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Whitt To Drive For Earnhardt
Wednesday, 4 Jan, 2012 – 15:41 | Comments Off
Whitt To Drive For Earnhardt

JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that Cole Whitt has been tabbed to drive the company’s Nationwide Series No. 88 Chevrolet in 2012.
Whitt, a 20-year-old native of Alpine, Calif., will also compete for Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year honors. He comes to JR Motorsports from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he finished ninth in last year’s championship standings [...]

Stewart Fields Super Team For Upcoming Chili Bowl
Monday, 26 Dec, 2011 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Stewart Fields Super Team For Upcoming Chili Bowl

Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will return to Tulsa, Okla., to compete in the 2012 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals it was announced Monday.
Joining Stewart on his Tony Stewart Racing team at the annual event will be NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., USAC champion Bryan Clauson and 2011 POWRi rookie of [...]

Pedley: Allmendinger Finally Finds Stability
Thursday, 22 Dec, 2011 – 10:37 | Comments Off
Pedley: Allmendinger Finally Finds Stability

AJ Allmendinger has long been on this unwritten list of drivers that I keep. The list that is filed under the heading of “Wonder What They Could Do If They Drove For A Top Team?”
On Wednesday, the Allmendinger file was moved to the “Now We’ll Find Out” folder.
That’s because, of course, the young Californian was hired [...]

Pedley: Danica May Now Have Perfect Mentor
Saturday, 17 Dec, 2011 – 12:04 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Danica May Now Have Perfect Mentor

Greg Zipadelli’s new job will not be of the low-profile variety. On the contrary. Because in addition to taking over as competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing, Zipadelli will also serve as interim crew chief for Danica Patrick as she forays into the Sprint Cup Series.
Love it, Zipadelli said of the second part of the job [...]

Harris: Newman/Haas Closure Ends An Era
Thursday, 15 Dec, 2011 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Harris: Newman/Haas Closure Ends An Era

It was a few days ago when a short, unemotional press release popped up on my computer screen and brought my browsing to a jarring halt.
It was hard for my brain to wrap itself around the news that Newman/Haas Racing, one of the long-time fixtures in American open-wheel racing, is closing its doors after [...]

Al-Anabi Names Second Driver
Wednesday, 14 Dec, 2011 – 16:53 | Comments Off
Al-Anabi Names Second Driver

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Reigning NHRA Pro Mod champion Khalid alBalooshi celebrated an in-house promotion at Al-Anabi Racing Wednesday, when he was introduced as driver of the team’s gold dragster – the car wheeled to the 2011 Top Fuel world championship by Del Worsham.
A 32-year-old native of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, alBalooshi began his tenure in the car owned [...]

Cup’s Stewart Is Driver Of The Year Award Winner
Wednesday, 14 Dec, 2011 – 8:35 | Comments Off
Cup’s Stewart Is Driver Of The Year Award Winner

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart was named winner of the 2011 Driver of the Year Award today.
Stewart, the 2011 Cup champion, was awarded the honor by a panel of leading motorsports journalists and broadcasters.
Stewart, co-owner with Gene Haas of the Stewart-Haas Racing team for which he drives, also was the leading vote-getter in balloting [...]

Langdon To Drive For Al-Anabi
Tuesday, 13 Dec, 2011 – 16:43 | Comments Off
Langdon To Drive For Al-Anabi

Shawn Langdon has joined Al-Anabi Racing, one day after three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Larry Dixon’s abrupt departure following a successful three-year tenure.
Langdon begins his Al-Anabi Racing employment immediately with the team owned by His Highness Sheik Khalid al Thani of Qatar and managed by Alan Johnson in Brownsburg, Ind.
“This is probably one of [...]

Hagan Finally Overcame NHRA’s Irresistible Force
Friday, 9 Dec, 2011 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Hagan Finally Overcame NHRA’s Irresistible Force

With his first NHRA Funny Car title in 2011, Matt Hagan joined an elite “Gang of Four” roll call of world champions operating outside the John Force Racing juggernaut.
Beginning with his first title in 1990, Force and respective former/current teammates Tony Pedregon and Robert Hight have captured 17 of 22 National Hot Rod Association Funny [...]

Grubb Is Hamlin’s New Crew Chief
Friday, 9 Dec, 2011 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Grubb Is Hamlin’s New Crew Chief

Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Darian Grubb has been named crew chief for Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 FedEx Toyota NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team.
“Darian is a great addition to our organization and person to lead our No. 11 FedEx team,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “Obviously he has proven the [...]