Qualifying for the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway has been canceled due to rain. The lineup was set by owners’ points and can be found here.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc does not plan to renew its naming rights contact with Speedway Motorsports Inc. for Lowe’s Motor Speedway, according to a report. The decision is not set in stone, but it highly unlikely that Lowe’s will reconsider.
Jayski is reporting that Jack Daniels may not return to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 next year. This follows rumors that Shell Pennzoil and Kevin Harvick might leave the team, despite both being under contract next season. If JD leaves, maybe Casey Mears moves to the No. 29 with Shell, and RCR releases Harvick. Of course, [...]
Ford Motor Company announced that its Ford Mustang will make its debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2010, as part of the car-of-tomorrow rollout in the series.
Jayski is reporting that Richard Petty Motorsports is expected to shrink from a four-car team to a three-car team in the coming weeks. If such a move were to happen, the no. 44 would shut down and driver AJ Allmendinger would move from the No. 44 to the No. 43. Reed Sorenson would be released from [...]
NASCAR has filed briefs to get Jeremy Mayfield’s injunction premanently thrown out. NASCAR claims to have several witnesses to Mayfield’s alleged drug use, but they are hesitant to come forward after Mayfield’s comments towards his stepmother. The briefs are in response to filings from Mayfield seeking to get the injunction reinstated.
Jayski is reporting that Crown Royal is expected to be announced as sponsor of Matt Kenseth next year, replacing DeWalt. That would explain why Jamie McMurray has been given permission to talk to other teams.
Paul Menard and his Menards sponsorship are expected to be back with Yates Racing next season, despite rumors that YR would clean house.
Juan Pablo Montoya was seemingly cruising to victory in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard when on lap 125, the unthinkable happened, and Montoya’s dominant day took a turn for the worst.
Jimmie Johnson held off his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin to win the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard after Juan Montoya, who had a dominant car and led 116 laps, was caught speeding on pit road.