Race car owner and driver Ray Evernham divorced his former wife of 19 years, Mary. While still married to Mary, Ray started an at-work relationship with his employee, race-car driver Erin Crocker. After Ray divorced Mary, he wed Erin Croker in August 2009.Know More
The extra-marital affair that Ray Evernham conducted with Erin Crocker had lasting effects on the business environment. Evernham terminated employee Jeremy Mayfield due to poor performance. Mayfield maintained that his poor performance was a direct result of the decreasing standards of euipment managment that transpired during Evernham and Crocker's illicit affair.
Ray Evernham has one son with his ex-wife Mary.Learn more in Pro Auto Racing
NASCAR teams may use between nine and 14 sets of tires in a race, which comes to between 36 and 56 total tires. Multiply those figures by 43 cars that can potentially finish, and 1,548 to 2,408 tires can be used in a single race, as of September 2014.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, the fastest Formula 1 cars reach speeds of around 223 mph at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. The track in Monza is one of four original grand prix tracks still in use from the inaugural 1950 season.Full Answer >
The Daytona 500 was founded in 1959 as a 500-mile race, and while this is the final distance of the race in most cases, there have been some exceptions, including during the gas crisis of 1974, when the race was shortened to 450 miles. There have been four other instances of shorter races throughout the race's multi-decade history. NASCAR officials shortened the race due to inclement weather in 1965 (332.5 miles), 1966 (495 miles), 2003 (272.5 miles) and 2009 (380 miles).Full Answer >
Since it is harder to move heavier objects than lighter objects, the weight of the driver is factored into the total weight of the car and therefore influences the speed of the car. However, this influence may be essentially negligible.Full Answer >