Dodge Motorsports unveiled its Dodge Challenger Car of Tomorrow that will be used in four races in the Nationwide Series next year. They also announced that they would be expanding their relationship with Penske Championship Racing.
Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick announced that Lance McGrew will remain crew chief with Dale Earnhardt Jr and the No. 88 team for the 2010 Sprint Cup season. McGrew was named interim crew chief earlier this season, replacing Tony Eury Jr.
The Charlotte News & Observer is reporting that AJ Allmendinger was arrested for driving while intoxicated. After being pulled over Thursday morning at 1:30 a.m., he failed a sobriety test. Richard Petty Motorsports declined to comment.
Jayski is reporting via the AP that Best Buy may move its sponsorship from the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 19 to its No. 43 and driver AJ Allmendinger. Stanley will become sole sponsor of the No. 19 and driver Elliott Sadler.
Robert Richardson Jr will attempt to qualify Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 36 Sprint Cup Toyota at this weekend’s Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The car will feature sponsorship from Mahindra Tractors. Richardson Jr has made four starts at the track, and posted top-20 finishes in each of those outings.
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Dave Rogers, current crew chief of JGR’s No. 20 Nationwide Series team, will assume crew chief duties for Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Sprint Cup team. No word on Steve Addington’s new role.
ABC college football analyst Bob Griese was suspended one week by the network for making an on-air comment about Juan Pablo Montoya during the broadcast of the Ohio State-Minnesota game. The promo featured the top 5 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, which Montoya fell out of due to a poor finish at Charlotte. When asked where he was, [...]
Denny Hamlin held off Jimmie Johnson to win the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, but Johnson came one step closer to earning his fourth consecutive championship, increasing his points lead to 118 points.
Joe Gibbs Racing is considering replacing Kyle Busch’s crew chief, Steve Addington, in an effort to improve the team’s on track performance next season, according to ESPN. JD Gibbs, president of JGR, indicated that the decision would be based on more than the team’s performance over the next four races.
Brad Keselowski drove aggressively towards the front of the pack at the Korger for the Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Once he got there, he held off Kyle Busch to earn his fourth Nationwide Series victory of the season.