AJ Allmendinger is set to replace Elliott Sadler in the No. 19 Dodge fielded by Gillett Evernham Motorsports, according to sources. If true, this would mean GEM would consist of Kasey Kahne, Reed Sorenson, and Allmendinger. No word on what will happen to Sadler, and ESPN could not reach him for comment.
Bill Davis has sold majority interest in Bill Davis Racing and all of Triad Racing Development to Mike Held and Marty Gaunt. Triad Racing Technologies will continue to supply engines, chassis, and bodies for all three of NASCAR’s major series.
Robby Gordon Motorsports has announced that beginning in 2009, the team will switch from Dodge to Toyota. Gordon and Toyota began their relationship in 1989, when Gordon won a championship driving a Toyota grand national truck.
Petty Enterprises and Bobby Labonte, driver of PE’s No. 43 have parted ways amidst rumors of PE trying to negotiate a deal to merge with Gillett Evernham Motorsports. PE has not been able to secure sponsorship for the 2009 season for its storied No. 43 entry. While the team has said that if a merger [...]
Rumor has it that Gillett Evernham Motorsports is in talks with Petty Enterprises about a merger for 2009. A possible merger would mean that one of the PE cars, most likely the No. 45, would be dropped, as the No. 43 would join GEM’s Nos. 9, 10, and 19.
Roush Fenway Racing announced that Donnie Wingo will replace Larry Carter as crew chief for the No. 26 Ford driven by Jamie McMurray. The move reunited McMurray and Wingo, as Wingo served as McMurray’s crew chief at Chip Ganassi Racing for three seasons before McMurray left to join RFR. Wingo said: Jamie and I had [...]
HMS Holdings, operator of Hendrick Motorsports’ engine shop, is suing Dale Earnhardt Inc. for $1.5 million as a fee for terminating the agreement between the shop and Ginn Racing, which DEI acquired, to supply Hendrick engines to Ginn. When DEI and Ginn merged in 2007, the team signed a termination agreement regarding the engine contract. [...]
The economic downturn is taking its tool on everyone, including NASCAR. As automakers struggle to stay afloat, and seek to secure bailout funds, NASCAR teams announce layoffs. Since the end of the Sprint Cup season, Petty Enterprises, Wood Brothers Racing, and Bill Davis Racing have all laid off employees. Even the larger teams, including Hendrick [...]
Carl Edwards gambled of fuel and ran out just as he crossed the finish line to win the Ford 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway. Edwards did everything he could to win the championship, but Jimmie Johnson’s 15th-place finish secured him the Sprint Cup. Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Gordon, and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top [...]
Carl Edwards won the Ford 300 Nationwide Series race from Homestead-Miami Speedway, but a fifth-place finish by Clint Bowyer gave him the championship by 21 points. Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowki, Jason Leffler, and Bowyer finished second through fifth, respectively. Scott Wimmer, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kelly Bires, and Joey Logano rounded out the top [...]