Concord, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Jeff Gordon has announced that 2015 will be
his last as a full-time driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit.
The four-time champion told his Hendrick Motorsports team about the decision
Thursday morning, not calling it a retirement.
“I thought long and hard about my future this past year and during the
offseason, and I’ve decided 2015 will be the last time I compete for a
championship,” Gordon said Thursday. “I won’t use the ‘R-word’ continue
Huntersville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Sprint will end its partnership with
NASCAR after the 2016 season.
The wireless carrier cited a need to focus more directly on its core business
priorities as the reason for its decision to end its sponsorship of NASCAR’s
“Sprint has long benefited from the unprecedented level of brand integration
available in NASCAR, and the passionate fan base that is the most loyal in
sports,” said Sprint vice president of marketing Steve Gaffney in a statement.
“Without question, the continue
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the recipient
of the 2014 Myers Brothers Award for his contributions on and off the
racetrack during Thursday’s National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA)
Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, held at Wynn Las Vegas.
The Myers Brothers Award has been presented annually since 1958 in the names
of pioneer NASCAR competitors Billy and Bobby Myers, and its winner is chosen
by a vote of the NMPA. This prestigious award recognizes those who continue
Huntersville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday
a major shake-up with its crew chiefs for its NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity
Series teams in 2015.
In Sprint Cup, JGR has reshuffled its crew chief lineup with Dave Rogers
switching from Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota to Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota,
while Hamlin’s previous crew chief, Darian Grubb, moving over to the
organization’s new fourth team, the No. 19 Toyota, with driver continue
Concord, NH (SportsNetwork.com) – Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for
Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year
contract extension on Thursday.
Kahne’s deal was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2015 campaign.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” said Rick
Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “I think the world of him both as a
driver with championship-level talent and an overall terrific young man. Our
whole organization has continue