4 NASCAR teams at Goodwood
Four NASCAR teams will participate in the annual Festival of Speed this weekend at Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England, as Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Red Bull Racing and Rusty Wallace Racing will all be represented.
Held since 1993, the festival celebrates historic cars from all forms of racing. The three-day event, hosted by the Earl of March at his family's estate, features a 1.16-mile hill-climbing competition for all classes and types of race cars and motorcycles, plus a 2.5-kilometer course for historic-rally cars. The festival runs Friday through Sunday.
Landon Cassill, the 2008 Nationwide Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year, will drive Hendrick Motorsports' T-Rex chassis that Jeff Gordon drove to victory in the 1997 all-star race at Charlotte.
Taylor Earnhardt, the 20-year-old daughter of the late seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Dale Earnhardt, will drive the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing chassis that her father drove to his last career win in October 2000.
Rusty Wallace Racing is sending team owner Rusty Wallace to drive a No. 2 chassis fielded by his long-time former team, Penske Racing.
Mike Skinner, the 1995 Truck series champion, will drive a former Cup chassis fielded by Red Bull.
Cassill, Earnhardt, Wallace and Skinner are among an announced festival-record 103 drivers and riders.
Also attending the event will be Jim Hunter, NASCAR's vice president of corporate communications.