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YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Drag racing icon John Force answered any lingering questions about his level of commitment to winning a 16th NHRA Funny Car world championship by undergoing post-season surgery to repair a damaged right knee originally injured playing high school football.
Following the 2011 NHRA season and championship banquet, Force checked into Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic [...]
Richard Childress Racing announced Tuesday it has made organizational changes to its competition department in preparation for the 2012 NASCAR season.
Long-time RCR crew chiefs Shane Wilson and Gil Martin have taken new assignments with the 14-time championship-winning organization.
Wilson has been named the crew chief of the No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John’s team with driver Kevin Harvick [...]
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that Mark Martin and Michael Waltrip’s Toyota Camrys will carry the number 55 during the 2012 and 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons.
The number commemorates Charlie Loudermilk’s founding of Aaron’s, Inc. – MWR’s long-time sponsor – in 1955.
“This is a new era for the Aaron’s Dream Machine,” said Aaron’s Chief [...]
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced Tuesday that Chris Heroy has been named crew chief of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet with driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Heroy takes over the role effective immediately in preparation for the 2012 season.
“We are very excited to bring Chris into the organization and to have him work [...]
Carl Edwards will begin his bid to win the season-ending, championship-deciding Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway from the pole position.
Edwards, who won the race at HMS a year ago, won the pole with a lap at 175.467 mph.
“That’s huge,” Edwards said. “Thats a great start for us.
“It is great to be on the pole. [...]
AUSTIN, Texas – Embattled promoter Tavo Hellmund has admitted that organizers of the Formula One United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, are in breach of contract over “multiple issues,” specifically a $25-million sanctioning fee due for the inaugural event scheduled for Nov. 18, 2012.
Hellmund addressed a number of issues surrounding the status of Circuit [...]
NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France held a press conference in the media center at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.
The following is the complete transcript of that press conference:
Q. Brian, in particular light to your comments about the winning. Eight years ago Matt Kenseth won the championship before the Chase, had one win for [...]
Four-time Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. will drive a truck for Joe Denette Motorsports next season, it was announced Friday.
Hornaday, who has been driving for Kevin Harvick Inc., will drive the No. 9 Chevrolet powered by Pro Motor Engines for the 2012 campaign. Hornaday will be joined at JDM with veteran crew [...]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Seven drivers took part in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test at Daytona International Speedway Tuesday to evaluate and prepare aerodynamic baseline packages for January’s Preseason Thunder session, as well as Speedweeks 2012 and the 54th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26.
Teams participating were Hendrick Motorsports (Dale Earnhardt Jr. and [...]
Chevrolet announced Tuesday that will field a Corvette Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Road Racing Series in 2012.
The Corvette will debut at the Rolex 24 in January at Daytona International Speedway.
Four teams will campaign the new Corvette in 2012: No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing; No. 10 SunTrust Racing; No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing; and [...]