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Ford Out As Hamlin’s Crew Chief
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2011 – 18:59 | Comments Off
Ford Out As Hamlin’s Crew Chief

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Mike Ford has been released from his duties as crew chief for its No. 11 Sprint Cup Series team.
“Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing appreciates what Mike has done for our organization over the past six seasons as crew chief with our No. 11 team,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe [...]

Pedley: Enough Was Enough For The Captain
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2011 – 11:34 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Enough Was Enough For The Captain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple of years back, an old friend in racing suddenly disappeared from a job he had landed with the team for which Kurt Busch was driving.
When next I ran into that person, an old racing hand who been through the wars, I asked; what up?
The normally low-key guy pulled [...]

Pattie Named Bowyer’s Crew Chief
Monday, 5 Dec, 2011 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Pattie Named Bowyer’s Crew Chief

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday that Brian Pattie will serve as crew chief for Clint Bowyer’s No.15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2012.
“Brian is someone whose been on our radar for a very long time,” said Waltrip. “He brings a strong technical background, along with great leadership and [...]

Driver Kurt Busch Is Out At Penske Racing
Monday, 5 Dec, 2011 – 9:38 | 3 Comments
Driver Kurt Busch Is Out At Penske Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch and Penske Racing have split.
The team made the announcement this morning on its website, calling the split a mutual decision.
The story on the site read in part:
“Penske Racing announced today that it has reached a mutual agreement with driver Kurt Busch to end its driver/race team relationship, effective [...]

Trade Shows Indicate Shift of Interest For Racers?
Saturday, 3 Dec, 2011 – 18:51 | 2 Comments
Trade Shows Indicate Shift of Interest For Racers?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The popular notion about automobile racing in the United States is that the sport has peaked and is currently in a state of contraction. And when it comes to the top tier of racing – the kind featured in big media – that may be true.
But some connected to the [...]

Tony Stewart And Friends Party Las Vegas Style
Saturday, 3 Dec, 2011 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Tony Stewart And Friends Party Las Vegas Style

Accompanied by a “hot date” and 160 team employees, Tony Stewart celebrated his 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship Friday night with equal parts humor and humility.
Stewart, who clinched his third Cup trophy with a victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20, added a champion’s ring and a check for $5.8-million to his Champion’s [...]

Sprint Extends Title Sponsorship
Saturday, 3 Dec, 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, 1 Dec, 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 [...]

Woody: Dealing With Media All Part Of The Job
Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2011 – 15:18 | 5 Comments
Woody: Dealing With Media All Part Of The Job

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The first time I met Dale Earnhardt he came to the sports department where I worked to be interviewed.
It was in the mid-1970s and Earnhardt was scheduled to race at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway the coming weekend. The track PR guy, Joe Carver, called and asked if I could come out to [...]

Armijo: DOTY Is Tough Call in Non-Jimmie Year
Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2011 – 14:23 | One Comment
Armijo: DOTY Is Tough Call in Non-Jimmie Year

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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That time of year again. Time to huddle in the garage and decide this season’s Driver of the Year.
But for the first time in what seems like a generation, Jimmie Johnson isn’t a candidate.
Maybe that’s good for NASCAR. Maybe not.
One thing is certain. It’s not good for Johnson, whose five-year [...]