Newman replaced Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Monday night when NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend’s race at Richmond.
NASCAR might take a closer look at how it approves sponsors after the National Rifle Association became the title sponsor of this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Texas during a national debate over gun rights.
Defending champ Brad Keselowski said that every race is still big for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series and its new car. The next test for the car comes at the Texas Motor Speedway.
It took about 10 minutes to wreck several cars at Daytona International Speedway on Friday.
Brad Keselowski didn’t dare take his phone in his car before the biggest race of his life. NASCAR’s social media champion handed it over before pulling on his helmet and chasing the Sprint Cup title he promised to deliver to Roger Penske.
Tony Stewart has reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014.
NASCAR has announced competition changes for 2013, including the elimination of the top 35 qualifying rule and a reduction of the field size in the Nationwide Series.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a concussion and will sit out the next two Sprint Cup races at Charlotte and Kansas.
NASCAR is having its first multicar test with the 2013 Sprint Cup models and new aero package. The two-day test started Tuesday at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Redesigned race cars that will debut next season in the 55th running of the Daytona 500 got their first taste of restrictor-plate racing Wednesday as seven teams put the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car through its paces at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR finally announced the 2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule, which is a virtual copy of this year’s slate. There will again be 36 points races beginning with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 24.
Some of NASCAR’s biggest names are trying to keep their championship hopes alive and the Chase for the Sprint Cup is still about a month away.