Danica Patrick has played down suggestions she might switch to formula one.
NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff
Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.
The promoter did not renew its agreement with NASCAR
Octane Management inc. confirmed today that it has relinquished its rights to organize and promote a round of the NASCAR Nationwide series in Montreal in 2013. Consequently, the event known as the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge is not scheduled for presentation at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, next summer.
F1 team owner Red Bull looks set to pull the plug on its NASCAR project.
The failure of the project compared with the energy drink company’s meteoric success in formula one is being blamed for the decision. Reports in the American media early this week say staff at the Red Bull Racing Sprint Cup team are being told the operation will close at the end of the season.
He will make his debut in the formative Truck series in July
Mika Salo is reportedly following the likes of Juan Pablo Montoya, Nelsinho Piquet and Kimi Raikkonen in moving to the world of NASCAR racing. Finn Salo, the former Ferrari and Toyota driver, almost made the NASCAR switch a couple of years ago.
Raikkonen tested the truck at the Gresham half-mile on Monday.
Kimi Raikkonen will pay a reported $100,000 per race as he moves to establish a career in America’s premier NASCAR series. Canada’s Rue Frontenac said driver and team owner “Kyle Busch has never met Kimi Raikkonen” but will “entrust one of his excellent trucks” to the Finn “in exchange for a US$100,000 cheque at every race”.
Raikkonen’s former McLaren teammate Juan Pablo Montoya switched to NASCAR in 2006.
As the second F1 season without him kicks off, Kimi Raikkonen has revealed plans to branch into NASCAR racing this year. Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper said the 2007 world champion will combine his world rally championship foray in 2011 with America’s premier motor racing category.
Lewis Hamilton is set to drive a premier Sprint Cup NASCAR for the first time later in 2011.
American sports network ESPN reports that the McLaren driver will swap his formula one car for Tony Stewart’s Chevrolet. The exhibition, organised by mutual sponsor Mobil 1, is set to take place some time in the summer at the famous Watkins Glen road course in New York.
Leads every lap, becoming first since 2003 to lead every lap in a race
Kyle Busch held off a frenetic challenge from Carl Edwards in the closing laps of Saturday’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway and collected his 44th Nationwide Series victory, four behind career series leader Mark Martin.
Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 and grabs all the headlines
But look at the NASCAR points standings and he’s dead last…NASCAR woke up with two headaches this morning: one thanks to the post-race celebrations for winner Trevor Bayne, and the other from looking at the odd state of the Sprint Cup points table the morning after the race before, which needed some explaining.
Piquet said his goal now is to open the door for Brazilians to succeed in NASCAR.
After Renault apologised last week for calling him a liar and blackmailer, Nelson Piquet has now issued his own apology to the wider world. Having lost his Renault seat last year, the Brazilian revealed to the FIA that he was ordered by his team bosses to crash deliberately in Singapore 2008 to aid his teammate’s winning race strategy.
For a man who didn’t believe in momentum
In Nationwide: Harvick held off Keselowski to win at Richmond
Carl Edwards continued to build toward the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a pole-winning run Friday at Richmond International Raceway. Edwards will start from the top spot in Saturday’s Air Guard 400, the final race before the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With a lap at 127.762 mph (21.133 seconds), Edwards edged Juan Montoya (127.455 mph) in winning his first pole at the three-quarters-mile short track.
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