Furniture Row Racing is finalizing a deal in which the team will form a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing. The deal will essentially make FRR’s No. 78 Chevy a satellite, fourth RCR car. The new deal will not affect the agreement between FRR and Kevin Harvick Inc., which provides an over-the-wall pit crew for [...]
Robby Gordon Motorsports has hired Iain Watt to serve as crew chief for the team’s No. 7 Sprint Cup Toyota this season. Watt joins RGM from Richard Petty Motorsports, where he was director of performance engineering. Watt replaces Doug Richert, who was recently hired by Keyed Up Motorsports to be crew chief for Casey Mears.
Front Row Motorsports has hired Randy Sills to serve a crew chief for David Gilliland in the upcoming Sprint Cup season. Sills comes to FRM from Richard Petty Motorsports where he worked in research and development.
In light of Denny Hamlin’s recent knee injury, should NASCAR team owners and sponsors include clauses in driver’s contracts that prohibit them from engaging in activites that involve a significant risk of personal injury?
Tommy Baldwin Racing announced that Kevin Buskirk will become the crew chief of the team’s No. 36 Wave Energy Chevy that will be driven by Mike Bliss next season. Buskirk comes to TBR from Richard Petty Motorsports, where he served as crew chief for Elliott Sadler.
Denny Hamlin tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing basketball with his friends on Friday. Because the Sprint Cup season starts in two weeks, Hamlin will wait until after the 2010 season to have surgery to repair the knee.
Michael Rodriguez is suing NASCAR’s “Drive For Diversity” because, he claims, he was barred from participating in a driving combine in Virginia. Rodriguez is a blond, blue-eyed Puerto Rican. He is accusing event officials of treating him with disdain because he doesn’t fit their idea of a minority. He is seeking punitive damages.
NASCAR officials held a press conference to unveil rule changes for the 2010 season. Many of the rules changes were leaked beforehand. But, one of the biggest surprises is that the yellow line rule, which was expected to go away, will in fact stay.
According to SceneDaily, Michael Waltrip will run the No. 51 in the Sprint Cup Series this season. Jayski was one of the first, if not the first, to report the number change. Waltrip said: The 55 was getting a little heavy. I hadn’t won with it. I felt real comfortable coming close to winning a couple of times. [...]
Keyed Up Motorsports announced that Casey Mears will drive the team’s No. 90 Sprint Cup entry for the 2010 season. Doug Richert was recently hired as crew chief for the team.