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Indy 500: Series day six report

KANAAN TOPS RAIN-SHORTENED PRACTICE AT INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 20, 2010) - Tony Kanaan topped the speed chart as rain cut short preparations for the 2010 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kanaan recorded a lap of ...

Tuesday Top Ten 2010-04-20

ASCS Tuesday Top Ten -- Midwest and Beyond TULSA, Okla. (April 20, 2010) -- A Midwest weekend in Nebraska along with events in Texas and Arizona sets the stage for the latest edition of Tuesday's Top Ten, chronicling ten random items ...

Bristol: Menard - Friday media visist

Paul Menard, driver of the No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion, is a career-best ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings after four races. Menard spoke about his fast start in the Bristol Motor Speedway infield media center before practice ...

Bristol: Series round four preview

NASCAR Nationwide Series News And Notes - Bristol Back At It Again: Harvick Chases Houston, History After two consecutive open weeks, the NASCAR Nationwide Series makes its return Saturday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway. After three ...

Texas Motor Speedway Hall of Fame news 2010-03-16

GIBBS TO BECOME NEWEST MEMBER OF TEXAS MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME Yates, Busch, Gordon, Ambrose To Be Honored With Special Awards FORT WORTH, Texas (March 16, 2010) Joe Gibbs, once considered a rival to many in the state of Texas as the Super ...

Front Row Motorsports crew chiefs on new spoiler

Crew Chiefs Comment on New Spoiler Statesville, N.C. (March 16, 2010) - The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is testing at the Talladega Superspeedway today with teams placing the new spoiler on the back of their cars. The information gathered at this ...

Bristol: David Gilliland preview

Gilliland's First Impressions of Bristol: 'It's Breathtaking' Statesville, N.C. (March 16, 2010) - David Gilliland and his No. 38 Taco Bell Ford team are coming off one of their strongest performances of the season two weeks ago at the Atlanta ...

Front Row Motorsports on crew member suspension

Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing Supports NASCAR's Drug Policy STATESVILLE, NC (March 9, 2010) - Front Row Motorsports with Yates fully supports the immediate and indefinite suspension of contracted employee David Keith from NASCAR. Keith ...

Atlanta: David Gilliland preview

Newest Cup Team Helping Lead Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing Gilliland and No. 38 Team Making Early Strides Statesville, N.C. (March 2, 2010) - Welcoming sponsorship from Charter Air Transport this weekend, David Gilliland and the No.

Las Vegas: Travis Kvapil preview

Kvapil Likes His Luck in Vegas; Veteran Enjoys High-Banked, High-Speed Oval Statesville, N.C. (February 23, 2010) - Travis Kvapil is betting on a better outcome this weekend for the No. 34 Long John Silver's Ford Fusion. After finishing 30th at ...

Fontana: David Gilliland preview

Gilliland Prepares for Season Debut with Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing; Team Locked In, 'Feels Like a Bulldozer Lifted off My Shoulders' Statesville, N.C. (February 16, 2010) - Preparing for his first event of the 2010 season, David ...

Fontana: Travis Kvapil preview

Kvapil Ready for 'Rough Racing' at Fontana; Front Row Driver Excited for First Run in No. 34 Ford Statesville, NC (February 16, 2010) - You could say that Travis Kvapil will have a new home and a new family for the Auto Club 500 this week: the No.

Fontana: Kevin Conway preview

Conway Prepares for Raybestos Rookie of the Year Run; ExtenZe Racing Team Welcomes Rookie Candidate to the Wheel Statesville, N.C. (February 16, 2010) - Kevin Conway will begin his bid for the 2010 Rookie of the Year honor behind the No. 37 ...

Pomona: Justin Humphreys Saturday report

Justin Humphreys qualifies 16th at NHRA Winternationals POMONA, Calif., Feb. 13, 2010 -- Justin Humphreys wasn't sure what to expect from his Pontiac GXP Pro Stock entry when qualifying began Thursday for Sunday's 50th Kragen O'Reilly ...

Daytona 500: Richard Petty to drive pace car

SEVEN-TIME DAYTONA 500 WINNER RICHARD PETTY TO LEAD FIELD IN 2011 MUSTANG GT 5.0-LITER V-8 PACE CAR -- Seven-time Daytona 500 winner Richard Petty is scheduled to lead the 43-car field to the green flag on Sunday as pace car driver for "The Great ...

Daytona Duel: Ford teams race 1 notes, quotes

* The last Ford driver to win a Gatorade Duel 150 qualifier was Elliott Sadler in 2006 when he was driving for Robert Yates Racing. * Bill Elliott and Elliott Sadler are the only two current Ford drivers with wins in the Gatorade qualifying races.

Daytona 500: Doug Yates - Wednesday media visit

After debuting in the Ford Fusions of Matt Kenseth and David Ragan last fall at Talladega Superspeedway, the FR9 engine is back in action during Daytona Speedweeks. Below are some notes on which teams have the FR9, and what the plan is for the ...

John Andretti, sponsor on death of Todd Whitworth

Window World and John Andretti Racing with Heavy Hearts N. WILKESBORO, N.C. (February 5, 2010) - Window World Inc., John Andretti and the Window World Racing community will be racing in the memory of Window World CEO Todd Whitworth during the ...

Daytona 500: Ford teams Media Day morning quotes

NASCAR Media Day got underway today with all of the drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series taking questions from the media. Below are comments from the morning session with featured Ford drivers. GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion ARE YOU THE ...

Front Row Motorsports partners with Yates Racing

Front Row Motorsports Announces Partnership with Doug Yates Alliance; Brings Heritage of Winning, Name Change to Team STATESVILLE, NC (February 2, 2010) - Solidifying an ownership alliance with Doug Yates and Yates Racing, Front Row Motorsports ...

Daytona Shootout: John Andretti preview

Andretti Straps Into Window World Cares Ford for Shootout; Racing Veteran to Drive No. 34 in Season-Opening Event John Andretti Window World STATESVILLE, NC (February 3, 2010) - When the sparks start flying in NASCAR's season-opening Budweiser ...

Tommy Baldwin Racing names Kevin Buskirk crew chief

Tommy Baldwin Racing Names Kevin Buskirk Crew Chief for ...

Series All-Star spotlight - Gilliland

Gilliland Shoots For Repeat Win At NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown; Second-Generation Driver Won Prestigious Event In 2005 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2010) -- The last time David Gilliland competed in the NASCAR Camping World Series portion of ...

Richard Petty Motorsports Media Tour interview

Richard Petty Motorsports hosted the first Ford stop on this year's Charlotte Motor Speedway media tour Tuesday. It was announced that the merger with Yates Racing has been completed and the four-car team will run Fords in 2010 with a driver lineup ...

Charlotte Motor Speedway media tour day 2 notes, quotes

NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway Notes and Quotes Tuesday, Jan. 19 Teams Looking to Improve in 2010 The second day of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway included sessions with two ...

Front Row Motorsports adds third entry

Front Row Motorsports Adds Third Sprint Cup Entry; Richardson Jr. and Mahindra USA Tractors to Debut Team at Daytona STATESVILLE, NC (January 19, 2010) - Front Row Motorsports announced during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour that they will ...

Robert Yates - Ford interview 2010-01-12

This Week in Ford Racing January 12, 2010 Robert Yates, former owner of Robert Yates Racing, will be inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame Saturday night in Concord, NC. Yates, who is still staying active away ...

Baker Curb Racing names Parrott No. 27 crew chief

BAKER CURB RACING HIRES VETERAN CREW CHIEF BRAD PARROTT NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 11, 2010 -- Baker Curb Racing announced today that they have reached an agreement with Brad Parrott to be the crew chief on the team's No. 27 Red Man Moist Snuff ...

Nashville press conference - 7, 2010-01-09

NASCAR Nashville press conference January 9, 2010 An interview with ARIC ALMIROLA, WHITNEY DUNCAN, NATHAN LEE JACKSON AND JASON WHITE KERRY THARP: If I can have your attention, we'll continue with our driver, country music artist media ...

Front Row Motorsports announces 2010 plans

Front Row Motorsports Announces 2010 Plans Will Field Two-Car Team, Joins Ford Racing STATESVILLE, NC (January 6, 2010) - Front Row Motorsports announced today it will continue its growth by adding an additional full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup program ...

Furniture Row Racing news 2010-01-04

Furniture Row Racing Fills Three Key Positions; Coniam named crew chief; McArdle competition director, Rondeau car chief, DENVER (Jan. 4, 2010) -- Furniture Row Racing announced today that it has filled three key positions as the Colorado-based ...

Daytona Int'l Speedway test news 2009-12-08

Rolex 24 Driver Challenge Presented By Sunoco Winner Derek Johnston Turns First Daytona Laps During Rolex 24 At Daytona Testing DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Derek Johnston got his first taste of Daytona International Speedway during this week's ...

Homestead: Paul Menard race report

MENARD FINISHES 2009 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SEASON WITH 26th-PLACE AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 22, 2009) -- Yates Racing driver Paul Menard and the No. 98 Johns Manville / Menards team rounded out the final NASCAR ...

Homestead: Kahne - Friday media visit

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE RACE WEEKEND AT HOMESTEAD? "I think we have a good chance to qualify well, race good on Sunday and finish the season strong. A lot of things are going to happen during the ...

Phoenix II: Paul Menard race report

"QUICK" RACE IN PHOENIX LEAVES MENARD WITH 29th FINISH AVONDALE, Ariz. (November 15, 2009) -- In a race that only saw four caution flags and just 24 caution laps, Yates Racing driver Paul Menard and his No. 98 Johns Manville / Menards team worked ...

Texas II: Paul Menard preview

* PAUL MENARD will make his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this Sunday in the Dickies 500. * MENARD AT TEXAS... In his six previous starts, Menard's best finish at the 1.5-mile speedway was last April when he ...

Germain Racing names No. 15 crew chief

Rookie Crew Chief Ryan Fugle Pairs with Rookie Driver Michael Annett Mooresville, N.C. (October 30, 2009) -- While Germain Racing General Manager Mike Hillman Sr. has been noted as Crew Chief of the No. 15 Nationwide Series entry since April, Ryan ...

Brian Wolfe, Doug Yates - Ford teleconference 2009-10-27

This Week in Ford Racing: NASCAR Edition October 27, 2009 Ford's new "FR9" engine will debut this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in two cars - the No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion driven by Matt Kenseth, and the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion of David ...

Elliott Sadler in an RPM Ford at Talladega

Elliott Sadler To Drive Ford in Talladega STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Elliott Sadler's No. 19 Stanley car will race as a Ford for the first time in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Sadler is racing the Ford ...

Martinsville II: Paul Menard race report

MENARD FINISHES 23rd AT THE "PAPERCLIP TRACK" -- ARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY MARTINSVILLE, Va. (October 25, 2009) -- With only one practice heading into Sunday's race, Yates Racing driver Paul Menard and his No. 98 Schrock / Menards team posted a solid ...

Fontana II: Kyle Busch race report

Busch and Gilliland Combine for 24th-Place Effort at Fontana Busch Forced to Vacate M&M& ...

Fontana II: Paul Menard race report

MENARD POSTS 27th-PLACE FINISH AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY FONTANA, Calif. (October 11, 2009) -- Yates Racing driver Paul Menard and the No. 98 Energizer / Menards team fought an ill-handling race car for most of the day in Sunday's Pepsi 500 at Auto ...

Kansas: Paul Menard race report

EARLY ACCIDENT LEAVES MENARD WITH 30th-PLACE FINISH AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY KANSAS CITY, Kan. (October 4, 2009) -- Only seven laps into the Price Chopper 400, Yates Racing driver Paul Menard was involved in an accident exiting turn two. As the field ...

Yates Racing announce Fan Appreciation Day

YATES RACING TO HOLD FAN DAY AT THE SHOP ON OCTOBER 15th Yates Racing will open its door to the public with shop view and a driver autograph session CONCORD, N.C. (September 30, 2009) -- Yates Racing will hold their bi-annual Fan Appreciation ...

Dover II: Paul Menard race report

MENARD NOTCHES TOP-20 FINISH AT DOVER; SIXTH TOP-20 FINISH OF THE SEASON DOVER, Del. (September 27, 2009) -- When the storm clouds finally lifted at Dover International Speedway this afternoon, Yates Racing driver Paul Menard climbed aboard the ...

Pocono: Paul Menard race report

MENARD FINISHES 29th AT THE "TRICKY TRIANGLE" -- POCONO RACEWAY LONG POND, Pa. (June 7, 2009) -- This afternoon's race at Pocono Raceway proved to be a challenge for the No. 98 Pittsburg Paints / Menards team. After starting the race 33rd ...

Sears Point: Paul Menard preview

Paul Menard * In the Sprint Cup Series, Menard has recorded just one career start at Infineon Raceway. * Menard has an average starting position of 34.3 at NASCAR Sprint Cup road courses (Sonoma & Watkins Glen) and an average finishing ...

Michigan: Paul Menard race report

MENARD FINISHES 34th AFTER LONG AFTERNOON AT MICHIGAN BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 14, 2009) -- Yates Racing driver Paul Menard and his No. 98 Pittsburgh Paints / Menards team endured a long afternoon at the two-mile, Michigan International Speedway. The ...

Chicagoland: Yates Racing preview

YATES RACING -- FAST FACTS Paul Menard * Menard will make his third Sprint Cup series career start this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. * Sylvania will debut on the hood of the No. 98 Sylvania / Menards Ford Fusion for this weekend's ...

Daytona II: Paul Menard race report

MENARD POSTS 23rd-PLACE FINISH IN SUMMER CLASSIC -- COKE ZERO 400 DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (July 4, 2009) -- In a hot, muggy evening at Daytona International Speedway, Yates Racing driver Paul Menard and the No. 98 Johns Manville / Menards team posted ...

Chicagoland: Paul Menard race report

TOP-10 FINISH FOR MENARD SPOILED BY LATE-RACE ACCIDENT JOLIET, Ill. (July 11, 2009) -- In what appeared to be a great night for Yates Racing driver Paul Menard, the No. 98 Sylvania / Menards team made a turn for the worst after contact by the ...

Indianapolis: Paul Menard preview

YATES RACING -- FAST FACTS Paul Menard * Menard has two starts at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with his best finish of 20th coming in July 2007. * On Thursday evening, Menard will sign autographs at the Menards in Fishers, Ind.

RFR names Kenseth's 2001 sponsor

Crown Royal Becomes a Primary Sponsor for Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Sprint Cup Team in 2010; Industry Leaders Crown Royal, Matt Kenseth to reunite next season CONCORD, N.C. (July 28, 2009) -- Roush Fenway Racing announced today that Diageo, parent ...

Watkins Glen: Paul Menard race report

MENARD POSTS TOP-20 FINISH AT THE GLEN WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 10, 2009) -- After another rain out on Sunday afternoon the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was pushed to Monday at Watkins Glen International. Yates Racing driver Paul Menard started ...

Atlanta II: Darnell - Saturday media visit

Erik Darnell, driver of the No. 96 Academy Outdoor Sports Ford Fusion, will be making his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Darnell, who is scheduled to compete in seven of the final 12 events, spoke about the ...

Atlanta Motor Speedway news 2009-09-03

AMS' Pep Boys Auto 500 News and Notes -- Sept. 3, 2009 Forecast Fantastic for Atlanta's First Full Weekend of Night Racing Atlanta weather forecasts remain outstanding for this weekend's Pep Boys Auto 500 and Degree V12 300 at Atlanta ...

Kenseth - NASCAR teleconference

NASCAR Teleconference Transcript - Matt Kenseth September 2, 2009 An interview with: MATT KENSETH HERB BRANHAM: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to today's NASCAR cam video teleconference. We're holding it at the NASCAR Research ...

Toledo II: Patrick Sheltra preview

Patrick Sheltra Hopes To Keep Momentum Train Rolling At Toledo TOLEDO, Ohio (September 2, 2009) - - On the string of two consecutive top-10 finishes in the ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) veteran driver Patrick Sheltra aboard the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & ...

Atlanta: Series round 26 preview

NASCAR Nationwide Series News And Notes - Atlanta Drama Builds Under The Lights At Atlanta DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2009) -- Following his stunning win via a last-turn pass of Marcos Ambrose last Sunday in Montreal, Carl Edwards (No. 60 ...

Atlanta II: Darnell - Ford interview 2009-09-01

This Week in Ford Racing: September 1, 2009 This weekend Erik Darnell will be making his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut behind the wheel of the No. 96 Northern Tool + Equipment Ford Fusion in Sunday's Pep Boys Auto 500. Darnell has competed in 10 ...