Long-time Roush Fenway Employee/Championship Crew Chief Named EVP of Competition CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2020) – Roush Fenway Racing has named Jimmy Fennig executive vice president in charge of competition. Fennig, who joined the organization in 1997 and played a major role in several of the team’s greatest successes, will oversee all aspects of competition for Roush Fenway’s racing operations that currently fields two entries in the NASCAR Cup Series.
THIRD-YOUNGEST: With his victory today at Phoenix Raceway, Chase Elliott clinched the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series title and became the third-youngest champion at the top level of stock-car racing at 24 years, 11 months and 11 days old.
For decades people in southern Virginia and beyond knew Ray Lee Wood for the beautiful flowers growing in front of his home in the community of Buffalo Ridge and for the sourwood honey that he collected from his beehives. They knew of his prized Persian cats and Siberian Huskies, and the goldfish he raised in ponds on his family property. Others were amazed at his knowledge of the Bible and his loyalty to the Pentecostal Holiness Church. And there were some that knew the rest of the story, about how Wood was an integral part of…
Kenseth Will Assume Driving Duties in the No. 42 for Remainder of 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season CONCORD, N.C. (Apr. 27, 2020) – Chip Ganassi Racing announces today that when the NASCAR Cup Series returns to the track for the remainder of the 2020 season, Matt Kenseth will be behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro. Kenseth, the former Cup Series Champion and two-time Daytona 500 Champion, most recently competed full-time at NASCAR’s highest level in 2017, where he finished seventh in the points and won the second to…
Sunday, April 4, 2004 – On this day in history, Elliott Sadler beat Kasey Kahne to the line by just 0.028 second – the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway. Kahne dominated the race leading 148 laps driving for Evernham Motorsports, but Sadler driving for Yates Racing jumped out front with 27 to go and never relinquished the top spot. It was Sadler’s second of three career NASCAR Cup Series wins.
First of all, let’s get right to what really matters and thank God (or whatever higher power you believe in) that Ryan Newman survived what looked to be one of the worst wrecks in recent NASCAR history. There have been some pretty awful wrecks in automotive racing in various forms, NASCAR, IRL, F1, and other but this one had all the earmarks of a very serious accident, reminding many of the terrible crash that killed Dale Earnhardt.
2019 DAYTONA 500 champion Denny Hamlin will look to become only the fourth driver to win consecutive DAYTONA 500s. The last driver to win consecutive DAYTONA 500s was Sterling Marlin in 1994-95.
Both Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch experienced some on-track frustration of their own making this past weekend at Watkins Glen.
50th Anniversary celebration brings more fan activities than ever to the Monster Mile DOVER, Del. (March 8, 2019) – On the heels of Dover International Speedway’s announcement last month about free Harlem Globetrotters performances, the Micro Wrestling Federation will also perform multiple free shows in the FanZone on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, as part of the Monster Mile’s 50th anniversary celebration, track officials said today.