Nextel Cup (CUP)

Nextel Cup (CUP)

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Last week, Ginn racing – a well-financed start-up in the Nextel Cup Series which almost won the Daytona 500 with Mark Martin at the wheel earlier this year– merged with DEI, Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated. Having lost Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to Hendrick Racing, DEI moved quickly to find additional capital. In so doing, it emulated Richard Childress Racing, which quietly brought outside investors into team several years ago, and Jack Roush, whose team became Roush-Fenway Racing after he brought (...)
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It’s not won in Cup competition, but Toyota got a win in the next best thing, the Busch Series on Saturday, with Jason Leffler outracing Greg Biffle to the checkered flag in the Kroger 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis. David Reutimann, also in a Toyota, finished third. In Cup competition, Toyota has had a difficult year, particularly with the Michael Waltrip-owned team for which Reutimann drives. Toyota drivers, including past Daytona 500 winner Waltrip and former Cup champion (...)
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Chevrolet’s contracts with its Nextel – to be Sprint – Cup teams expire at the end of the season, so it is looking to negotiate new contracts now. As the NASCAR series approaches the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard this Sunday, the second richest (to the Daytona 500) race on the schedule, speculation is rampant about who is staying and about who is going. Gibbs is prominent in that speculation. Toyota is reportedly wooing Joe Gibbs more than even the Washington Redskins could contemplate. (...)
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Yes. To date, NASCAR has not announced a new sponsor for the Busch Series. Annheuser-Busch, which has been the series sponsor for over a decade, announced earlier this year that it would not renew its sponsorship contract. This means NASCAR needs a new sponsor. But to get a new sponsor, it is likely that NASCAR must first address the series’ biggest issue: the so-called “Buschwackers.” These are the NASCAR Cup teams that run only select Busch series races, those which are the prime (...)
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The husband of the president of International Speedway Corp., the company that owns, among others, the Daytona International Speedway, was killed in the crash of a twin engine private plane he was piloting at about 8:30 a.m. today. Dr. Bruce Kennedy, husband of Lesa France Kennedy, has been confirmed dead by the Seminole County, Florida Sheriff’s Department. According to the Sheriff’s department, four others also died from the crash: another passenger in the plane and three people on the (...)
Source: Fox News
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Police in Cincinnati arrested NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Aaron Fike on Saturday, along with his fiancé. Both were booked into the Warren County Jail on charges of possessing heroin. The couple were arrested in the parking lot of King’s Island, a popular amusement park. Police were tipped by a caller in the late afternoon. The caller reported “suspicious activity” occurring in a Toyota Sequoia Toyota Sequoia in the King’s Island parking lot. Fike drives a Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Craftsman (...)
Source: IndyStar
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Dave Blaney has won the first-ever pole position for Toyota in NASCAR’s Nextel Cup competition. His lap at 129.437 miles per hour at the New Hampshire International Speedway topped all other competitors and represented one of the few bright spots for Toyota in its first season as a Nextel Cup competitor. Blaney drives for Bill Davis Racing, one of the first Nextel Cup teams approached by Toyota in anticipation of a full-scale Cup effort. However, Toyota driver and past champion Dale (...)
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Just how important NASCAR racing is to corporate sponsors is evident in the lawsuit between NASCAR and telecommunications company AT&T. It now involves potentially as much as $100,000,000. That’s right: a hundred million. NASCAR, of course, has a series sponsor: Nextel. When it made its very lucrative deal with Nextel, both parties had to agree that communications companies already sponsoring a Cup car would be allowed to continue doing so. But, the deal between Nextel and NASCAR (...)
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NASCAR will debut the Car of Tomorrow (COT) this weekend at Bristol Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. The COT was designed from the ground up to be safer, more competitive and more cost-effective for NASCAR teams. Bristol is the first of 16 scheduled appearances for the COT in the 2007 season. For nearly all of the 21st century, auto manufacturers – including Ford – racing engineers, and NASCAR have worked together to develop a new, safer race car. The (...)
The Dodge Avenger Dodge Avenger , which joins the Dodge Charger in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup competition this season, makes its racing debut Sunday in the Food City 500 at Bristol Bristol Motor Speedway — the first NASCAR Car of Tomorrow (COT) race. Preparing for NASCAR’s 16 COT races in 2007 has kept the candle burning at both ends for most NASCAR NEXTEL Cup teams since the end of last season. The Avenger, Dodge’s racing version of the COT, has been tested at tracks throughout the country getting ready for the ultimate (...)

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