Helmut Marko, the man responsable with Red Bull driver’s programme, said that Scott Speed will be supported by the famous energy drinks company to drive in the Nascar championship.
Speed entered the US Red Bull Driver search programme in 2003 and since then he had been a Red Bull driver. The American driver left Scuderia Torro Rosso F1 team after he had a fight with former boss Franz Tost in the European Grand Prix. Marko said that Speed could enter the team owned by Red Bull in the Nextel (...) > Full story
Kurt Busch scored his second win of the season in the delayed 3M Performance 400 race at Michigan International Speedway. In this way Buch increased his chances of making the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
The officials started the race under yellow flag but the red flag was shown due to the heavy fog. After 32 minutes the race finally got underway. Busch took the lead in lap 101 overtaking Matt Kenseth and dominated the race untill the end. Busch managed to handle the pressure from Martin (...) > Full story
For only the second time since 1997, a NASCAR Cup race has been rained out on two consecutive days. The 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway, which had been rained out on Sunday was again rained out on Monday.
It is now scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 21st.
There is cause for optimism because the weather forecast for Brooklyn, Michigan – where MIS is located – calls for much less rain activity tomorrow. NASCAR officials previously said that they would, if (...) > Full story
NASCAR’s Nextel Cup race at Michigan, the 3M Performance 400 will begin Monday at noon Eastern Time after the scheduled Sunday race was rained out. From Saturday evening through Sunday, Southern Michigan experienced constant rain. There was a brief lull that lured out the jet dryers, but they were chased away by a downpour that resumed the day of rain.
This is NASCAR’s fifth race this year which has been affected by rain. The Pocono race was shortened by rain and the races at (...) > Full story
It may not be a matter of great suspense, but Chevrolet has renewed its contract with Richard Childress’s racing enterprise, RCR. All of the Cherolet team contracts with the company for Nextel Cup expire at the end of this year.
Though Hendrick Racing and DEI-Ginn racing are expected to renew their Chevy contracts, as well, there’s question about the status of the fourth big Chevy team: Gibbs. Persistent rumors have Toyota courting Joe Gibbs and doing all it can to encourage (...) > Full story
Richard Childress Racing made an announcement on Saturday that their partnership with General Motors will continue and they will be a Chevrolet team also in the 2008 season.The team is the longest running Chevrolet team in the Nascar championship and won over 160 races in 10 championships between Nextel Cup, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series.
The team last won the Nextel Cup in 1994 and seems that this year they have big chances to repeat the success because currently they have their (...) > Full story
Kevin Harvick and Juan Pablo Montoya will not be penalized by Nascar following their incident at Watkins Glen.
Jim Hunter, the Nascar Vice President, confirmed the fact that the incident between the two pilots will not be punished. Hunter sustained the decision with the fact that the incident between the two drivers was something that fans liked and that no harm was done by neither driver.
"I think our fans get a big kick out of incidents that happen like Kevin Harvick and Juan Pablo (...) > Full story
The American pilot, Scott Speed may be coming to the Team Red Bull and its Toyotas in the Nascar, after he was released by Scuderia Torro Rosso, the Red Bull-sponsored team, on July 31. Scott’s leaving from the team was expected after his recent quarrel with team manager Franz Tost started after the European Grand Prix at Nurburgring. He was dropped nine days later, but Tost denied the altercation had anything to do with the decision.
Tost’s decision seemed to be a good one because Speed (...) > Full story
Tony Stewart almost beat himself at the Watkins Glen NASCAR Nextel Cup road race on Sunday, but not quite. Leading, ahead of Jeff Gordon, with about 50 laps to go, Stewart wheel-hoped his Home Depot Chevrolet entering turn 1 and spun off the course. By the time he’d rejoined the field, he was 19th.
He won the race.
He got lucky. After working his way through the field, he was second to Gordon with two laps remaining.
And then Gordon spun going into turn 1.
So, Stewart won. (...) > Full story
Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), took the lead for good on the next-to-last lap of Sunday’s Centurion Boats at The Glen at the Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International road course and went on to score his third win in his last four Nascar Nextel Cup Series outings.
Stewart, who led three times for a total of 20 laps around the 2.45-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen layout, was in second-place and dogging race-leader Jeff Gordon as the two took the white (...) > Full story