ECR rears up on engine landscape after Fontana

Newly formed engine maker becoming consistent threat When you think NASCAR stock car racing and engine suppliers, who do you think of? Hendrick Engines certainly is near the top of your list, based not only on lead Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson’s four consecutive Cup championships and the fact that five of the 12 teams …

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Ганасси опроверг слухи об объединении

На днях, Чип Ганасси, оправившийся от операции на глазе и впервые за последний месяц появившись перед журналистами — формально чтобы представить ретро раскраску автомобиля Монтойи, с которой он победил в гонке «Индианаполис-500» девять лет назад — прояснил кое-какие моменты, относительно ситуации в команде.

Машина #1 признана читерской (обновлено)

В итоге машина Мартина Труекса-мл., на которой он участвовал в гонке в Чикаго была признана не соответствующей правилам (задняя панель кузова слишком высокая), а сам Мартин и владелец команды Тереза Эрнхардт были оштрафованы на 25 очков в личном и командном зачетах соответственно. Руководитель гоночной команды Труекса, Кевин Манион оштрафован на 25 тысяч долларов и до …

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EGR hopes to turn midpack teams into one, elite organization

By Bob Pockrass — Associate Editor Friday, March 20, 2009 Team owner Chip Ganassi bristles at suggestions that financial turmoil sparked the combination of Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Chip Ganassi Racing. Instead, he contends that the creation of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing was driven by the desire by both teams to improve their performance, which, of …

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Daytona. Пара цитат…

УвеличитьХПМ: “It feels like a more complete team than it did before. Everything is going in the right direction. Being involved with the Earnhardt name in NASCAR is huge. Being with Chevy is very exciting. Everything is getting in the right place. It’s just a matter of time before everything comes to life.”

Montoya, who has driven Dodges in the past at Ganassi, said there shouldn’t be too much of a transition left once the season starts because the teams have been working together since the merger was announced in November.

ХПМ: “By now, people are more settled and understand their jobs. This isn’t something that happened yesterday. This has been going on for a couple of months.”

Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing может ограничиться двумя машинами?

Martin Truex jr.DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When Dale Earnhardt Inc. merged with Chip Ganassi Racing last year, the plan was to run four cars in NASCAR’s top series.

It could be down to two.

Driver Martin Truex Jr. said Friday night that Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing is planning to field just three cars for next month’s Daytona 500 — with him, Juan Pablo Montoya and Aric Almirola behind the wheels. And Almirola said he has no guarantee to drive beyond the season-opening race because of sponsorship woes.

«As far as I can tell, I believe three,» Truex Jr. said at NASCAR’s preseason tour at Daytona International Speedway. «I’m pretty sure that’s what’s going on. … I believe that’s it. That’s about all I’ve got there. Montoya, me and Aric.»