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December 2006 Busch Series Archive

 

  • Congrats to Burney Lamar: Model Niki Taylor and NASCAR driver Burney Lamar have tied the knot. The couple married Wednesday before 60 guests at the Grande Colonial Hotel in the La Jolla area of San Diego, Taylor’s manager, Lou Taylor, tells Us Weekly magazine in a report on its Web site.(San Francisco Chronicle/AP). Lamar drove the #77 for Kevin Harvick, Inc. for much of 2006. He has since been released from the team.(12-29-2006)
  • Ambrose to Make Announcment on 2007 Plans: UPDATE A press conference is scheduled to Wednesday evening where Marcos Ambrose will announce further plans for 2007. From the release, “Australian driver Marcos Ambrose will make one of the biggest announcements in Australian Sport this year by confirming an extended schedule in America during 2007.”(Ambrose PR)(12-20-2006)
    UPDATE: Australian businessman Craig Gore has finalized a deal with Wood Brothers-JTG Racing which will see Team Australia/Aussie Vineyards branding on the back quarter panel of Ambrose’s #59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford for all 35 rounds of next year’s Busch Series. Part of the agreement will also see a full Team Australia/Aussie Vineyards entry in a minimum of two, and up to 10, NASCAR Nextel Cup events.(BAM Media PR)(12-20-2006)
  • Shelby Howard Plans Busch Races in 2007: Ricky Benton Racing announced that they will team up with driver, Shelby Howard for the 2007 Hooters Pro Cup season. Howard will move to the Southern Division after running in the North the past two seasons. As part of the deal, veteran crew chief, Chris Rice will be joining the team to help coordinate all the race related activities. The plans for 2007 include running for the USAR Championship as well as running in select NASCAR Busch Series events.(ShelbyHoward.com)(12-20-2006)
  • New Series Sponsor in 2008?: UPDATE 3: The NASCAR Busch Series is expected to have a new title sponsor in 2008, multiple sources close to ongoing negotiations told NASCAR.COM on Saturday at Dover. Potential replacement candidates were not disclosed. NASCAR spokesman Jim Hunter confirmed that 2007 is the final year of the existing contract between Anheuser-Busch and NASCAR, while stressing that discussions about the future are ongoing. “All I can tell you is we’re working on 2007, and Busch is certainly a part of that,” Hunter said. “We’re in discussions about the future.” The sources, each of whom spoke on condition of anonymity, all agreed that Anheuser-Busch is re-evaluating the Busch brand’s status as title sponsor of NASCAR’s second-highest series, and where it fits in the company’s overall marketing strategy. Tony Ponturo, Anheuser-Busch vice president of global media and sports marketing, said nothing of the sort. “We haven’t even begun negotiations,” Ponturo said Saturday. “Renewal negotiations begin next spring.”(NASCAR.com)(9-23-2006)
    UPDATE: Hearing the Monster Energy drink, which is distributed [not owned] by Anheuser-Busch, will be the new sponsor of the ‘Busch’ Series. So the Monster Series or the Monster Energy Drink Series?.(9-28-2006)
    UPDATE 2: Anheuser-Busch will no longer serve as title sponsor of NASCAR’s #2 series after 2007, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal reports. Anheuser-Busch’s contract with NASCAR for the NASCAR Busch Series comes to an end after 2007, and NASCAR officials say the cost to sponsor the series will go up. Tony Ponturo, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of global media and sports marketing, told the SBJ that it was his company’s decision to withdraw from the sponsorship. SBJ reports that industry sources are estimating the new sponsorship deal could be worth more than $30 million a year, which is three times what Anheuser-Busch is paying.(SceneDaily.com)(12-18-2006)
    UPDATE 3: According to the SportsBusiness Journal, Subway, Wal-Mart and Samsung “are expected to make strong plays for the title deal.”(FoxSports.com)(12-18-2006)
  • Montreal preparations going well: NASCAR Busch Series officials are confident that they are on course with their preparations for their first visit to Canada next year. One of the main issues with the circuit is the size of the pitlane, as the field will be twice the size of a Formula One grid. Some teams will not be able to work in the F1-style garages in the pits, but [Busch Series Director Joe] Balash doesn’t expect it to cause many problems.(Autosport.com)(12-18-2006)
  • David Green Tests ARCA car for Hendrick: David Green continues to be the “Test Man” for Hendrick Motorsports. Fresh off a “Car of Tomorrow” test at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Green climbed into the team’s ARCA RE/MAX Series car on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway and was able to put the #87 ChevY second on the speed chart with a lap of 181.167 mph.(RacingOne.com)(12-17-2006)
  • JR Motorsports and Key Motorsports Form Alliance: UPDATE 2: Two of NASCAR’s newest race organizations, the Key Motorsports Craftsman Truck Series team owned by Curtis W. Key, Sr., and JR Motorsports, the Dale Earnhardt, Jr.-owned Busch Series company, have formed a marketing alliance. The new union enables the two companies to include the other organization in its marketing and sponsorship processes. It will give corporations the opportunity to establish their branding and customer-related support and activation activities in two of NASCAR’s three leading touring series and with multiple teams and drivers. The two organizations worked together in a driver development format of sorts late last year when rookie driver Shane Huffman, driver of the JR Motorsports #88 Navy Chevy, was hired to run four races in the NCTS for Key Motorsports.(Key Motorsports PR)(12-14-2006)
    UPDATE: JR Motorsports denies any formal alliance with Key Motorsports.(12-14-2006)
    UPDATE 2: A statement from Key Motorsports owner, Curtis Key: “Yesterday, our organization released information to the media pertaining to a marketing alliance that we had established with JR Motorsports – one that would have helped both of our racing organizations. Nothing in this release was inaccurate, but we did neglect to gain approval from JR Motorsports’ officials first before releasing it. For that, we apologize to JR Motorsports for any problems or misconceptions that this action may have caused, but I must emphasize that nothing inappropriate was ever intended. It was simply an overzealous reaction to a program that we all believed in and were very excited about building.”(Key Motorsports PR)(12-15-2006)
  • Harvick Hires Stillman for #33 Team: Kevin Harvick confirmed December 7 that he has hired Dan Stillman to crew chief the #33 Chevy for Kevin Harvick, Inc. in 2007. Stillman replaced Wally Rogers, whom Harvick said would be crew chief of KHI’s #77 entry. Stillman was last employed at Dale Earnhardt Inc. as Paul Menard’s crew chief.(NASCAR Scene)(12-14-2006)
  • J.R. Fitzpatrick Expected to Drive Some Busch Races: The 2006 CASCAR Super Series champion, 18-year-old J.R. Fitzpatrick, will jump to the Busch Series for a minimum of three races in 2007, his long-time crew chief hinted yesterday. The Cambridge, Ontario, high schooler became the youngest driver in history to win Canada’s top stock car racing series crown on the final race ever for CASCAR – the series will morph into the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2007 – Sept. 18 at Kawartha Speedway. But the Fitzpatrick Motorsports team has its sights firmly set on the Busch series for J.R. – particularly the inaugural race at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on July 22. “John Fitzpatrick [J.R.’s dad] and I were down in North Carolina a few weeks ago and we made a deal for a Busch car,” Don Thomson Jr., a five-time CASCAR champion and Fitzpatrick Motorsports crew chief, said yesterday. “I have a pretty good idea – although I can’t announce it officially – that we’ll be in Montreal and we are also looking at Watkins Glen.” The team will also target one of the Busch series short-track races – likely Martinsville or Bristol – that would allow J.R. to show off his skills.(24 Hours Vancouver)(12-14-2006)
  • Kenny Wallace Named Most Popular Busch Driver: #22-The votes are in and Kenny Wallace has been named the 2006 Busch Series Most Popular Driver. Wallace is the only three-time winner of the award. He also won in 1991 and ’94. The award is determined by a ballot in NASCAR Insider Magazine, the official NASCAR Membership publication and a part of Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated. The award and trophy were given to a surprised Wallace at the NASCAR Busch Series Awards Banquet on Dec. 8 at the Grand Floridian Hotel in Orlando, Fla.(NASCAR PR)(12-13-2006)
  • MyGlassClass.com to be Associate Sponsor of RWI: NASCAR fans will soon see the logo for the National Glass Association (NGA)’s MyGlassClass.com speeding around the track. The association signed a unique sponsorship agreement with RWI Racing LLC. The deal makes the cutting-edge, on-line training program MyGlassClass.com an associate sponsor of the RWI Racing’s Busch Series entry for the 2007 season. Steve Wallace will drive the #66 Dodge.(National Glass Association PR)(12-13-2006)
  • Dish Network Sponsoring Roush: Roush Racing announced that DISH Network has signed on as a primary sponsor in the Busch Series and the Nextel Cup Series, with additional status as an associate sponsor on all Roush entries. DISH Network will have a team representative in all 35 Busch Races in 2007, alternating between four Roush Busch teams. When DISH Network is not featured as a primary sponsor, they will appear on each Nextel Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series entry as an associate sponsor. An array of drivers from each Roush team will form the “DISH All-Stars.” Mark Martin will kick off the season for DISH Network in the February Daytona Busch race. Martin will be behind the wheel of the DISH Network Ford Fusion twice in 2007, the second of which will be the spring Texas race. The remaining “DISH All-Stars” will split time behind the wheel throughout the season.(American Digital Networks)(12-11-2006)
  • BB&T to Sponsor RCR & Bowyer: BB&T Corporation and Richard Childress Racing have reached a two-year agreement for the full-service financial institution to sponsor RCR’s #2 Chevy and driver Clint Bowyer in the Busch Series and become the Official Bank of Richard Childress Racing. Bowyer is scheduled to compete in 17 races each in the 2007 and 2008 NASCAR Busch Series seasons beginning with the February 17 Daytona 300 at Daytona .(RCR PR)(12-11-2006)
  • Johnny Sauter to Run Some Busch Races: Sponsorship for the #70 [Nextel Cup car] is in the works, with a possibility of Sauter’s current Busch Series sponsor, Yellow Transportation, coming aboard. He also plans to run a number of Busch races in 2007.(RacingOne.com)(12-11-2006)

 

  • 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Champion Kevin Harvick to Collect Over $2.8 Million in Season-Ending Payout
    Champion’s winnings are second-highest all-timeDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2006) – Kevin Harvick, the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series driver champion, will receive a payout of $2,850,864, an amount that is second-highest all time among series titlists. Harvick collected over $1.3 million in race winnings ($1,345,380) as well as his share of the series point fund ($1,471,984).The series’ $7.8 million point fund includes a record $4.1 million contribution from series sponsor Anheuser-Busch. Anheuser-Busch’s commitment to the NASCAR Busch Series will increase again for the 2007 season with a point fund worth $4.5 million.

    The 2006 season is the 25th anniversary of the NASCAR Busch Series’ association with Anheuser-Busch and the payouts have shown astounding growth over that time. The first series champion, Jack Ingram, earned just over $122,000 in 1982.

    In 166 career NASCAR Busch Series starts, Harvick has totaled $8,611,423, an amount that is third all-time behind Jason Keller ($10,843,511) and David Green ($8,901,290).

    Additionally, the two-time champion – he also claimed the series crown in 2001 – earned $33,500 in contingency awards, including the Clevite Engine Builder Award ($20,000) and the Sunoco Diamond Performance Award ($13,500).

    Harvick is joined by 14 other NASCAR Busch Series drivers who won more than $1 million this season, including series regulars Paul Menard ($1,723,218), Johnny Sauter ($1,561,164), Kenny Wallace ($1,122,350), Jason Leffler ($1,182,579), John Andretti ($1,113,596), Jon Wood ($1,025,040), Stacy Compton ($1,005,566) and Ashton Lewis Jr. ($1,005,295).

    Menard totaled the most contingency award money, earning $55,000 by claiming the Featherlite Most Improved Driver of the Year Award ($20,000), the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award ($20,000), the Bank of America Card Services Award ($10,000) and the Goody’s Headache Award ($5,000). (NASCAR PR)(12-8-2006)

  • Biffle to Miss Busch Banquet: A statement from Greg Biffle: “During a tire test this week at Las Vegas I cut a right front tire and made heavy contact with the wall. As a result of the incident, I dislocated my shoulder and have been advised by my doctors to remain in Mooresville today for further assessment of the injury. It is for that reason that I will be unable to attend this year’s NASCAR Busch Series Banquet. I would like to extend my sincerest apologies to NASCAR, the Busch Series and Ameriquest for my absence. It was a privilege and a great pleasure for me to continue to be a competitor for Roush Racing, Ameriquest, Brewco Motorsports and Ford Motor Company in NASCAR’s Busch Series this season.”(Roush PR)(12-8-2006)
  • JR Motorsports Hires Engineer: Dale Ferguson has joined JR Motorsports to serve as Lead Engineer of the #88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevy team for the 2007 season. Ferguson comes to JR Motorsports after spending the last year and a half working on the Haas CNC Racing Busch Series program.(JR Motorsports PR)(12-8-2006)
  • ESPN2 to Broadcast Some Busch Practice Sessions and Qualfiying: Beginning Feb. 17, ESPN2 will be the new home of the NASCAR Busch Series with select races to air on ESPN on ABC. In addition to all 35 NBS races, the networks will telecast practice and qualifying from 17 races, the season-ending banquet and a season preview and review specials. There will also be a dedicated pre-race program for each race called NASCAR Busch Series Countdown as well as comprehensive coverage of the Busch Series in ESPN2’s NASCAR news and information program, NASCAR Now. And, for the first time in televised motorsports, all will be produced in High Definition.(ESPN PR)(12-8-2006)
  • Duesenberg & Leik Motorsports Plans for 2007 Uncertain: The #01 Keith Duesenberg and Leik Motorsports team is unsure of its plans for the 2007 season. 2006 primary sponsor Western Union has not decided if it will return next year.(Duesenberg & Leik Motorsports PR)(12-8-2006)
  • Steve Wallace Tests at Road Atlanta: Steve’s intense preparation for next season’s three Busch Series road course events continued this week, under the tutelage of road racing ace, Boris Said. Following up on their previous test at Virginia International Raceway, the duo headed to Road Atlanta, the challenging 12-turn, 2.54 mile facility located just north of Atlanta, GA.(RWI PR)(12-7-2006)
  • McFarland Moving Back to Pro Cup: Mark McFarland will rejoin the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series in 2007 when he takes the wheel of Pete Knight’s #81 Knight’s Companies Chevrolet in the Southern Division. McFarland joins the PKR team after spending much of the 2006 season driving the #88 car in the Busch Series for JR Motorsports.(McFarland PR)(12-7-2006)
  • Santos to Drive Busch Races for Bill Davis: Bill Davis Racing announced that Bobby Santos III will run a combination of 15 ARCA and NASCAR Busch Series events in 2007. Santos is scheduled to compete in 10 ARCA Re/Max races in the #02 machine, in addition to five Busch Series races.(SceneDaily.com)(12-7-2006)
  • Discount Tire moving to Roush in 2007? UPDATE: hearing Discount Tire is leaving the #41 Ganassi Racing Busch Series team that Reed Sorenson currently drives for and will go to one of the Roush Racing Busch teams.(6-13-2006)
    UPDATE – Discount Tire to Sponsor Ragan: Discount Tire, also known as America’s Tire, the largest independent tire dealer in America, announced its title sponsorship of the #6 Discount Tire Ford for the 2007 Busch Series with Roush Racing. David Ragan will be the fulltime driver and will make his first start in the #6 Discount Tire Ford at Daytona.(Roush Racing PR)(12-7-2006)
  • Daytona Renamed Delana International Speedway…for the day: Kevin Harvick Inc. and owner DeLana Harvick have dominated the past two Daytona 300 Busch Series races at Daytona International Speedway, winning the season-opening events with driver Tony Stewart. With Kevin Harvick Inc.’s success in the Daytona 300, Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig announced that the legendary historic motorsports facility will now carry the name of its team owner — DeLana — for the day. “Kevin Harvick Inc. and its owner DeLana Harvick have won the last two February Busch Series races at DIS,” Braig said. “Since they ‘own’ the track, in their honor, we’re going to change the name of Daytona International Speedway to ‘DeLana International Speedway’ for the day.”(DIS PR)(12-7-2006)
  • Arby’s to Sponsor Kenseth: The Arby’s brand will be the primary sponsor of 13 races on Matt Kenseth’s #17 Ford Busch Series entry beginning with the season opener at Daytona. Arby’s also will appear as the primary sponsor on Kenseth’s #17 Nextel Cup Ford in the Spring 2007 race at Bristol Motor Speedway.(Roush Racing PR)(12-7-2006)
  • Miracle-Gro/World Financial to Sponsor Edwards in 2007: Roush Racing announced that beginning in 2007, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company will reunite as a sponsor with Carl Edwards on the #60 Ford in the Busch Series. Edwards will enter his third full-season in the Busch Series beginning in 2007.(Roush Racing PR)(12-7-2006)
    AND: World Financial Group, Inc., will sponsor Carl Edwards and the #60 Ford once again in the Busch Series in 2007. World Financial Group will reunite with Edwards and the #60 team as the primary sponsor for four races, February Fontana, April Phoenix, September Dover and November Phoenix. For their fifth race they will also reunite with Todd Kluever at Homestead.(Roush Racing PR)(12-7-2006)
  • Rusty Wallace Inc Announces Leadership Change: Rusty Wallace, Inc. (RWI) announced today that former banking executive, Rob Williams, has been named the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Williams will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer, Rusty Wallace. In assuming his new post, Williams fills the role formerly held by Dick Paysor, Wallace’s longtime business manager who recently resigned his position. Williams comes to RWI from Wachovia Bank’s Wealth Management group, where he served as financial planner to many NASCAR drivers. In a separate, yet related, move, RWI also announced that Morey Herendeen, former RWI Racing Shop Foreman, has been named the team’s General Manager.(RWI PR)(12-5-2006)
  • No Busch Team for Furniture Row in 2007?: A source close to Furniture Row Racing [#78] told me late Monday night that they will not be running a Busch Series team in 2007. The team plans to concentrate solely on the Nextel Cup series team with Kenny Wallace.(MotorsportsNews.net)(12-5-2006)
  • Kodak to sponsor Newman in seven races: Eastman Kodak Company will serve as primary sponsor of the #12 Dodge driven by Ryan Newman at three Nextel Cup races in 2007. Kodak will also sponsor Newman´s car in seven Busch Series races next year, and will be an associate sponsor of Penske Racing´s IndyCar Series entries driven by Helio Castroneves and Sam Hornish, Jr. Plans call for Newman´s Dodge to wear red-and-yellow Kodak colors at Nextel Cup races in Talladega; Fontana, CA and Watkins Glen, near Kodak´s headquarters in Rochester. At 33 other Cup events, Kodak will be an associate sponsor of the #12 Alltel Dodge. The seven Busch Series races where Newman will drive a Kodak EasyShare Gallery-sponsored car are Bristol, Texas, Darlington, Chicagoland, Watkins Glen, Fontana, and Richmond [assuming they are in order of the races, so Bristol would be in March..not August, but it doesn’t clearly say]. [Businesswire.com)(12-4-2006)
  • #90 Team to be on The Tonight Show: UPDATE: The #90 CitiFinancial Crew will get a glimpse of Hollywood this weekend. The nationally syndicated Tonight Show with Jay Leno will be tagging along to film a segment for an upcoming show that includes Leicht and a few members of the #90 crew.(RYR PR)(10-9-2006)
    UPDATE: Stephen Leicht along with his CitiFinancial Racing team members will be featured in a segment on “The Tonight Show” this Tuesday, December 5th. “Intern” Ross, a personality on the show, served as an honorary CitiFinancial pit crew member during the NASCAR Busch Series Race on October 14 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.(RYR PR)(12-4-2006)
  • Spraker to run female driver in ARCA and Busch East: Busch Series team owner, Jeff Spraker, has announced an alliance with Austrian handgun manufacturer GLOCK, Inc. for the 2007 season. His Spraker Racing Enterprises operation, based in Mooresville, NC, will field cars for Michelle Theriault in both the ARCA and Busch East Series. Theriault, of Bristol, CT , has a strong short-track background and is looking to further develop her skills with Spraker, who is a veteran NASCAR competitor. Spraker has been a NASCAR Owner/driver for over 25 years, and has prepared Busch Series cars for Scott Riggs, Mike Bliss, Ron Hornaday, and PJ Jones.(Spraker Racing Enterprises PR)(12-4-2006)
  • Jason White Looking at 2007 Options: After competing in a limited NASCAR Busch Series schedule this season, Jason White and sponsor GunBroker.com are exploring their options for the 2007 racing season. White and GunBroker.com are looking at interested teams to unite for several races in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and/or the NASCAR Busch Series next year.(Jason White PR)(12-4-2006)
  • Steve Wallace to Run Snowball Derby: UPDATE: Steve Wallace, winner of the 2004 Snowball Derby, is bringing a part of the past to this year’s race. The son of retired NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace will drive for Ritchie Wauters and have a special sponsor – Southland Fire & Equipment Company. The Baton Rouge, La-company sponsored Rusty during 1980s when he raced in the Snowball Derby. This year’s start will mark Wallace’s fourth derby start. Last year, he finished second to Pensacola’s Eddie Mercer. The 39th Annual Snowball Derby is scheduled for Saturday, December 3 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. For more information, please visit www.SnowballDerby.com.(RWI PR)(11-27-2006)
    UPDATE: Snowball Derby winner Johnny Brazier and runner-up Bobby Gill were disqualified in postrace inspection following the race Sunday night at Five Flags Speedway.That gave the victory to Clay Rogers, who had finished third. Rogers was the USAR Hooters ProCup champion. With the DQs, Steven Wallace, the 2004 winner, finished second.(SnowballDerby.com)(12-4-2006)
  • RCR and McCreadie reach deal? UPDATE: According to sources, both at RCR and locally, the Watertown, NY native Tim McCreadie has reached a deal with Richard Childress Racing to drive in the Winston West West Series in 2007. “Tim will be competing in the Winston West Series next year, for RCR’s Driver Development Program,” a source at RCR’s PR Dept. has stated.”The plan right now is for Tim to participate in all 14 West Series events for next season. If all goes well and we have no reason to think it won’t, Tim will move up to either the Busch or Craftsman Truck Series in 2008. Tim is a very talented driver and we at RCR are very excited about him coming on board and helping RCR get back to the top.” The deal will allow “T Mac” to drive in select WoO Late Model and Modified Series events on the DIRT circuit.(localtrax.com)(11-30-2006)
    UPDATE: “Nothing is official yet, I haven’t signed any contracts, but right now it appears it’s heading that way for me,” said McCreadie, 32, who has been testing a Busch Series car the past two days. “Richard Childress has been very good to me with this deal because, as a former driver himself, he understands what I’m trying to do,” McCreadie said. “Any contracts, however, won’t be ready for a few more weeks.”(Syracuse Post-Dispatch)(12-3-2006)
  • Sherman to Drive for McGill in 2007: NASCAR driver, Brent Sherman, and McGill Motorsports have set high goals for the 2007 Busch season. As one of the few remaining, non-Cup affiliated teams, the #36 will run the full 35-race schedule.(McGillMotorsports.com)(12-3-2006)
  • JGR Plans for #18 & #20: UPDATE 3: JGR vice president Steve deSouza also confirmed that Denny Hamlin and Aric Almirola will split time in the #20 Chevrolet in the Busch Series next season, with Tony Stewart, Almirola and a to-be-decided development driver or two in the #18. Sponsorship has yet to be found for every race for the #18.(SceneDaily.com)(11-18-2006)
    UPDATE: Hearing that Brad Coleman could be the driver splitting time in the #18 ride next year.(11-18-2006)
    UPDATE 2: Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs said Tuesday afternoon that Brad Coleman will likely compete in several races next season in the team’s #18 Busch Series Chevy. Coleman would share the ride with Aric Almirola and Tony Stewart in 2007.(SceneDaily.com)(11-21-2006)
    UPDATE 3: Brad Coleman signed a contract to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing Thursday at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. The 18-year-old will drive in 17 of the 35 NASCAR Busch Series races during the 2007 season, sharing the #18 Chevy with Tony Stewart and Aric Almirola.(RacingOne.com)(12-1-2006)
  • Atwood Waiting on Decision by Brewco: UPDATE 2: Casey Atwood is waiting for word from Brewco Motorsports about his racing future. Atwood ran some Busch Series races for his former team at the end of this season and hopes for a full-time ride next year. Team owner Clarence Brewer said he will evaluate the situation — including what sponsorships are available — and make a decision about Atwood “as soon as possible.”(Tennessean.com)(11-22-2006)
    UPDATE: No decision has been reached by Brewco Motorsports about the future of Nashville’s Casey Atwood with the Busch Series team. Team owner Clarence Brewer said he is exploring all options and is not sure when a decision will be made.(Tennessean.com)(11-29-2006)
    UPDATE 2: Jason Keller says he’s still waiting for word on his status with Brewco Motorsports and what could be with the team for the upcoming 2007 season. Brewco currently has a full-time opening in the #27 Ford and an opening in the #66, which would be on a part-time basis. Casey Atwood replaced David Green in the #27 in September and is also up for the full-time opening.(BGNRacing.com)(12-1-2006)