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NASCAR sets 2012 Preview schedule

On Thursday, NASCAR released its schedule for the NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint. The event is a new addition to the three-day NASCAR Acceleration Weekend to be held Jan. 20-22 in Charlotte. The Preview will consist on driver appearances, show cars on display, racing simulators, games, prizes and other... Continue reading "NASCAR sets 2012 Preview schedule" »

Top-10 NASCAR moments of 2011

Last week, NASCAR revealed the top-10 moments of the 2011 race season, as voted on my members of the motorsports media. The results are as follows: 10. Last year's top rookies follow up with series championships Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rebounded from a tumultuous start to his rookie Nationwide campaign of... Continue reading "Top-10 NASCAR moments of 2011" »

Grubb joins JGR

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Friday that 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion crew chief Darian Grubb will be the crew chief on the No. 11 Cup team of driver Denny Hamlin in 2012. He will replace Mike Ford, who was fired earlier this week. "I'm thrilled to join Joe... Continue reading "Grubb joins JGR" »

George signs on with RCR for partial truck schedule

Richard Childress Racing announced on Wednesday that ARCA Racing Series driver Tim George Jr. will compete in 12 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races for RCR in 2012. He’ll drive a No. 2 truck in those events. “Tim has shown a great amount of improvement, running in the ARCA Racing... Continue reading "George signs on with RCR for partial truck schedule" »

Gresham joins JDM for truck rookie campaign

Joe Denette Motorsports announced on Wednesday that 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Max Gresham will join the organization to drive a No. 24 truck in the Camping World Truck Series and compete for series Rookie of the Year honors in 2012. “It’s an honor to team up with... Continue reading "Gresham joins JDM for truck rookie campaign" »

Overstreet named crew chief for No. 92 truck team

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series organization Ricky Benton Racing announced on Tuesday that veteran crew chief Jason Overstreet has been named crew chief of the No. 92 truck team for 2012. Overstreet will also serve as team manager for RBR. “We are very excited to have someone of Jason’s caliber... Continue reading "Overstreet named crew chief for No. 92 truck team" »

Ford out at JGR

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Tuesday that Mike Ford has been released from crew chief duties on the No. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team. The No. 11 car is driven by Denny Hamlin. “Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing appreciates what Mike has done for our organization over the past... Continue reading "Ford out at JGR" »

Brian Pattie joins MWR

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Monday that Brian Pattie has joined the team to serve as crew chief for the No. 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team with driver Clint Bowyer, beginning in 2012. He actually started working at MWR on Dec. 1. “Michael Waltrip Racing is an up-and-coming team,... Continue reading "Brian Pattie joins MWR" »

Kurt Busch out at Penske Racing

According to the Charlotte Observer’s website on Sunday night, Kurt Busch has been fired from Penske Racing. At the time of the report, there was no official report of Busch’s release, but the Observer story claimed having numerous sources. Busch had a tumultuous 2011 season that included behavior that came... Continue reading "Kurt Busch out at Penske Racing" »

Keselowski, Wolfe get extensions from Penske

Following a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season that produced three race wins, a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and a fifth-place finish to the season for the driver/crew chief pairing of Brad Keselowski and Paul Wolfe, car owner Roger Penske worked out multiple-year contract extensions for both... Continue reading "Keselowski, Wolfe get extensions from Penske" »

Sprint, NASCAR extend relationship

During the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Friday night, series title sponsor Sprint announced that it had extended its agreement with NASCAR to be the title sponsor of the Sprint Cup Series through 2016. “I could not be more... Continue reading "Sprint, NASCAR extend relationship" »

Stewart, other top-10 drivers honored at banquet

NASCAR honored its 2011 Sprint Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, on Friday night in its annual awards banquet at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Stewart is the first owner/driver to win the Cup title since Alan Kulwicki was champion in 1992. He’s also the first driver not... Continue reading "Stewart, other top-10 drivers honored at banquet" »

Awards handed out at Myers Brothers Luncheon

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series annual awards banquet in Las Vegas may not be until Friday night, but several awards were handed out on Thursday during the NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at the Bellagio. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was revealed as the Sprint Cup Series' Most... Continue reading "Awards handed out at Myers Brothers Luncheon" »

ThorSport switches to Toyota

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series organization ThorSport Racing announced on Tuesday its plans to switch from Chevrolet to Toyota. ThorSport, the longest-tenured team in the Truck Series, had a 16-year relationship with Chevrolet that dated back to the team‘s entry into Truck Series competition in 1996. We’d like to thank... Continue reading "ThorSport switches to Toyota" »

Paludo joins Turner Motorsports driver roster

Turner Motorsports announced on Monday that former Red Horse Racing driver Miguel Paludo has joined the organization to drive one of its trucks in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2012. It’ll mark Paludo’s second full-time season in the series. Paludo will join fellow-Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. and James... Continue reading "Paludo joins Turner Motorsports driver roster" » Video Corner

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