Johnny Benson finished seventh in the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, one spot ahead of Ron Hornaday to win his first Craftsman Truck Series championship.
Stewart Hass Racing announced that it has hired Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s VP of Competition, Bobby Hutchens, to serve as SHR’s director of competition. The team has also hired Tony Gibson, crew chief of the No. 8 team, to be crew chief of SHR’s No. 39. U.S. Army team and driver Ryan Newman.
NASCAR announced that it will suspend testing in all of its series in 2009 in an effort to help teams save money. As part of the new policy, teams will not be allowed to test at any track that holds a NASCAR sanctioned event in the three major series and two regional series.
BB&T, Richard Childress Racing’s sponsor of the No. 2 Nationwide entry has signed on to sponsor RCR’s No. 33 Sprint Cup entry driver by Clint Bowyer next season for 10 races and the All Star race. BB&T’s CMO Steve Wiggs said: Richard Childress Racing and Clint Bowyer have been great partners, and we have been [...]
Dale Earnhardt Inc and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates have officially merged and will form a four car team for 2009 and beyond. DEI drivers Martin Truex Jr and Aric Almirola will drive the Nos. 1 and 8 respectively, while Juan Pablo Montoya and a driver to be named later will drive the Nos. 42 [...]
Jimmie Johnson started from the pole but could not edge Jamie McMurray on the first lap to gain the five bonus points for leading. He ran in the top five for the early part of the race, gaining the lead on lap 81. On lap 101, he gave up the lead to pit under green. [...]
Mark Martin is said to be piloting the No. 84 Red Bull Racing Toyota at this weekend’s Ford 400 from Homstead-Miami Speedway. Martin will replace Scott Speed, who since taking over for AJ Allmendinger has an average finish of 34.2 and has dropped the team from the top 35 in owner’s points. The team would [...]
Jimmie Johnson had a dominant car, and easily survived a green-white checker finish to win the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil from Phoenix International Raceway. Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray, Carl Edwards, and Denny Hamlin finished second through fifth respectively. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton and David Ragan rounded [...]
It has been reported that Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Chip Ganassi Racing may be working on a merger that would combine DEI’s Nos. 1 and 8 with CGR’s No. 41 and 42 next season. CGR is also said to be considering a merger with Petty Enterprises. Currently, CGR has one full time sponsor for next [...]
JR Motorsports has announced that Delphi will be the primary sponsor for the No. 5 Chevy for one race with driver Tony Stewart. Delphi will also sponsor Brad Keselowski in the No. 88 Chevy for six races. And, Delphi will serve as associate sponsor on all of the Hendrick Motorsports Chevys and uniforms for 2009. [...]