Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car
Tue, 16/12/14 – 19:44 | No Comment
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates closed out a big month of news by announcing Tuesday that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas as co-driver of the team’s No. 01 Daytona Prototype car in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Hand will team with veteran Scott Pruett in the car, which was a multiple-season champion [...]

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Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship in 2017
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There will only be two more Sprint Cup champions. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Sprint Cup Series will no longer exist after the 2016 racing season. Instead, a new entitlement sponsor’s name will precede the word “Cup”.

That became known Tuesday when it was announced that Kansas-based telecommunications giant Sprint will part with NASCAR’s top series after its current contract expires in 2016.

NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Brett Jewkes acknowledged the split on Tuesday afternoon.

“NASCAR and Sprint,” Jewkes said in a press release, “have enjoyed a long and productive partnership that has returned significant value to both parties. We understand significant changes within Sprint and the highly competitive business environment it is in has led to a decision not to extend its Cup Series entitlement position following the 2016 season.

“The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is a very unique, premium sports marketing platform with strong momentum, so we are very confident of moving forward in 2017 with an outstanding new partner. In the meantime, we look forward to Sprint’s partnership on the best racing series in the world for the next two seasons.”

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Tue, 12/16/14 – 14:04 | No Comment
Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship in 2017
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Sprint Cup Series will no longer exist after the 2016 racing season. Instead, a new entitlement sponsor’s name will precede the word “Cup”.
That became known Tuesday when it was announced that Kansas-based telecommunications giant Sprint will part with NASCAR’s top series after its current contract expires in 2016.
NASCAR Senior Vice [...]

Tue, 12/16/14 – 14:04 | No Comment
NASCAR Expands Field of Unlimited
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NASCAR on Monday announced that all 16 drivers from the 2014 Chase will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway exhibition race in February.
The 75-lap event will again kick off the Sprint Cup Series racing season Saturday, Feb. 14 (FOX, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and will feature an [...]

Mon, 12/15/14 – 18:10 | No Comment
Health Problems Again Strike Vickers
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will miss the beginning of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season because of health issues.
Vickers’ body, it was reported Monday, was rejecting the patch inserted to repair a hole in his heart in 2010.
On Saturday, he had surgery to repair the hole in his heart.
“Brian has been a part [...]

Mon, 12/15/14 – 16:20 | No Comment
NASCAR Honors Touring Series Champs
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Drivers who seldom get much national attending were honored Saturday night at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions.
“This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said 26-year-old Abraham Calderone of Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way [...]

Sun, 12/14/14 – 9:19 | No Comment
Button, Alonso To Drive For McLaren In 2015
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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All the conjecture surrounding Jenson Button’s impending exit from McLaren and the FIA Formula One World Championship turned out to be complete rubbish.
Button will contest his sixth season with McLaren in 2015 alongside Fernando Alonso, who rejoins the team after five seasons with Scuderia Ferrari. The pairing of Alonso and Button _ who have won [...]

Fri, 12/12/14 – 12:19 | No Comment
Notes: IMSA Issues 2015 Rules To Tudor Teams
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The International Motor Sports Association today delivered 2015 sporting regulations and technical regulations to teams entered to participate in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship in 2015.
The Tudor series will kick off its second season of competition at the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 9-11.
“We requested and [...]

Thu, 12/11/14 – 16:46 | No Comment
Tires Tested In Charlotte
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NASCAR and Goodyear completed a two-day tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday. Four teams participated in the test, which was conducted under the 2015 Sprint Cup rules package.
The four teams and drivers that participated in the test were No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford (Sam Hornish Jr.), No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota [...]

Wed, 12/10/14 – 20:30 | No Comment
Harvick Cleans Up In Driver Of The Year Voting
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NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick was named a double winner by the Driver of the Year Award voting panel on Wednesday. Harvick was named winner of the Fourth Quarter DOTY and also winner of the year-ending overall 2014 DOTY.
The awards cap a season in which Harvick won his first Sprint Cup championship.
“I’m pretty excited about it,” Harvick [...]

Wed, 12/10/14 – 11:59 | No Comment
Nemechek Wins Snowball Derby
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John Hunter Nemechek took the lead on lap 286 of the 300-lap 47th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. Sunday and went on to get the victory.
His win came after he finished second in the Snowflake 100 under card event which, because of rain, had finished just hours earlier.
“We definitely had [...]

Mon, 12/8/14 – 8:58 | No Comment
Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kevin Harvick says his journey from “scared-to-death” newcomer at Stewart-Haas Racing to 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion was inspired – believe it or not – by a phrase popularized last summer by the U.S. World Cup Soccer team.
Harvick, crew chief Rodney Childers and teammates adopted the “I believe!” mantra [...]

Sat, 12/6/14 – 19:11 | No Comment