Don Coble | Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 12:30 am
The two-time defending Sprint Cup Series champion and multi-platinum recording artist will host the Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic and the Super Skins Party, as well as conducting an on-line auction to benefit the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Nick Lachey Foundation.
"I consider myself very fortunate and I'm sure Nick would agree," Johnson said. "We've been looking for the right way to work together and give back, and I think this event is the perfect way for us to support worthy causes in a meaningful way."
Coulthard, who finishes second in the series standings in 2001, said he's not interesting in the IRL Indy Car or the CART Champ Car series.
"I would consider something like NASCAR," Coulthard said. "I don't think I would consider IRL. The only thing is, in America, you have to commit to it absolutely, which means you move out there, take your family there.
"But I'd certainly consider it. This will be my 15th season in Formula One. After that, I'll do this as long as I'm having fun."
Europeans ignore NASCAR
According to Autosport magazine, defending Sprint Cup Series champion was the 20th-best driver in the world last year.
According to Autosport, Jarno Trulli, who didn't have a top-three podium finish all year, was the 17th-best driver in the world last year.
Crew chiefs signed
Pemberton left DEI for a new job at Waltrip.
"My vision of Michael Waltrip Racing becoming one of the elite organizations in NASCAR has not changed since the day I started this team," Waltrip said. "Over the past four months, we have made significant moves to position ourselves for success."