Posts Tagged ‘NASCAR’

6 May 2011: Taxi! Lewis Hamilton to get behind the wheel of a NASCAR Chevy

Did someone call a taxi for Lewis Hamilton? The McLaren driver is to take time out from challenging for the Formula One championship to get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Impala from America’s NASCAR Sprint Cup.

6 Jan 2010: YRC: The fan-fuelled British team aiming for American glory

A fan-powered racing team that puts its cars on track through subscriptions from ordinary supporters and support from small businesses has set its sights on NASCAR as its ultimate goal.

19 Aug 2009: NASCAR’s success should inspire F1, says branding expert

Formula One risks being caught up by its rivals in the multi-million pound sports marketing battle – and could learn a thing or two from the commercial success of NASCAR, according to one expert working in the field.

20 Jul 2009: F1: ‘I’d love a crack at NASCAR’ says Lewis Hamilton

It’s an image almost impossible for the mind to conjure up – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton plucked from the high tech glamour at the pinnacle of motor sport and dropped into the brash and noisy world of American stock car racing instead.

13 Feb 2009: Over the white line: Footballers avoid the Hamilton treatment in Seville

In a news-packed week when Formula One and several other racing series began gearing up for the start of their new season, the main item to catch our eye was football-related. But bear with us.

30 Oct 2008: RoC: New cars and American stars

The line-up of the US team at December’s Wembley-based Race of Champions has been announced – and it features two drivers as much renowned for aerial feats as for going in a straight line.

3 Jul 2008: Driveless Franchitti can take his pick of American racing series

It’s alright for some – while several IndyCar teams struggle for sponsorship or dream in vain of adding a second car, Chip Ganassi would apparently only need to snap his fingers to put Dario Franchitti into a funded race seat.

1 Jul 2008: Sponsorship woes kill off Franchitti’s NASCAR season

Dario Franchitti’s debut NASCAR Sprint Cup campaign, already disrupted by poor results, broken bones and failures to qualify for races, is now over for good after team owner Chip Ganassi shut him down due to lack of sponsorship.

27 Jun 2008: IRL: Wheldon says he’s having too much fun for NASCAR

Dan Wheldon, thought last season to be hoping for a switch to Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR program, has changed his mind and wants to stay in the IRL.

4 Jun 2008: F1: Coulthard lukewarm on tintop driving

David Coulthard is not a great fan of driving stock cars or touring cars, as he revealed in a press conference that formed part of his visit to watch the Red Bull NASCAR team at the Dover International Speedway.

 
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