Owner also celebrates as First-Time Series Champion
Lennox has been a sponsor of Penske Racing since 1998.
This association will be on full display this weekend as the logo will not only be on the No. 22 Sprint Cup Series car but will also be on the No. 22 Nationwide Series entry. In this fifteenth year, as a symbol of appreciation, Penske Racing will place the Lennox logo on the hood and rear deck lid of the No. 22 car for the Bristol Nationwide Series race on Saturday, March 17.
Coors Light renews as Official Beer Of NASCAR; Miller Lite extends partnership with Penske Racing, Keselowski
NASCAR, MillerCoors and Penske Racing today jointly announced multi-year partnership extensions for the brewer’s two biggest brands. For MillerCoors, the deals with the sanctioning body and one of the sport’s most respected teams solidify its status among the most committed sponsors in NASCAR. In addition, MillerCoors has alliances with seven tracks that host NASCAR races.
Kurt Busch has found a new ride in the No. 51 car of Phoenix Racing
The 2004 NASCAR champion will drive James Finch’s car next year on the Sprint Cup tour. Steve Barkdoll, general manager for the Spartanburg, S.C.-based team, confirmed Thursday that Busch would be the team’s driver. Busch, reached later by telephone, said he had a one-year deal to run the full schedule.
A three-year sponsorship deal
Budweiser will sponsor Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet starting next season, the Sprint Cup series squad announced Tuesday. Following his third win of the season last Sunday at Michigan, his team unveiled a three-year sponsorship deal, which will see him sport the colors of the iconic beer brand in 20 of the 36 points’ races in 2011. Budweiser will serve as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the schedule.
Top-10 Finish for Tagliani at the Indy 500
In a race that was played in the pit lane and where many on track incidents changed the course of the race, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani stayed out of trouble to finish 10th in the Indy 500 race held Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Starting from fifth on the grid, the Canadian driver ran in the top four in the first segment of the race.
Penske Racing drivers to compete at the NAPA Auto Parts 200, Presented by Dodge August 28-29
Exactly four months prior to the start of the fourth running of the NAPA Auto Parts 200, Presented by Dodge, NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Brad Keselowski and Justin Allgaier were in Montreal to meet with the press on Thursday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
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the rear-tire changer for the No. 29 Chevrolet
Donald “D.J.” Richardson, passed away shortly after 10 p.m. ET Friday. Richardson, a native of Leominster, Mass., was hospitalized with severe complications due to the H1N1 virus. He had contracted the virus during a visit to Massachusetts during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Penske Racing announced that Steve Addington will head up the No. 2 Dodge team beginning in 2010
The 45-year-old Addington, who was crew chief for 12 Cup Series victories during the past two seasons, will team up with driver Kurt Busch, who is coming off a fourth-place finish in the 2009 series championship standings.
Jay Guy named Brad Keselowski’s crew chief in Cup series
Jay Guy will be the crew chief for Brad Keselowski’s #12 Sprint Cup Series team, Penske Racing announced earlier this week. Guy most recently worked as the crew chief on the #78 Furniture Row Racing car driven by Regan Smith. Guy also has been a crew chief in the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series.
The end of the 2009 season marks the end of a number of NASCAR relationships
The winds of change will be blowing at Homestead-Miami Speedway this week.The season-ending Ford 400 at the 1.5-mile track marks the end of the road for more than a handful of relationships in the Cup garage. Here’s a look of some of the important “lasts” that will take place Sunday.
Penkse to be face of brand with two teams in series
Dodge Motorsports revealed the Challenger as its new car for the Nationwide Series and announced an expansion of its partnership with Penske Racing beginning in 2010. Dodge will provide support for Penske Racing’s two-car operation in the Nationwide Series, in addition to Penske’s three teams in the Sprint Cup Series.
Points battle tight entering Utah 250 at Miller Motorsports Park
Top three Daytona Prototype driving duos within five points while GT leaders can wrap up title in penultimate race. Six drivers and three teams are within five points of the Daytona Prototype championship lead heading into Saturday’s Utah 250 at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City, the penultimate round of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
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