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Sprint Extends Title Sponsorship
Saturday, Dec 3, 2011 – 9:50 | Comments Off
Sprint Extends Title Sponsorship

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NASCAR and Sprint have signed a multiyear agreement for Sprint to remain the entitlement partner of the sport’s premier series. The extension keeps NASCAR and Sprint as partners through 2016.
The extension was announced at Friday night’s Sprint Cup banquet in Las Vegas.
“Sprint has been very successful in using our sport as a platform to enhance [...]

Junior Again Named Most Popular
Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Junior Again Named Most Popular

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the NASCAR NMPA Most Popular Driver for the ninth straight year it was announced Thursday.
Earnhardt won the award after receiving the most online fan votes among all eligible drivers throughout the 2011 racing season.
The trophy was presented by award sponsor Wheaties FUEL to Earnhardt Jr. at the National Motorsports Press Association’s [...]

Newman/Haas To Skip 2012 IndyCar Season
Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Newman/Haas To Skip 2012 IndyCar Season

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Newman/Haas Racing announced today that it will not enter cars in the 2012 IndyCar Series.
“The economic climate no longer enables Newman/Haas Racing to participate in open wheel racing at this time,” said Carl Haas, owner and co-founder of Newman/Haas Racing.
Newman/Haas Racing was formed when actor Paul Newman and long-time racer Carl Haas, competitors in the [...]

INDYCAR Shakes Up Management
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 – 14:26 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Shakes Up Management

INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard announced organizational changes in the commercial and operations/competition divisions of the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights effective Jan. 1.
Terry Angstadt has resigned as Commercial Division President and will be succeeded by Marc Koretzky, who joined INDYCAR in May as Director of Corporate Business Development. Angstadt [...]

Worsham Becomes Crew Chief At Kalitta
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 – 10:08 | Comments Off
Worsham Becomes Crew Chief At Kalitta

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Kalitta Motorsports announced that former Funny Car and Top Fuel dragster driver Del Worsham has joined the team as the crew chief for Alexis DeJoria and the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car team.
Having completed his career-long goal of winning an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series points championship this past season as the driver [...]

Lucas Hires Tuners
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Lucas Hires Tuners

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Aaron Brooks and Rod Centorbi have taken over tuning duties on Morgan Lucas’ GEICO-sponsored  NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Brooks will head the operation. His most recent stint came at R2B2 Racing where he tuned the In-N-Out Funny Car driven by Melanie Troxel and the Rite Aid flopper of past world champion Frank Hawley.
Before working at R2B2, [...]

Q and A: Rick Hendrick Talks Racing
Monday, Nov 28, 2011 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Q and A: Rick Hendrick Talks Racing

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, held a teleconference with the media on Monday. The following is a transcript of that teleconference:
RICK HENDRICK: Good morning, Jesse, and everybody there. Just looking forward to getting ready to start a new year. I really appreciate all the cards and letters after the accident my wife and I [...]

Blickensderfer Is Burton’s New Crew Chief
Monday, Nov 28, 2011 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Blickensderfer Is Burton’s New Crew Chief

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Richard Childress Racing has named Drew Blickensderfer as the crew chief for the No. 31 Caterpillar/Wheaties Racing team with driver Jeff Burton for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Luke Lambert, interim crew chief during the latter part of the 2011 season for the No. 31 team, will assume a yet-to-be announced new position at [...]

Steve Addington Is Stewart’s New Crew Chief
Monday, Nov 28, 2011 – 12:24 | Comments Off
Steve Addington Is Stewart’s New Crew Chief

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Darian Grubb is out and Steve Addington is in as the Sprint Cup crew chief for 2011 champion Tony Stewart.
Addington, who spent the past season with Kurt Busch at Penske racing, was named crew chief of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 team of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) effective immediately on Monday.
The Spartanburg, S.C., native is [...]

Force To Go For Title No. 16 With New Knee
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 – 16:58 | One Comment
Force To Go For Title No. 16 With New Knee

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 [...]