Jimmie Johnson to Sport Special “Madagascar” Paint Scheme
With sure-to-be blockbuster “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” just a few days from box offices, the film will be gracing Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 at Dover International Speedway. The sky blue paint scheme will feature all of the main characters from the popular series: Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman. Madagascar 3 hits theaters across the country on June 8th.
Robby Gordon to Launch Off-Road Truck Racing Series in 2013
NASCAR veteran Robby Gordon has a rich history in off-road racing, and Gordon will be hoping to give up and coming drivers their own shot in the sport by launching “Robby Gordon’s Super Stadium Truck Series” in 2013. Gordon is modeling his series after the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Race Series, which ran in the 1980s and 90s. Gordon was the champion of the series in 1989.
“Stadium racing helped Jimmie Johnson, Casey Mears and myself launch our careers,” Gordon said. “Bringing off-road racing back to the stadium like Mickey Thompson did has been something that I have wanted to do for a long time, and I am proud to say that we have finally accomplished it.”
The series will feature 600-horsepower trucks racing at least a 10-race season schedule across the country, with further scheduling details yet to be announced.
Taylor Earnhardt Gets Married
Taylor Earnhardt, daughter of Dale and Teresa Earnhardt, was married to Brandon Putnam in a ceremony at the Earnhardt estate in Mooresville, North Carolina. Earnhardt, 23, and Putnam, 25, both take part in professional rodeo competitions. She also works with the Dale Earnhardt Foundation. Putnam owns a grading and trucking company, and is from Charlotte, North Carolina.