Bowyer on board three more years
said Friday that he has signed a new contract with Richard Childress Racing for three more years. RCR officials would not confirm a new deal on Friday. Bowyer didn't elaborate, but the contract would keep Bowyer in the No. 07 Chevrolet through the 2011 season.
Bowyer moved up to the Sprint Cup Series in 2006. He was one of the big surprises of the 2007 season, making the Chase and finishing third in the season standings.
Bowyer is 10th in the standings this year, but returns this week to the site of his one and only Cup victory. Bowyer started the 2007 Chase with a victory at New Hampshire.
"You've got to live up to what you did last year, so there's a little bit more pressure," Bowyer said. "You want to be able to back it up."
Ford's Davis to retire
Dan Davis, the director of Ford's racing program for the last 11 years, will retire on Aug. 1 after 32 years with Ford Motor Co.
Brian Wolfe, who has been with Ford for 26 years, will replace Davis.
"Dan has done a great job for the company and its racing program, and he's going to be a tough act to follow," Wolfe said in a Ford news release. "To have this opportunity now to take the racing program forward is a dream come true."
Wolfe, 47, has been a director of product development since 2002, focusing on power train calibration. Wolfe also is an avid amateur drag racer.