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Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship After 2016 Season

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Logo Let the search begin. With two years remaining on their extension contract, Sprint informed NASCAR Tuesday that it will not renew their sponsorship of the Sprint Cup Series following the checkered flag of the 2016 season. The decision by one of the top mobile carriers in the United States will force NASCAR to find a new partner to back its top national series for the second time in 13 years. Sprint began its tenure with NASCAR under the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series banner in 2004 in what was a 10-year agreement, replacing R.J. Reynolds and the iconic Winston-brand after a 33-year run. A branding change four years later in 2008 made it the Sprint Cup Series, after Sprint and Nextel ... FULL STORY »

Ben Kennedy Lands New Home At Red Horse Racing

Ben Kennedy poses for a photo opportunity with the #11 Red Horse Racing Toyota during the Red Horse Racing announcement at NASCAR Hall of Fame on December 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kennedy will drive the #11 Red Horse Racing Toyota starting in Daytona for the 2015 season. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images) The 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Sunoco rookie of the year has a new home for next season. Ben Kennedy will move from Turner Scott Motorsports to drive the No. 11 Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing, the ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch’s Ex Girlfriend Testifies For No-Contact Order

Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll broke down while testifying Tuesday about an alleged physical alteration by the Stewart-Haas Racing driver during a hearing on her request for a no-contact order, according to a story filed by the Associated Press. In Delaware ... FULL STORY »

The Past Week’s Headlines In Review

The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona Nearly a month into the “off-season” for NASCAR competition, the headlines continue to mount with news, announcements and other topics of interest surrounding the top-three national touring series of NASCAR. As the off-season races towards the checkered flag in February, ... FULL STORY »

Heart Surgery Sidelines Brian Vickers For Start Of 2015 Season

2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) in car - Photo Credit: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images A corrective surgery will bench NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers for the start of the 2015 season, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced Monday afternoon. Vickers admitted himself to a hospital last week after not feeling well. Upon results of ... FULL STORY »

Bobby Labonte Lands Ride For Daytona 500; Other Races

Bobby Labonte - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion Bobby Labonte will fill the seat vacated by his older brother, Terry Labonte at GoFAS Racing in 2015, CATCHFENCE.com has learned. Labonte, 50, will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion beginning with the 57th ... FULL STORY »

Award Winners Announced from the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick and the other drivers from the Chase pose onstage during the 2014 NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards on December 4, 2014 at the Encore Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: David Becker/NASCAR via Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award; 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick Earns Seven Honors DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2014) – In recognition of his career achievements as a champion driver, team owner and philanthropist, ... FULL STORY »



Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort
Posted 11.17.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor’s beer in his hand. All pretty normal stuff. But the 2014 season, to which ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Joey Logano (Shell-Pennzoil) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Catastrophe on pit road ruins Joey Logano’s title run
Posted 11.17.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Joey Logano sat on pit road in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford for what seemed an eternity, as his crewman tried in vain to get a jack under the left side of the car. After a superb run in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a performance ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 48 Crew Chief Chad Knaus - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Much Ado About A Wheel Spacer
Posted 11.17.14
NASCAR summoned Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus, to the sanctioning body’s transporter after the race to discuss what NASCAR termed a “failure to obey a NASCAR directive” during Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But after the race, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose (STANLEY) - - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Despite Struggles; Lead Lap Finish For Marcos Ambrose In Final Sprint Cup Race
Posted 11.17.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla - - In his final race piloting the No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, Marcos Ambrose struggled during Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. After qualifying 17th on Friday afternoon, the Drew Blickensderfer-led team fought handling issues during the early stages of ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and team owner Tony Stewart celebrate winning in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Tony Stewart’s 15-Year NASCAR Winning Streak Halted At Homestead
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.  - - Tony Stewart’s streak of winning at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in a season came to a screeching halt in Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Stewart took his No. 14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS to the garage late in ...FULL STORY »
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, walks on the grid during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Unpleasant Finish For Carl Edwards In Final Race With Roush Fenway Racing
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD – In their final race together, Carl Edwards and crew chief Jimmy Fenning had to settle for a 34thplace finish in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Not exactly a fairytale ending to a 10-year full-time ride for Edwards at Roush Fenway Racing. After qualifying respectably inside the top-15 on Friday ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Harvick wins at Homestead to secure first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.—The fastest driver doesn't always win a race—or a championship—but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet that has been the class of the field for most of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Harvick won Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Kyle Busch Sees Strong Finish Axed At Homestead
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD -- Former Chase contender Kyle Busch was trying to spoil the parade in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Sunday, but the Joe Gibbs Racing driver fell victim to mechanical gremlins nearing the halfway point in the Ford EcoBoost 400. Busch, who delivered two ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, walks on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credi: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Impressive Drive For Runner-up Ryan Newman At Homestead-Miami
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD – Tagged as the underdog for nearly the entire Chase for the Sprint Cup, Ryan Newman and his Richard Childress Racing team had the deepest starting spot of anyone of the championship contenders on Sunday at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, but the South Bend, Indiana vowed to show that didn’t ...FULL STORY »


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