HMS Holdings, operator of Hendrick Motorsports’ engine shop, is suing Dale Earnhardt Inc. for $1.5 million as a fee for terminating the agreement between the shop and Ginn Racing, which DEI acquired, to supply Hendrick engines to Ginn. When DEI and Ginn merged in 2007, the team signed a termination agreement regarding the engine contract. […]
The economic downturn is taking its tool on everyone, including NASCAR. As automakers struggle to stay afloat, and seek to secure bailout funds, NASCAR teams announce layoffs. Since the end of the Sprint Cup season, Petty Enterprises, Wood Brothers Racing, and Bill Davis Racing have all laid off employees. Even the larger teams, including Hendrick […]
Carl Edwards gambled of fuel and ran out just as he crossed the finish line to win the Ford 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway. Edwards did everything he could to win the championship, but Jimmie Johnson’s 15th-place finish secured him the Sprint Cup. Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Gordon, and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top […]
Carl Edwards won the Ford 300 Nationwide Series race from Homestead-Miami Speedway, but a fifth-place finish by Clint Bowyer gave him the championship by 21 points. Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowki, Jason Leffler, and Bowyer finished second through fifth, respectively. Scott Wimmer, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kelly Bires, and Joey Logano rounded out the top […]
Johnny Benson finished seventh in the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, one spot ahead of Ron Hornaday to win his first Craftsman Truck Series championship.
Stewart Hass Racing announced that it has hired Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s VP of Competition, Bobby Hutchens, to serve as SHR’s director of competition. The team has also hired Tony Gibson, crew chief of the No. 8 team, to be crew chief of SHR’s No. 39. U.S. Army team and driver Ryan Newman.
NASCAR announced that it will suspend testing in all of its series in 2009 in an effort to help teams save money. As part of the new policy, teams will not be allowed to test at any track that holds a NASCAR sanctioned event in the three major series and two regional series.
The U.S. Air Force announced that will leave Wood Brothers Racing to sponsor Gillett Evernham Motorsports’ No. 10 Dodge, driven by Reed Sorenson, for four races next season. The Air Force is changing its marketing strategy to rebalance its sponsorship and activation programs to increase public awareness of the Air Force and to attract more […]
BB&T, Richard Childress Racing’s sponsor of the No. 2 Nationwide entry has signed on to sponsor RCR’s No. 33 Sprint Cup entry driver by Clint Bowyer next season for 10 races and the All Star race. BB&T’s CMO Steve Wiggs said: Richard Childress Racing and Clint Bowyer have been great partners, and we have been […]
Dale Earnhardt Inc and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates have officially merged and will form a four car team for 2009 and beyond. DEI drivers Martin Truex Jr and Aric Almirola will drive the Nos. 1 and 8 respectively, while Juan Pablo Montoya and a driver to be named later will drive the Nos. 42 […]