Nascar has finaly anounece the 2008 scheduale. For the next year Nascar made a few changes. The first one is that Nextel Cup will be named Sprint Cup, and the Busch Series will be called Nationwide Series. This two changes are not so important – the only change is the name, not the rules and the competition – the real change is the introduction of the new car concept: the Car of Tommorow. 2008 Sprint Cup Series Race Schedule
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On Tuesday, in front of the Speedway Club at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the three Raybestos Rookie of the Year winners peeled the yellow stripes off their bumpers and joined the ranks of NASCAR veterans.
"When I first came here, they told me I was running for Raybestos Rookie of the Year, and I was like, ’you’ve got to be kidding me,’" said Montoya, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner and a seven-time winner in Formula One. "I thought I would be an exception or something. In a lot of (...)
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced yesterday that Fastenal Company, a leading global industrial and construction supply distributor, has signed a multi-year deal with the team to sponsor driver Dario Franchitti and the No. 40 Dodge Charger in the 2008 Nationwide Series. The program will feature Franchitti as the car’s primary driver and also include select races with his Ganassi Sprint Cup Series teammate Reed Sorenson behind the wheel.
"I’m very pleased to bring Fastenal (...)
Jeff Burton wrapped up the Busch Series car owner’s championship in style Saturday night, winning the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to give Richard Childress his 11th NASCAR title.
Burton, who shared the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with Scott Wimmer this season, took control late in the race after a series of green-flag pit stops and pulled away to the win while runner-up Mark Martin and series points champion Carl Edwards battled behind him.
As Burton crossed (...)
Drew Blickensderfer, crew chief for the No. 17 Ford driven by Matt Kenseth in the Busch Series, was fined with 10,000 USD for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules) and 20A—12.8.1D (after competition, the right rear quarter panel height exceeded the maximum of 36.5 inches) of the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book.
Additionally, Kenseth was penalized with the loss of (...)
On November 13, 2007, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Gregory Tester, crew chief for the No. 71 car concerning a penalty issued by NASCAR following post-race inspection on October 27, 2007 for a Busch Series event at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Gregory Tester was accused to break Section 12-4-A of the NASCAR Rule Book "Actions detrimental to stock car racing"; Section 12-4-Q "Any determination by NASCAR Officials that the car, car (...)
Kyle Busch’s run of bad luck officially ended Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Busch followed his Friday night Truck Series win with a victory Saturday in the Busch Series, giving him a chance Sunday in the Nextel Cup event to become the first driver to sweep all three of NASCAR’s national series at the same track on the same weekend.
"I am not saying we will. I am not saying we won’t," Busch said. "I am just saying we hope to. It would be a great honor to have (...)
NASCAR is considering a plan that would keep full-time Nextel Cup Series drivers from winning the Busch Series after the 2008 season - the same year the Busch Series will have its own version of the Car of Tomorrow.
If NASCAR signs off on the plan, any driver ranked among the top 35 in the Nextel Cup standings cannot get points in a Busch Series race.
It won’t keep Nextel Cup regulars from racing - and dominating - the junior circuit, but it will help NASCAR crown a champion that’s (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 did (...)
After a three-week hiatus from the NASCAR Busch Series, Casey Mears is ready for some extra road work this weekend as he returns to the National Guard Chevrolet at Watkins Glen International.
Although Mears has competed sporadically in the Busch Series for the past seven years, he has never run at the Glen. In fact, Saturday will mark his first-ever start in a Busch Series race on a road course.
Mears certainly isn’t hurting for experience, though, having raced in four NEXTEL Cup events at (...)
JR Motorsports and Hendrick Motorsports will combine the two companies’ NASCAR Busch Series operations at the conclusion of the 2007 racing season with plans to field a joint effort beginning in 2008.
The partnership will campaign two full-time race cars under the JR Motorsports banner that utilize Hendrick Motorsports engines, chassis and vehicle engineering support. Rick Hendrick will be listed as car owner of the No. 5 team and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be car owner of the No. 88.
The Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya will compete at his final Busch Series race at Watkins Glen International due to the fact that his team wants to focus on the Nextel Cup for the rest of the season.Montoya competed so far 16 races of the 22 of the Busch Series.
Montoya’s team Chip Ganassi Racing has come to an agreement with team’s main sponsor Texaco/Havoline to focus on their Nextel Cup effort and transfer the remaining budget for the Busch Series into the Nextel Cup programme.
Jason Leffler gave the Camry its first-ever win in NASCAR competition when he took the lead with three laps to go en route to the checkered flag in Saturday night’s NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) race at O’Reilly Raceway Park (ORP) outside Indianapolis. When he was asked what he feels after this victory Leffler said that he is very excited to have his name going into the record books as Toyota’s first Busch Series winner. And he might be, maybe not in Guinness World Records book but he will sure be (...)
David Ragan enjoyed a productive weekend at Gateway International Raceway as his sixth place was the best finish by a rookie driver in the Gateway 250. His effort added to his first place cushion in the rookie standings and moves him up one spot to fourth place the NASCAR Busch Series standings.
Despite his advance in the standings and performance on the track, Ragan felt the result could have been better.Ragan is now 87 points behind Kevin Harvick for third place in the points.
Landon Cassill is an 18-year-old race car driver living the NASCAR dream.Saturday night at Gateway International Raceway, Cassill will pilot Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 24 National Guard Chevrolet in his first career NASCAR Busch Series race .
After being discovered through the GM Racing Development program in 2006, Cassill was signed by Hendrick Motorsports in December. In February, he graduated early and with honors from his hometown Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and made the (...)
After he had 27 laps to go before finishing the race at Chicagoland Speedway, Jeff Burton let his teammate Kevin Harvick to take the lead and win the Nascar Busch Series Race.This victory represents Harvick’s 4th victory at Chicagoland Speedway (he won in 2001,2002 and 2005). After this victory Harvick said that he was just where he needed to be, in the right place at the right time.
Aric Almirola spun out and this was the reason to bring out the caution flag when were 34 laps left to (...)