Tag Archive: Michael Waltrip Racing

Jul 15

Brian Vickers wins at New Hampshire

Part-time driver breaks years-long winless streak

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesSurprise! The Michael Waltrip Racing driver almost everyone expected to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway wasn’t in Victory Lane.

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Sep 10

Sprint: Bowyer’s spin, cut tire helps him win at Richmond

Nationwide:  Harvick hammers home win 

The Chase 2012 - photo © Todd Warshaw -Getty Images2008-09-05_025Clint Bowyer wasn’t angry at the driver who spun him Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. He was thankful.  “Thank you, Juan Pablo!” the Michael Waltrip Racing driver boomed from Victory Lane. “If you’re still here, thank you Juan Pablo!” Assuming the lead on a late restart in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Kevin Harvick ended a 30-race NASCAR Nationwide Series drought dating to the fall race at Richmond in 2010.

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Jul 10

Patrick Carpentier to drive RAB Racing No. 99 Napa Auto Parts Toyota in Montreal Nationwide race on August 18

He will be on track to support the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation

2012:07:10_13:24:23.01232012:07:10_13:25:34.0141RAB Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Canadian driver Patrick Carpentier will drive RAB Racing with Brack Maggard’s No. 99 Napa Auto Parts Toyota in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal on Aug. 18.

(Flagworld’s photo album form the press conference)

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Nov 08

Spy Coughlan’s F1 return ‘a scandal’ – Montezemolo

“It seems F1 never misses an opportunity to make a fool of itself”

Mike Coughlan  portraitLuca di Montezemolo 2011-11-06Mike Coughlan’s return to the top of his game in formula one is nothing short of scandalous, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo.

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Oct 13

Williams settles dispute over Coughlan signing

Williams has settled a legal dispute with NASCAR team Michael Waltrip Racing.

Mike Coughlan  portraitIn July, the NASCAR team alleged breach of contract when Oxfordshire based Williams signed Mike Coughlan as its new chief engineer.

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Jul 18

Williams not told of Coughlan legal action

Williams has not been notified officially about the legal action filed by NASCAR team Michael Waltrip Racing.

2011-07-09 - AT&T Williams - Britain - Sir Frank Williams 01Mike Coughlan  portraitIt was reported at the weekend that MWR is suing Grove-based Williams because it negotiated and hired new chief engineer Mike Coughlan while the Briton was already under contract.

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Jun 14

AT&T Williams Q&A with Mike Coughlan, Chief Engineer

Following the Canadian Grand Prix

2011-06-11_03722011-06-12_0752I am thrilled to be at AT&T Williams. I have always admired Williams, it is such a renowned name in motorsport so I am excited to work with the team to try and recapture their past glory Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

NASCAR Nationwide: Carpentier to drive the NAPA Toyota in Montréal

Carpentier to drive Pastrana-Waltrip Racing’s NAPA Toyota in Montréal

Patrick CarpentierNAPA CarPastrana-Waltrip Racing and NAPA announced today that Canadian driver Patrick Carpentier will race the No. 99 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota in the NAPA AUTO PARTS 200 presented by Dodge, NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal on Aug. 20. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Spygate’s Coughlan now in NASCAR – report

F1 ‘spygate’ conspirator Mike Coughlan has re-emerged in the world of American NASCAR racing.

The Canadian website auto123.com reports that the Briton, formerly McLaren’s chief designer, is now working for the North Carolina-based Michael Waltrip Racing. In 2007, he was sacked by McLaren following accusations he received a dossier of information stolen by Ferrari’s Nigel Stepney. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

NASCAR, International Speedway Corporation and Cie Games

Facebook partnership gives ‘Car Town’ players the green flag at Daytona International Speedway

In_game Daytona Challenge2011-02-18_0647In-Game ‘Daytona Challenge’ lets fans pick their favorite car, assemble a pit crew and take the ultimate virtual victory lap on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Amid Lotus seat uncertainty, Trulli travels to US

As drivers seemingly line up for his seat at Lotus, Jarno Trulli has been spotted in the US.

2010-10-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 12010-10-10 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 04In recent days, rival drivers including Bruno Senna and Vitaly Petrov have been linked for 2011 with the Malaysian team, who are thought certain to renew Heikki Kovalainen’s contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Youth movement on The Monster Mile

Moffitt wins at Dover; Truex wraps up 2nd straight K&N East title

Eighteen-year-old Brett Moffitt picked up his second straight win at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season finale Friday in the Sunoco 150. Ryan Truex, 18, clinched his back-to-back series championship simply by taking the green-flag and capped off his title run with a third-place finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Trulli says 2010 plans to be decided soon

“The situation is evolving rapidly, so stay tuned.” -Trulli

Jarno Trulli has indicated that the uncertainty about his plans for the 2010 season is soon to end. The Italian is likely to be on the grid next March, but he recently travelled to the United States for a test in a Sprint Cup NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Trulli to test NASCAR on Wednesday

Gascoyne named Trulli as target Lotus driver

Jarno Trulli will make his test debut in a Sprint Cup NASCAR at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway on Wednesday. On Tuesday, another familiar F1 name was at the wheel of the Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry, and a report in the Orlando Sentinal said Mika Salo “caught on quickly”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

NASCAR: Many roads end at Homestead

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Montoya welcomes Trulli to NASCAR

His NASCAR test has been described as serious.

Ahead of his NASCAR test in the coming days, Jarno Trulli was this weekend trackside for the Sprint Cup event in Phoenix. “Nice to see Jarno Trulli here!” the Italian’s former formula one rival Juan Pablo Montoya wrote on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Watkins Glen: Great start for Patrick Carpentier (+ starting grid)

17 th on the grid

58066199After a first hard day as went out the track in the morning, Patrick Carpentier cought up and he will be starting 17th Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cap Series in Watkins Glen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Aaron’s to sponsor Butler in No. 23 car for 18 races

Native Ken Butler III as the driver

Aaron Rents Inc. and Scott Shore, president of Erohs Group LLC, have announced a new partnership with R3 Motorsports of China Grove, N.C. Read the rest of this entry »