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Zipadelli And Stewart Are Reunited At SHR
Friday, 16 Dec, 2011 – 10:03 | 2 Comments
Zipadelli And Stewart Are Reunited At SHR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sprint Cup Series team owner/driver Tony Stewart has been reunited with Greg Zipadelli, the crew chief with whom he won the 2002 and 2005 series championships.
Zipadelli on Friday was released from his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and was quickly hired by Stewart to serve as competition director at Stewart-Haas [...]

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 [...]

Scott Speed To Drive For Leavine Family Racing
Tuesday, 13 Dec, 2011 – 17:10 | Comments Off
Scott Speed To Drive For Leavine Family Racing

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Scott Speed has joined Leavine Family Racing for a limited 15-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule for 2012 in the No. 95 Ford Fusion.
A veteran of all three of NASCAR’s premier national touring series, Speed joins Leavine Family Racing after making 13 Sprint Cup starts with Whitney Motorsports in the No. 46 Ford.
Speed will be [...]

Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns
Monday, 12 Dec, 2011 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Race fans, it’s an Adjective Day…
Curious – A lot of signs point to the hiring of David Ragan by Penske Racing. The job, of course, being to take the place of Kurt Busch in the No. 22 Dodge.
And a good job it is: The previous driver was in the Chase [...]

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 [...]

Woody: Junior Winless But Not Fan-less
Wednesday, 7 Dec, 2011 – 10:47 | Comments Off
Woody: Junior Winless But Not Fan-less

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In most pro sports an athlete’s popularity rating is determined by his success. He’s adored when he’s winning and scorned – or at least ignored – when he’s losing.
NASCAR fans aren’t like that. They stick by their favorite drivers through fair weather and foul, through good times and bad. Dale Earnhardt [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]