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01/12 2019

NASCAR LAYS OFF DOZENS OF EMPLOYEES AMID DOWNSIZING EFFORT

NASCAR dismissed 50-100 employees across four different offices on Friday afternoon.PHOTO BY VIRACON ARCHITECTURAL The cuts include competition, communications and corporate workers BY:  MATT WEAVER, AUTOWEEK NASCAR eliminated dozens of jobs and dismissed roughly 50 employees on Friday afternoon. The news was first revealed by the Associated Press and the Sports Business Journal and later confirmed […]

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01/12 2019

JOE GIBBS RACING CO-FOUNDER J.D. GIBBS DIES AT 49

Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed that team co-founder J.D. Gibbs had died from complications due to a degenerative neurological disease.PHOTO BY MOTORSPORT IMAGE – LAT The oldest son of Coach Joe Gibbs was a beloved figure in the NASCAR garage BY:  MATT WEAVER Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Friday night that the team’s co-founder and co-chairman J.D […]

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01/11 2019

WILD WEST SHOOTOUT RACE RESULTS FROM NIGHT TWO AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY BY:  Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 9, 2019)

Bobby Pierce moved one step closer to a potential Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge bonus payout by wiring Wednesday’s Super Late Model field at the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval. View 2019 Wild West Shootout results below. While the Oakwood, IL, […]

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01/09 2019

FORMER INDYCAR DRIVER JEFF WARD MAKES MOVE TO AMERICAN FLAT TRACK

57-year-old AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer planning partial season in motorcycle series BY:  AUTOWEEK STAFF Jeff Ward — a seven-time AMA Motocross champion, AMA Supermoto champion, IndyCar and NASCAR racer, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America member, and one of the most versatile and successful competitors in the world of motorsports […]

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01/08 2019

What NASCAR’s Declining Popularity Can Teach Us About Responding to a Changing Market

Author Alex Gold has hit the NASCAR problem(s) dead on, just as RR-AZ has said beginning way back in 1997…”Racing is a business and the business of racing, is business, and without that understanding, it will fail.” In February last year, the Daytona 500, the NASCAR season opener, drew a Nielsen Rating of only 5.3. […]

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01/08 2019

NASCAR MANUFACTURERS HOPE OEM ENGINES RETURN TO TRUCK SERIES SOMEDAY

This may make too much fiscal sense (read: race truck count) for NASCAR to accept, as it would save team owners $$$,  but NASCAR would need to relinquish some control…(perish the thought). – RR-AZ Toyota and Ford hope future NASCAR engine formulas will allow for OEM options to return to the Truck Series.PHOTO BY MOTORSPORT IMAGES – […]

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