. As a result, NASCAR issued [...]
Following the Nationwide series’ Carfax 250 from Michigan International Raceway, NASCAR put 10 cars on the chassis dyno to check horsepower.