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Longtime Ford employee Jamie Allison was named director of Ford North America Motorsports after six years serving as Ford Performance Group Manager. Allison was on hand for last week’s NASCAR Media Tour, sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway, and talked with RacingToday Senior Writer Mike Harris about where the Ford Motorsports program stands heading into the [...]
Ralph Gilles, the new president and CEO of Chrysler and the company’s former head designer, sat down recently with a small group of media members, including RacinToday.com senior writer Mike Harris, to discuss his background, his new job and Chrysler’s future in racing:
Question: You have an interesting background in grassroots racing and product testing. Could [...]
Aside from all things associated with NASCAR lightning rod Kyle Busch, Toyota generated its boldest headline of 2009 when it pulled out of Formula One racing last month.
Toyota Motor Corporation confirmed it was quitting the FIA Formula One World Championship three days after the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A statement issued by TMC said [...]
Tony Stewart is still looking for his first victory as an owner/driver. This weekend, the quest moves to a favorite track, his favorite track, Richmond International Raceway. This week, he shared a few words about it all.
Question: It’s been 371 races since a driver/owner last visited victory lane – Ricky Rudd on Sept. 27, 1998 [...]
Vitor Meira is back at Kansas Speedway this weekend, this time driving for the legendary A.J. Foyt. Meira has been involved in several memorable finishes at Kansas but has yet to get his first win. He shared a few words about Kansas this week:
Question: What is the track at Kansas like?
Meira: It’s really a normal [...]
David Stremme is Penske Racing’s new man in the driver’s seat this year. He has taken over for Ryan Newman in the No. 12 car and has shown flashes of success. This week, he took some questions from the media about his gig. In his own words, it went like this:
Question: After your 14th place [...]
Sammy Johns is a veteran crew chief who is working this year with a driver who is not all that young, but is newish to NASCAR, A.J. Allmendinger. This week, Johnson answered some questions about himself, Richard Petty Motorsports, Allmendinger, Dodge and racing.
Question: Any relief in moving from the half-mile tracks of Bristol and Martinsville [...]
Mark McArdle is vice president for competition at Richard Petty Motorsports. He recently answered some questions about Dodges and RPM:
Question: Has your timetable changed at all in getting the new Dodge R6 engine introduced to your team?
McArdle: No, we really haven’t altered our timetable. The program was always calling for us to go through the [...]