Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith said that he expects David Ragan and UPS to stay with the organization through the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season, despite recent rumors that the driver and the sponsor could be on the move at the end of this season.
Kurt Busch completed the Charlotte sweep by backing up his victory in the Sprint Cup All Star Race with a win in the Coca Cola 600. The victory is his second victory of the season and his 22nd of his career.
Kyle Busch overcame an out-of-sequence, green-flag pit stop, a subsequent pit road speeding violation, and heavy pressure for Brad Keselowski on several late restarts to win the Tech-Net Auto Service 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win was Busch’s fifth in the series this season.
Zaxby’s and Richard Childress Racing have announced that they have revised their partnership in the Nationwide Series. Zaxby’s will sponsor RCR’s No. 21 Chevy in 10 more Nationwide races this season. The company will appear as an associate sponsor for the remaining races. Clint Bowyer will take drive the car during the both races at Charlotte, [...]
Reed Sorenson will replace Brian Vickers, who is recovering from treatment for blood clots and will miss the rest of the season, in Braun Racing’s No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the Nationwide Series. Sorenson will drive in this weekend’s Tech-Net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte. He’ll also replace Vickers in the Subway Jalapeno 250 [...]
Tommy Baldwin Racing is planning to honor Richie Evans by fielding a Evans themed Sprint Cup car during the July race at Daytona. Steve Park is slated to drive. Fans can get their names on the car by contributing as little as $20. Any proceeds over $125,000 will be donated to the Victory Junction Gang Camp.
Furniture Row Racing announced that Pete Rondeau will replace Ryan Coniam as crew chief for the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevy and driver Regan Smith in the Sprint Cup Series starting at this weekend’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rondeau joined the team in 2009 after stints with Richard Petty Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt [...]
Front Row Motorsports has announced changes to its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series lineup effective at this weekend’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kevin Conway and the ExtenZe sponsorship will move from the No. 37 to the No. 34; David Gilliland and Taco Bell will move to the No. 37; and Travis Kvapil and Long John [...]
Talk of far-reaching consequences due to the incident between Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin at the All-Star race is overblown. The Joe Gibbs Racing teammates will move on once they realize this was just a racing incident.
Two-time Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters champion Mattias Ekström will test the No. 83 Red Bull Racing Toyota at Virginia International Raceway in preparation for the race at Infineon Raceway. With Brian Vickers out for the remainder of the season, the team felt it needed road-racing expert to help dial in the car.