Helicopter Crashes Following NASCAR Food City 250
0 CommentsPosted by THL on August 25, 2012 under News Links, Other News, THL Highlights
Helicopter crashes following NASCAR Food City 250 By Jerry Jordan KickinTheTires.net BRISTOL, Tn. -- An executive helicopter belonging to K-VAT & W-L Aviation of Abingdon, Va., the parent company of the Food City supermarket chain, was located at about 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 25 approximately 150-yards from shore in South Holston Lake, Kickin’ the Tires has confirmed. The ... more.
Toyota working to keep Red Bull Racing alive
0 CommentsPosted by THL on June 23, 2011 under Cup Series News, News Links, THL Highlights
Red Bull Racing was one of Toyota’s foundation teams when the Japanese manufacturer moved into Sprint Cup racing in the 2007 season. With this week’s news that Red Bull is leaving behind its NASCAR connection, Toyota could lose one of its teams. But Toyota Racing Development chief Lee White said Wednesday that he is interested in working with team general manager Jay Frye as Frye seeks... more.
Drivers must choose a series to compete for championship in
2 CommentsPosted by THL on January 10, 2011 under Cup Series News, Nationwide News, News Links, Series News, THL Highlights, Truck Series News
Drivers in NASCAR's three national series will have to elect a single championship to chase in 2011, eliminating the ability of drivers such as Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards and Paul Menard -- who were full-time double-dippers in 2010 -- to chase two championships at once. NASCAR has scheduled a "competition update" on Jan. 21 with NASCAR president Mike Helton and vice president for competition... more.
Greg Biffle Finds Peace in the NC Mountains
0 CommentsPosted by THL on December 28, 2010 under Cup Series News, News Links, Other News
Coming off of a Truck Series championship in 2000 and en route to Nationwide rookie of the year honors in 2001, Greg Biffle knew it was time to get comfortable in North Carolina. The Washington state native searched for and found a place where he could get away from the hustle and bustle of life as a NASCAR star. That place is the Triple B Ranch. Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina... more.
Randy Moss’ sports career has two sides
0 CommentsPosted by THL on December 4, 2010 under News Links, Truck Series News
When most Middle Tennessee sports fans think of Randy Moss, they probably think of him in terms of his career as wide receiver for the Titans. But Moss has another sports career in a completely different arena — that of truck owner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Moss became a part of the former Morgan-Dollar Motorsports organization on July 3, 2008, as a 50 percent owner of the tea... more.
Furniture Row Racing hauler involved in massive pileup
0 CommentsPosted by THL on November 16, 2010 under Cup Series News, News Links, Other News, THL Highlights
The Furniture Row Racing team transporter and a team motor home have been severely damaged in a crash near the NASCAR Sprint Cup team headquarters in Denver, Colo. "(The accident) hurt everything we had," team general manager Joe Garone said. "We can’t even get in the trailer. The back door is so damaged you can’t get into it." According to several local media outlets, 12 people were inj... more.
Should Chase Drivers be Treated Differently?
0 CommentsPosted by THL on October 5, 2010 under Cup Series News, News Links
Unlike in other sports where playoff participants don’t have the non-title contenders to deal with, competitors in NASCAR’s playoff—the Chase for the Sprint Cup—still have to race with and around other drivers/teams that they’ve been competing against all season long. With that being said, should Chase drivers get or expect special treatment from the non-Chasers they’re sharing the rac... more.
Braun Racing sale a done deal?
0 CommentsPosted by THL on September 7, 2010 under Nationwide News, News Links, THL Highlights
The NASCAR Insiders are reporting the sale of Braun Racing to Steve Turner, of Turner Motorsports, is a done deal. Fox Sports first broke the story Saturday, and since, it has grabbed a lot of attention in the garage. TNI writes, "So far this season Turner has been linked to at least two other teams – Phoenix Racing and Randy Moss Motorsports – in his quest to expand from his existing tw... more.
NASCAR considering multi-car qualifying
0 CommentsPosted by THL on September 2, 2010 under Cup Series News, News Links, Other News, Series News
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has implemented a multi-truck qualifying system in recent weeks which is reportedly being considered for both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series next year. The format calls for two vehicles on track simultaneously in an effort to speed up the qualifying session with the order of time trials based on the last practice session starting with the slowest time... more.
David Starr hopes new team reverses his fortunes
0 CommentsPosted by THL on under News Links, Pre Race, Truck Series News
David Starr is in a rare predicament for this late in a NASCAR season. The Camping World Truck Series veteran has moved to a new team—SS Green Light Racing—after running the first 16 races of 2010 with Randy Moss Motorsports. Starr, who came home a solid 10th in his SS Green Light debut last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, will finish out the year with the team in what is likely an audi... more.
Kentucky to gain second truck series weekend?
0 CommentsPosted by THL on August 26, 2010 under News Links, Track News, Truck Series News
Pete Pistone of MRN is reporting via Twitter that Kentucky Speedway will gain a second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race during its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend in July. If this happens, it will create a triple header in Sparta. More details as they break.... more.
Michael McDowell in at Whitney Motorsports
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Michael McDowell, former driver of the No. 55 PRISM Motorsports Toyota, will take over driving duties of the No. 46 effective immediately. McDowell, who has been primarily start-and-parking the No. 55 for PRISM, will drive the complete races for Whitney Motorsports. "That’s the main factor for me," McDowell said in an interview with Sirius Speedway. "Prism Motorsports was great and I appre... more.
Randy Moss Motorsports temp. shuts down No. 81 truck team
0 CommentsPosted by THL on August 24, 2010 under News Links, THL Highlights, Truck Series News
Update: Sirius Speedway is reporting that the team is temporarily shutdown for two races as the team "regroups." "Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a team source told Sirius NASCAR Radio's Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody that Starr will not compete in the next two events at Chicagoland and Kentucky Speedways, with a possible return at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 18." The ... more.
JJ Yeley replaced at Whitney Motorsports by McDowell
1 CommentsPosted by THL on under Cup Series News, News Links, THL Highlights
According to JJ Yeley's Twitter account, he will no longer be driving the Whitney Motorsports No. 46 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He writes, "Speaking of getting it in the balls, I am being replaced by McDowell in the 46 car.... I guess ass kissing really is good for something =)." He adds that Michael McDowell, currently of Prism Motorsports, will be behind the wheel of the No. 46.... more.
Erik Darnell to drive No. 16 NNS car for Roush
0 CommentsPosted by THL on August 23, 2010 under Nationwide News, News Links
Via THI, We’re hearing that both Matt Kenseth and Erik Darnell will get starts in the team’s #16 Fords in the upcoming races. Kenseth ran two NNS races for this team early in the season, and Darnell hasn’t made any starts in 2010. We’ve talked quite a bit about the RFR Nationwide teams this season (here and here), because of the team’s commitment to developing drivers and because of ... more.
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