SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 34, August 26, 2010

Racing News: Kyle Busch Makes NASCAR History With Three-Win Weekend

TRIFECTA: Kyle Busch became the first driver in NASCAR history to win in all three of NASCAR’s national touring divisions at one track during the same weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

SPONSOR POSSIBILITY:
Several media outlets are reporting that Wal-Mart is in negotiations to sponsor four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon next season.

LEGAL DRAMA: The Force India Formula One team has been ordered to pay wind-tunnel company Aerolab $1,365,981 plus damages and interest as part of an ongoing legal dispute between the two companies.

NEW NAME: Officials from Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, have signed Royal Purple to a multi-year title sponsorship agreement. The track will be known as Royal Purple Raceway beginning in 2011.

DOUBLE THE FUN:
For the first time in IZOD IndyCar Series history, drivers will compete in two individual races on the same day. The event at Texas Motor Speedway will be called the Firestone Twin 275s and consist of two full-field, 275-km races with two race winners being crowned next season.

PURCHASED:
CV Products has purchased certain assets of HutchBSR, a longtime supplier of racing components.

SO LONG: International Speedway Corp. Chief Operating Officer Roger VanDerSnick was laid off by the company last week. It was the first in what is expected to be many layoffs by the company in the coming weeks.

FIXING THE HEART:
NASCAR driver Brian Vickers recently underwent heart surgery to repair a tiny hole between the atria in his heart. Vickers is sitting out the remainder of the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule because of a blood-clotting disorder.

NEW DATES: Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, and Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, will host two NASCAR Nationwide Series events next season.

CASH DEPOSIT:
Veteran open-wheel modified racer Jared Landers earned his first late-model victory during the $40,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series COMP Cams Topless 100 Sunday in Batesville, Arkansas.

SUBSCRIBE: National Speed Sport News has been published weekly since 1934. To subscribe to National Speed Sport News, visit www.nationalspeedsportnews.com.

Rate this article: 
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)